BJU Christmas Lighting

Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to the annual Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 3, from 4-8 p.m. on the BJU campus.

“We are thankful for the return of our annual carol sing and campus lighting. It is important to remind ourselves of the true meaning of Christmas as we usher in the holiday season,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “The community is invited to join us for a memorable evening full of activities for everyone.”  

Major Sarah Whitten, director of Paladin Battalion (U.S. Army ROTC), will join President Pettit at the Christmas Lighting and Carol Sing Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium. Pettit will read the Christmas story and the event will culminate with the official lighting of over 100,000 Christmas lights. The full schedule of activities and musical events with beginning times is listed below. Most activities will be open until 8 p.m.

Tigerville Christmas Parade 2021

Tigerville residents will host their second annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4. Following a very successful inaugural event in 2020, organizers invite the Upstate to join in the holiday event which will be highlighted by a Christmas Parade on Tigerville Road.

The festival, starting at 10 a.m., will feature a variety of food options and music as guests assemble for the 11 a.m. parade, which proceeds north from the Highway 414 and Highway 253 intersection to Tigerville Elementary School Road then back east and south to Highway 414. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tigerville Fire Department.

Greer Development Corporation

North Greenville University's (NGU) mission to graduate transformational leaders for church and society doesn't end there. It wants to contribute to the growth and development of leaders in the community it serves.

The University is pleased to announce its partnership with Greer Development Corporation's Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT). The PFT program provides collaborative opportunities to grow and develop innovative ideas to further Greer's economic potential and quality of life.

North Greenville University Alumnus Martin Price Joins PA Medicine Faculty at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer.
North Greenville University Alumnus Martin Price Joins PA Medicine Faculty at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer.

Martin S. Price from Greer, has joined the Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine faculty at North Greenville University’s Tim Brashier Campus in Greer as a PA professor. Price is a 2019 graduate of NGU’s Master of Medical Science program.

“The NGU PA faculty are excited to welcome our first alumni to join the faculty. Mr. Price will bring very valuable experiences as a paramedic and practicing family practice PA to our classroom. We are excited for our students to learn from him,” said Associate Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions Dr. Jordan Hairr.

SC Judicial Panel press

North Greenville University Political Science, Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department will host a panel of SC esteemed judges on Tuesday, Nov. 16, on the Tigerville Campus.  

The North Greenville University (NGU) Political Science, Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department announces it will host a panel of esteemed judges from South Carolina to discuss important legal issues and the South Carolina Judiciary on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in Hamlin Hall on NGU's Tigerville Campus. No tickets are required, and the event is open to the public free of charge.

For the past three years, NGU Affiliated Instructor of Political Science and member of the SC House of Representatives Garry Smith has put together a panel of judges to come to his State and Local Government class. 

BJU ROTC Ceremony 2021

On Veterans Day, November 11, Bob Jones University held an Army/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) contracting ceremony, at 11 a.m. in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium. 

Launched in 2018, crosstown partnerships with Furman University (Army) and Clemson University (Air Force) allow BJU students to participate in their respective ROTC battalions. While most BJU students are qualified to join either of the two programs and thereby wear the uniform and hold the title “cadet,” exceptional cadets who stand out as scholars, athletes, and leaders may be offered scholarship contracts that cover their costs of tuition, fees, and books and receive a monthly stipend. 

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