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winter 2018
Why Wofford

Why Wofford?

Endowed scholarship students share excerpts from thank-you notes to donors.

“Over the past four years I have seen myself grow into a critical thinker, a lifelong learner and an eternally curious young adult. In the fall I will become a middle school math teacher as part of Teach for America’s Eastern North Carolina Corps. While I have always been driven to succeed, I credit Wofford with giving me the tools and the confidence to achieve anything I set my mind to.... As a first-generation college student and the daughter of parents who never even finished high school, I cannot begin to express how lucky I feel to have the opportunity to call myself a college graduate. Wofford is the best gift I could have ever asked for, and I would not be here without you!”
- Taylor Brown ’15

“As I near the end of my junior year as a student of Wofford College, my appreciation for the opportunity to attend such a special college has continued to grow. I will forever be appreciative of those who have helped me attend Wofford College. I am currently a member of the Arcadia Volunteer Corps and the Delta Delta Delta sorority. My involvement in both of these organizations gives me great responsibility and joy, and I have acquired wonderful leadership skills through obtaining officer positions. I would like to sincerely thank you for supporting my education as I pursue my dream of attending medical school after Wofford and hopefully one day becoming a pediatrician.”
- Catherine Tisdale ’16

“I am a leader in Reformed University Fellowship student ministry and volunteer each week at St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic. This is giving me valuable experience since I will be applying to medical school this summer. Although the classes at Wofford I am taking are among the most difficult I have ever been in, the personal care and attention I receive from my professors and their passion for the subjects make it all worthwhile!”
- Nelson Reed ’16

“Your scholarship has enabled me to progress through my college education without adding any debt. This is an incredible gift, and I want you to know how much I appreciate this. I am a T.A. for various science labs (six in total over the years) and a tutor in all of my majors (biology, chemistry and mathematics). I’m also a researcher in the Biology Department. My work has led me to present my findings at both the Science Symposium for the college as well as the recent Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting. Thank you for fueling my dreams.”
- Matt Howell ’16

“After my graduation, I will be working at Booz Allen Hamilton as a project management consultant. This is a dream come true, and it was only possible with your continued support and my Wofford education.... Thank you for giving me the chance to reach my fullest potential.”
- Ryan Shope ’15

“Coming to Wofford was the best decision I could have made, as it has given me opportunities that I couldn’t have imagined. I have conducted biological research at Harvard, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island and in Cambridge, England, all due to the outstanding education I’ve received here. I will be continuing my education after I graduate next month by entering a Ph.D. program in computational biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Thank you again for your generosity; I am truly grateful.”
- Alissa Williams ’15