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3 wofford graduates in liberty fellows class of 2018

Liberty Fellowship Class of 2018

Three graduates selected for prestigious program.

Three Wofford graduates — Molly Cherry ’93, Shawan Gillians ’04 and Darrin Goss Sr. ’93 — have been selected to the Liberty Fellows Class of 2018 because of their work in their communities and careers.

The Liberty Fellows started in 2004 as a collaboration between Wofford College, the Aspen Institute and the two co-founders Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp. The program honors South Carolina residents between the ages of 30 and 45 and is a lifelong commitment. Fellows attend five seminars over 18 months and explore the idea of leadership and a “good society” using the Socratic method of debate. Each class purposefully represents a diverse range of South Carolinians because organizers believe various perspectives will enhance the group’s discussions.

The three Wofford graduates in the Class of 2018 demonstrate this diversity. Cherry graduated with degrees in Spanish and government before attending University of South Carolina’s School of Law. She is a practicing attorney with Nexen Pruet in Charleston.

Gillians is the associate general counsel at Santee Cooper. She graduated from Wofford with degrees in economics and religion and continued her studies at The College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe Law School. She also holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Goss is president and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation. He majored in psychology at Wofford and went on to earn advanced degrees from North Greenville University and Harvard Business School.

These three alumni will join an exclusive network and work together to analyze and address areas of need across the state. The Liberty Fellows program is based at Wofford.

by Omar K. Elmore ’19