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Seated six feet apart across a football field, yet bound together like no other class in decades, North Greenville University's (NGU) 2021 graduates celebrated their degrees on a beautiful foothills evening Friday, April 30.

With their families looking on from the stands in Younts Stadium – socially distanced but thankfully inside the campus landmark – the graduates were challenged to "listen to God."

"Do you do that?" asked commencement speaker Bill Reeves. "Do you spend any time in the day listening to him?"

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Christine Brashier and NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., unveil portrait placed in the Dr. T. Walter and Christine Brashier Conference Room at NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus at the dedication ceremony held on May 20.
Christine Brashier and NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., unveil portrait placed in the Dr. T. Walter and Christine Brashier Conference Room at NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus at the dedication ceremony held on May 20.

Honoring a legacy of partnership support that spanned six decades, North Greenville University dedicated the Dr. T. Walter and Christine Brashier Conference Room at NGU’s Tim Brashier Campus May 20.

Dr. T. Walter Brashier, Sr., died March 24, 2021, at the age of 86. His widow, Christine Brashier, was present for the dedication event in Greer. The Tim Brashier Campus is named for the Brashiers’ late son.

The elder Brashier had battled several health issues in recent years but continued engaging with evangelical ministry and the higher education causes he had supported through transformational gifts throughout his career. The successful real estate developer was NGU’s greatest individual donor, with his philanthropic investments to the university nearing $10 million since an initial 1972 gift to fund construction of apartment units on the Tigerville campus.

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NGU EIG Certification

North Greenville University (NGU) has gained “Transparency Certification” from Excellence in Giving, LLC, a philanthropic advisory firm serving high-capacity donors.

According to Excellence in Giving, the firm “recognizes Transparency when charities share more data about governance, finances, strategy, and impact than the IRS requires.” The certificate was presented to NGU after the private Christian university provided 175 data points about operations and performance for donors to review before making an informed giving decision.

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BJA Mock Trial Nationals 2021

The Bob Jones Academy (BJA) Mock Trial team placed fifth in the National High School Mock Trial Championship held virtually May 13-15, behind teams representing Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico and Georgia. They competed against 46 teams from other states and countries. This is the seventh time a BJA team won the state championship and advanced to nationals. In 2004, BJA won the national championship.

The goal of the mock trial program is to help students gain a thorough understanding of the American judicial system by preparing for and trying a fictitious case based on applicable state laws and legal procedures. The judges and scoring members of the juries at the championship are members of their respective state bar associations.

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BJU Drama Team 2021

The Bob Jones University drama team will present “UNBELIEVABLE: Stories of Faith” at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, May 17 – July 31. Performances will be held Tuesday through Saturday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the 2,500-seat Answers Center and are included in Ark Encounter admission.

Under the direction of BJU faculty member, Jeff Stegall, the cast includes Megan King, theatre major, Greenville, S.C.; Katheryn Holcomb, biblical studies major, Marietta, Ga.; Eric Lane, theatre major, Travelers Rest, S.C.; and Michael Cunningham, theatre major, Inman, S.C.

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RENO, Nev. -- Washoe County School District Board of Trustees is pushing radical Critical Race theory curriculum starting in Kindergarten. In addition, they are seeking grants that would allow them to implement policies that will radically change hiring practices and could force the district to stop hiring white teachers.

The Washoe County School District's Equity & Diversity Department had been waiting to present the district Board with its "Equity Action Plan" for some time. When the student activist group "WCSD Students for Change" began showing up to district board meetings in 2020 demanding changes to board policy, curriculum, and district hiring practices, it provided the department just the green light they were looking for.

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BJA Grad 2019

State Representative Adam Morgan, a 2007 Bob Jones Academy (BJA) graduate who represents House District 20 in the South Carolina House of Representatives and serves as president of Majesty Music Inc., will address the 66 graduates of Bob Jones Academy during the 93rd commencement exercises which will be held in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University campus Thursday, May 13, at 2 p.m.

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