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winter 2018

Message from the President

What a semester


Twice we celebrated the opening of the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium — on Sept. 20 during the volleyball home opener and on Nov. 10 as our men’s basketball team played the University of South Carolina. Representatives from the entire college community came to both events to thank the Richardsons for their generosity and return to them some of the love they have shared with all of us.

We hosted world-renowned speakers in fields ranging from journalism and sustainability to the art of Winston Churchill and the legacy of Frederick Douglass. We secured a Mellon Foundation grant to further our rethinking of the general education curriculum and an intergenerational grant from the Council of Independent Colleges and the AARP Foundation that has placed Wofford students in the community to both learn from and teach older adults.

We cheered as our football, lacrosse, soccer, golf, cross country, volleyball and rifle teams competed with the tenacity of Terriers, and we were even more proud when the NCAA graduation success rates were published for all 19 teams, once again showing without a doubt that Wofford student-athletes are students first! With many colleges and universities moving to a model that uses NCAA funding to pay student-athletes to play in college, Wofford remains committed to providing something even better — the total Wofford experience. We’re starting a new LevelUp Project this year that will differentiate Wofford and give student-athletes the opportunity to join a program that will give them a competitive advantage as they prepare for the workforce or graduate school.

Read more about these and other stories within the pages of this Wofford Today, and look closely at the photos. With so many familiar faces returning to campus for Family Weekend and Homecoming, you just might find yourself in Wofford Today as well.

Go, Terriers!