Julie Wood, Gardner, was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South. The order is a student government body unique among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875, the Order of the 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 a sign of academic achievement.
The University of the South is a nationally recognized liberal arts university comprising a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology.
Wood is the daughter of Carolyn Wood.