North Greenville University recently received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs which will be used in training and educating students in the College of Science and Mathematics.
George Acker, Vice President for Government and Community Relations for Duke Energy, and Mike Wilson, Duke Energy District Manager for Greenville and Spartanburg, presented a check to NGU President, Dr. Jimmy Epting, and Wayne Landrith, Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Giving.
North Greenville University’s STEM programs have experienced solid growth over the past five years. In fact, the school’s Pre-Med/Biology program is up 25%. Since 2003, nearly 95% of Pre-Med/Biology graduates applying to medical schools have been accepted. The medical schools represented by NGU students are: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM); East Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada; University of South Carolina (Columbia), and Mercer University.
“The enrollment growth in our College of Science and Mathematics has created exciting challenges for the University in terms of academic space and technology,” commented Landrith. “This generous gift from the Duke Energy Foundation will enhance these academic programs and will strengthen education in our community, state, and region.”
Currently, the NGU College of Science and Mathematics offers opportunities of study in the following areas: Biology, Outdoor Leadership, Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (Partnership with Clemson University), Health Promotion and Wellness, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Physics.