BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

BJU Symphony Orchestra to Perform at SCMEA Conference

BJUSOGREENVILLE, S.C. (August 22, 2014) – The Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra (BJUSO) was recently selected by audition to provide the featured performance at the general session of the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s (SCMEA) upcoming annual conference.

Under the direction of Dr. Michael W. Moore, the BJUSO will perform a full-length concert for the SCMEA membership at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, Fri., Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

“It is an honor to be invited to perform for such a discerning audience,” Moore said. “I’m proud of our students and thankful for the opportunity to make music with these talented musicians.”

The BJUSO has a long and rich tradition of performing masterworks from the orchestral repertoire in addition to mounting award-winning productions in collaboration with the BJU Opera Association. The orchestral program at BJU features three orchestras which provide student musicians with high-level career and ministry preparation while contributing to the cultural life of the student body and the greater Greenville community.

Migliorisi Named Benefits Account Manager at Rosenfeld Einstein

Barbara Migliorisi Joins Rosenfeld EinsteinGREENVILLE, S.C. (August 18, 2014) – Barbara Migliorisi of Simpsonville has been named as a Benefits Account Manager at Rosenfeld Einstein, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company.

Migliorisi is a graduate of Bob Jones University, where she earned a BA in Guidance and Counseling (1989) and an MS in Personnel Services (1990).  She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Additionally, she has more than 15 years of professional experience in human resources and employee benefits administration, much of it in the professional services, retail, distribution/logistics and engineering industries across the Southeast.

“Barbara is a talented and highly experienced employee benefits professional with a passion for outstanding client service, and we are delighted to have her join Rosenfeld Einstein,” said Howard Einstein, President of Rosenfeld Einstein Employee Benefits Division. “As our firm continues to grow, Barbara’s talents and energy will be an excellent addition to our team as we strive to meet the changing needs of our clients.”

Rosenfeld Einstein has been named as a 2013 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and has also recently been honored as one of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work for 2014.

 

Janet Mefferd Interviews Bill Apelian on the Importance of Christian Education

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 6, 2014) – Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Janet Mefferd recently interviewed Bill Apelian, Chief Publication Officer and Chief Brand Officer at Bob Jones University, about the importance of Christian education. The interview originally aired on The Janet Mefferd Show on July 31st.

Michele Brake Named as Winner for Innovation in Teaching Competition

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 5, 2014) – Michele Brake, a 1995 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently recognized by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as a winner in round four of the Innovation in Teaching Competition.

Brake was one of eight winners in round four of the competition which serves as a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies for the Georgia standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

Brake, a resident of Albany, serves as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher for Mitchell County Schools at Baconton Community Charter School.

According to Governor Deal’s office, each award winner receives a $2,000 stipend and each teacher’s school receives a $5,000 grant for implementation of Georgia’s instructional standards. In addition, Georgia Public Broadcasting will film the winning educators teaching in their classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year, as well as interview them about how they prepared the featured units. The videos, along with the educators’ supplementary materials, will be made available to other educators, parents, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders through Georgiastandards.org and iTunesU.

Dan Cruver Receives Angels in Adoption Award

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 5, 2014) – Dan Cruver, a 1994 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently selected by U.S. Senator Tim Scott as a recipient of the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption™ Program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families.

The Angels in Adoption™ travel to Washington D.C. to participate in three days of events—all designed to train them in using their personal experience to affect change on behalf of children in need of homes and to celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issue.

Past recipients of this award include Korie and Willie Robertson, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley, Ne-Yo, PEOPLE Magazine, Nia Vardalos, Scott Fujita, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, First Lady Laura Bush, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kristin Chenoweth, Rhea Perlman, Deborra-lee Furness, Bruce Willis, Al Roker, Muhammad Ali, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Henry Winkler, and CBS Studios.

Cruver serves as founder and director of Together for Adoption (T4A). Through T4A, he has organized regional, national, and international conferences. T4A’s national conference will be held in Greenville, South Carolina, this October. He and his wife, Dr. Melissa Cruver, are residents of Travelers Rest and have three children, two of whom are adopted.

Together for Adoption provides gospel-centered resources to mobilize the church toward orphan care. Cruver notes that, “The word ‘Adoption’ in our name does not refer to adopting children, but to the theological reality of our adoption in Christ.” Through his organization, he provides teaching, training, and resources to the local church on the theology of adoption as the proper foundation and motivation for orphan care ministry.

He has authored many articles and books, and is the primary author of Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father.

BJU President Steve Pettit Talks with Janet Mefferd

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 18, 2014) – Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit was interviewed by nationally syndicated talk show host Janet Mefferd. During the interview, Pettit talked about his conversion and the importance of evangelism.

Matt Ledbetter Receives Scholarships from SCACPA

Matthew LedbetterGREENVILLE, S.C. (July 18, 2014) – Matt Ledbetter, a junior majoring in accounting at Bob Jones University, was recently selected by the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) Educational Fund as a recipient of the SCACPA Scholarship and the Edgar Vaughn Scholarship.

The SCACPA Educational Fund awards annual scholarships to South Carolina residents who are rising juniors, seniors or Master’s degree students majoring in accounting at a South Carolina college or university. Scholarship recipients must have no less than a 3.25 GPA overall (on a 4.0 scale) and no less than a 3.5 GPA in accounting.

Ledbetter, a resident of Greenville, received $1,000 from SCACPA.

Margaret Stegall to Serve as Intern for Senator Tim Scott

Margaret StegallGREENVILLE, S.C. (July 16, 2014) – Margaret Stegall, a sophomore Journalism and Mass Communication major at Bob Jones University, has been selected as an intern for U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s office in Greenville.

Stegall, a resident of Greenville, will serve this summer. Interns are responsible for helping the senator’s staff with a number of tasks including researching issues, assisting the staff as they develop responses to phone and email inquiries from citizens across South Carolina and greeting visitors.

“I’m blessed to have amazing interns who care about and want to serve the citizens of South Carolina,” said Senator Tim Scott. “I’m glad to have Margaret in our Greenville office as it presents an incredible opportunity for her to have a front row seat to see how government works and interact with my staff.”

In addition to interning for Senator Scott, Stegall is a member of the BJU delegation to the South Carolina Student Legislature.

 

Law Enforcement Agencies to Hold Static Display at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 15, 2014) – The Greenville community is invited to view a static display of law enforcement and military vehicles in front of Bob Jones Academy on the Bob Jones University campus Fri., July 18 from 9-11 a.m.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the event include the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department and numerous municipal police departments including Fountain Inn, Greenville, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Travelers Rest.

Dr. Mike Wilkie, a criminal justice professor at BJU, organized the event in conjunction with the University’s summer criminal justice camp.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available behind the Johnson Residence Hall. To access this parking lot, enter the campus from the Wade Hampton entrance. Go straight until you dead end in front of the Davis Field House. Turn right and the parking lot is immediately on your right.

Carl Long Named Chief of Police

IMG_1490GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 3, 2014) – Congratulations to 1978 Bob Jones University graduate Carl Long on being named the Chief of Police for Duncan, South Carolina.

Prior to being named Chief of Police, Long served in law enforcement for twenty-five years with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Upon retirement from the Highway Patrol, he joined the Duncan police force in 2005 and was named Chief of Police on July 1st.