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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.

Kendrick Infante Serves as Student Teacher at Woodmont High School

Kendrick Infante

Kendrick Infante

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 29, 2016) – Kendrick Infante, a senior music education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher at Woodmont High School in Piedmont, South Carolina.

Infante, a resident of Barrigada, Guam, is gaining hands-on experience working with the concert band by conducting warm-ups and rehearsals, organizing concerts and performance assessments, and working individually with students on their techniques.

“My student teaching experience is teaching me many things, but the one thing that has stuck out to me is the importance of investing in my students,” said Infante. “The main purpose of teaching is not to give out instruction or to teach new material, but rather to invest in my students and show them that I truly care for them and want them to give their best in everything that comes their way.”

Rachael Wallace Serves as Student Teacher for Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School

Rachael Wallace

Rachael Wallace

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 29, 2016) – Rachael Wallace, a senior early childhood education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher for Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina.

Wallace, a resident of Kingston, Tennessee, is gaining hands-on experience with grading, leading classroom routines, and teaching a variety of subjects.

“This internship was a benefit to me personally as I experienced first-hand what I learned in the college classroom,” said Wallace. “There are only so many things that you can learn in the classroom; the rest comes when you are in the field, taking what was just a concept and putting it into action. This is internship really taught me what it means to be an educator.”

Brittany Butler Serves as Intern for Greenville Health System

Brittany Butler

Brittany Butler

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 27, 2016) – Brittany Butler, a junior premed major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina.

Butler, a resident of Orangeburg, South Carolina, is gaining hands-on experience by working in a medical office, observing physicians in a variety of fields, and determining patient diagnosis and treatment plans.

“This internship has personally benefited me by confirming that the field of medicine is where God would have me to serve Him,” said Butler. “This experience has showed me what a great opportunity medicine affords to help heal people both physically and spiritually.”

Kristen Cave Serves as Intern for St. Francis Healthy Self

Kristen Cave

Kristen Cave

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 27, 2016) – Kristen Cave, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for St. Francis Healthy Self in Greenville, South Carolina.

Cave, a resident of Greenville, works with cardiac rehab and is gaining hands-on experience with assessing patients, creating exercise prescriptions, and monitoring various health indicators while working with patients.

“I believe St. Francis has provided me with the valuable hands-on experience that employers are looking for in the cardiopulmonary rehab field,” said Cave. “This internship has given me confidence and direction for my future.”

Tessie Estrella Serves as Intern for Atown Volleyball Academy

Tessie Estrella

Tessie Estrella

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 26, 2016) – Tessie Estrella, a senior sports management major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern for the Atown Volleyball Academy in Anderson, South Carolina.

Estrella, a resident of Waianae, Hawaii, is gaining hands-on experience with creating practice plans, running practices, coaching, and operating social media for a business.

“This internship allowed me to get experience in club volleyball and learn how to run a business,” says Estrella. “I was also very thankful for the opportunity to meet other volleyball coaches and build professional connections.”

SaraRose Lefler Serves as Student Teacher for Riverside High School

SaraRose Lefler

SaraRose Lefler

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 26, 2016) – SaraRose Lefler, a senior science education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher for Riverside High School in Greer, South Carolina.

Lefler, a resident of Rocklin, California, is gaining hands-on experience in grading, planning and preparing lessons, and teaching a variety of classes and labs.

“Student teaching focuses on teaching students, but it has taught me far more than I’ve taught them,” says Lefler. “I’m learning to overcome my fears and gain confidence through daily practice of classroom management, lesson presentations, and teaching methods. Teaching is a skill that improves gradually through practice and learning from your mistakes and is never boring since it challenges me to try endless new and creative approaches. To be able to pour into lives and work with students every day gives a rich blessing.”

Tabitha Clark Serves as Student Teacher for Thomas E. Kerns Elementary

Tabitha Clark

Tabitha Clark

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 25, 2016) – Tabitha Clark, a senior early childhood education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher for Thomas E. Kerns Elementary in Greenville, South Carolina.

Clark, a resident of Odessa, Missouri, is gaining hands-on experience in managing a classroom, writing lesson plans, planning classroom activities, and teaching a variety of subjects.

“During my student teaching internship, I have had experiences that I could never have in a university classroom,” says Clark. “I love being able to take what I have learned in the classroom and use it to help engage my students in meaningful learning. My internship has taught me how exciting teaching can be, and I am looking forward to my first year of teaching.”

David Le Serves as Intern for Accelerated Physical Therapy

David Le

David Le

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2016) – David Le, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Accelerated Physical Therapy in Greenville, South Carolina.

Le, a resident of Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, is gaining hands-on experience in research, patient interaction, equipment preparation, and in writing routines and exercises for patient rehabilitation.

“The best part about my internship is the opportunity to interact with both the patients and staff,” says Le. “This experience has prepared me to enter the field of physical therapy.”

Cone Elected to Bob Jones University Board of Trustees

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2016) – Ed Cone was recently elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The 25-member board is the governing board of the University.

 “I am pleased to have a man of Ed’s caliber join the Board of Trustees,” said Larry Jackson, Board chairman. “Ed’s business acumen and love for Jesus Christ are an incredible asset to the Board.”

 Cone, a resident of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, attended BJU and completed his BA in Accounting from the University of Miami.

 Involved at an early age in the family business, Graco Children’s Products, Cone served in various capacities within the company and was named as chief executive officer in 1982. Following the sale of Graco in 1996, Cone founded CF Capital, a private equity firm specializing in helping Christian entrepreneurs with financial and leadership advice.

 Cone is an active member of High Point Baptist Chapel in Geigertown, Pennsylvania.