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GREER EDUCATION From January 2015


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Rogers wins Miss SMC 2015, Greer's Morehart is second runnerup
JAN 26, 2015

Ashley Rogers was crowned Miss Spartanburg Methodist College 2015 on Saturday. Left to right: Briauna Foster, Alyssa Queen, Brittany Moore, Rogers, Alisha Morehart, Rebecca Zuniga, Karina Vega and Angelica Johnson.
 

Ashley Rogers from Easley was crowned Miss Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday during the annual pageant held in Gibbs Auditorium. 

Rogers’ talent was in vocal performance, singing “How Great Thou Art”.  Rogers, a sophomore who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with the major of elementary education, is the daughter of David and Kelley Rogers. 

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GTCHS extends Bricker's contract for another year
JAN 23, 2015

Dr. J. Brodie Bricker

Greenville Technical Charter High School's Board of Directors extended the contract of Dr. J. Brodie Bricker, PhD as Interim GFCHS. His new contract will run through the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Bricker has been serving as interim Principal since April of last year. 

GTCHS Board Chairman, Dr. Bob Nash, said “with 46 years of administrative experience, Dr. Bricker brings to us a strong background in programs and process. With his knowledge and experience, we are excited to have his continued leadership.”

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Harvey awarded Citizenship and Service honor at annual chamber banquet
JAN 23, 2015

Chief Chris Harvey of the Greer Fire Department was honored as the recipient of the Citizenship and Service Award.
 
 

Chief Chris Harvey of the Greer Fire Department was honored as the recipient of the Citizenship and Service Award at the 77th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Thursday night.

Just hours earlier Harvey’s retirement was officially announced for May 1, ending a 38-year career with the Greer Fire Department.

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Gift by Jains prepares Greenville Tech students for opportunities
JAN 22, 2015

Gift by Jains prepares Greenville Tech students for opportunities

 Surendra and Neeli Jain have given $26,001 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, which adds to the endowed scholarship fund they established in 2010.

Funds are awarded to students pursuing an associate of science degree at Greenville Technical College.

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Casillas, Jacquette win individual honors in forensic competition
JAN 22, 2015

Josh Casillas of Greer and Lauren Jacquette of Taylors earned individual honors for the Bob Jones Academy Forensic team in a competition in Charlotte earlier this month among 600 students.

Jacquette was 5-0 in preliminaries and a semifinalist in the Lincoln Douglas Debate.

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BRMS students compete in State Junior Beta Convention
JAN 22, 2015

Beta Club members from Blue Ridge Middle School attended the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 15-16.

The 59 students participated in academic and artistic competitions with Betas from across the state.

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Greenville Tech recognizes Unsung Heroes
JAN 22, 2015

The Unsung Heroes, left to right: Wendy Walden, associate vice president for executive affairs, Adela Mendoza, Ruud Veltman, Gina Power, Sterling Green, Kayla Clark, Robert Martin, Julio Hernandez and David Stafford, Chairman of the Greenville Technical College Area Commission.

Greenville Technical College recognized members of the community and the college who act unselfishly in service to others at the  Unsung Heroes awards event  Jan. 20. Four categories were recognized: student, college faculty and staff, community member and corporate representative.

Sterling Green was the honoree in the student category. Green is a campus leader who has served as a Student Ambassador, president of the Student Government Association, vice-president of the African American Male Leadership Institute and a member of the Student Diversity Council.

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Greenville Tech has more aid available for veterans and spouses
JAN 22, 2015

Local veterans now have another avenue to further their training and careers at Greenville Technical College.

Veteran Scholarships Forever is available at Greenville Technical College to provide funding for veterans and their spouses taking vocational and skilled trades training programs that can lead to immediate employment.

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RHS Speech and Debate team wins Sweepstakes Championship
JAN 21, 2015

Eddie Hughes

Riverside Speech and Debate team won the Sweepstakes Championship with 121 sweepstakes points at the 42nd Laird Lewis invitational at Myers Park High School in Charlotte.

The list of top performers.

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Miss Greater Greer pageant Saturday Night
JAN 16, 2015

Anna Brown is a Junior at Clemson University.
 

The Miss Greater Greer Competition begins at 6 p.m. at Greer High tonight.

Two Miss candidates are high school seniors and the other 2 are college students. Madison Bates (Greer High School), Greer Seay (Spring Valley High School), Maya Lynch (Greenville Technical College) and Anna Brown (Clemson University) will compete to be in the Miss SC pageant.

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NGU earns top honors as most efficient school in the south
JAN 16, 2015

North Greenville University earned top honors as the most efficient school among regional colleges in the south in a U.S. News analysis that compared spending and educational quality.

The magazine looked at the public and private colleges that scored the highest on overall undergraduate academic educational quality, as measured by their position (NGU was 25th in the south) in the 2015 Best Colleges rankings, but that spent relatively less on their educational programs to achieve that quality.

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Greer Women Giving for Education raises $17,000
JAN 15, 2015

Margaret Burch, one of the founders of Greer Women Giving for Education, introduces Carol Godfrey, seated, who spoke to the group at its first meeting. 

Greer Women Giving for Education, a new initiative of the Greater Greer Education Foundation, has already raised $17,000, which will be spent in its entirety on grants and scholarships.

The new initiative was established to maximize local women’s leadership in philanthropy by building awareness of the educational needs in the Greater Greer community and addressing those needs through the impact of collective giving, according to its founders, Margaret Burch and Nancy Welch.

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RMS students host trade show and art exhibit
JAN 14, 2015

RMS students host trade show and art exhibit

Ken Morrill's Media, Visual Arts, and Design class hosted the first Semiannual Student Trade Show and Art Exhibit.

Students displayed innovative design solutions to a variety of challenges and persuaded investors to invest in their companies.

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Grant provides 8 AEDs to be purchased by District Five schools
JAN 14, 2015

A $10,000 grant to several Spartanburg District Five schools will allow the purchase of eight automated external defibrillators (AED) and wall cabinets for installation.

The district has been awarded the risk control grant for the devices to be placed in each of its elementary and intermediate schools. The district’s middle schools, Freshman Academy and high school are already equipped with the AEDs.

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Congratulations to North Greenville students on the fall dean's list
JAN 14, 2015

Students named to the fall semester dean's list at North Greenville University. To qualify students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 hours.

GreerToday.com congratulates you.

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BJU cinema graduates win iNRB student film awards
JAN 9, 2015

Marc Pagliuca

Three Bob Jones University Cinema graduates recently received awards in the 2014-15 Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters (iNRB) Student Production Awards Competition, the second year BJU students have entered projects in the iNRB competition and the second year they have won at least one award.

Marc Pagliuca of Greer tied for first place in the short film contest with his project titled "The Unspeakable." Justin Kelley of Greenville won second place in the documentary category with "Rupert." Stephen Pettit of Henrico, Va., placed third in the documentary category with "Johnathan's Very Own." All three students graduated from BJU in 2014 and entered their senior capstone project into the competition.

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Dean's list for Spartanburg Community College
JAN 9, 2015

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean’s list honors for fall term 2014.

Anderson

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Hazardous cold delays Thursday school openings
JAN 7, 2015

• Protect your pipes.

Greenville County Schools will operate on a three-hour delay Thursday due to forecasts for extremely cold temperatures and a wind chill advisory. Special education half-day programs for three-year-old children are cancelled.

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NGU's Epting plans to retire in May
JAN 6, 2015

North Greenville University President James B. Epting is taking sabbatical leave for the spring semester, with plans to retire at the end of the school’s fiscal year in May.
 
 

The North Greenville University Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that University President, James B. Epting, would be taking sabbatical leave for the spring semester of 2015, with plans to retire at the end of the school’s fiscal year in May.

“We are deeply grateful to Dr. Epting for his 23 years of service and thankful for the miracles God has performed at the University under his leadership,” said Beverly Hawkins, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees.

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