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Pictured is the sinkhole on the college’s intramural turf field. The college was unaware of the sinkhole until it caved in on Nov. 13, exposing electrical and drainage lines.
Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman

Sinkhole on intramural field creates challenges

McAlpin Ott December 15, 2022

On Sunday Nov. 13., the Wofford News email system sent an announcement alerting all students, faculty and staff that a sinkhole had developed on the college’s intramural turf field.  The message...

A variety of events highlights what Wofford means

McAlpin Ott November 9, 2022

Wofford Activities Council, The Office of Campus Life and Student Activities, the Career Center and other organizations teamed up to plan a successful and event-filled 2022 Homecoming Week. Wofford...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki
The newly renamed Office of Philanthropy and Engagement staff photo.

Introducing the Office of Philanthropy and Engagement

McAlpin Ott October 11, 2022

The Wofford College Office of Advancement announced in late August they have made the decision to change their title to the Office of Philanthropy and Engagement. This is not the first time the office...

Delia Patel delivering a package to a student. Patel, Wofford’s Postal Manger for the last 26 years, is well-known for her
kindness, hard work and personability. Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman.

Ms. Patel: a campus comfort

McAlpin Ott September 27, 2022

Ask any Wofford student about Delia Patel, Wofford’s Postal Manager, and you are sure to get a glowing grin. Patel has been the Postal Manager at Wofford since 1996. Twenty-six years later, she...

Interim 2022 class abroad in Dubai, completing a Wofford bucket list item. Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman.

Our official Wofford bucket list for first-year students

McAlpin Ott September 7, 2022

A notice to first years: four years can fly by. Consider this compilation your roadmap to Wofford events, campus and your overall experience. If you want your college experience to be the best...

Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman.
Dr. Bass working out an organic chemistry problem with students. Bass is retiring after 34 years of teaching at Wofford.

Charles G. Bass retiring: 34 years of dedication to Wofford

McAlpin Ott May 10, 2022

Charles G. Bass, the Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor of Chemistry, is retiring this spring after 34 years at Wofford. Bass, more commonly known as “SeaBass” is loved by students and faculty...

Photo by Paulina Veremchuk.
Pictured is the Perkins–Prothro chaplain Rev. Ronald Robinson ‘78 at the March 30th, 2022 simple meal service.

A Simple Meal: Recommencing after the COVID-19 pandemic

McAlpin Ott April 26, 2022

Every Lenten season, the Halligan Center for Religious Life has held “A Simple Meal” service for students. The brief but intentional fifteen minute service is held every Wednesday from 12:30-12:45...

Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman.
The Wellness Center, which operates in the Hugh R. Black House on campus. The Wellness Center offers medical and counseling services appointments, Monday through Friday, 7:30-11:45 and 1-4 pm.

Wellness Center now offering “Solution Sessions”

McAlpin Ott March 22, 2022

The Wofford Wellness Center has announced that they are now offering “Solution Sessions” as a counseling services option. Solution Sessions are intended to help students resolve immediate problems...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Pictured is Robera Hurley, Wofford College’s eighth Dean of Students. In July, Hurley will transition to be Vice President for Administration and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Hurley reflects on her time as dean of students

McAlpin Ott March 8, 2022

On Feb. 17, the President’s Office announced that Dean of Students Roberta Hurley will be moving into her fifth position at Wofford in July. Hurley will be ending her 27 year tenure as Dean of Student ...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Pictured is a watercolor class offered a past term through the Lifelong Learning Program. The program offers a wide variety of coursework, and anything from watercoloring to political science can be enjoyed.

Lifelong Learning at Wofford College: intergenerational curiosity and connections

McAlpin Ott February 22, 2022

“The professors, the students, all of us were eating together and there was such joy on all of their faces,” said Joan McPherson, a Wofford College Lifelong Learner, describing her meals at Burwell...

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