Will Ralston of Fayetteville was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South during the Opening Convocation.
Ralston is the son of Farris and Fred Ralston, Jr., of Fayetteville.
The Order of Gownsmen is an academic honor society and a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875, the Order of Gownsmen has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the University.
The University of the South is a nationally recognized university comprising a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. Located on 13,000 acres in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,600 undergraduates and approximately 100 seminarians.