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Student recipient of Jefferson Award

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Tramaine Brown one of five recipients of award sponsored by WYFF

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tramaine Brown, a Wofford College sophomore, is a recipient of a 2008 Jefferson Award for Public Service.  The awards, sponsored and presented annually by WYFF-TV, are given to individuals who are actively making a difference in their community.

 Brown’s award is in large part due to his work with the math academy he established at Cleveland Elementary School in Spartanburg.  Each week, more than 50 Wofford students and faculty serve as one-on-one tutors for students at the school who are struggling with their math scores. Brown is both the founder and the coordinator of the program.

Brown becomes the second Wofford student to receive a Jefferson Award, along with Samie Clowney, class of 2001. Clowney now serves as director of multicultural affairs and leadership programs at the college.

The Jefferson Awards are a national program founded in 1972 to honor the highest ideals and achievements in the field of public service. Recipients are selected annually to recognize outstanding dedication, sacrifice and accomplishment by individuals serving their communities.

WYFF-TV will feature Brown’s story tonight (April 15) during its newscast.  His story will air at 5:55 p.m.

For more information, go to the WYFF-TV Web site, (, or to the Wofford Newsroom.

You can also view an soundslide of the Cleveland Math Academy by visiting the Wofford Sights and Sounds page.

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