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Simpson Receives Young Alumnus Award from Francis Marion University

W.R. “Cody” Simpson III (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’11) was awarded the Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus Award by Francis Marion University at its annual Alumni Awards Gala at the FMU Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

Simpson, who is special assistant to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, graduated from FMU in 2013 and 2017, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He grew up on his family farm in the Home Branch Community of Clarendon County and graduated from Clarendon Hall in 2009.

While at FMU, Simpson was elected to two terms as student body president and was elected governor of South Carolina Student Legislature. He also received the FMU Legacy Award, the Neal D. Thigpen Award in South Carolina Government and Politics, the Pride of the Patriots Award, the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship, and the Jones/Mogy Kappa Alpha Order Memorial Scholarship.

Following graduation, Simpson worked with the Office of the President at FMU, FMU Education Foundation, the Office of Student Affairs and in the Office of Admissions.

He is a second lieutenant in the South Carolina State Guard, former commissioner on the Pee Dee Region Forestry Commission, former co-chairman of the 2015-16 Leadership Florence Class and founding adviser for the Junior Leadership Florence County 4-H Program.

Cody served the Delta Tau Chapter in numerous roles as an undergraduate including Number IV, Number V, and Number VI. As an alumnus, he remained involved as Alumnus Advisor for the Delta Tau Chapter, and Secretary and Treasurer of the Pee Dee Area Alumni Chapter, and Deputy Province Commander of Frampton (South Carolina) Province. Cody is a member of the Loyal Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s Crimson & Gold Society.

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