My name is Wells Shepard. I am the Director of Retention and Athletic Recruiter for Spartanburg Methodist College. I am from Spartanburg, SC and I am a 1995 graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College. After SMC I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Wofford College. I have worked in college admissions since 1999. I previously held the position of Director of Admission here at SMC. I have also been Director of Admission at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. I am excited to have come back home to SMC!
Admissions / Athletics
What is a piece of advice that you would give a new student coming to college?
Don’t look back. Once you’ve made your decision, take full advantage, don’t question your choice, go full speed ahead and wholeheartedly and enjoy every minute.
What is your favorite event or activity on campus at SMC?
Any Pioneer Athletics event and the cafeteria (lunch is an event, right?) Graduation is always cool, too.
Where do you like to hang out off campus in Spartanburg?
With my family, Ike’s, Beacon
What is a quote that encourages or inspires you?
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” Socrates
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” CS Lewis
What have you been listening to lately?
Scott Biram; Run The Jewels; Steve Earle; Clutch
What is your favorite book and movie?
How do you spend your free time?
Motorcycles and fishing