Community Spotlights: Bob Jones University, Ronald McDonald House, and more

Proceeds from Wade Hampton High School's Spirit Week will go to Shriners Hospital for Children – Greenville. Photo provided


Grad student awarded for research paper at regional conference

Julie Mission, a graduate student in the communications program at Bob Jones University, was the 2017 recipient of the Mary E. Jarrard Graduate Student Paper Award for the Most Outstanding Research Paper presented at the Carolinas Communication Association (CCA) Conference held at Clemson University Sept. 29 and 30. Missions paper, titled Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: A Narrative Experience in Persuasion,” was originally written for a qualitative research methods course to demonstrate multisensory methods charitable organizations can use to tell their stories and cause the public to see a new perspective. Mission received a certificate and monetary prize for this accomplishment.


Greenville Tech receives prestigious diversity award for the second time

Greenville Technical College has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Greenville Tech is among 79 other recipients nationwide. Only three colleges in the state were recognized with this award: Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and Greenville Technical College, and only five technical colleges were among the recipients. Greenville Tech first received the HEED award in 2014. INSIGHT Into Diversity selected Greenville Tech because of its efforts to recruit, support, and graduate historically underrepresented groups, including first-generation college students. Other accomplishments for this award include efforts to increase diversity in faculty and staff, a civility training program offered to all employees, multicultural branding and communication, and programs that lead to cultural competence for graduates.


School celebrates Spirit Week fundraising total

Wade Hampton High School raised $251,376.12 during this years Spirit Week. All money went to Shriners Hospital for Children Greenville and will cover the annualbudget for prosthetics for young patients.


Ronald McDonald House hosts ‘An Evening in Greece’ 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas will hold its signature black tie holiday gala in December. This is the 18th annual holiday gala, and this year, the organization invites guests to experience an evening full of Greek-inspired food, culture, and dance. There will be a silent auction with an array of items, including vacation getaways, restaurant giveaways, fine jewelry, and more. There will be a seated formal dinner, as well as a performance from the band The Mighty Kicks. The event will celebrate donors and friends of the organization who have supported their mission of providing a temporary home for more than 11,000 families with critically ill or injured children since 1989. More information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ website.



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