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Back-to-School Message from President Scherrens

by Dr. Maurice Scherrens | President of Newberry College - August 23, 2021


Dear Members of the Newberry College Community,


It brings me great joy to welcome you back to campus and back to the classroom as we begin another exciting academic year.


We begin this new year stronger than we have ever been. We each bring our compassion, experience, hope, and resilience, having weathered many storms over the last 17 months. Though we have challenges before us, even the continuing effects of a global pandemic, I am optimistic about the coming year because of the wide range of improvements we have finished over the past few months.


As you arrived on campus, you saw the results of the hard work of many people as they prepared campus. We look forward to breaking ground on new buildings, starting classes for our brand-new master’s degree program, launching new undergraduate majors, and welcoming a new sport to the field of competition. We welcome new professors, new coaches, new staff members, and of course, the Class of 2025 into the Newberry College family. We have so much to look forward to this year!


Our success as a College, once again, depends on your actions and behavior on and off campus. While we strive to return to normal campus life as much as possible, the fact is that we’re still living in a pandemic. Our campus community is known for and sustained by the compassion and dedication of its members to a safe, healthy, and happy campus environment. And it is through your commitment to our sense of community that we can remain on campus and enjoy everything this year has to offer.


To learn more about the upcoming year, I am inviting you to an in-person town hall for students on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Wiles Chapel. Select one session to attend.


As always, you can visit for up-to-date health-related information.


Wear your mask indoors. For those who can, get vaccinated! Be mindful of social distancing. Be respectful of each other. Stay Newberry Strong.


Welcome back, take care of each other, and Go Wolves.


Maurice W. Scherrens


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