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Message from the President

The energy on the Wofford College campus is infectious.

Pres-LargeWe welcomed 487 new Terriers to campus this fall, the largest class in the college’s 160-year history. The Class of 2018 hails from 28 states and seven countries, as far away as Chengdu, China, and as close as a few blocks from campus. The average high school grade point average of our entering class was over 4.0, 45 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their class, and one of every 20 of these students was valedictorian or salutatorian. I am humbled that these amazing students, as well as our returning students and transfers, have chosen Wofford as the place to prepare them for meaningful lives as citizens, leaders and scholars. We are excited to welcome them to Wofford!

Proving dogs and cats truly are friends, the campus was covered with Panthers this summer when the college enjoyed its 20th year as the Summer Training Camp home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. A record number of visitors – nearly 50,000 people – visited the Upstate and Wofford to watch the Panthers up-close. We appreciated the opportunity to welcome so many fans to see our campus and learn more about this special place.

Since last spring, hundreds of members of the college community have participated in the college’s strategic visioning process. The vision represents thoughtful recommendations that will allow Wofford to be a premier, innovative and distinctive national liberal arts college.

The following pages reflect a small sampling of the superior people doing the incredible things that make Wofford College such an extraordinary place. This is an exciting time on our campus and in our history. I appreciate your continued support.

Go, Terriers!

Nayef