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Wofford to award Dunlap, Hipp with honorary degrees

From staff reports
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal 
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
 

Outgoing president Benjamin B. Dunlap will receive one of two honorary degrees from Wofford College at the school's graduation ceremony this year.

Dunlap, who will retire as Wofford president in June, and W. Hayne Hipp, founder of the Liberty Fellowship, will receive the honors at the May 19 event, according to a written statement.

Dunlap, a Columbia native, joined the Wofford faculty in 1993 and became the school's 10th president in 2000. After a year-long sabbatical, he will return to Wofford as a professor.

Hipp, from Greenville, founded the fellowship program, which includes seminars, service products and forums in 2003. It's conducted in partnership with the Aspen Institute and Wofford College. He previously served as chief executive officer of The Liberty Corp., which owned insurance companies and televisions stations, among other investments.

Both men will receive honorary doctor of humanities degrees.

Wofford's graduation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on the lawn of Main Building, according to the statement. The school will confer about 340 degrees and present various awards, including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards, the Roger Milliken Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science and the Philip Covington Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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