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Wofford College to Celebrate Founder’s Day

Monday, October 14, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Wofford College will celebrate Founder’s Day on Friday, Oct. 18, with a laying of a wreath at the grave of the Rev. Benjamin Wofford on the lawn of Main Building.

The ceremony will follow the tolling of Main Building’s bells at noon.

Dr. Talmage Skinner, the Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and professor of religion, will offer the Wofford Prayer, followed by a performance of the Wofford Gospel Choir.

President Benjamin Dunlap will make commemorative remarks. Dunlap, Skinner and Campus Union President Robert Goings will place the wreath at the monument in front of Main Building marking the gravesite of Benjamin Wofford and his second wife, Anna Todd Wofford.

Benjamin Wofford was born Oct. 19, 1780. When he died Dec. 2, 1850, he left $100,000 for the establishment of a college “for literary, classical and scientific education” in his native district of Spartanburg.