Retiring CSU president Jairy Hunter looks back on career, God’s will

When Jairy Hunter became president of Baptist College of Charleston in the summer of 1984, the school faced the prospect of closing its doors. An editorial in The Baptist Courier a few months earlier described how the institution, the only Baptist-affiliated college in the lower half of the state, was heavily encumbered with long-term debt. […]

AU’s Clamp Divinity School: ‘The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina’

It is described as “The Baptist Seminary of South Carolina” and serves as the graduate division of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. Officially known as Clamp Divinity School, it is named for David T. Clamp, whose estate presented AU its largest single gift in school history — $8 million — in 2008. […]

More than 1,500 graduate from state’s Baptist universities

South Carolina’s three Baptist-affiliated universities awarded more than 1,500 degrees at their spring graduation ceremonies. North Greenville University held outdoor commencement services April 28 at the Melvin and Dollie Younts football stadium on the NGU campus, and 300 students received degrees. Erik C. Weir, of WCM Global Wealth, was the keynote speaker. More than 700 […]

Davis keynote speaker at SWU commencement

Ben Davis, retired president of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was the keynote speaker May 5 at Southern Wesleyan University’s graduation ceremony. Davis, pictured with his wife, Polly, was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree. Davis serves as chairman of The Baptist Courier board of trustees and is also chairman of the South Carolina Department […]

Satterwhite concludes five decades of S.C. Baptist work

Cliff Satterwhite, a familiar face to thousands of South Carolina Baptists after 50 years of denominational leadership, retired May 15. Satterwhite began his ministry in churches as a youth and recreation minister and later served as campus minister at Anderson College (now Anderson University). He recently concluded his career as field ambassador/coordinator for the Baptist […]

Anderson University celebrates 2018 graduating class

Record number of students officially become alumni Thousands gathered on the Anderson University Alumni Lawn as a record number of graduates participated in 2018 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. The total included about 450 receiving undergraduate degrees, with another 92 receiving master’s degrees and one earning a doctorate graduate. The commencement ceremony featured guest […]

Student Leadership University founder receives honorary doctorate from CSU

Jay Strack graduated from (then) Baptist College of Charleston in 1975 Charleston Southern University bestowed an honorary doctorate of Christian leadership degree upon Jay Strack, president and founder of Student Leadership University, at commencement ceremonies May 5 at North Charleston Coliseum. Based in Orlando, Fla., Student Leadership University provides leadership training for students ages 13 […]

Mom of special needs children wins CSU college tuition giveaway

Charleston Southern University announced the winner of the College Tuition Giveaway in partnership with HIS Radio on May 14. Ashley Shaw of Anderson won a full year of college tuition at CSU. Her father, Doug Hoard, nominated his daughter for the contest, noting that she is a young wife and mother of three, two of […]

New provost named at Anderson University

Ryan Neal assumes responsibilities June 1 Ryan Neal, assistant provost and professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, is the school’s new provost, AU officials announced May 14. Neal assumes his new responsibilities on June 1 with the retirement of current provost Danny Parker. “Dr. Neal has served Anderson University admirably and honorably for more […]

Fant officially installed as NGU president

Ten months after he took office, Gene C. Fant Jr. was officially installed April 13 as the eighth president of North Greenville University. Nearly 1,000 people — including Fant’s family and friends, NGU students, faculty, staff, trustees, donors and alumni, as well as community members and delegates from more than 20 universities — gathered in Turner […]