NEWBERRY — Newberry College will unveil a new wolf sculpture, a larger than life recreation of the wolf depicted in the College’s logo, as part of it its Opening Convocation ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22.
More than 1,200 students, faculty and staff will process from the Opening Convocation, which will be held at 10 a.m. in Wiles Chapel, to the fountain at the main entrance for the unveiling ceremony to begin at 10:30 a.m.
The wolf sculpture was installed over the summer but has been hidden from view since its installation. The unveiling event will be the campus community’s first glimpse of the new monument. This is the first wolf-related monument installed on the campus since Newberry College changed its mascot from the Indians to the Wolves in 2010.
Newberry Mayor Foster Senn will read the city’s proclamation declaring Aug. 22 “The Day of the Wolf.”
Newberry College president Maurice Scherrens will unveil the statue.
The wolf statue is a gift to the college from business leader and philanthropist Dr. Irwin Belk, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Newberry College in 2013.
The wolf monument is the creation of award-winning artist and sculptor Gregory Johnson, whose public art installations can be seen widely throughout the Southeast with other works on display in museums and corporate and private collections in the United States and internationally.