Fant's First Year
Itís official: Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., has wrapped up his first year as president at North Greenville University!
Wondering what NGUís been up to since he arrived? Here are the highlights.
125th Anniversary Celebration and Presidential Inauguration Ė Fant took office on June 1, 2017, just as the 125th Anniversary Celebration at NGU was beginning, which included a slew of special events that culminated in his official inauguration on April 13, 2018. Among the nearly 1,000 attendees at the inauguration were Fantís relatives and friends, NGU family, and delegates from more than 22 fellow universities.
Unit G Renovation Ė Last fall, NGUís Campus Enhancements team did a total remodel of Unit G, a residence hall for male students that now boasts new electrical, heating and air, flooring, LED lighting, roofing, furniture, and more. NGU hopes this will be the first of many residence hall remodels as funding becomes available.
Dillard Field Ė Ashmore Park is underway, a project that will add a new 700-seat athletic stadium, residential options, and recreational spaces to NGUís Tigerville campus. Phase one included a complete reworking of the newly named Dillard Field, where NGU hosted its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II regional baseball tournament in May.
Martin Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars Program Ė Made possible by a gift from the T. Walter Brashier family, Fant has introduced the Martin Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars Program to provide scholarships to residents of Upstate South Carolina and NGU alumni who are enrolled in one of NGUís online undergraduate or graduate programs.
Mary Black School of Nursing Partnership Ė Through a new partnership with the Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate, NGU biology majors can now earn a dual degree in nursing within just five years. NGUís new biology and nursing degree is intended to meet the growing demand for nurses in the state.
Campus Safety Ė Fant has also worked to improve campus safety at NGU by adding additional lighting throughout campus, better vehicles and training for Campus Security officers, and new safety measures such as Nightlock devices for faculty and staff to use during emergency situations.
Red Carpet Gala Ė The NGU family gathered last October at the Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville, SC, for a Red Carpet Gala to celebrate the community that has nurtured the institution for the past several decades. At the event, the university recognized donors who have shown exemplary service, commitment, and a lifetime of giving to NGU.
Chick-fil-A Restaurant Ė Under Fantís leadership, NGU has opened a brand new Chick-fil-A at its Tigerville campus. The restaurant officially opened on Aug. 15, 2018 ó just in time for the start of the 2018-19 academic year.
President Fant Joined SC Congressional Delegation in Address to Faith Leaders in Washington, DC
Over 100 faith leaders attended.
Fant Excited About Transformational Opportunities at Greer Campus
Fant: "NGU is not just for Tigerville. Itís also for Greer and the uttermost parts of the earth."
Mission Costa Rica 2017
Dr. Bill Cashion, professor of evangelism and missions in NGU's Graduate School of Ministry, led a team of fifteen volunteers to serve in Villa Real, Costa Rica this summer.
Miss NGU 2017 to be Crowned
Ten young ladies will compete for the title of Miss North Greenville University 2017 on Friday, January 20.
Daughter of Holocaust Survivor to Present Lecture at NGU
Voices of the Generations, Inc. is committed to preserving memory of Holocaust
Theatre Studentís Sound Designs Shine Bright at Theatre Festival
Hamlin awarded a one-week masterclass at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas in June.
Dendy Leads as SGA Introduces New Constitution
The traditional four class presidents have been exchanged for one representative from each of NGUís six colleges.
Miss NGU 2016 Pageant
Miss NGU Pageant is a local preliminary for the Miss South Carolina Pageant