Senior Judge Dennis Shedd, a 1975 Wofford graduate, has
served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit since 2001. He
received an honorary degree from Wofford at the 2018 Commencement Exercises. He
was nominated as a U.S. District Court judge by President George H.W. Bush in
1990, and in 2001 was nominated by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has served as a federal judge for more
than a quarter-century. He received the Order of the Palmetto, the highest
award for a civilian in South Carolina, earlier this year.