Wofford College Alumni Association
Role of the Wofford College Alumni Association
Wofford is a lifetime experience. The Wofford College Alumni Association’s purpose is to connect all alumni to each other and to the college in mutually beneficial ways, fostering a community not limited to time or place, and to encourage lifelong participation of alumni in the present and future of the college.
The work of the Wofford College Alumni Association focuses on four main initiatives:
- Alumni Engagement- The alumni engagement initiative encourages alumni to stay connected to the college by attending Homecoming, cultural events, Terrier sports events and viewing parties, local chapter events, freshman send-off parties, and by participating in travel opportunities. This initiative also encourages alumni to communicate with the college by submitting timely personal information to the college Alumni Office. With respect to local chapters, the Association works with the alumni in various locales and the college to create, advise, improve and enhance the function of local chapters.
- The Wofford Network- The Space counsels and mentors Wofford students interested in exploring their career options. We seek to enhance this effort by engaging alumni to support Wofford students and alumni in starting, changing, or restarting their careers by sharing industry contacts, connections, and life experiences and by encouraging our fellow alumni to do the same.
- Student Recruitment- The Wofford College Alumni Association will assist the Office of Admissions in attracting prospective students to the Wofford campus by communicating to them the value of a Wofford. The Association also helps the Alumni Office organize alumni recruitment volunteers to assist in recruiting prospective students in their local communities. These alumni volunteers represent Wofford in a variety of roles, including hosting prospective students in their homes and attending such events. Primarily, they are a friendly reference point for prospective students and their families.
- Development- The Development assistance initiative helps the Office of Development cultivate and secure financial support needed for the college to realize its strategic vision for being a premier, innovative, and distinctive national liberal arts institution. The initiative also seeks to help expand annual giving among alumni and friends, and fund expansion of endowment programs.
It’s your alumni association, and we greatly value your input. We especially appreciate your thoughts about what you want the WCAA to offer and how Wofford alumni can better support each other and the college. To share your thoughts, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parents Programs.
Wofford College Alumni Association Board of Directors
(Formerly the Alumni Executive Council)
The Wofford Alumni Association Board of Directors serves as a liaison
between alumni and our administration and staff to provide input on
alumni activities and chapter programming, and to lead alumni in
honoring the achievements of fellow alumni and friends of the college. As
a reflection of the alumni body, the board provides the college with
insights into alumni sentiment on various issues concerning the college.
The work of the board is primarily engagement and advisory, not
policy-making or governance.
Jim Shealy '89
Michael J. Anzelmo ’00
Scott W. Cashion ’90
Andrew B. Casto-Waters ’95
Fountain Inn, SC
Harold Chandler '71
Wofford College Board of Trustees – ex-officio
Ellis D. Colvin ’83
Chair, Black Alumni Group – ex-officio
Stephen M. Creech ’01
Lisa DeFreitas '88
Director of Planned Giving – ex-officio
Catherine Gramling '99
Beth B. Hray, ’04
Beth Hrubala '93
Chad N. Johnston ’03
Richard Krapfel '78
High Point, NC
Shawna Lemon '90
Armando G. Llorente ’78
Randy Loftis '68
Winston Salem, NC
Matt C. M. McCoy '97President, Terrier Club – ex-officio
Harold M. McLeod ’88
Vickie R. Muller '83President, Wofford Alumni Association Board
Chris Novak '14
Krista Redding '11
Director of Annual Giving — ex-officio
Neil H. Robinette '10
President – ex-officio
James W. Shealy, Jr. '89
Vice President, Wofford Alumni Association Board
Buddy Saunders '90
Hunt Valley, MD
Debbi Thompson '88
Director of Alumni & Parents Programs — ex-officio
Thomas W. Vinegar, Jr. '76
Ben Waldrop '93
Megan L. Walsh '97
National Annual Fund Chair
Erin Watson '91
Mayleng S. Watson '98
Sr. VP for Development — ex-officio
Jim Yarbrough '89
Carl A. Young ’96