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Brashiers gift NGU building to Greer campus for adult expansion

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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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.
 

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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.

“This is an incredible gift from a visionary family,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “We are constantly astonished by the generosity of the Brashiers and forever grateful for their continued support of our mission: to equip transformational leaders for church and society.”

With the addition of this second facility, NGU’s Greer campus will gain new spaces for classes, offices, and meetings to accommodate its growing list of adult learning offerings. Current programs include graduate degrees, including one of the only physician assistant medicine programs in the state, fully online undergraduate degrees, and even professional development events covering a variety of topics.

The Hunt Street property — which encompasses two acres of land, the building, and a paved parking lot — previously housed the Ryan’s Corporate Training Center. The structure has been dormant since 2016.

That was the same year NGU bought its first Greer campus building at 405 Lancaster Avenue, relocating from leased space at Fairview Baptist Church. NGU’s Greer campus officially opened during the Spring 2017 semester as the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer, named in memory of the Brashiers’ son, Tim.

“I’m extremely excited about this campus expansion,” said Dr. Tawana Scott (‘85, MBA ‘08), NGU’s assistant vice president of graduate academic services. “It gives us the opportunity to gain a more substantial presence in Greer by providing broader offerings for professionals in the fields of business, education, and ministry — helping them to become transformational leaders in the areas where they are called to serve.”

Future plans for NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer include adding more degree programs in business, education, and ministry, and more professional development events.

The campus serves nearly 500 students per term — some from Greer, most from within South Carolina, and others from as far away as California and Texas.

 

 

 

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