Joe FantJoe Fant, senior pastor of Community Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana, will preach the opening services of Bob Jones University’s spring 2022 semester. Services will be held Jan. 11-12, at 7 p.m. in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

“It is important to start the semester with a focus on the truth found in the Scriptures,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “We are pleased to have Joe back on campus to encourage and challenge us.”

Fant experienced a call to full-time ministry while attending The Wilds Christian Camp in Brevard, North Carolina. In 2009, Fant earned a BA in Bible and went on to earn an MA in biblical studies. He is currently pursuing a DMin through The Master’s Seminary.

He and his wife, Becky (2006 grad), have four children.

Both services will be webcast live.

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Adina Lundquist has received awards, including the 2021 Global Star of Excellence Award, for her role in creating a lifesaving ventilator app.
Adina Lundquist has received awards, including the 2021 Global Star of Excellence Award, for her role in creating a lifesaving ventilator app.

An Anderson University communication alum was part of an award-winning team that created an app to train medical workers on the use of lifesaving ventilators during the peak of the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Adina Lundquist, who graduated with degrees in communication and advertising in 2014, helped populate the app with training content centered around how to use ventilators manufactured by her employer, Medtronic. Ventilators are critical devices in the care of patients severely impacted by COVID-19. 

In the early days of the pandemic, ventilators became in short supply and companies like Medtronic and others had to produce and distribute the machines at a rapid pace. 

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Critical Race Theory Problem King

Finally, the anti-American agenda of critical race theory (CRT) is being exposed, and its devout followers should take note.

Most recently we saw this in Virginia's rejection of CRT in its gubernatorial race. On one hand, you had a seasoned politician and former governor Terry McAuliffe telling parents they should not have a say in what schools teach their children. And on the other hand, you had political newcomer Glenn Youngkin vowing to keep CRT out of Virginia's schools.

Let this be a wake-up call for the elites determined to undermine our nation's greatness by indoctrinating our children with a radical, anti-American agenda—America's parents won't allow it.

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The NGU School of Allied Health Professions held its annual white coat and hooding ceremonies for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies on Friday, December 10, at its Tigerville Campus.
The NGU School of Allied Health Professions held its annual white coat and hooding ceremonies for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies on Friday, December 10, at its Tigerville Campus.

The North Greenville University (NGU) School of Allied Health Professions (SOAHP) held its annual white coat and hooding ceremonies for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies on Friday, December 10, in Turner Chapel on the school's Tigerville Campus.

Dr. Jordan Hairr, associate dean for the School of Allied Health Professions and Physician Assistant (PA) program director, was among the school's leaders who greeted the 59 PA students, friends, and family members in attendance.

"We are excited to be able to honor both cohorts of students in a joint ceremony and share their accomplishments with everyone here," said Hairr.

The hooding ceremony recognizes the Cohort of 2021's accomplishments, which graduated from the program during commencement exercises that evening.  

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Dr. Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville and president emeritus of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, addressed NGU's December graduates on Friday, Dec. 10.
Dr. Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville and president emeritus of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, addressed NGU's December graduates on Friday, Dec. 10.

North Greenville University (NGU) held its December Commencement Exercises on Friday, December 10, on the Tigerville Campus. Pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville and President Emeritus of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Dr. Alex Sands addressed the 196 undergraduate and graduate students, family, and friends.

Following the processional of the administration, faculty, and candidates, NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. welcomed all honored guests and read from Isaiah 40.

NGU Board Chair Dr. Mike Hamlett led the invocation. Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science and Chair of the English Department Dr. Cheryl Collier read 1 Peter 2:9-12. The NGU Brass Ensemble provided music.

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NGU Board Chair Mike Hamlet (right) was honored by the Board of Trustees with the Betty Jo Craft Service Award. The award, presented by NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., (left) was established in 2019, and is voted on by and presented to a board member that has made a long-term, consistent commitment that is extraordinary and has had a visible impact or result directly related to support the mission of NGU. Craft passed away on November 25, 2021.
NGU Board Chair Mike Hamlet (right) was honored by the Board of Trustees with the Betty Jo Craft Service Award. The award, presented by NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., (left) was established in 2019, and is voted on by and presented to a board member that has made a long-term, consistent commitment that is extraordinary and has had a visible impact or result directly related to support the mission of NGU. Craft passed away on November 25, 2021.

The North Greenville University (NGU) Board of Trustees and Board Chair Dr. Mike Hamlet enthusiastically thanked the leadership, faculty, staff, and students for successfully navigating a unique year at their October meeting.

Board Chair Hamlet said the trustees celebrated that NGU had a very productive year amid the challenging circumstances connected with COVID 19. 

"Not only were we grateful for the work of our university this past year, but we are excited about the future in so many areas," said Hamlet. "Our approval of the renovation of the Donnan Administrative building is a clear indicator that North Greenville has a very bright future." 

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Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will keynote NGU's December Commencement on Dec. 10.    Photo Credit: Greenville News.
Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will keynote NGU's December Commencement on Dec. 10. Photo Credit: Greenville News.

Alex Sands, pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Simpsonville, will be the keynote speaker for North Greenville University's (NGU) Commencement Dec. 10 in Turner Chapel on the Tigerville Campus.

"At North Greenville University, we are producing transformational leaders for church and society. Alex Sands is a transformational leader, whose influence over the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention has been exemplary and the engagement between his church and the surrounding community has been remarkable," said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. "I can't think of a better speaker to have for our graduates as they are launched with their degrees. I'm sure his message will be simultaneously challenging, inspiring, and insightful."

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