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District Five teachers, employees get 4 percent raise
JUN 18, 2019

District Five teachers, employees get 4 percent raise

Spartanburg District Five teachers and employees will receive a four percent raise next school year, according to the annual budget for the 2019-20 school year.

The $93,129,321 budget, which reflects an 8.5 percent increase over last year, was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees in a meeting Monday evening. It marks the 10th consecutive year Spartanburg District Five Schools has passed a budget with no millage increase for general operations.

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Congratulations to greater Greer North Greenville University grads
JUN 10, 2019

The following local students graduated from North Greenville University at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. A baccalaureate degree student whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.5 graduates 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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38 Upstate leaders complete Diversity Leaders Initiative
JUN 8, 2019

38 Upstate leaders complete Diversity Leaders Initiative

Thirty-eight leaders from the Upstate have completed the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).

Over the past five months, participants have examined sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explored "blind spots," and discussed how to suspend assumptions. Each class is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola vice president.

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NGU develops Center for Educational Leadership and Research at Greer campus
JUN 7, 2019

North Greenville University has created The Center for Educational Leadership and Research at North Greenville University’s (NGU) Tim Brashier Campus at Greer.

The Center’s goal is to conduct and support objective research related to public education, provide professional development, advance the study of organizational leadership through collaborative partnerships, and work with tools and resources to move research into practice. Dr. Harold Long, professor of education, serves as the Center’s director.

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Deputies find students at school with real-looking BB gun
MAY 29, 2019

Upstate school locked down; deputies locate students with realistic looking BB gun, officials say

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to area students
MAY 23, 2019

David Dolge presents at $1,000 scholarship to Wyatt Armstrong.

A dozen students were awarded $1,000 scholarships each on Wednesday at Greer City Hall by the Greater Greer Education Foundation during its annual event.

Travis Olmert, Foundation Chairman, said, “It gives us the opportunity to award outstanding students additional funding as they seek a career in various fields.”

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NGU's Brashier Campus partners with His Radio's 'Show After The Show'
MAY 21, 2019

Radio

His Radio 89.3 has begun taping “Show After The Show” with Rob Dempsey at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer.

“Show After The Show” is a video web series, which highlights interviews from local business leaders, authors, and pastors. It can be found on the His Radio website and Facebook page.

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Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures
MAY 20, 2019

Furman trustees approve promotions,tenures

The Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 13 faculty members, and granted emeritus status to 13 professors who are retiring this summer.

The board also recognized the contributions of two trustees – Francie M. Heller of Greenwich, Conn., and Gordon R. Herring of Greenville – whose terms will expire June 30.

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Riverside student selected for prestigious academic study
MAY 19, 2019

A Riverside student is among 18 from South Carolina selected to participate in the 2019-2020 class of Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) at The Riley Institute at Furman University.

Riverside High School's Nayha Hussain has been selected to participate in the class of Emerging Public Leaders. EPL has accepted rising high school seniors from across South Carolina for its 17th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 260.

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Richardson shares her devotion to Christ in the people she interacted at NGU
MAY 7, 2019

While reflecting on what drew her to North Greenville University, Mary Richardson (’19) from Rock Hill shared of the devotion to Christ in the people she interacted with on campus.

North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated spring commencement on May 4 in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium on the Tigerville Campus.

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Gary named Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools
APR 30, 2019

Dr. Randall Gary has been selected Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.
 
 

The Spartanburg District Five Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Dr. Randall Gary as the next Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Gary comes from Lexington School District Three in Batesburg-Leesville where he has served as Superintendent since 2015. He replaces longtime Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner, who retires at the end of June, after leading District Five for 15 years.

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Baseball player from Upstate collapses at practice, dies
APR 1, 2019

A baseball player with ties to North Greenville University and former standout at Travelers Rest High School collapsed and died Friday.

Parker Neff, 21 died after collapsing on the field during practice at USC Salkehatchie on March 29, confirmed the Allendale County Coroner.

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NGU?s Branyon elected to state organization office
MAR 15, 2019

NGU’s Jill B. Branyon has been elected president-elect for the state organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. 
 
 

Jill B. Branyon, professor of education and secondary mathematics education coordinator at North Greenville University, has been elected president-elect for the state organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Her term of service will begin on July 1 and she will serve for two years.

Branyon has been a member of this organization since 2004 and has benefited from professional development. In 2012, she received the Golden Gift Fund award, which supports members to attend the International Leadership Management Seminar to develop member leadership, communication, and management skills. She has attended state conventions, regional conferences, and international conventions and has served as chapter treasurer and chapter president.

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Doug Forbis: A role model from love, perserverance
FEB 24, 2019

Kat and Doug Forbis.
 

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Doug Forbis is a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF           

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Memorial service today for Upstate professor's son, 11
FEB 13, 2019

Ethan Frank Rubenzer
 

A memorial service is scheduled today (Wednesday, Feb. 13) for a sixth-grade student who was the beloved son of a University of South Carolina Upstate professor.

Ethan Frank Rubenzer, 11, died Sunday afternoon at Spartanburg Medical Center , two days after a crash in Boiling Springs en route to his school, High Point Academy. Ethan is the son of Trevor, a history professor, and Patti Rubenzer.

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Greer Virtual Enterprise wins 4th straight state championship
FEB 12, 2019

Greer's Virtual Enterprise team won its fourth straight state championship.
 

The Greer Virtual Enterprise class won the South Carolina State Business Plan Competition for the fourth consecutive year.

The team practiced many hours outside of school perfecting their business presentation. The team also practiced their presentations in classes.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $9,166.74 in grants to area schools
FEB 4, 2019

GGEF Grant Chairman David Dolge presents a grant to Carol Godfrey and Skyland Elementary School.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $9,166.74 in grants Wednesday to 10 area schools. The grant requests were submitted by teachers at the schools.

Skip Davenport, past chairman of the Foundation, welcomed the group to the reception held at Greer City Hall. “We appreciate the community’s support  which allows us to award these grants to area schools each year.  With the grants we are awarding today, we have contributed more than $100,000 to schools in the Greater Greer area.”

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Brashiers gift NGU building to Greer campus for adult expansion
JAN 29, 2019

Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, have gifted the university with a 17,225-square-foot building at 199 Hunt Street in Greer.
 

North Greenville University is expanding its presence in Greer, to open up more opportunities for adult learners.

Travelers Rest philanthropist Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, have gifted the university with the 17,225-square-foot building at 199 Hunt Street in Greer, located adjacent to NGU’s existing Tim Brashier Campus.

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McAbee is National Merit Finalist
JAN 24, 2019

Carson McAbee, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, has been named a 2018 National Merit Finalist.
 

Carson McAbee, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, has been named a 2018 National Merit Finalist.

McAbee, from Greer, is among students who scored in the top one percent of scores from the 1.6 million U.S. high school students who took the PSAT and NMSQT.

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New USC logo is an attempt to create a new identity
JAN 12, 2019

This is the University of South Carolina's new logo. The athletics logo will remain the same.
 

The University of South Carolina logos are getting a new look.

The University is rebranding to accentuate its abbreviated initials as “UofSC. The athletics logo of the letter C and the gamecock will remain the same.

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