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Riverside student charged with possession of weapon
OCT 7, 2021

Riverside student charged with possession of weapon

A Riverside High School student has been charged with possession of weapon on school grounds.

A school resource officer (SRO) at Riverside High School received information 9:10 a.m. Thursday that a student may have been in possession of a handgun. The SRO along with school staff located the 14 year-old student who stated he had placed the handgun in another student's book bag, according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry of the Greer Police Department.

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Turner crowned NGU Homecoming queen
OCT 7, 2021

North Greenville University (NGU) early childhood education major Hannah Turner from Pickens was crowned homecoming queen.
 

North Greenville University (NGU) early childhood education major Hannah Turner from Pickens was crowned homecoming queen in Younts Stadium during halftime of the North Greenville and Mississippi College football game on Saturday, Oct. 2.  

Turner represented the Chinquapin Houses and was escorted by her grandfather Wayne Turner.

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NGU launches new website
AUG 10, 2021

North Greenville University launched a new website to improve functionality and enhance visual content.
 

North Greenville University (NGU) has launched a new revamped website with a more clean and uncluttered design, improved functionality, and enhanced visual content focused on the university’s location, Christian heritage, educational delivery methods, and other opportunities.

“This new website is the culmination of many months and long hours of work from our team,” said Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing/Communications Michael White. “We are thrilled with the results and are confident that it is a more engaging and comprehensive presentation of the mission and presence of North Greenville University. Websites play an increasingly important role in helping people discover, build preference, and ultimately choose an institution. The redesign opens exciting possibilities to share our story in captivating ways.”

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Greer Police holds 'Stuff A Cruiser' school supplies Saturday
AUG 7, 2021

The Greer Police Department is holding its annual “Stuff a Cruiser” on Saturday, Aug. 7, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Greer Walmart Supercenter at 14055 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.  Children can use school supplies for the coming year.

Here is a list of suggested donations: Pencils

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NGU, TriState Deaf School partner in Bridge Program
JUL 12, 2021

North Greenville University (NGU) and TriState Deaf School of Theology (TDST) are partnering to provide the NGU Bridge Program to offer select undergraduate courses for the 2021-22 academic year. The NGU Bridge Program is designed to provide accredited transferable college credit to qualified TDST students in support of their educational development.

“NGU has a long history of supporting education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and we are grateful for a variety of partnerships we enjoy in this important area,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “The TriState School is another opportunity for us to apply our mission – equipping transformational leaders for church and society’ – in this important community and serving the Kingdom with these programs.”

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Eddy named chief of staff at Greenville Tech
JUL 12, 2021

Julie Eddy has been named chief of staff to the president at Greenville Technical College.
 

Julie Eddy has been named chief of staff to the president at Greenville Technical College (GTC). Eddy will work as strategic advisor to Dr. Keith Miller and the senior management team, act as a liaison between the president and stakeholders, and is a member of the president’s cabinet, participates in strategic planning, policy development, and decision making.

Her responsibilities include coordinating with each division at GTC to evaluate procedures, operations, workflow, and organizational designs, making recommendations for change and policy development, and serving as a primary resource in developing a culture of business process improvement with an emphasis on service excellence.

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NGUleads celebrates first cohort graduates
JUN 8, 2021

North Greenville University celebrates its first NGUleads graduating class. The year-long program, which began Fall 2020, offers enhanced professional development leadership training for NGU faculty and staff participants.
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North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated its first NGUleads graduating class, at the Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Travelers Rest. The year-long program, which began Fall 2020, offers enhanced professional development leadership training for NGU faculty and staff participants. 

"Leadership is both integral to and an overflow of a healthy community. NGU is committed to cultivating leaders who will serve the university for its next-generation and who will serve the region's churches and organizations," said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr. "We are blessed with a number of strategic senior leaders who have a passion for developing the next generation and look forward to seeing how this pipeline strengthens us for years to come."

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Carter named 2022 Teacher of the Year
MAY 5, 2021

Amy Carter, center, was announced as South Carolina Teacher of the Year 2022 by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (right).
 

Amy Carter, an English teacher at Chapin High School in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, is the 2022 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. 

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Carter's selection Wednesday night at the annual South Carolina Teacher of the Year Gala.

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Bennie Harris named USC Upstate Chancellor
MAR 12, 2021

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., has been named Chancellor for the University of South Carolina Upstate.
 

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., has been named Chancellor for the University of South Carolina Upstate following the UofSC Board of Trustees approval today. 

Harris serves as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, a position he’s held since 2014. Harris will assume leadership of USC Upstate on July 1.

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2 firearms, knife found in District Five student's vehicle
FEB 26, 2021

While investigating an unregistered vehicle in one of the student parking lots, Byrnes High School administrators looked inside the car’s window, and observed a large knife laying on the floor of the vehicle. The school’s resource officer was immediately
called, and administrators identified the student owner of the car.


After conducting a full search, the resource officer also discovered two firearms located inside the vehicle. The student was  detained by the SRO and administrators, and local law enforcement was notified.

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North Greenville grads from area communities
JAN 23, 2021

North Greenville University graduated the following local students on Friday, Dec. 4. 

Baccalaureate degree students whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5 graduate cum laude; those with at least a 3.75 graduate magna cum laude; and those with at least a 3.9-grade point average graduate summa cum laude.

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Andy Jones, former football coach and athletics director, dies
JAN 1, 2021

Andy Jones, former head football coach at Boiling Springs and Hillcrest high schools in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 70.

Jones coached Boiling Springs High School and was athletics director from 1983-88. He resigned from coaching in 1989 after nearly two decades.

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NGU's Scott to deliver keynote address at Friday commencement
DEC 11, 2020

Dr. Tawana Scott, North Greenville University's associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services.
 

Dr. Tawana Scott, North Greenville University's (NGU) associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services, will be the keynote speaker for NGU's graduate school and online undergraduate December commencement on Friday at 1 p.m. on the Tigerville Campus.

After successfully navigating the in-person fall semester, the University will follow the same protocols for commencement. Providing as safe an environment as possible to the community and guests remains the University's highest priority.

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North Greenville to honor 3 alumni at Homecoming
OCT 10, 2020

Jayne Lyons McCall, Class of 1970
 

The North Greenville University (NGU) Alumni Association will honor three alumni at an annual Alumni Awards and Half-Century Reunion Luncheon during Homecoming on the Tigerville Campus on Saturday, Oct. 17. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in Moore Hall of NGU’s Hayes Ministry Center.

"Alumni awards emphasize the high ideals of NGU. They are given to recognize certain character traits, values, and accomplishments that show the discovery, development, and realization of personal potential, as found in Christ,” said Lamont Sullivan, NGU director of alumni engagement.

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Presbyterian College students moving in, getting acclimated
AUG 11, 2020

Classes for Presbyterian students will be in person, on-line and a hybrid of both.
 

“This fall will look different than any semester we’ve had at PC,” said Dr. Joy Smith, Presbyterian’s College vice president for campus life and dean of students. “We’ve been working hard all summer to get to the point where students can return.

“We’ve been following the guidelines established by the CDC and are taking extra precautions in an effort to remain healthy during this time,” said Smith.

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Greenville Tech, Phillis Wheatley Center partner to help returning citizens
AUG 11, 2020

Senator Karl Allen (third from left) with (left to right) Stephanie Sherman, Dr. Keith Miller, Jennifer Moorefield, Sammie Stroud, and Dr. Jermaine Whirl of Greenville Technical College at the opening of the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.
 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) and the Phillis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) have partnered to open the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the PWCC. The center, housed at PWCC, provides case management activities to remove barriers for citizens who are transitioning from the criminal justice system to productive lives within the community.

The program allows Phillis Wheatley to become a one-stop shop with integrated services providing the tools and resources to help individuals become self-sufficient and achieve upward mobility. The collaborative service delivery model includes partner agencies such as Goodwill, Eckerd Connect, SHARE Head Start, Greenville Area Parkinson's, and Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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NGU offers juniors, seniors online learning classes for fall
AUG 10, 2020

North Greenville University is expanding dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

North Greenville University (NGU) is expanding access to its dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

NGU’s Dual Enrollment Program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit hours in a Christ-centered learning environment to prepare them for their next step in life.   

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Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy
AUG 10, 2020

Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $4.4 million federal grant to reduce teen pregnancy. The grant will support a coalition of organizations working together to address high teen pregnancy rates and prevent related negative health outcomes.

“We’re so excited to bring national funding to Spartanburg to support local needs,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our program partners because this award would not have been possible without their commitment and expertise.”

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NGU eager and ready to bring community back to campus
JUL 29, 2020

Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 
 

North Greenville University is taking steps to resume in-person education on its campuses, eager to bring the community back in classrooms, living areas, and athletic competition.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. said the plan, informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Guidance for Universities and Colleges, provides the University community with advice on the opening strategy.

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Fowler named assistant principal at Abner Creek Academy
JUL 27, 2020

Melissa Fowler named Abner Creek Academy Assistant Principal.
 

Melissa Fowler has been named the new Assistant Principal at Abner Creek Academy, announced Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Fowler moves into the role following Shayne Daugherty, who was appointed as Principal at Abner Creek.

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