There is much growth continuing at North Greenville University. The most obvious signs may be the surpassing of our $25 million capital campaign goal two and a half years early, all the new construction and current construction projects, or the sporting events that garner most of the publicity, however the students putting forth great effort and producing stellar examples of their hard work in college are also getting recognized. Jonathan King, senior English major from Greer, SC and Jeanie Moore a fall 2012 graduate from Taylors, SC are examples of such students.
King and Moore submitted examples of their talents to NGU's The Mountain Laurel last year. The Mountain Laurel is the official literary magazine of the school produced by creative students. There is a set staff of students, two of which are King and Moore, who design the magazine and compile all of the art and literature, but much of the content is submitted from random students on campus who contribute poems, stories or art.
Moore was responsible for the cover design on the 2012 edition of the magazine, and King contributed a short play entitled “Therapy.” Both of them won Certificates of Merit from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 29th Gold Circle Awards program. This is truly a laudable accomplishment as there were 10,444 entries total, but only 960 actually received awards.
NGU is very proud of its students and is looking forward to many more outstanding examples of their accomplishments in the future.