Tour Guide at Wofford College
Class of 2022
Hometown: Edenton, NC
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.
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 have seen the Queen of England seven times and have lived abroad for seven years in Scotland and Malaysia.
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.