Arts at Winthrop

Medal of Honor

2003 Recipients


Guy and Margaret Lipscomb

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Guy and Margaret LipscombAs founding members of the Lipscomb Family Foundation, the Lipscombs have established an endowment in the Department of Art and Design at Winthrop University. The name Lipscomb is synonymous with the visual arts in the state of South Carolina. Mr. Lipscomb, an artist himself, helped found the South Carolina Watercolor Society in 1977 and wrote a watercolor instruction book, Go With the Flow.





 Mary Mintich

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Mary MintichMs. Mintich has been a pioneering art educator and artist whose work has helped to establish an understanding of sculpture in the region. She has been a steadfast supporter and advocate of Winthrop University Art and Design students, the Department of Art and Design, and the Winthrop University Galleries. In addition, she has established a scholarship for students majoring in sculpture or jewelry/metals design.


 Robert Manson Myers

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Robert Manson MyersDr. Myers has a colorful history. He is an historian, playwright, author, and winner of the National Book Award for The Children of Pride, an archive of letters from the Civil War. As an educator, Dr. Myers has taught English at the University of Maryland, the University of London, and a number of other institutions.




B.S. Plair

Medal of Honor - Recipients - B.S. PlairAs a jazz musician and founder of the family-based band "Plair," Mr. Plair has "years of music writing and performing experience that is unique to the world of contemporary music". He has spent over 30 years as a music educator and band director in the public school system. Mr. Plair has been a vital member of the Rock Hill community.




David and Diane "Tweedie" White

Medal of Honor - Recipients - David and Diane Tweedie WhiteThe Whites have long been advocates of Winthrop University and the arts in York County. Mr. White served as both member and chair for the Winthrop University Board of Trustees and Mrs. White has served on various committees and has been involved with multiple arts organizations. Through their generous sponsorship, the Department of Music has been able to establish a new series of departmental recordings on compact discs entitled Eagle Editions.