This fall 486 first-year students and those who have transferred from other colleges and universities joined our current student body to continue their intellectual journeys at Wofford. I say continue because intellectual journeys take a lifetime, and Wofford is but one leg — granted one very important leg — of a journey filled with lifelong learning and global citizenship.

Along the way, students grow, research, assess, explore, travel, serve, think and question with faculty guides, who share both disciplinary knowledge and a passion for teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduates. Faculty are at the core of Wofford’s distinctive educational experience, and this issue of Wofford Today celebrates them and their investment in our students. This issue also applauds the many people and programs — including the services of Wofford’s Sandor Teszler Library and its staff of personal librarians — that support the academic program. 

Wofford’s superior liberal arts education prepares students to make extraordinary and positive contributions to society, and the four years that students spend at Wofford College are transformative because the college is intentional in its mission and commitment to securing the resources necessary to complete that mission. 

We invite you to join the journey. Your support affirms our commitment to excellence, the student experience and the centrality of the faculty-student relationship. 

Go, Terriers!

Nayef H. Samhat