A New Era

The Donnan/COBE Project

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Leadership. Community. Excellence.

Together—under one roof.

Million Dollar Goal
Investing in 21st Century resources
Square Feet
New space for College of Business and Entrepreneurship (COBE), student community, and executive administration
Epic Project
Opening the next chapter in our 130-year-old Christ-centered mission

What we’re doing—creating College of Business and Entrepreneurship classrooms, faculty offices, and collaborative space. Centralizing the executive leadership in a contemporary suite. And adding a student commons area for study and engagement. The model of honoring God and helping others flourish works, and can work even better through a new COBE home.

Why we’re doing it—equipping transformational leaders requires modern educational resources, space to facilitate Christ-centered community, and administrative facilities for leadership. Our capital campaign will yield space for better instruction, more meaningful student-faculty interaction, student gatherings, future expansion–all nurturing student and community aspirations. 

Call To Action NGU

View the construction timeline and browse through the photo gallery, providing a detailed visual account of the project’s development. Take a moment to see the latest progress.

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“My strong desire is for our College of Business and Entrepreneurship to glorify God by transforming more and more students into innovative thinkers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers who will serve as agents of human flourishing throughout society.”

Dr. John Duncan, COBE Dean

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COBE Innovation Space

COBE students–nearly 500 of them–can expect to be transformed. Challenged to be innovative thinkers, entrepreneurial problem-solvers. Ready to create value in a dynamic marketplace, leading to human flourishing. Vibrant academics and vital business partnerships sustain an upward trajectory.

COBE Class Space

Academic resources where learning is enhanced, community is nurtured and God-sized visions are enabled with cutting-edge tools for instruction.

Student Commons

Lifelong, Christ-centered friendships and a greater sense of community with like-minded individuals. The new student commons will create space to gather outside of class—to engage with, encourage, and elevate one another.

Executive Suite

The university president, executive vice president, provost, chief financial officer, and general counsel will centralize to one location and gain access to contemporary meeting spaces.

Call To Action NGU

“So excited to see NGU focusing their efforts on how best to serve our students looking to be change makers and innovation drivers in their professions and communities through the College of Business and Entrepreneurship. This renovation project will give our students and staff dedicated space for collaboration to nurture our future business leaders.”

Campaign Donor | Brandy Amidon (’02), Mayor of Travelers Rest, Co-President & CFO of Brains on Fire, Inc.

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Partners for Progress

Friends and alumni provide guidance, counsel, support. These leaders are voting “yes” for the Donnan/COBE Project.

  • Brandy (Hart) Amidon, (’02), Brains on Fire, Inc., Travelers Rest, SC
  • David Benham, Benham Companies, Concord, NC
  • Tiffany (Bishop) Freel, (’09, ’10), State Farm Insurance, Landrum, SC
  • Beth Jackson, Fluor University (retired), Greenville, SC
  • Bill Knupp, Landscapers Supply, Greenville, SC
  • Mike Kuckel, Sovereign Financial, Greenville, SC
  • Lucian Lee, Jr., Hales, Inc., Greenville, SC
  • William Renfrow, Renfrow Brothers, Inc., Spartanburg, SC
  • Bill Tyler, Chick-fil-A, Greer, SC
  • Don Wilson, Engineered Systems, Inc., Duncan, SC

The Donnan/COBE Project artist renderings were created by Equip Studio, a Greenville, SC, firm serving as architect for the renovation. Please note that the depictions are working concepts for the spaces and may vary from the final design. Equip Studio partnered with NGU for the renovation of historic Neves Hall in 2019-2020.

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