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Bennie Harris named USC Upstate Chancellor
MAR 12, 2021

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., has been named Chancellor for the University of South Carolina Upstate.
 

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., has been named Chancellor for the University of South Carolina Upstate following the UofSC Board of Trustees approval today. 

Harris serves as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, a position he’s held since 2014. Harris will assume leadership of USC Upstate on July 1.

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2 firearms, knife found in District Five student's vehicle
FEB 26, 2021

While investigating an unregistered vehicle in one of the student parking lots, Byrnes High School administrators looked inside the car’s window, and observed a large knife laying on the floor of the vehicle. The school’s resource officer was immediately
called, and administrators identified the student owner of the car.


After conducting a full search, the resource officer also discovered two firearms located inside the vehicle. The student was  detained by the SRO and administrators, and local law enforcement was notified.

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North Greenville grads from area communities
JAN 23, 2021

North Greenville University graduated the following local students on Friday, Dec. 4. 

Baccalaureate degree students whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5 graduate 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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Andy Jones, former football coach and athletics director, dies
JAN 1, 2021

Andy Jones, former head football coach at Boiling Springs and Hillcrest high schools in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 70.

Jones coached Boiling Springs High School and was athletics director from 1983-88. He resigned from coaching in 1989 after nearly two decades.

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NGU's Scott to deliver keynote address at Friday commencement
DEC 11, 2020

Dr. Tawana Scott, North Greenville University's associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services.
 

Dr. Tawana Scott, North Greenville University's (NGU) associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services, will be the keynote speaker for NGU's graduate school and online undergraduate December commencement on Friday at 1 p.m. on the Tigerville Campus.

After successfully navigating the in-person fall semester, the University will follow the same protocols for commencement. Providing as safe an environment as possible to the community and guests remains the University's highest priority.

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North Greenville to honor 3 alumni at Homecoming
OCT 10, 2020

Jayne Lyons McCall, Class of 1970
 

The North Greenville University (NGU) Alumni Association will honor three alumni at an annual Alumni Awards and Half-Century Reunion Luncheon during Homecoming on the Tigerville Campus on Saturday, Oct. 17. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in Moore Hall of NGU’s Hayes Ministry Center.

"Alumni awards emphasize the high ideals of NGU. They are given to recognize certain character traits, values, and accomplishments that show the discovery, development, and realization of personal potential, as found in Christ,” said Lamont Sullivan, NGU director of alumni engagement.

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Presbyterian College students moving in, getting acclimated
AUG 11, 2020

Classes for Presbyterian students will be in person, on-line and a hybrid of both.
 

“This fall will look different than any semester we’ve had at PC,” said Dr. Joy Smith, Presbyterian’s College vice president for campus life and dean of students. “We’ve been working hard all summer to get to the point where students can return.

“We’ve been following the guidelines established by the CDC and are taking extra precautions in an effort to remain healthy during this time,” said Smith.

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Greenville Tech, Phillis Wheatley Center partner to help returning citizens
AUG 11, 2020

Senator Karl Allen (third from left) with (left to right) Stephanie Sherman, Dr. Keith Miller, Jennifer Moorefield, Sammie Stroud, and Dr. Jermaine Whirl of Greenville Technical College at the opening of the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.
 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) and the Phillis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) have partnered to open the GTC Returning Citizens Program at the PWCC. The center, housed at PWCC, provides case management activities to remove barriers for citizens who are transitioning from the criminal justice system to productive lives within the community.

The program allows Phillis Wheatley to become a one-stop shop with integrated services providing the tools and resources to help individuals become self-sufficient and achieve upward mobility. The collaborative service delivery model includes partner agencies such as Goodwill, Eckerd Connect, SHARE Head Start, Greenville Area Parkinson's, and Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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NGU offers juniors, seniors online learning classes for fall
AUG 10, 2020

North Greenville University is expanding dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

North Greenville University (NGU) is expanding access to its dual enrollment courses for high school juniors and seniors to online instruction in addition to its in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

NGU’s Dual Enrollment Program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit hours in a Christ-centered learning environment to prepare them for their next step in life.   

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Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy
AUG 10, 2020

Spartanburg community receives $4.4 million grant to combat teen pregnancy

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $4.4 million federal grant to reduce teen pregnancy. The grant will support a coalition of organizations working together to address high teen pregnancy rates and prevent related negative health outcomes.

“We’re so excited to bring national funding to Spartanburg to support local needs,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our program partners because this award would not have been possible without their commitment and expertise.”

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NGU eager and ready to bring community back to campus
JUL 29, 2020

Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 
 

North Greenville University is taking steps to resume in-person education on its campuses, eager to bring the community back in classrooms, living areas, and athletic competition.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. said the plan, informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Guidance for Universities and Colleges, provides the University community with advice on the opening strategy.

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Fowler named assistant principal at Abner Creek Academy
JUL 27, 2020

Melissa Fowler named Abner Creek Academy Assistant Principal.
 

Melissa Fowler has been named the new Assistant Principal at Abner Creek Academy, announced Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Fowler moves into the role following Shayne Daugherty, who was appointed as Principal at Abner Creek.

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SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred
JUL 23, 2020

SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred

The South Carolina High School League Appellate Panel deferred a vote on the Lexington District 1 proposal until Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. The two-part plan is to adjust traditional high school sports seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHSL officials and high school coaches and athletic directors reportedly asked for more information and time to study the proposal. COVID-19 cases and deaths are spiking in South Carolina, designated a hot spot for the coronavirus. The delay offers high risk sports like football an alternative for a spring season under the Lexington plan.

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Anna Parham awarded Order of the Silver Crescent
JUL 20, 2020

 Anna Catherine Parham was presented the Order of the Silver Crescent Award, the highest civilian honor for community impact.
 
 
 
 

Anna Catherine Parham, a native of Greer, was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent Award from Governor Henry McMaster.

Parham graduated Riverside High School, and the University of South Carolina. She is a third-year student at the USC School of Law.

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NGU Board is strong, ready for the future
JUL 2, 2020

Despite COVID-19 guidelines, NGU Board meeting atmosphere was full of reminders of God's continued faithfulness.
 
 

North Greenville University (NGU) Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting on June 23 and was united and ready to face the future stronger than ever before.

"I am so grateful for the leadership of Board Chair Travis Agnew and the selfless service of the entire Board,"said President Fant. "In spite of our social distancing and masks, we had great reports, excellent accountability and transparency, and a spirit of mission-focused unity. As we prepare for a unique fall 2020 opening, we feel even better prepared thanks to their input and wise counsel."

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District Five makes administrative changes
JUN 24, 2020

Todd Hardy has been selected as District Five’s new Chief Administrative Officer.
 

Spartanburg District Five Schools announced several leadership changes in District administration, following approval from the Board of Trustees.

Todd Hardy has been selected as District Five’s new Chief Administrative Officer. Hardy has served as the Principal of Byrnes High School since 2016.

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King joins NGU School of Communication
JUN 17, 2020

Dr. Randall E. King brings over 30 years of professional communication experience to the NGU School of Communication as associate dean and professor.
 

Dr. Randall E. King brings over 30 years of professional communication experience to the North Greenville University (NGU) School of Communication as associate dean and professor. In addition to teaching, King will oversee the School of Communication in matters including budget, curriculum development, faculty development, course scheduling, program review, and faculty hiring.

King began his professional career in 1984 at WPDE-TV (ABC) in the Florence, Myrtle Beach market as a reporter, anchor, and producer. In 1987, he was hired by WYFF-TV (NBC) in Greenville as a news producer. He then transitioned to media ministry as a staff director with Travis Avenue Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas, and then First Baptist Church in Dallas, as a marketing and media ministry consultant.

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Callis named to Ft. Hays Deans Honor Roll
JUN 8, 2020

Callis named to Ft. Hays Deans Honor Roll

Jessica Callis of Greer was named to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. Callis is a senior majoring in elementary education. 

The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.60 for the semester. Full-time on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible. 

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USC Upstate names nationally recognized Burke to coach women's basketball
JUN 8, 2020

Becky Burke was named to coach the USC Upstate women's basketball team.
 

Becky Burke has been named the new USC Upstate women’s basketball coach.

Burke coached at Division II University of Charleston (W.Va.) the past two years and accumulated a 48-14 record.

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Travis Perry, beloved Greer coach and athletic director, dies
MAY 29, 2020

Travis Perry, the beloved athletic director at Greer High School, died Friday morning. He was 49.
 

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Travis Perry, the beloved athletic director at Greer High School, died Friday morning. He was 49.

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