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Homecoming

Homecoming is one of those rituals of the fall with which we are all familiar.  Class reunions, football games, Homecoming queens, Homecoming dances, the ceremonies are similar from one college to another.  Homecoming at Wofford has evolved through the years, with different traditions being dropped or added as times change.  Before the 1960s, many class […]

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James C. Dozier, Wofford’s Medal of Honor recipient

General James C. Dozier served his country throughout his life, and the South Carolina National Guard was his true love. He joined the guard before he made it to college. Born in Horry County in February 1885 and joined Company H of the 1st Infantry Regiment of the South Carolina National Guard in 1905. Though much of […]

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Samuel Dibble: Wofford’s First Graduate

Wofford’s first graduate set the bar high for all of the men and women who followed him Samuel Dibble, who earned Wofford’s first bachelor’s degree on July 16, 1856, later became the first of ten Wofford alumni to serve in the United States Congress. A native of Charleston, Dibble was born on September 16, 1837. […]

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Carlisle Hall memories

Opened in 1912, the James H. Carlisle Memorial Hall was the college’s first large residence hall.  Before Carlisle Hall, most students had to find places to live off campus.  Fir the college’s first sixty years, students either lived in the village or they boarded with the professors who lived on campus (Imagine that – living […]

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Basketball sweater

Last month, an alum’s basketball letter sweater came home. Mrs. Ann Turner Bevalaque donated her father’s 1917 black and gold sweater to the archives.  Henry Grady Turner graduated from Wofford in 1917, and while at the college, he was a member of the Preston Literary Society and a three-year member of the basketball team.  The […]

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