- The Winthrop University Board of Trustees unanimously voted Feb. 22 during its annual retreat to honor its Purple Heart recipients and veterans by accepting the Purple Heart University designation. Three Winthrop trustees are veterans.
- The Purple Heart is the nation’s oldest military award in present use and is one of the most respected medals that U.S. military members can receive. The medal was initially created as the Badge of Military Merit by General George Washington in 1782.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Earns Purple Heart Designation For Its Support of th" (2019). Winthrop News 2019. 125.