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 […]

NGU on Top 50 Best Christian Colleges List

Theology Degrees, a website dedicated to ranking and evaluating Theological and Religious based academia, has released their list of the 2015 50 Best Christian Colleges. After collecting and ranking data from hundreds of universities around the country, 50 institutions provide their students with the opportunity to make their Christian beliefs and ideals the center of […]

Pannell to head NGU as interim president

North Greenville University’s board of trustees has named Randall Pannell as interim president. The decision is in response to Jimmy Epting’s announcement of his sabbatical and retirement effective June 1. Pannell came to the institution in 2011 when he was hired as vice president for academics. “We want to continue offering quality education as well […]

Baptist Foundation awards grant to NGU Intercultural Studies program

North Greenville University has received a $15,000 grant from the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina in support of its Intercultural Studies degree program. Intercultural Studies majors are required each May and June to participate in a supervised international field immersion experience. In the past, North Greenville students have travelled to East Asia and to Eastern […]

North Greenville University president Jimmy Epting to step down in May

(This story was updated February 2, 2015) The North Greenville University board of trustees has announced that Jimmy Epting, the school’s president for the last 23 years, will be taking a sabbatical leave during the current semester and will retire at the end of the school’s fiscal year in May. “We are deeply grateful to […]

ACF recognizes NGU in top 50 Best Online Christian Colleges for 2015

Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, recently published a new national list of the Best Online Christian Colleges 2014-2015. North Greenville University was ranked 17th out of its top 50.   According to ACF, schools included in the rankings not only have clear and active Christian affiliations, but […]

Upward Sports supports NGU sports ministry

North Greenville University recently received a second $25,000 gift from Spartanburg-based Upward Sports, which will be used for scholarships and administrative costs in training and educating students in its sport ministry degree program. Upward Sports’ first gift to the program was in August 2013. Gregg Wisecarver, vice president of Upward University; Cheney Robinson, leadership development associate; and […]

NGU ranked top Christian college with lowest debt burden

Leading Christian higher-education resource Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the top 50 U.S. Christian colleges and universities with the lowest debt burden. North Greenville University ranked fourth on the national list and the top school in South Carolina. This list attempts to present a ranking of Christian colleges and universities whose class […]

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 […]