NASA chief challenges, inspires commencement crowd at Anderson University

Before a crowd in excess of 6,000 on a picture-perfect morning, NASA administrator, South Carolina native, and veteran astronaut Major Gen. Charles Bolden challenged a record number of Anderson University graduates at May 2 commencement exercises to dream bold. Bolden recalled his days growing up in a segregated South Carolina and how limited opportunities were for African […]

Class of 2015 prepared for life after CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Class of 2015 graduated May 9 at the North Charleston Coliseum, the culminating event in the university’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. Approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at the ceremony. Student Government Association president and Class of 2015 graduate Dylan Gunnels addressed his classmates, saying, “You will never experience undying […]

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 […]

Master of arts in Christian studies classes begin this fall at CSU

Classes will begin this fall for the new master of arts in Christian studies degree at Charleston Southern University. Michael Bryant, dean of the School of Christian Studies, said, “Historically, seasons of spiritual renewal have come when Christians emphasized theological education and missions. Our hope is that this degree will play a role in equipping […]

Bethea Baptist Retirement Community opens aquatic center

Bethea Baptist Retirement Community opened a new aquatic center May 1 with a dedication service in the Sidney Sutton Chapel. Built with funds raised by residents, staff and friends of Bethea, the indoor pool and spa will be part of the first such facility for a retirement community in the Pee Dee area. The aquatic center will […]

Annie Eveleigh named director of advancement at SCBMA

Annie K. Eveleigh has joined the staff of South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging as director of advancement. She comes to SCBMA with almost 20 years of experience in nonprofit fund development. She is a native of Columbia and a graduate of Columbia College. She and her husband, Francis, are members of First Baptist […]

At CSU, Dockery advocates rebuilding community on Christian campuses

David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, was the speaker for the annual Lens conference at Charleston Southern University, hosted by the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. Dockery, speaking on spiritual, theological and character formation, said one of the key issues facing Christian higher education is the need to rebuild community on campuses. We live […]

Our May e-Edition Is Live!

Ten-thousand Americans retire every day. Senior adults represent the fastest-growing segment of the population. What does it mean for the Church? “Not since the days of Noah has God given a generation extended life, good health and adequate resources,” writes News Orleans Seminary president Chuck Kelley in our cover story. “The simple fact of senior […]

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 […]

Charleston Southern professor Dr. Celeste McMaster recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty from 20 private colleges were recognized this week at an awards dinner for their dedication to teaching by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. Dr. Celeste McMaster, associate professor of English, is Charleston Southern’s Excellence in Teaching winner. Each recipient is chosen by his or her institution according to rigorous criteria and receives a $3,000 […]