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winter 2018

Message from the President

’Tis the season of giving... but then that’s not unusual here at Wofford.


Prema and I constantly are humbled by the generosity of the Wofford community. We have met Wofford friends who have saved much of their lives so that they could establish an endowed scholarship for a deserving student… alumni who consider it their responsibility to make an annual gift to the Wofford Fund… faculty who contribute to internship funds so that their students have access to opportunities to learn year round. All gifts, regardless of size, make a huge impact on the success of Wofford College. Some of the stories of these gifts are highlighted in this issue. For example, look for stories on Betty and Billy Wood ’50, Gary Blount ’10 and Matt ’10 and Kinli Bare Abee ’08. 

In celebration of another game-changing gift, the Wofford community broke ground Oct. 20 on the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. This follows the spring 2015 groundbreaking for the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts.

Wofford also made another strategic move toward accomplishing its vision of preparing superior students for meaningful lives as citizens, leaders and scholars by announcing the allocation of $300,000 each year toward scholarships for first-generation college students from South Carolina and the Spartanburg community. The Office of Admission already is hard at work recruiting this first class of first-generation scholars.

These gifts, and the ones to follow during this last month of 2015, will continue to improve the lives of our students, their families and the communities in which they eventually will live. Your gifts also will continue to build Wofford's reputation as a premier, innovative and distinctive national liberal arts college. Please join us as we continue to build this extraordinary Wofford College community based on excellence, engagement and transformation.

Go, Terriers!