Arts at Winthrop

Medal of Honor

2005 Recipients


Ray Doughty

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Ray DoughtyBorn in Columbia SC, Ray Doughty earned his Bachelor in Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master Degree in Music Education from East Carolina University, and an Education Specialist Degree in School Administration from Western Carolina University. Mr. Doughty has been an influential music educator and arts education advocate throughout his professional career. He founded the instrumental and choral music programs at Southside High School in Florence, SC, was the band director at TL Hanna in Anderson, SC, and was employed at West Market Elementary School as a music educator until he served as the Anderson District Five Music Coordinator. Some years later he joined Winthrop University as a professor of music, lecturer in music education, and the project director for South Carolina's Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project - a nationally recognized arts education reform model. Mr. Doughty is a member of the South Carolina Music Educators Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Arts in Education Award and the South Carolina Arts Alliance's Scottie Award. Currently, he is composing songs for an upcoming play celebrating the history of Fort Mill.


Harriet Marshall Goode

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Harriet Marshall GoodeA native of Rock Hill, and a graduate from Winthrop Training School, Harriet Marshall Goode is devoted to the community in which she and her family live. She established the Children's Education Program at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC and has created community spirited programs locally. She has served on the board of the Rock Hill Arts Council and the board of the Culture and Heritage Commission. Currently she is a member of the Patrons of the Winthrop Galleries and supports the annual undergraduate juried exhibitions and serves on the Rock Hill Downtown Board of Directors. She is a recipient of the Rock Hill Arts Council Volunteer of the Year Award, a Career Achievement Award from Converse College, and the Keeper of the Culture Award from the Cultural and Heritage Commission. In addition, since 2001, Harriet has been owner of Gallery 5, a contemporary art-space in Rock Hill. Harriet's award winning paintings have been exhibited regionally and nationally and are owned by collectors throughout the US and abroad.


Charles Randolph-Wright

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Charles Randolph-WrightCharles Randolph-Wright, native of York, SC, has built a dynamic and diversified career in directing, writing, and producing for theatre, television, and film. Once a pre-medical graduate from Duke University, he turned to the arts after studying acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London and dance with the Alvin Ailey School in New York City. His directorial film debut, ON THE ONE, recently swept the feature film prizes at the ninth annual American Black Film Festival. Credits for theatre include direction of SENIOR DISCRETION HIMSELF (in D.C.), GUYS AND DOLLS (national tour with Maurice Hines) and ME AND MRS. JONES (starring Lou Rawls, which he also co-wrote). Mr. Randolph-Wright's play BLUE, starring Phylicia Rashad, broke box office records at Arena Stage, the Roundabout Theatre in New York City, in Los Angeles and subsequently has had productions throughout the United States. His new play CUTTIN'UP premieres at Arena Stage this fall. On television, he was producer and writer of Showtime's acclaimed series LINC'S, directed the international Freestyle campaign for Nike, and most recently directed the new series South of Nowhere


Walter B. Roberts and Georgina Wooton-Roberts (posthumous)

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Walter B. Roberts and Georgina Wooton-RobertsBorn in Centralia, Missouri, Dr. Roberts studied music at numerous institutions; including New York Institute of Musical Art and Chicago Musical College. He became Head of Piano and Theory at Kansas State Teachers College, Fort Hayes, where he met his wife Georgina Wooton, then Head of the Art Department. He was Dean of Fine Arts at Phillips College in Enid Oklahoma and later taught in Los Angeles. David B. Johnson, founder and first President of Winthrop University, brought Dr. Roberts to the college as Head of Music in 1925. Dr. Roberts, who remained chair for 38 years, established a master class in piano and voice which ran for 25 years. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri, a master's degree in music from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate degree from the Birmingham Conservatory of Music. Roberts served as president and board member of the S.C. Music Educators Association and established the Rock Hill Choral Society.

Georgina Wooton-Roberts, born in Auburn, Indiana, studied art at De Pauw University, Chicago Art Institute, and Church School of Art, Chicago. She established a career as Professor of Fine Arts at Kansas State Teachers College in Fort Hays and later at California Christian College in Los Angeles. In 1923 Ms. Wooton-Roberts exhibited in a Tri-State Art exhibit which included Kansas. Ms. Wooton-Roberts also exhibited at Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art and was a member of the California Watercolor Society. She came with her husband to Rock Hill for him to work at Winthrop but could not be employed at the same college.


Scott Shanklin-Peterson

Medal of Honor - Recipients - Scott Shanklin-PetersonScott Shanklin-Peterson has a Bachelor of Art Degree in Visual Arts from Columbia College and graduated from Harvard University's Institute of Arts Administration. Her work in the arts and arts education has advanced the area of policy at both the state and national levels. Ms. Shanklin-Peterson's service as Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission from 1980 to 1994 and as Senior Deputy Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1994 to 2001 made an impressionable impact upon the arts community by broadening arts excellence and opportunities. Currently Ms. Shanklin-Peterson serves as Director of the Arts Management Program at the College of Charleston. Her present service includes the South Carolina Arts Alliance, Creative Spark, Southern Arts Federation, the American Craft Council, International Arts & Artists, and the International Advisory Board of the Arts Council of Mongolia.