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Retiring Faculty Members to be Honored at May 3 Concert

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—Three retiring long-time Wofford College faculty members will be honored during the college’s annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium, presented by the Music Department.

The honorees are Dr. Talmage Skinner, the Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and Professor of Religion; Dr. James R. Gross, the Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Garrison Professor of English and Theatre, chairman of the Fine Arts Department, and founder and director of the Wofford Theatre Workshop; and Dr. Bill Mount, the Albert C. Outler Professor and chairman of the Religion Department. Skinner, a 1956 Wofford College graduate, has been at the college since 1986. Gross joined the faculty in 1966, while Mount came in 1977.

A variety of music will be presented at Saturday’s concert, including a medley from Jesus Christ Superstar, selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, “Be Thou My Vision,” “Dock of the Bay,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “You’re Just in Love,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “I Love a Piano,” and Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” from The Mount of Olives. The concert will feature the Wofford College Concert Band, Men’s Glee Club, Wofford Chamber Players, Women’s Choir, Goldtones, Show Choir and Wofford Singers.

The event is free and open to the public.