Educational Merits

CHARLESTON, SC (07/15/2021)-- More than 560 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 in McAlister Field House. In addition to graduating, about 27% of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers in all branches of service.

Local graduates include:

Alexander McCullough of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Patrick Kress of Greenville, SC - Chemistry Bachelor of Arts

Caleb Moseley of Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Criminal Justice and Intelligence and Security Studies Bachelor of Arts

Jack Beehler of Greer, SC - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

James Few of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Haven Garrett of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Evans Harrison of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Clifford Jenkins of Simpsonville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

James Kober of Simpsonville, SC - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Brooks O'Brien of Greer, South Carolina - Finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Houston Osborne of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Gavin Stewart of Greenville, South Carolina - Finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Corey Watson of Simpsonville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Samuel Zuschlag of Greenville, South Carolina - Finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Samuel Blumer of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

William Fenlayson of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Trenton Jenkins of Simpsonville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Warner James of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ashlee Richardson of Simpsonville, South Carolina - Intelligence and Security Studies Bachelor of Arts

Charles Shaw of Greenville, South Carolina - Political Science Bachelor of Arts

Ian Rodgers of Greer, South Carolina - Sport Management Bachelor of Science

Hayden Brown of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

William Edwards of Greer, SC - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Charles Judkins of Greer, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Zane Mitchell of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

William Hudson of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Blake Oliveira of Greenville, South Carolina - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduates accepted their diploma from President of The Citadel Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (Ret.), Class of 1979.

As once of his last official acts, the outgoing Commandant of Cadets, CAPT. Eugene Paluso, USN (Ret.), '89, served as the 2021 commencement speaker for both morning and afternoon ceremonies.

The top academic programs for the Class of 2021 included business administration, criminal justice, intelligence and cyber security, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and political science.


GARDEN CITY, NY (07/15/2021)-- Leila Carroll of Travelers Rest, SC, has been named to Adelphi University's Spring 2021 Dean's List.

Carroll was among a select group of outstanding students recognized by Adelphi's deans of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Science, Business, Nursing and Public Health, Social Work and Psychology for superior academic performance. The list comprises full-time students-registered for 12 or more credits-who have completed at least nine graded credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester. This recognition becomes part of the student's academic record and is entered into the individual's transcript.


GREENVILLE, SC (07/21/2021)-- Nearly 300 incoming students participated in Summer Orientation 2021 at Bob Jones University on June 18-19 or June 25-26.

Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended informational sessions about the BJU experience including academics, student development and financial aid. Students were also able to receive academic and career counsel from faculty and register for their fall classes.

"Summer orientation gives incoming students the ability to meet our knowledgeable and caring faculty and receive the information they need to be prepared for classes and life as a BJU Bruin," said BJU President Steve Pettit.

Lora Bolding, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Engineering, BS.

Gretchen Bradley, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in History, BA.

Nathaniel Brunson, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Physics, BS.

Blair Carrier, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Orchestral Instrument Performance, BMus.

Julia Chelli, a resident of Simpsonville, will be majoring in Chemistry, BS.

Gabriel Davis, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Visual Studies, BS.

Mary Ellison, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Nursing, BSN.

Harrison Fennington, a resident of Simpsonville, will be majoring in Cinema Production, BS.

Camden Gearhart, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Composite Social Studies Education, BS.

Quintin Gillespie, a resident of Simpsonville, will be majoring in Accounting, BS.

Bethany Hallas, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Business, AS.

David Hayes, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Computer Science, BS.

Kathryn Henderson, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Child Development, BS.

Martin Felipe Hortta Marin, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Information Technology, BS.

Autumn Huffman, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Early Childhood Education, BS.

Melanie Jackson, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Criminal Justice, AS.

Christian Jones, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Fashion Design, BS.

Ashley Lankford, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in English Education, BS.

Emily Lawrence, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Studio Art, BFA.

Gabriela Lawrence, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Political Science, BA.

Audrey Lockhart, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Music Education, BME.

Jeffrey Lurtey, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Biblical Counseling, BS.

Tucker MacDonald, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Daniel Matesevac, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication, BA.

Jesse McCall, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Criminal Justice, BS.

Katelyn McKenney, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Educational Studies, BS.

Trey Miller, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Engineering, BS.

Stillman Mullen, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Mahler Nunez, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Communication, BA.

Paul Orr, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Graphic Design, BFA.

Michael Paccapaniccia, a resident of Travelers Rest, will be majoring in Computer Science, BS.

Jonathan Redlinger, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Music Education, BME.

Bryson Schell, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Business, AS.

Kara Seymour, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Music Education, BME.

Katelyn Slieff, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Early Childhood Education, BS.

Natalie Smolyanova, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Accounting, BS.

Timothy Sparrow, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Music, BS.

Claire Swartz, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Middle School Education, BS.

Paul Thompson, a resident of Simpsonville, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Olivia Townsley, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Kinesiology, BS.

Autumn Tuck, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Kinesiology, BS.

Anna Vasquez, a resident of Travelers Rest, will be majoring in Special Education, BS.

Sarah Ward, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Child Development, BS.

Abigail Wardlaw, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Elementary Education, BS.

Kaylee Whited, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Undeclared (Arts & Science), BA.

Emma Babetz, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Early Childhood Education, BS.

Henrik Claassens, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BS.

Rebecca Clark, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Nursing, BSN.

Chloe Cook, a resident of Mauldin, will be majoring in Fashion Design, BS.

India Cox, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Early Childhood Education, BS.

Austin Dang, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Premed/Predent, BS.

Jonathan Daulton, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Communication, BA.

Isabella Ehnis, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in English Education, BS.

Bethany Fuller, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Piano Pedagogy, BMus.

Morgan Griffin, a resident of Simpsonville, will be majoring in Nursing, BSN.

Frank Hall, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Nursing, BSN.

Kirsten Hansen, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Interior Architecture and Design, BFA.

Matthew Howell, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Ashton Jones, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Sport Management, BS.

Toby Jorgensen, a resident of Greer, will be majoring in Information Technology, BS.

Sven Loeffler, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Ministry and Leadership, BS.

Ryan Moffitt, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Computer Science, BS.

Ashton Moyer, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in English Education, BS.

Clifton Scott, a resident of Piedmont, will be majoring in Chemistry, BS.

Rachel Seawright, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Early Childhood Education, BS.

Jacob Streeter, a resident of Greenville, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Cotter Wood, a resident of Taylors, will be majoring in Business Administration, BS.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health professions, and business.

BJU has over 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

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