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 […]

Baptist Foundation of SC awards $10,000 grant to AU

The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina has awarded Anderson University a $10,000 grant to assist in the ongoing operation of The Great Commission Center. Established in 2015, The Great Commission Center, headed by Dr. Tim McKnight, of AU’s College of Christian Studies, is an effort to coordinate the many mission efforts throughout the Anderson University […]

CSU Operation Christmas Child packs 1,823 shoeboxes

Charleston Southern University Students packed 1,823 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at CSU’s sixth annual packing party. At the packing party, students weave in and out of the aisles of the chapel, selecting toys, school supplies and necessities such as soap and toothpaste, hand packing each box one by one. Prior to 2011, several clubs and organizations […]

Connie Maxwell Baptist Church calls Miller Murphy as pastor

Miller Murphy, longtime director of communications for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, has been called as pastor of Connie Maxwell Baptist Church in Greenwood. Before joining the children’s home staff in 1991 as a development officer, Murphy was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of South Carolina […]

Lawton and Dawn Neely named chaplains at Martha Franks

Lawton and Dawn Neely have been named chaplains at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens, succeeding Russell Dean, who retired last April. The Neelys have lived at Martha Franks since 2014. Lawton earned a master of music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a master of divinity from Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity, and a […]

Anderson University presents awards at 2016 Pastors Conference

Anderson University recognizes the unique high calling the pastorate.  The South Carolina Baptist Pastor of the Year Award was established in 2011 to honor outstanding pastors, based on the following criteria: Having served in the South Carolina Baptist Convention for at least 3 years. Strong supporter of the Cooperative Program. Be a model of Pastoral […]

James Wright to serve as Connie Maxwell’s interim president

A veteran state denominational business executive has been tapped to lead Connie Maxwell Children’s Home until a new president can be found. James Wright, who was chief financial officer for the South Carolina Baptist Convention for 13 years and later served as vice president for finance and operations at Anderson University, was named interim president at […]

AU professor Chris Neuenschwander receives 2016 teaching award

Chris Neuenschwander, a business professor at Anderson University, has been named the recipient of the Christian Business Faculty Association’s Teaching Award for 2016. The award was established to perpetuate Christlike teaching and to recognize Christian business faculty members who emulate the character, engagement, and calling of Christ to the work and ministry of transformational education.

Blythewood church member to be included as trustee nominee for Baptist Foundation

Donna Thompson, a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Blythewood, has been added to a group of nominees who will be considered as trustees for the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina when messengers to the South Carolina Baptist Convention meet Nov. 15-16 in Columbia. Thompson was a late addition to the trustee nomination process after a previous nominee withdrew […]