Ellen Kathryn Henthorn of Lewisburg was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South during the Opening Convocation on Jan. 11. Henthorn is the daughter of Kelley and Charles A. Henthorn.
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 Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. Located on 13,000 acres in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,700 undergraduates and approximately 80 seminarians. For more information about the University, visit www.sewanee.edu.