Virginia Flora D.

Tour Guide at Wofford College

Class of 2022

Hometown: Edenton, NC

Major: Biology

Why Wofford?

I grew up going to Camp Cheerio in the mountains of North Carolina for 10 years. Throughout my time there I was told about Wofford and how amazing it was. I was reluctant to tour the campus, as I had already set my mind on going to a big school. My junior year summer, I toured Wofford and within minutes of stepping on campus I knew this is where I wanted to be. Everyone I encountered in that hour and a half of being on campus was so full of joy and welcomed me in right away. Fun fact, I grew went to High school in Malaysia. So, days after my tour we flew back home and we checked our mail box ( that never recieved any mail, ever!) However, I opened the mailbox and found a letter from my tour guide who had written me the most genuine letter. It was then that I knew I wanted to come to Wofford hands down.

Fun Fact About Me

I have seen the Queen of England seven times and have lived abroad for seven years in Scotland and Malaysia.

Advice to Incoming Students

To incoming students, do not stress about the little things. I know that is so easy to say being on the other end of things as a Sophomore, but it truly does all work out. Your freshman year at Wofford is one of the best you will have. Yes, it is going to be overwhelming and a big jump from high school, but because you are at Wofford, students and professors have your back 110%. We understand that it is daunting, but relax and take each day at a time and don't be afraid to go out on a limb and try something new. All your fellow classmates are in the "same boat" so you have nothing to lose by trying.

Favorite Wofford Professor, and why?

Dr. Bass has been hands down my favorite professor at Wofford and teacher I have had in my carrier as a student. He is a Chemistry professor and I would recommend you trying to take one of his classes if you can. I have never liked chemistry and never really done super well in the class. But, Dr. Bass made it come to life. He was in class every day with a smile on his face some super cheesy jokes and really got down on our level. For each exam, he would give us a candy bar and always have snacks at the front in case we got hungry. I am a person who always asks lots of questions. I would email him on the weekend with a handful of questions for Monday morning and he would show up in class on Sunday, yes Sunday, to answer my questions. his dedication and love for teaching is amazing.

I'm passionate about...

Making People Happy Exercise Coffee

I'm involved with...

Orientation Staff campus outreach Greek Life
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