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NGU to honor Upstate veterans at free recognition event
OCT 22, 2018

NGU to honor Upstate veterans at free recognition event

North Greenville University will honor U.S. military veterans from the NGU Family as well as from across the Upstate on Monday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m,. at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville.

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NGU crowns 2018 homecoming queen
OCT 19, 2018

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr.; Courtney Williamson, first runner-up; 2017 Homecoming Queen Eden Crain; 2018 Homecoming Queen Allison Yeater; Miss NGU 2018 Hannah Pearson,  and Gabriella Porter, second runner-up were announced at halftime of the Crusader’s homecoming game against Shorter University.

Allison Yeater, a marketing major from Belpre, OH, was crowned queen for North Greenville University’s 2018 Homecoming on Oct. 13.

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NGU alumni and friend honored at Alumni Connect event
OCT 19, 2018

From left: Justin Pitts, Janice Alford and Bea Dillard were  honored by the NGU alumni association at a recent awards ceremony held at the fall Alumni Connect event at the Cannon Centre in Greer.

Four North Greenville University alumni and a friend of NGU were honored by the university’s alumni association at an awards ceremony Oct. 11 at the Cannon Centre in Greer.

Nathan Bramsen (’07), from North Africa, was named distinguished alumnus of the year; Justin Pitts (’07,  M.B.A. ’12), from Greer, was awarded the alumnus of the year honor; Janice Alford (’98), from Greenville, was recognized with the president’s award; Carl Dukes (’12,  M.Ed. ’14), from Little River, was honored as young alumnus of the year; and Bea Dillard, of Spartanburg, was named friend of the year.

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TB case confirmed in someone associated with USC Upstate
OCT 17, 2018

A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed in someone associated with the University of South Carolina Upstate campus, according to news report.

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Police department gets heartfelt act of kindness
OCT 17, 2018

Reegan Early, Corporal Roman Wilson of the Greer Police Department, and Reegan's sister, Harper.
 
 
 

Let Lt. Chad Richardson describe the meaning of children’s acts of kindness to their local law enforcement agency.

“There is not a prouder feeling that can be felt as when a child looks at you and tells you ‘thank you’, stated Richardson.

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First majorette, of first graduating class at Upstate school dies
OCT 14, 2018

First majorette, of first graduating class at Upstate school dies

Carolyn Caldwell is as much part of the Byrnes High School history as the athletes noted in Wikipedia.

James F. Byrnes welcomed its first class in 1955 with 21 teachers and reportedly 500 students.

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Unbelievable! Wade Hampton Spirit Week fundraiser is a jaw dropper
OCT 6, 2018

Wade Hampton High School students celebrate raising more than $306,000 during Spirit Week.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

Jaws dropped as a check for $306,379.48 was presented on behalf of the Wade Hampton High School students at halftime of Friday night’s football game.

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Wade Hampton Spirit Week to benefit Clement's Kindness
SEP 26, 2018

Clement’s Kindness, Fund for the children, is a local non-profit that helps children with cancer and blood disorders.
 

By GEORGIA GAY

Spirit week is unforgettable for students at Wade Hampton High School.

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Autumn or fall: Why does this season have two different names?
SEP 25, 2018

Autumn or fall: Why does this season have two different names?

 

The trees are turning; the weather's getting coole the decorations are going upr; Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back — it's fall!

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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite
SEP 21, 2018

Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will come together under a single brand, sharing a new name and logo, in early 2019.

The GHS, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be retired. GHS and Palmetto Health will share a new purpose statement as well, which will replace current mission, vision and values statements. In addition, the interim name of the parent company, SC Health Company, will be replaced with the new name.

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Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer
AUG 31, 2018

Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer

Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Everybody has heard about it and nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer.

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NGU offers new opportunities in professional development
AUG 21, 2018

Beginning in the Fall of this year, North Greenville University’s Greer campus will add new professional development opportunities, including seminars and professional certificates consisting of 8-week courses.

 Professional development at NGU is designed both for current business professionals, church leaders, and nonprofit workers who want to continue learning new skills and knowledge they need to excel in their positions.

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'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches
AUG 15, 2018

 'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches

With a large majority of young church-going South Carolinians trending toward churches offering more services and convenience and a decline in overall church attendance, more and more small churches are struggling or closing altogether. 

Recently, the plight of the sacred spaces in these communities was highlighted in an article in The State newspaper, "Losing Faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches" by Sarah Ellis. The more attention brought to these issues the more can be done for their preservation. 

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Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines
AUG 1, 2018

Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines

Parents have lots of questions about vaccinations, especially as they head back to school. Pediatrician Dr. Jack Cleland has the answers.

 

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Byrnes screening process at football games include metal detectors
JUL 31, 2018

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors. 
 

Metal detectors will be placed at all entrance gates at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field this season as part of its new screening process. Detectors will be in place two hours before kickoff.

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors.  Spectators with bags, purses or backpacks will be required to use a different line for screening.

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Upstate's School of Nursing above national average of first-time pass rate
JUL 28, 2018

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. 
 

Graduates from the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have a year-to-date 92.27 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. The national pass rate for the exam is 89.54 percent.

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. The test measures if a nursing graduate is capable of performing duties required of an entry-level nurse.

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Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List
JUL 27, 2018

Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for summer term 2018.

Arcadia

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Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall
JUL 20, 2018

 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.
 

North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. 

Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils. 

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Crawford is new principal at Greer Middle College Charter HS
JUL 18, 2018

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Crawford served as Principal/CEO at Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) for 10 years until August 2012 when joining Legacy Early College as the Executive Director. The graduation rate in the West Greenville community improved to 93 percent compared to 54 percent before Legacy opening.

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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