North Greenville University’s School of Communication updates its majors for Fall 2022 to include film, strategic communication, and sports media concentrations.
North Greenville University’s School of Communication updates its majors for Fall 2022 to include film, strategic communication, and sports media concentrations.

The North Greenville University School of Communication in the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) will begin offering an updated slate of majors for Fall 2022, including new concentrations of study in film, strategic communication, and sports media.

The School will have two majors for the new academic year: digital media, with concentrations in broadcast, film, journalism, and sports, and strategic communication, with concentrations in public relations, communication studies, and media ministry.

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BJA Graduation 2022

Bob Jones Academy Head of School Dr. Doug Abels addressed the 89 graduates of Bob Jones Academy during the 94th commencement exercises which were held in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus Thursday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

Abels previously served as head of school at Killian Hill Christian School outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s in math education, a master’s in secondary education, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Bob Jones University. Prior to his tenure at Killian Hill Christian School, Abels spent 20 years at Harvest Christian Academy in Guam where he taught math and science and became the Minister of Education over the K–12 school.

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Dr Doug Abels BJU

Bob Jones Academy Head of School Dr. Doug Abels will address the 89 graduates of Bob Jones Academy during the 94th commencement exercises which will be held in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus Thursday, May 12, at 2 p.m. 

Dr. Abels previously served as head of school at Killian Hill Christian School outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s in math education, a master’s in secondary education, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Bob Jones University. Before his tenure at Killian Hill Christian School, Dr. Abels spent 20 years at Harvest Christian Academy in Guam where he taught math and science and became the Minister of Education over the K–12 school.              

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Bob Jones Academy Middle School students represented the state of South Carolina at the VEX Robotics World Championships held May 3-5, in Dallas, Texas. BJA students competed against over 500 teams. The action-packed competition required middle school students to execute the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics Competition game, Tipping Point presented by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation.

To prepare for the tournament, the group worked together to design, build, and program a robot using VEX V5, that could quickly and efficiently solve specific challenges that come with playing the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics Competition game, Tipping Point.

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BJU Challenge Coin
BJU Challenge Coin

Bob Jones University hosted the ninth annual Criminal Justice Challenge Coin Ceremony Thursday, May 5, for 2022 graduates of BJU’s criminal justice program. The ceremony was held in Levinson Hall on the BJU campus. 

During the ceremony, graduating seniors were presented with a BJU Criminal Justice Challenge Coin. The front of the coin is imprinted with the phrase “Standing Valiantly for Christ” and an emblazoned banner stamped with Romans 3:14. The reverse side bears the name of the University and the BJU crest which symbolizes the heritage and biblical worldview which are foundational to our liberal arts education and character development in preparation for effective service to Christ and the community. 

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North Greenville University President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., conferred 294 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 31 for graduate degrees.
North Greenville University President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., conferred 294 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 31 for graduate degrees.

North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated the achievements of 325 graduates as they received their degrees during the university’s Spring Commencement on April 29 in Melvin and Dollie Younts.

During the evening ceremony, NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. conferred 294 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 31 graduate degrees.

After a welcome by President Fant, Mandie Boyd (’05), chair of the NGU Board of Trustees, led the invocation.

“Let me be the first to congratulate you on behalf of the Board of Trustees of North Greenville University for your graduation today,” Chair Boyd said. “I was where you are 17 years ago. One thing I can promise you is whatever life plan you have for yourself today, it will take a detour. But what I can also promise you is that God is faithful, and he will remain consistent and ready for you to draw close.”

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Betty Fagge and Shirley Canaday
Betty Fagge and Shirley Canaday

The Bob Jones University yearbook staff announced today the dedication of the 2022 Vintage to longtime staff members, Betty Fagge and Shirley Canaday. These co-dedicatees have assisted BJU executives and other staff for nearly 94 years. They were chosen for their commitment to the University’s mission and its community of students, faculty, staff, retirees and alumni.

Betty Fagge earned this distinction for 49 years of diligent service to BJU. She began as a student worker and continues today as executive assistant to the former university president and current chancellor, Dr. Bob Jones III.

Fagge grew up in North Carolina. While enrolled in BJU’s one-year business program, she worked in the business office and after graduation became full-time assistant to the office manager.

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