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The Office of Marketing and Communications (MAC) supports North Greenville University by managing all branding, marketing, and communications for the university.

As a university, we value and desire consistency across all of our marketing and communications, whether online or in print. By using consistent brand and style, we ensure that our work is efficient, effective, and supportive of the university’s mission.

Our team of qualified professionals provides expertise in the areas of copywriting, designing, managing marketing initiatives, web design, printing, photography, and videography:


Laverne Howell

Director of Communications

LaVerne Howell serves as NGU’s director of communications. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of South Carolina (USC) in 1987. Howell first came to NGU in 1996 as assistant director for development and then served in numerous roles in the Office of Advancement. His family are members of Berea First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, where he and his wife, Susan, are involved in the music ministry. His son, Pace, currently attends USC. In his free time, Howell sings baritone with the Greenville Chorale. He is also a certified judge with the Miss South Carolina and Miss America pageant organizations.

Erin Wall

Director of Marketing

Erin Wall (’00, MBA ’07) serves as director of marketing for the Office of Marketing and Communications at NGU, where she earned her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in business and mass communication. She later completed her master’s in business administration. Prior to moving into the marketing role, Wall served in several different roles in the Office of Admissions. In her free time, she enjoys time with her two children, singing, and all things related to Disney.

Celeste Hawkins

Content Coordinator

Celeste Hawkins (’11) serves as content coordinator at NGU, where she earned her bachelor’s in English language arts secondary education. Prior to working at NGU, Hawkins worked full-time as a freelance writer and editor, with clients including USA TODAY 10Best and “edible UPCOUNTRY.” She also created and managed Travelers Rest Here, the official travel source of nearby Travelers Rest, SC. In her free time, Hawkins enjoys singing with the worship team at her church, playing sand volleyball with friends, and reading books with a happy ending.

Jennifer Lynch

Web and Brand Manager

Jennifer Lynch serves as the web and brand manager for the Office of Marketing and Communications at NGU. Lynch has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina Upstate, where she studied graphics and web design. Prior to working at NGU, she worked in the corporate sector managing brand, web, and graphics for multiple companies including her freelance business JL Designs. Lynch enjoys being a soccer mom, camping, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Sheila Price

Graphic Design and Social Media Coordinator

Sheila Price (’08) serves as graphic design and social media coordinator at NGU, where she earned her bachelor’s in mass communication. Prior to working at NGU, Price worked at Clemson University and Southern Wesleyan University. She also freelanced as a photographer and graphic designer. Price manages the main NGU social media accounts and has been able to increase user engagement and followers. She is currently working towards her master’s in strategic communication from Liberty University. Price is married to Cody and they have a son, Archer, and a daughter, Birdie.

Rebeka Epps, B.S.

Photographer / Videographer

Rebeka joined NGU serves as the photographer and videographer for the marketing team. Rebeka graduated from Milligan College in 2016 with a B.S. in Communication with an emphasis in Digital Media. After graduating from Milligan, she worked in Bristol, Tennessee in television production for 2 years.

Rebeka and her husband Derrick enjoy spending time on the lake, watching college football, spending time with family, and serving at their church. She looks forward to getting to know the students and working with them as a team to reach their full potential. Rebeka is excited about moving to the upstate and joining the NGU family.

Walker Broad

Marketing Assistant

Walker Broad (’17) serves as the marketing assistant at NGU. She is a 2017 graduate from North Greenville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in linguistics and Spanish. To Broad, Tigerville will always be a special place, since her brother and her late grandfather both graduated from the university, as well. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending quality time with family and friends or enjoying a challenging hike with her beloved dog and her fiancé, Rico (another NGU grad).

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