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Alexandria Mott Serves as Intern for Merrill Lynch

Alexandria Mott

Alexandria Mott

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 21, 2016) – Alexandria Mott, a junior business administration major at Bob Jones University, is serving this semester as an intern for Merrill Lynch in Greenville, South Carolina.

Mott, a resident of Twin Falls, Idaho, is gaining experience by working with a financial planning tool that specializes in college fund planning. Mott is responsible for training her co-workers and clients how to effectively use this tool.

“This internship has given me the opportunity to apply what I have learned in my finance classes to real-life situations,” says Mott. “This experience has solidified in my mind that finance is the career path that I want to pursue.”

Micah Rea to Participate in National Student Leadership Forum

Micah Rea

Micah Rea

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct, 21, 2016) – Micah Rea, a senior business administration major at Bob Jones University, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Oct. 21-23.

The forum is a three-day annual event that brings together a diverse group of university leaders from across the country. It is intentionally relational as participants interact with fellow students, recent college graduates, young professionals and leaders from the political, business and social service sectors.

Core activities include keynote addresses by elected officials, small group sessions, panel discussions and more. Past speakers have included Vice President Dan Quayle, Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, then U.S. Senator Barack Obama, and other notable men and women.

Members of Congress, business leaders, religious leaders, and others passionate about the development of our nation’s future leaders host this event. These leaders encourage students and share personal insights regarding faith and values in our culture.

Rea, a resident of Greenville, is an active pilot and the founder/president of Upstate Aeronautics and Premier Wing Aviation. He is actively involved in the Greenville community through organizing multiple events with nationally acclaimed speakers, helping small aviation businesses grow, organizing community outreach projects, and building relationships with area leaders.

Travis Fellmeth Interns with Marian McCreight Interiors

Travis Fellmeth

Travis Fellmeth

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 19, 2016) – Travis Fellmeth, a senior interior design major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern with Marian McCreight Interiors in Greenville, South Carolina.

Fellmeth, a resident of Whitewater, Wisconsin, is gaining experience by working side-by-side with an interior designer. Fellmeth assists by organizing fabric samples, stone samples, design resource magazines, and client information as well as taking photos and sketches for the website.

“As an interior architecture and design student, working for a designer in the field is invaluable in many ways,” says Fellmeth. “The wealth of information I can gain from someone who has been working in the interior design world for over three decades is incredible. My internship is the perfect tool to ease me into an exciting and multi-faceted field of work.”

BJU To Host U.Day



GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 17, 2016) — Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to U.Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon on the BJU campus.

U.Day, short for University Day, is a fun, educational street fair which will feature dozens of interactive booths sponsored by a variety of BJU’s academic programs as well as BJU’s Museum & Gallery, the Center for Global Opportunities, the Center for Distance Learning, and Bob Jones Academy. A number of local representatives will be present as well, including a Greenville County firetruck, ambulance, and K9 unit.

Children can enjoy bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, a prize drawing for an iPad, and a lots of hands-on activities designed for all age groups. The event will feature live music and food from a variety of local vendors.

Admission to U.Day is free and open to the public. For more information, call (864) 241-1634 or click here to view the Facebook event page.

Kelcy Goodrich Interns for South Carolina Department of Social Services

Kelcy Goodrich

Kelcy Goodrich

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 14, 2016) – Kelcy Goodrich, a senior communication major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for the South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Goodrich, a resident of Osceola, Pennsylvania, serves in the foster care division by working with foster cases. Some of Goodrich’s responsibilities include assisting with parental visitations, court cases, paper work, filing, and a variety of other tasks.

“I have already gained so much knowledge and hands-on experience from this internship,” says Goodrich. “Working with these cases has given me great insight into my future anticipated career in social work.”

Benjamin Sherrick Serves as Intern for Lima Memorial Health System

Benjamin Sherrick

Benjamin Sherrick

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 13, 2016) – Benjamin Sherrick, a sophomore information technology major at Bob Jones University, served as an intern this summer for Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio.

Sherrick, a resident of Elida, Ohio, served in the information technologies department. Sherrick’s responsibilities included managing help desk tickets, troubleshooting and fixing devices, reimaging devices, working with inventory, replacing hard drives, installing software, and training users on a variety of devices.

“Interning for Lima Memorial’s I.T. Department was valuable to me in the aspect of getting a first-hand experience of how the I.T. world actually operates,” says Sherrick. “Coming back to school this semester, I realized how much I had learned from the internship. I feel more comfortable completing my assignments because of the knowledge and experience I gained through my internship.”

Caleb Armstrong Serves as Intern for James F. Byrnes High School

Caleb Armstrong

Caleb Armstrong

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 12, 2016) – Caleb Armstrong, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina.

Armstrong, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, serves as a strength and conditioning coach by leading workouts, maintaining the weight room facility, and working with the main strength coach.

“My internship is providing me with the tools necessary to succeed in the field of strength and conditioning,” says Armstrong.

Aaron ‘Cooper’ George Serves as Intern for Greenville Hospital System

Aaron 'Cooper' George

Aaron ‘Cooper’ George

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – Aaron ‘Cooper’ George, a junior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Greenville Health System (GHS) in Greenville, South Carolina.

George, a resident of Woodruff, South Carolina, is gaining medical experience through this internship by shadowing and working with physicians in a variety of departments, including radiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and vascular surgery.

“This internship provides me with close up looks of many different departments within a hospital that I would have the potential to work in as a Physician’s Assistant (PA),” says George. “This experience has provided even more ammunition for my desire to help people in need, which is what working in the medical field is all about.”


Flags at Half-Staff at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 9, 2016) — Flags at Bob Jones University are flying at half-staff today at the request of President Barack Obama in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

BJU To Host Homecoming Weekend



GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 7, 2016) — Bob Jones University will welcome alumni families and friends from the Greenville community for homecoming Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20 – 22. Most events will take place on the BJU campus.

Homecoming activities kick off Thursday with Heritage Day Chapel at 11 a.m. in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium (FMA). Other events on Thursday include a golf outing at 1 p.m. and a Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium (RA), featuring the BJU orchestra and guest soloists.

Friday’s events include a Homecoming Kick-off Chapel at 11 a.m. in FMA, an author talk and book signing in Stratton Hall at 3 p.m., a music scholarship benefit concert in War Memorial Chapel at 4:30 p.m., a reunion dinner, and a Bruins Family Game Show in Stratton Hall at 8:30 p.m. The Bruins women’s volleyball team will play Friday at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Davis Field House where, at 10 p.m., a student pep rally will take place to end the day’s events.

Saturday’s activities begin with the Bruin Nation 5K Run at 8 a.m., which is open to everyone. Beginning at 9, BJU will host its first annual U Day event on front campus, which will be a fun, interactive, educational event for alumni and community families and will continue until noon.

Other events that morning/afternoon include campus tours, open houses, soccer and volleyball clinics, family workshops, several affinity reunions, and a Maker’s Market presented by the Museum & Gallery, which will give guests the opportunity to shop from a variety of handmade art, crafts and designs by BJU graduates, faculty and students.

President Steve Pettit and administrators will update alumni on current university initiatives Saturday at 11 a.m. The event will include a question and answer session.

BJU’s culinary arts program, in conjunction with the journalism & mass communication program, will present a culinary challenge student showcase from 2-4:30 p.m. in Stratton Hall.  The science & engineering program will present a student showcase entitled Kaleidoscope from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Science Building.

Intercollegiate soccer kicks off at 4 p.m. when the Bruins women’s soccer team faces off against Spartanburg Methodist College in Alumni Stadium, followed by a Bruins BBQ Bash at the Activity Center at 4:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. the men’s soccer team hosts Columbia International University.

During the soccer matches, families can enjoy Bruin Village with inflatables, carnival type games, and Bruin photo opportunities. Guests can also enjoy food trucks and vendors including The Chuck Truck, Ellada Kouzina, Chick-fil-A, and the Nomadic Few.

The full schedule of events is available at