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Duke Energy presents $10,000 grant to NGU's STEM program

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Duke Energy presents $10,000 grant to NGU's STEM program
North Greenville University received a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy for its STEM program which will be used in training and educating students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Linda S. Hannon, Duke Energy district manager for government and community relations for South Carolina and Emily DeRoberts, Duke Energy district manager for South Carolina government and community relations team presented a check to NGU Interim President Dr. Randall Pannell, and NGU Director of Development and Foundation Giving Dr. Phil Gardner.    

North Greenville University’s STEM programs have experienced solid growth over the past eight years. The school’s Pre-Med/Biology program is up 25 percent over last year with a total of 125 students enrolled. Eighty-eight students are in the clinical (Pre-Med) track and 26 are in the non-clinical tracks. Clinical students have plans of becoming physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses or dentists.

Since 2003, over 87 percent of Pre-Med/Biology graduates applying to medical schools have been accepted. The medical schools represented by NGU students are: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), East Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia and Greenville), and Mercer University.

“The enrollment growth in our College of Science and Mathematics has created great challenges for the university in terms of academic space and technology,” Pannell said. “This generous gift from Duke Energy will enhance these academic programs and strengthen education in our community, state, and region.”

NGU College of Science and Mathematics offers bachelor degrees in Biology, Engineering (Partnership with Clemson University), Health Promotion and Wellness, Mathematics, Outdoor Leadership, and Psychology.

 

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