Career: Farm owner and special needs advocate
Denise Stevenson Oxford (1975 Speech bachelor's, 1977 Theatre Arts master's) retired from a career as a theatre professor in 2008. She is an active advocate for the special needs community because her daughter, Kelsey, has Autism. She founded Mane Solutions, a therapeutic horse riding program for children and adults. Then, she and her husband, Cobb, opened Oxford Farm in Anderson, South Carolina. It provides horse boarding and riding lessons, and hosts weddings, Airbnb, special events, fundraisers and Natural Horsemanship opportunities. Their newest projects include Equine Facilitated Therapy and a veterans outreach program.