BJU Public Relations

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Students Named to Dean’s List at Bob Jones University

Dean's List Merit BadgeGREENVILLE, S.C. (May 23, 2016) – Approximately 890 students at Bob Jones University were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at BJU. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.00-3.74 GPA. The University’s Merit page lists the students named.

 

 

Students Named to President’s List at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 16, 2016) — Approximately 470 students at Bob Jones University were named to the Spring 2016 President’s List at BJU. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher GPA.  The University’s Merit page lists the students named.

 

Daniel Marinelli Wins 2016 Wheeler Award for Track and Field

Daniel Marinelli

Daniel Marinelli

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 16, 2016) – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has selected Bruins Track runner Daniel Marinelli as recipient of the 2016 Wheeler Award. Marinelli is the first Bruins athlete to receive this national recognition.

​ “Daniel has been part of the Bruins running programs since day one,” Head Coach Landon Bright said. “I am deeply grateful to everything he has brought to our school and program. His achievements in athletics and academics pale in comparison to his Christ-like love for others. He has shown great care for other members on the team and has gone out of his way to make a difference on-campus and in the community. It is an honor to see Daniel recognized for his relentless pursuit of achieving excellence in academics, athletics and relationships.”

The Wheeler Award is sponsored by John and Jody Wheeler who have been involved in athletic activities of Christian high schools and colleges for many years. The Wheelers continue to actively participate in this area of athletics and wish to promote athletics in Christian colleges.

The award was established in order to enhance excellence in Christian track and field competition and to perpetuate the Christian philosophy and faith as exemplified through Christ-like track and field participation in NCCAA member institutions. The recipient of the award is chosen based upon his success in competition and in demonstrating excellence in service to others and in academics.

Marinelli, a resident of Winter Springs, Florida, graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Engineering earlier this month. He recently accepted a position to work at Burns and McDonnell Engineering as part of the global practice of Transmission and Distribution Engineering team.

Bob Jones University Confers Honorary Doctorate on Tillotson

Jim TillotsonGREENVILLE, S.C. (May 11, 2016) – At its 89th commencement exercises Friday, May 6, Bob Jones University honored Jim Tillotson, president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, by conferring on him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in absentia.

Tillotson earned a BA in Pastoral Theology in 1991 and a MMin in 2002, both from Northland Baptist Bible College in Dunbar, Wisconsin.

Prior to being elected as president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Tillotson served as assistant pastor of DeForest Baptist Church in DeForest, Wisconsin; assistant pastor of Independent Baptist Church In Bolingbrook, Illinois and senior pastor of Meadowlands Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During his ministry in Canada, Tillotson planted four churches, established a Christian school and a small Bible college.

Tillotson also currently serves on the Canadian and USA Councils of Baptist Mid-Missions of Cleveland, Ohio, and on the board of Grandview Camp in Eagar, Arizona.

He and his wife, Joan, were married in 1990 and are the parents of Anne, Tim and Beth.

Bob Jones University Confers Honorary Doctorate on Ken Endean

Chancellor Bob Jones III, Ken Endean, President Steve Pettit  (L-R)

Chancellor Bob Jones III, Ken Endean, President Steve Pettit (L-R)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 11, 2016) – At its 89th commencement exercises Friday, May 6, Bob Jones University honored Ken Endean of Chandler, Arizona, president and chief executive officer of International Baptist College and Seminary, by conferring on him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Endean earned a BA in Bible in 1983, an MA in Pastoral Studies in 1985 and a SMin in 2014, all from BJU.

Prior to being elected as president of International Baptist College and Seminary, Endean served as pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Scarborough, Maine; assistant pastor for youth at First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan; residence hall supervisor and assistant dean of men at BJU and staff member at the Wild’s Christian Camp and Conference Center in Brevard, North Carolina.

Endean has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Christian Schools, president of the New England Association of Christian Schools, president of the Maine Association of Christian Schools, regional director of Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, member-at-large for the BJU Alumni Association and vice president and board member for New England Baptist Missions.

Endean has preached across the country in many churches, camps and retreats. He has also preached in a number of countries and served on mission trips to Austria, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Saipan and Zambia.

He and his wife, Judy, have been married for nearly twenty-nine years and are the parents of Kristopher, Timothy and Katelyn. The Endean’s have one granddaughter.

 

 

BJU To Hold 89th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 6

Graduation2015GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – Nearly 700 students will receive degrees at the 89th annual commencement of Bob Jones University Friday, May 6.  The two-hour program begins at 2 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

In addition to the 546 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 61 students will receive master’s degrees and 58 students will receive associate degrees.

Seven candidates will receive earned doctoral degrees. Two honorary Doctor of Divinity (DDiv) degrees will also be conferred.

In lieu of a commencement speaker, 34 students will give a brief (1-3 minute) testimony.

Since its founding in 1927, Bob Jones University has conferred over 49,000 degrees.

 

 

2016 Bob Jones University Vintage Yearbook Dedicated to Dr. Robert Bell and Mrs. Corretta Grass

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 3, 2016) – The Bob Jones University (BJU) Vintage staff announced today the 2016 yearbook has been co-dedicated to Dr. Robert D. Bell and Mrs. Corretta Johnson Grass, both of whom have served at BJU for fifty years.

Bell earned a BA in Bible in 1964, an MA in Bible in 1966 and a PhD in Old Testament interpretation in 1970, all from BJU. Bell has served for 50 years in the Seminary where he laid the foundation for the Seminary and Graduate School of Religion as we know it today. A prolific author, Bell has published dozens of theological articles, a major reference work in Old Testament studies, and is working on the completion of a theological commentary on the book of Psalms.

Grass earned a BA in interpretative speech in 1965 and an MFA in interpretative speech from BJU in 1967, with five of her graduate hours earned at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She currently serves as an associate professor in the Theatre Arts Department in the School of Fine Arts and Communication. This year marks her fiftieth year of teaching at BJU. In addition to her teaching and coaching, Grass has taken part in Classic Players productions since 1964, acting in many major roles, including the Duchess of York in “Richard III” in 2012.

Ashley Anderson Serves as Intern for St. Francis Athletic Training

Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 2, 2016) – Ashley Anderson, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for St. Francis Athletic Training in Greenville, South Carolina.

Anderson, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, works specifically with the BJU Bruins Athletics department. Anderson works daily with athletes’ training routines, focusing specifically on rehab exercises for athletes that have sustained an injury.

“I have learned so much from this internship and am very grateful for this opportunity,” said Anderson. My internship experience has solidified my decision and desire to become a certified athletic trainer.”

Joanna Crisp Serves as Intern for St. Francis Healthy Self

Joanna Crisp

Joanna Crisp

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 2, 2016) – Joanna Crisp, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for St. Francis Healthy Self in Greenville, South Carolina.

Crisp, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, works with taking patient vitals, working with patients through a variety of workout regiments, and performing assessments to track recovery progress. Crisp has also worked with a variety of specialty classes, such as stress management class, cardiac rehab class, diabetes management class, and several fitness classes.

“Personally, the internship has given me amazing connections with people that genuinely care about my future career,” said Crisp. “The entire staff at Healthy Self has been incredibly welcoming and supportive. They take every opportunity to instruct and have given me experience that will be vital to continuing in this profession.”

Bob Jones University to Hold Annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony

BJU Nurses Class of 2016

BJU Nurses Class of 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 29, 2016) – Bob Jones University will host the annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 5, for the 2016 graduates of BJU’s nursing program. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus.

During the ceremony, 44 nursing students will be presented with individual pins featuring a cross, which represents the Christian emphasis of the BJU nursing program. The students will carry lamps, representing the light and enlightenment that come with knowledge, which they will light during the ceremony while reciting the nurse’s pledge.

Bob Jones III, chancellor of BJU, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Dave Fisher, vice provost of the university, will give the welcome and benediction.

The first pinning ceremony was held in 1982, the inaugural year of BJU’s nursing program. This year’s event will be the 35th pinning ceremony.