Finn reelected as SBC recording secretary

North Greenville University Professor Nathan Finn was reelected by acclamation to a third term as recording secretary on Tuesday, June 11, at the 2024 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Finn was nominated by Tony Wolfe, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “Nathan is a loving husband, an exemplary father, a devoted […]

God Builds Uncommon Legacy Through ‘Common Man Scholar’

By Mary Margaret Flook and Jeff Robinson It wasn’t anybody’s dream job. The job description was to teach and serve as an academic administrator at a two-year college that had around 350 students — to use the term loosely — a few decaying buildings, and $3 million of debt. That was 1992, and the odds […]

Johnson encourages graduates to ponder legacy they will leave

Implored to live a life in service to the Lord, 301 North Greenville University students had their degrees conferred during spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 3, at Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. Walter Johnson, founding dean of NGU’s College of Christian Studies, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony, which capped the academic year […]

North Greenville seeks to honor history, blaze trail with new mascot

The oldest college in the foothills of Greenville County is honoring its historic roots while pointing to the future with the announcement of a new athletics mascot. North Greenville University revealed the mascot — Trailblazers — to a packed campus dining hall during a late-night student breakfast Monday evening. The event, designed to offer a […]

Christian Worldview Week Set for March 4-6 at North Greenville

North Greenville University will host Christian Worldview Week March 4-6, featuring talks from Katie McCoy and Jason Thacker on “Thinking Christianly about Human Nature.” Christian Worldview Week has been a highlight at the university for nearly two decades. “North Greenville always takes seriously the centrality of a biblical worldview in a Christ-first education,” said Nathan […]

Noted evangelical scholar Hunter Baker named NGU provost

Noted evangelical scholar Hunter Baker has been named provost and dean of the university faculty at North Greenville University, NGU President Gene C. Fant Jr. announced to the university’s board of trustees on Oct. 19, during its fall meeting. Baker was introduced at the board’s plenary session on the Tigerville campus, and also met with […]

NGU football field sporting new look for 2023 season

The off-season brought some major changes to Melvin & Dollie Younts Stadium at North Greenville University’s Tigerville campus. NGU recently contracted GEOSurfaces to replace the football turf, which had been in place since the fall semester of 2014. “It’s state-of-the-art turf and one of the best products out there,” said NGU Athletic Director Jan McDonald. […]

Signed beam installed at NGU’s Donnan Administration Building

An 18-foot steel beam that was prayed over and signed by North Greenville University administrators, faculty, staff, students, and board members on March 2 now serves as a structural piece for the new entrance at the university’s Donnan Administration Building on the Tigerville campus. Upgrades to the building’s exterior were the highlight of the Donnan/COBE […]

NGU’s national championship baseball team recognized at state capitol

North Greenville University’s 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship baseball team was recognized on the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives in Columbia on April 27. District 17 Representative Mike Burns welcomed the team to the historic State Capitol, recalling a run that ended in the program’s first national title. “(NGU’s) baseball team […]

Division II Southeast Regionals in review: ‘Crusaders never out of it’

“This is a new team, and we’re going to write a new story,” said Coach Landon Powell, head coach of North Greenville University’s baseball team. The Crusaders have built a reputation for being winners during their 2022 NCAA DII National Championship run. But that was last year’s team, and there are players in the dugout […]