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Approximately 120 guests gathered in the Henry Clay Hofheimer II Library April 4 for the dedication of Virginia Wesleyan College's Archives in honor of Dr. Stephen S. Mansfield. Trustees, faculty, staff, family and friends were welcomed by Virginia Wesleyan College President Dr. William T. "Billy" Greer, who then commended Mansfield for his 45-year history with the College. Mansfield joined the history faculty in 1968, serving along the way as Chair of the Social Science Division and director of the College's first four SACS accreditation reaffirmation undertakings. In 1996, he became Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College. He retired a decade later to organize the College Archives. In 2010, Mansfield authored Wisdom Lights the Way, a history celebrating the first five decades of Virginia Wesleyan. President Greer applauded Mansfield’s extensive influence on the College: “This is just a small representation of the significant impact that Dr. Mansfield has had on the development of this College, the formation of an excellent group of faculty, the collection of the College’s Archives, and the documentation of the College’s first half century.”