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 […]

Anderson University names new athletics VP

Bert Epting assumes responsibilities May 7 Anderson University has named J. Bert Epting as its new vice president for athletics, effective May 7. “Having observed Dr. Epting’s outstanding work, his knowledge of athletics and his inspirational leadership, I have great confidence he will be an exceedingly effective leader for our growing athletic division as well […]

Anderson University provost named distinguished professor

Danny Parker, Anderson University executive vice president and provost,  is the school’s first W.B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science, AU officials recently announced. Parker’s new role comes as he retires from his day-to-day responsibilities at AU at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. While he will retain the title of executive […]

Commencement speaker asks NGU graduates to choose whom they will serve

On a clear spring morning April 28, North Greenville University held its commencement ceremony in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. More than 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. WCM Global Wealth principal and managing member Erik C. Weir was the keynote speaker. Weir developed a stutter after his involvement in […]