Upstate couple donates $1 million to NGU for scholarships

North Greenville University president Gene Fant Jr. announced July 18 a $1 million gift commitment made by T. Walter and Christine Brashier of Travelers Rest to support scholarships for the graduate school. The scholarship program will be known as the Martin Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars program. It has been created to provide scholarships to residents […]

Gene Fant begins duties as North Greenville University president

North Greenville University’s new president, Gene Fant Jr., hit the ground running as he officially began his service on June 1 — not on campus, but in New York City. First, he met with George Russ, executive director of the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, before heading to serve as a delegate at the Higher Ed Leaders […]

North Greenville University opens Greer campus

With a snip of the ceremonial scissors, North Greenville University interim president Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier, Craig McCoy of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital, and City of Greer mayor Rick Danner marked the official opening of the school’s new Greer campus. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The […]

NGU bids farewell to two longtime English professors

North Greenville University announced the retirement of two longtime English professors — Cathy Sepko and Julia Drummond — at the end of the fall 2016 semester. Sepko, who has served as a professor of English at NGU since 1996, served as the keynote speaker for the fall commencement Dec. 9. She has held various faculty […]

Retiring professor tells NGU grads to learn from past, look to future

Retiring English professor Cathy Sepko told the approximately 180 members of North Greenville University’s 2016 December graduating class on Dec. 9 that, no matter how bleak their past has been, they should learn from it and look to the future. Sepko, known by her students as a storyteller, explained to the graduates just why she […]

Harris encourages NGU grads ‘not to settle’

North Greenville University held its spring commencement ceremony on a cool spring morning in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium on Thursday, May 5. A crowd of over 4,000 spectators watched a graduating class of 331 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. Mark Harris, executive worship pastor and artist in residence at Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort […]

NGU announces purchase of building for graduate school and undergraduate online college

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer. The 31,000-square-foot-building will house the university’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School and College of Adult Professional Studies. The sale of the building, located at 405 Lancaster Ave., to NGU was effective March 11. The acquisition includes the office building, along with more than 10 acres […]

Connie Maxwell president to speak at NGU’s fall 2015 graduation

On Thursday, Dec. 10, North Greenville University will hold its December graduation ceremony at Turner Chapel, featuring guest speaker Rev. Randy Harling. Harling currently serves as president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C. Prior to his tenure at Connie Maxwell, Harling pastored at First Baptist Church Simpsonville for more than 15 years. Under […]

North Greenville University ‘Ignites’ new academic year

The third annual Ignite Conference on the North Greenville University campus helped launch the first three days of classes, Aug. 19-21. The Ignite experience begins the academic year with a time of collective worship for the NGU community. An expected enrollment of more than 2,500 students began classes Aug. 19. More than 700 new students arrived […]

SCBC interim exec. director Harris addresses ‘elite’ NGU grads; deceased ministry student remembered

North Greenville University held its spring commencement ceremony in perfect weather in Melvin and Dollie Younts Football Stadium on May 7. More than 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. South Carolina Baptist Convention interim executive director-treasurer Richard Harris was the keynote speaker. “You graduates are a very elite group. This is […]