McAbee receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Joseph McAbee ’12 is among 40 of the most academically brilliant and socially committed young people in the United States who will take up a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in England.

While studying for his bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in neuroscience at Wofford, McAbee developed a passion for studying the brain and diseases that plague it. This passion grew during his three years as a medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He participated in the Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which led to a strong interest in neuro-oncology research. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar, McAbee will work toward a Ph.D. in clinical neuroscience, focusing on the genomics of glioblastoma and characteristics of the tumor microenvironment. His aim is to develop better treatment strategies for this most malignant form of brain cancer.

McMillin honored with ForeverGreen annual award

Joseph McMillin ’13 was honored by the conservation group Upstate Forever as its Three R’s (Reuse, Reduction and Recycling) Champion. He received the award for his success in multiple initiatives that concentrate on residential composting, commercial composting and recycling.

During his sophomore year at Wofford, McMillin started Junk Matters LLC, which has grown to offer services to individuals and businesses that help eliminate food waste in landfills, save future landfill space, reduce methane emissions and produce a rich soil amendment that re-establishes the relationship between food and farmland.