NGU welcomes 21st consecutive record enrollment

For the 21st consecutive year, North Greenville University welcomed the largest number of students in school history. A total of 2,603 undergraduate, graduate, and online students began classes this fall, an increase of 136 over last year. The total enrollment included a record 769 new students — 14.78 percent more than last fall. In addition, NGU welcomed 117 […]

S.C. Baptist universities announce record enrollments

The three universities with historical ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention all report record-high enrollments for the fall semester, with more than 9,000 students enrolled. The largest freshman class in Anderson University history — 657 students — moved into campus housing Aug. 16. School officials expect total enrollment this semester to top out at […]

NGU opens Tim Brashier Center

North Greenville University now has a presence in the City of Greenville thanks to a commercial real estate gift from a local Upstate couple, Dr. T. Walter and Christine Brashier. On Oct. 9, the school held a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Tim Brashier Center. Brashier family and friends along with city, […]

Courier offers Christian resources through magazine, books

The Baptist Courier has long been a practical resource for pastors and laity in South Carolina, but with the addition of a book-publishing arm, the Courier is expanding its reach to include Bible study, devotional guides, spiritual autobiographies and children’s lessons. “Since 1869, the Courier has been South Carolina Baptists’ go-to source for inspirational news […]

North Greenville University dedicates new tennis complex

North Greenville University takes another giant step in completing its athletics master plan in 2014. On Friday, September 19, the school held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Vance Tennis Complex. Although the funds raised for this facility came from multiple donors, the lead naming gift came from the family of Vance and Theda […]

CSU sets enrollment record on 50th anniversary

Charleston Southern University has opened the 2014-2015 academic year with a record high enrollment and the kickoff of the university’s 50th anniversary. The 3,417 students (3,013 undergraduates and 404 graduates) represent the university’s largest enrollment in its history and a 3.9 percent increase over last year. President Jairy Hunter said, “Our vision of integrating faith […]

Record freshman class moves in at Anderson

By far, the largest freshman class in Anderson University history moved into the residence halls on campus Saturday morning August 16. 657 freshmen, an increase of 150 or 30% over last year’s class and 125 more than the previous record class in 2012 will officially become AU Trojans. Remarkably, the freshman class of 2014 is […]

Davis a ‘godsend’ for children’s home, says successor

Randy Harling, who took the helm as president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home on Sept. 2, says his predecessor, Ben Davis, has been a “godsend” to the ministry, especially in guiding the institution through the Great Recession that peaked in 2008. “Those were dark days for most non-profits, but Ben led Connie Maxwell through that period,” […]

For Ben and Polly Davis, Connie Maxwell is ‘place of hope’

Driving a visitor along the shady streets and country lanes of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, Ben Davis clearly loves the “teaching farm” tucked away on a few acres in the southwest corner of the campus — not only for its tranquility, but also for the therapeutic role the farm plays in healing hurting […]

Easler appoints committee to seek new state executive

Ten members of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention have been appointed by chairman Dwight Easler to comprise a search committee to find a new executive to lead the state convention. Jim Austin, who has served as SCBC executive director-treasurer since 2007, will retire Oct. 7. In sharing his recommendations in an […]