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Impact Stories: Rod McCants '17

PhotoofRodMcCantsAfter deciding on a whim to attend Fall Hospitality Day at Wofford, Rod McCants ’17, a government and humanities double major, knew Wofford was the place for him. According to McCants, the small student body and the family feeling were what he wanted in a college, even if he didn’t realize it at the time.

“Every college I visited after Wofford just didn't compare,” he adds.

Now a senior, McCants has made the most of the leadership opportunities presented to him at Wofford, serving as the chair of the Judicial Commission, co-chair for Wofford’s Orientation Staff, as senior class vice president and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Despite his success in and outside of the classroom, what has defined McCant’s Wofford experience is the relationships he has built within the Wofford community.

“Your professors know where you're from and check on you when you aren't in class. Your friends come into your room without knocking. The ladies in the sandwich line at Zach's know if you want lettuce and tomatoes on your wrap. The housekeepers care for you and ask about your day. These are the things that constantly remind me ‘why Wofford,’" says McCants.

McCants is the recipient of two endowed scholarships: the William Light Kinney III Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund and the E. Windell and Johann M. McCrackin Endowed Scholarship Fund. McCants recognizes the legacy of generosity and what it means for the future of Wofford.

“The Kinney and McCrackin families, as well as others who establish endowed scholarships, inspire all of us. When I'm an alumnus, I hope to follow in their footsteps and to give back to the place that has given so much to us.”

Thanks to the generosity of others, McCants has been able to experience what he calls the best four years of his life.

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