The college’s admission materials often refer to Wofford’s close-knit community.

I’m not sure we can emphasize that enough. I see it every day — students enjoying the bonds forged through service learning, Greek life, athletic participation or a shared academic interest. It permeates campus research labs, coffee shops and residence halls. The commitment to community is one of the things that Prema and I have valued most about Wofford.

This issue of Wofford Today highlights community. We celebrated it this fall during the naming and dedication of the Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village, as well as the Marsha Gibbs Tri Delta House and the Meadors Multicultural House. We enjoyed gathering our extended community back on campus for another successful Family Weekend and Homecoming, and traveled to Atlanta to celebrate the Terriers there. It’s impressive how the Wofford-Atlanta community has rallied around a golf tournament and each other to remain connected to Wofford from afar.

Graduates such as Will Willimon ’68, Mallory Womble ’11, Troy Gamble ’76, Lisa Morris ’12 and Leonard Rowe ’75 continue to live out commitments to their communities as well. We celebrate their stories and many others that demonstrate the power of community and remaining connected to Wofford. 

If you haven’t spent time on campus or contacted Wofford friends in a while, I encourage you to do so. Our community is stronger when we’re all informed, engaged and involved.

Go, Terriers!