- Perry, editor of the Carolina Forest Chronicle and the North Strand News, received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winthrop.
- In presenting him with the Journalist of the Year Award this past April, SCPA judges noted Perry’s work is “the type of journalism that makes a difference.”
Winthrop University, "S.C. Weekly Journalist of the Year to Keynote Mass Comm Week" (2019). Winthrop News 2019. 34.