Steve Dickinson, vice president for business and operations at Bob Jones University, recently named Brian Burch as BJU Chief Information Officer. Marvin Reem, the longtime former CIO, retired last May.

Burch will be responsible for Information Technology (IT), including managing the IT shared services with BJU Education Group.

“The Lord blessed us with this hire as Brian brings significant CIO experience and leadership skills to our team,” said Dickinson. 

A 1985 graduate of Bob Jones Academy, Burch earned a BS in Computer Science from BJU in 1992. He later completed an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University.

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BJU - The Collegian SCPA Winners 2022

The South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) recognized staff members of Bob Jones University’s student newspaper, The Collegian, with multiple awards Friday, March 18, at its annual awards ceremony. Both individual staff members and The Collegian staff in its entirety were honored.

The SCPA Collegiate News Contest recognizes the best in South Carolina collegiate journalism. Collegiate staff members compete against other colleges and universities in 12 different categories, including writing, design, photography and illustration.

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North Greenville University trustees recognized President Gene C. Fant, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, for five years of service to the university.
North Greenville University trustees recognized President Gene C. Fant, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, for five years of service to the university.

In their winter meeting, North Greenville University trustees received an update on the capital building project designed to enhance and support the College of Business and Entrepreneurship (COBE). The Board of Trustees also unanimously ratified a new core curriculum for bachelor's level programs and celebrated the fifth anniversary of the election of Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. as the university's president.

President Fant presented the Donnan/COBE Project details during the Feb. 17 meeting in Craft-Hemphill Missions Center on the Tigerville campus. The project will transform the Donnan Administration Building, providing upgraded high-tech classrooms, student gathering, meeting, collaboration space, and faculty offices for NGU's largest academic unit, enrolling nearly 500 students.

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BJA SCFCA Winners 2022

The Bob Jones Academy Speech and Debate Team competed in the South Carolina Forensic Coaches Association State Tournament hosted by Riverside High School in Greer, South Carolina, March 4-5. The Academy team competed against Class 4A and 5A public schools. Over 30 BJA students advanced to the final rounds in their categories. BJA had six students named state champions. Overall, the BJA team is the 1A state champion school, a title held since 2007, and second overall in the state.

The following students excelled at the tournament:

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North Greenville University traditional and online undergraduate students can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
North Greenville University traditional and online undergraduate students can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

North Greenville University (NGU) steps forward again with innovative ways to equip students as transformation leaders with the advent of combination degrees. Combination degrees allow students to take classes toward their bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously. Qualified students will be able to earn both degrees in a shorter amount of time and with minimal duplication of coursework.

Undergraduate students in the College of Business & Entrepreneurship (COBE) and College of Christian Studies can participate in accelerated combination master's degree programs in business administration, organizational leadership, human resource management, and ministry. Qualified students enrolled as traditional or online undergraduates are eligible to participate.

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BJA NSDA District Winners 2022

Bob Jones Academy hosted the 2022 National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) District Qualifier Tournament for the state of South Carolina March 18 - 19. Academy students competed against public and private school students from across the state. The following Academy students advanced to the final rounds and qualified to be members of the team of 40 South Carolina students representing the state at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this June:

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BJU Cinema Students iNRB Awards 2022

Bob Jones University cinema students were recently recognized at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention held March 8-11, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the eighth time BJU students have entered the competition. They have won awards in the film category every year. For the last two years, they swept the film category.

NRB presents awards to undergraduate or graduate student intercollegiate NRB members for outstanding examples of radio, television, and film productions. The convention allows students to network with professionals in their fields and participate in workshops related to Christian media.

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