This year's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Patrick Comer, studied theatre and music as a Sewanee undergrad. Then he founded a tech firm that helps some of the world's biggest brand names figure out how to market their wares. It's a real-life story about the essential value of liberal arts education in a world of accelerating and disruptive change.
Most college courses are completed when the semester ends. Grades are submitted and the class disperses. For students in two community-engaged courses affiliated with Sewanee’s Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies, however, the lessons continue.
The University of the South has announced a $250 million fundraising campaign, called Stronger Truer Sewanee—The Campaign for the University of the South. The campaign is the most ambitious in Sewanee’s history.
The University of the South will expand its current partnership with South Cumberland Community Fund to develop a program that gives Sewanee students the opportunity to learn first-hand about community-based philanthropy.
Each year, IES Abroad, the leading not-for-profit study abroad organization, recognizes a study abroad professional with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s award went to Sewanee’s Larry Jones, who retired last spring after more than 20 years of directing the global education program at the University.
The University of the South celebrated Founder’s Day during a beautiful fall afternoon in Sewanee. Founders’ Day Convocation featured an address by former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., and the dedication of the Second Founding Cross.