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The Spartanburg Day School world language department inspires a life-long desire to study languages and cultures. We believe that language study fosters a broader world view and prepares students to enter an increasingly diverse world. Intimate classroom environments are conducive to language acquisition and communication. We feel that language study is essential to the complete student and reinforces and complements lessons in history, English, art and other disciplines. As part of our curriculum we strive to take language instruction beyond the classroom through local and national world language competitions, international travel and foreign films.
After getting the new college off to a successful start, President William Wightman reed in to launch yet another Methodist college, one that eventually became Birmingham-Southern in Alabama. Another celebrated achievement was a upset of Auburn to open the season. Although eight women graduated from Wofford in the classes ofthe trustees abandoned the first attempt at coeducation. From the beginning, Wofford women were high achievers, winning more than their proportional share of academic honors and exercising effective leadership in campus organizations of every kind.
The college had awarded some 48 more degrees byand 79 students were engaged in coursework in the school year. Both intramural and intercollegiate sports were popular, with the baseball teams achieving the most prestige. Kirkland Wofford Class ofwho hoped to challenge peer campuses to attain national standards of academic excellence.
The college still has them in its archives. Though there have been occasional embarrassments over the years, the policy of treating Wofford students as adults has proved to be healthy and wise. On July 4,the future Methodist Bishop William Wightman came to a beautiful site on a high ridge overlooking the tiny courthouse village of Spartanburg, S. As more than 4, people looked on, he made the keynote address while local Masons laid the cornerstone for Wofford College.
Wofford then won 15 straight games before losing a Cigar Bowl match with Florida State. Wofford thus became one of the first independent colleges in the deep South to take such a step voluntarily. College and community leaders ed in the mids on a fundraising campaign that did help increase the small endowment.
The college saw more than changes in the student body during this period. Another committee drew up a constitution for a campus union that reorganized and sought to empower student government. Wofford later experienced both good times and hard times, but it stands more than years later as one of a handful of American colleges founded before the Civil War and operating continuously and successfully on its original campus.
Soon after this happy occasion, however, the nation plunged into World War II. Wofford graduates served in the military in large s, many as junior combat officers or aviators. When President Paul Hardin III arrived on campus to begin his administration inhe found few radicals and revolutionaries among the students, but he felt that major changes in residence life policies and programming were overdue. It has respected the virtues of continuity and heritage while responding with energy, optimism and excitement to the challenges of a changing world.
Administration and finances needed the most immediate attention, and Gaines was fortunate to persuade Spartanburg textile executive Roger Milliken to the board of trustees. He was succeeded by the Rev. Albert M. Shipp, a respected scholar who was immediately confronted with a devastating Civil War. Many students and young alumni, including two sons of faculty members, were killed in the war.
It has offered carefully selected students a respected academic program, tempered with concern for the individual. Wofford also moved ahead with a series of important building projects that included a complete renovation of Main Building, a new science building, the beautiful Sandor Teszler Library, and the Burwell campus center. In the early s, Wofford began to confront its need to become a more inclusive community, a process that remains ongoing.
Delegates also came from Trinity College in Durham, N. Kilgo and William Preston Few. Two young outstanding faculty members represented Wofford, A. Local civic leaders launched nearby Converse College, which combined liberal arts education for women with a nationally respected school of music.
Covington talked Harrington into coming to Wofford even though the college had no major in his subject and no plans to add one. Philip S. The story goes that he met geologist John Harrington on an airplane flight. The faculty and 96 remaining Wofford students did their work at Spartanburg Junior College or at Converse. Main Building finally got electric lights and steam heat. This financial weakness became obvious when Southern farm prices collapsed in the s and hard times intensified after the stock market crash of At the height of the Great Depression, some of the faculty worked without pay for seven months.
James A. Chiles published a widely used textbook, and he and his Wofford students founded the national honorary society for German studies, Delta Phi Alpha. A member of the original faculty and then the 3 rd president of the college from throughhe initially taught mathematics and astronomy, but his real strength was his ability to develop alumni of character, one student at a time. Four new residence halls built during this period gave occupants a measure of privacy and comfort.
Douglas C. Jones enrolled in and became the first African American to earn a degree in Intentional efforts by administrators saw more African American students begin to enroll in the late s and early s.
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While students did not doubt that administrators cared deeply about their welfare, they still squawked about a long list of rules, room inspections, and twice-a-week mandatory chapel assemblies. Benjamin Wofford was born in rural Spartanburg County on Oct. Sometime during the great frontier revivals of the early 19th century, he ed the Methodist Church and served as a circuit rider itinerant preacher for several years.
At Wofford, it no doubt seemed possible to dream bigger dreams. The situation was quite dire, but the physical plant remained intact and the professors remained at their posts.
In the late summer ofthree faculty members and seven students took up their work. Seven fraternity lodges were built on campus to unify and improve Greek life. The only alumnus to serve as president of Wofford, Dr. Walter K. Under the coaching of Phil Dickens, the football team set a national record with five straight ties.
The college was dependent on its annual support from the Methodist Church, which amounted to about one-fourth of the operating budget. Students participated actively in literary societies, and student members held weekly debates and gave regular orations.
After the war, under the stimulus of the G. Bill of Rights, enrollment suddenly shot up to during Compounding the challenge was the fact that South Carolina Methodists deferred any capital projects or strategic planning into the mids while they tried to decide whether they should unify their colleges on a new, rural campus at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Such organizations owned or rented houses in the Spartanburg village, because in those days, professors lived in college housing while students were expected to make their own arrangements for room and board. Around 76 alumni and students died in the war. It has been a principle that the college steadfastly has defended, while at the same time taking steps to ensure that caring, personal attention is available to students when they need it. Albert W. After service in Vietnam delayed his graduation untilGray later served as a member of the Board of Trustees.
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Wofford began to attract faculty members who were publishing scholarly books in their academic specialties. Pressure from the church led to the abolition of intercollegiate football for a period as well, as many leaders though the game too violent and dangerous. Driveways for automobiles were laid out on campus, and rows of water oaks and elms were planted.
Three generations of graduates remembered individual visits with Carlisle in his campus home, now occupied by the dean of students. Over the course of the war, the trustees invested their endowment funds in soon-to-be-worthless Confederate bonds, bank stocks, and other securities. World War I introduced Army officer training to the campus, and at the end ofthe Army established an ROTC unit, one of the first such units to be approved at an independent college.
To teach this larger student body, college officials worked hard to recruit outstanding faculty and provide better pay and benefits.
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After observing a challenging period of racial desegregation at flagship universities across the South, the Wofford Board of Trustees in the spring of announced that applicants for admission henceforth would be considered without regard to race. Marshthe Wofford community laid the foundations to serve this much larger college population. Indelegates from 10 of the leading higher education institutions across the Southeast met in Atlanta to form the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the academic year, the college decided to admit women as day students, and four women enrolled in Februarywith a larger to follow in the fall of After a study on the future composition of the student body, the trustees voted to admit women as resident students beginning in the fall of By the mids, women made up more than 45 percent of the student body.
Construction finally began in the summer of under the supervision of Ephraim Clayton of Asheville, N. Records indicate that a of enslaved persons were on the various construction teams; among them were skilled carpenters who executed uniquely beautiful woodwork, including a pulpit and pews for the chapel.
Nevertheless, many lasting traditions of Wofford life date from his administration.
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An effective campus ministry and service-learning program in the United Methodist tradition undergirds this commitment. The return of financial stability made it possible for Wofford to claim a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inthe first time such recognition had been extended to an independent college in South Carolina.
The new buildings and improved financial management made it possible for the college to expand its enrollment to 1, men. Although women had attended occasionally in the twentieth century under special circumstances, and during summer sessions, the college was largely known as a college for men. The college awarded its first degree in to Samuel Dibble, a future member of the United States Congress.
Emergency economies and a special appeal to South Carolina Methodists were necessary, but by the end of the Snyder administration, the college was debt-free and its academic reputation was untarnished. The period from to saw four major transformations in the life of the college, and Wofford emerged from that decade of transition as a changed institution. A year later, at the age of 56, the widower married a much younger woman from east Tennessee, Maria Barron.
The faculty approved several ificant changes to the curriculum, and working tly with the student government, the administration brought about ificant changes to student life and student code of conduct policies. Some legendary professors, such as Lewis P.
John Q. Raymond Leonard effectively built a modern biology program.
It was there that Benjamin Wofford died on Dec. Although landscaping plans were never fully developed in the 19th century, sketches exist to show that the early trustees envisioned a formal network of pathways, lawns and gardens that would have left an impression quite similar to the college's present National Historic District.