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While receiving an education at Gardner-Webb University, Colt Cooper (’16) of Gaffney, S.C., discovered something far more valuable: the support of friends and mentors. On the day he auditioned for the Department of Music, his mother passed away. “Gardner-Webb was very understanding during that time in my life, because it was one thing to go from high school to college, but it was a whole other thing to go from having the support of my wonderful mother to basically taking care of myself,” Cooper reflected.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Music Student Experiences Academic Growth, Finds Supportive Community" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 893.