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Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall

Published on Friday, July 20, 2018

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 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.
 

Jim Fair

 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.

 

North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. 

Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils. 

Classes began at its first site, the former Fairview Baptist Church building in Greer, on Feb. 6, 2006, offering two graduate degree programs in business and Christian studies. The graduate school now offers eight graduate and two doctoral programs, and is home to 450 graduate, online students, and the Physicians Assistant Medicine program at its Tim Brashier Campus at Greer.

“Dr. Brashier’s vision for supporting North Greenville University is unparalleled; his wisdom in recommending new programs, a new location like this one, and in his powerful prayers on our behalf have made a difference at this university where Christ makes the difference,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. at the unveiling. “We are on the edge of a campus that was birthed from a vision Dr. Brashier had.” 

NGU will be launching new academic initiatives such as certificate and professional training programs and new degree programs that will begin this fall and in January of 2019. Also, Brashier has allowed the university to expand the Martin Timothy Brashier Scholars Program, announced last year, to include all of the programs offered in Greer.

The Tim Brashier Campus at Greer honors the memory of the Brashier’s beloved son, Tim, who passed away in 2012.  A businessman and a 1976 North Greenville alumnus, Tim Brashier left many memories and significant impact in the lives of those who knew and loved him. 

“We are grateful for the generosity of Walt and Christine in this legacy, which is now a landmark location here in Greer,” said Fant.  

City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner says, “The City of Greer celebrates this well-deserved honor along with the North Greenville University community. The Brashier family has demonstrated a true passion for higher education. Its continued support of North Greenville University has helped make possible the university’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in Greer.”

Scholarship application deadlines for Fall 1 Term is July 31, and September 30 for Fall 2 Term.

For more information about eligibility requirements for the Martin Timothy Brashier Scholars program, visit here. For NGU’s graduate and online degree opportunities, visit here.

 

 

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