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Wofford to hold Honors Convocation Thursday

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College President Benjamin B. Dunlap will name the 22nd Presidential International Scholar at the annual Honors Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday (May 4) in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building. Departmental awards and other special recognitions will be presented during the event to honor 2006 graduates, who will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 14.

Neill Russell (Russ) Sandifer of Columbia, S.C., returns this week from his travels during the 2005-06 academic year as the 21st Presidential International Scholar.

The Presidential International Scholar is chosen personally each year by Wofford’s president as “the singular student best fitted to benefit humankind.” An anonymous donor funds the scholarship. The scholar spends his or her senior year visiting developing countries around the world and conducting research on an independent study project, returning for a fifth year to complete regular coursework and sharing what was learned during the travels.