(864) 977-7000
 


NGU Reacts to Coastal Evacuations due to Hurricane Matthew

Tigerville SC (October 4, 2016) With the threat of Hurricane Matthew approaching the South Carolina coastline, the state of South Carolina has asked coastal residents to evacuate the coastal area. North Greenville University is offering shelter on campus for families of coastal area students on a first-come, first-served basis and as long as space is available. 

Families are asked to contact the Office of Student Life at 864.977.7121, student.life@ngu.edu or contact Director of Student Life Billy Watson at jwwatson@ngu.edu. Families may begin contacting the school as soon as possible on Wednesday morning. 

Shelter, which will be provided at no cost, may be in open resident hall rooms or in other spaces on campus. The volume of requests for shelter will determine which spaces will be used.

"Families should bring blankets, pillows, etc. with them," said Watson.  "Also, students need to remind their families to bring all medications."

Food will be available.

"We are working with Aramark [food service provider] on the details for food availability and possible meal costs," Watson said. "To ensure that Aramark has a sufficient amount of food on campus, it is important that we know the number of people as soon as possible."

NGU hopes that offering this opportunity to families will help them during a very stressful emergency situation.

Watson wants all coastal families to know that, "we [North Greenville University] are praying for all of the families and friends that will be affected by this storm."



     

 

Related Stories


Nutiket Sachgagunummen Klamachpin
It means “Guard who Leads Quietly.” And it’s the American Indian name given to Matthew Watson (expected ’19).  

Scott Named to Leadership Greer Class 38
Program strives to enrich the lives of participants and cultivate future leaders for the community.

MBA Alum Scott ('12) Grateful for Professor's Guidance
Scott's new business venture, Scopestack, offers a unique sales automation tool for the IT Service provider community.  

Art Department Fundraiser to Support Local Ministry
All proceeds from the event will go to Water of Life, a Greer-based non-profit. 

SC Gold Star Mother to Speak at Alumnae Luncheon
Diane Rawl will be the guest speaker for the homecoming alumnae luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28.

Weir Asks Graduates to Choose Whom They Will Serve
Over 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas on April 28.   

Campus Security recognized as a Top 500 Security Enterprise
Department ranked sixth time in two years.

Students Study Spanish Abroad This Summer
Apart from taking a Spanish class, the team participated in many ministry opportunities.