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Sepko to Speak at December Commencement

North Greenville University has announced that long-time NGU professor of English, Dr. Cathy Sepko, has been named the keynote speaker for December Commencement on Friday, December 9.

Sepko has served as a professor of English at NGU since 1996.  She has held various faculty positions, including Dean of the College of Humanities, faculty chair, and faculty marshal. She has been directly involved in the creation of a number of degree programs, academic departments and has created and taught several courses such as Advanced Grammar and Style, American Folklore, Literature Theory, Appalachian Literature, and honors program seminars.  She has received a variety of teaching honors, including the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award.  

Prior to NGU, Sepko served as the Director of Christian Education and Youth in West Virginia for four years, an adjunct English instructor at West Virginia State University for three years and as a secondary education teacher for 17 years.  

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language Arts Education at West Virginia Tech, a master’s in English and Mass Communication at Marshall University and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/English Education at Clemson University.  

Sepko enjoys genealogical and folklore research, writing memoirs, and spending time with her grandchildren. Active in her church, she has taught both Sunday school and women's Bible studies.  She is beloved by her current and past students as well as her colleagues.  She will be retiring after the fall semester.

She and her husband Ken have a son and a daughter-in-law, Micah and Katie Sepko, who are both employees at NGU. They also have a foster son who resides in West Virginia.  

   

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