My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Wofford College
Location: Spartanburg, SC
A number of colleges and universities have interim sessions between the fall and spring semesters. This is usually a period of time between 3-5 weeks and more often than not occurs in January. One of those colleges that offers an interim session is Wofford College.
One of the interim courses offered at Wofford in on how to barbecue. I am came across the article on Thursday night and it is pretty neat.The name of the course is “No Butt is Too Big”.
Dr. David Alvis and Assistant Football Coach Eric Nash designed the month-long course at Wofford “to help students appreciate both the science of food preparation as well as its culture and history.” And also, probably, as an excuse to spend the entire month of January eating barbecue. In fairness there is also a number of reading assignments.
I have a wordpress blog that I follow called John Tanner’s Barbecue Blog. Photo of John below.
I have a feeling John Tanner wants to go back to college.
If he attends Wofford here is some info for him to know.
In 1854 the first classes at Wofford began. Wofford has seen it share of good times and hard times, but it still stands 163 years later as one of a handful of pre-Civil War American colleges operating continuously and successfully on its original campus.
Aerial view of Wofford College.
Wofford has a number of notable alumni including a good friend Danny Morrison who Thursday resigned as President of the NFL Carolina Panthers to pursue opportunities at the college level. Danny attended Wofford from 1971-1975. He is a fantastic leader and whatever college campus he goes to next they will be successful.