BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

Janine Natus Interns for Churdar Law Firm

Janine Natus

Janine Natus

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 5, 2016) – Janine Natus, a junior business administration major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Churdar Law Firm located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Natus, a resident of Cape Town, South Africa, works as a legal assistant for an injury lawyer. Her responsibilities include communicating with clients, ordering medical records, and basic office maintenance.

“This experience has been very valuable to me,” says Natus. “There is always something to learn, and I have learned that being teachable is important.”

Emily Davis Interns for GHS Life Center

Emily Davis

Emily Davis

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 2, 2016) – Emily Davis, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for the Greenville Health System (GHS) Life Center located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Davis, a resident of Greenville, works primarily with the pulmonary and oncology rehabilitation departments. Davis serves by guiding patients through exercises, checking blood pressures, pulse and oxygen levels, and recording patient data. She also shadows conditioning specialists and helps with equipment setup and maintenance.

“My internship has been very valuable to me,” says Davis. “This opportunity has provided me with experience in a clinical setting as well as exposure to the field of personal training.”

Leigh Anne Riggs Interns for OOBE

Leigh Anne Riggs

Leigh Anne Riggs

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 1, 2016) – Leigh Anne Riggs, a senior apparel, textile and design major at Bob Jones University, interns for OOBE, located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Riggs, a resident of Tazewell, Tennessee, serves in the design department. Her responsibilities include creating fashion illustrations using Adobe Illustrator, doing trend forecasting, creating mood boards and flats, working with merchandise, sewing, doing product quality tests, organizing and creating notebooks of tech packs for accounts by year and garment description. Riggs also attends meetings with creative and design teams for various company accounts.

“My internship has been extremely beneficial both in making connections in my field and learning by doing,” says Riggs. “I have found mentors who care about my future and want me to move forward and excel in my field and who are going above and beyond to help me do so. I feel that by working and learning from OOBE I have a far better grasp on what I would like to do with my future than I did just four months ago, and I am so thankful.”

Nathaniel Adcock Serves as Intern for VBS Physical Therapy

Nathaniel Adcock

Nathaniel Adcock

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 30, 2016) – Nathaniel Adcock, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for VBS Physical Therapy clinics located in Taylors and Mauldin, South Carolina.

Adcock, a resident of La Salle, Illinois, assists physical therapists by maintaining equipment, greeting patients, and other various tasks given by the physical therapist. Adcock also spends time observing and learning from the physical therapists about injuries, techniques, exercises, and the profession in general.

“I have gained the most from learning about the interaction and communication between a physical therapist and the patient,” says Adcock. “I have learned so much about the importance of being personable and compassionate and how that plays a great part in helping a patient recover from their injury.”

BJU To Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 29, 2016) – Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit announced today that BJU will annually observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day beginning January, 2017. University offices will be closed and classes will be cancelled for the day.

Working with the Center for Global Opportunities, students will be encouraged to take part in service opportunities in the Greenville area and participate in prayer sessions centered on racial harmony.

“Dr. King accomplished much in his short life here on earth,” said Pettit. “We believe his voice and leadership to nonviolently oppose the wrongs of the day while paving the way for racial equality and harmony should be respected and honored.”

Caleb Mauk Interns for Booz-Allen Hamilton

Caleb Mauk

Caleb Mauk

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 29, 2016) – Caleb Mauk, a senior computer science major at Bob Jones University, served as an intern for Booz-Allen Hamilton headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Mauk, a resident of Hamtrack, Michigan, worked in the cyber division with a team of five software developers and computer engineers with two project leads to develop a proof of concept system that allows Android users to gain quick and detailed communication with emergency personnel such as police, 911 dispatchers, and first responders. Mauk’s personal role was creating the web application used to view the user’s information, GPS location, and live video feed.

About the value of his internship, Mauk says, “The experience I gained at Booz-Allen Hamilton was invaluable toward both my personal confidence of my abilities and in building my career as a software engineer.”

Caleb Acrey Interns for Henry Schein

Caleb Acrey

Caleb Acrey

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 28, 2016) – Caleb Acrey, a senior information technology major at Bob Jones University, serves this semester as an intern for Henry Schein, the largest medical distributor in the United States, at their Greenville, South Carolina, location.

Acrey, a resident of Greenville, serves in the Practice Solutions department by supporting Dentrix software. Acrey works through software issues with various dental practices and logs customer concerns.

“An internship like this is a stepping stone to get into the IT world,” says Acrey. “This opportunity has given me experience in many different areas and has expanded my knowledge of IT.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Micaiah Wartak Serves as Intern for Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Micaiah Wartak

Micaiah Wartak

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 22, 2016) – Micaiah Wartak, a junior Bible major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Wartak, a resident of Greenville, serves with the leaders of various church ministries as well as teaching Sunday school.

“This internship has been a great motivational hands-on tool in my life,” says Wartak. “This experience has also made me see the necessity of a good college education as well as opened my mind to the possibility for further education beyond my undergraduate degree.”

Bob Jones University Extends Prayers, Sympathy to the Family of Cliff Barrows

Cliff Barrows

Cliff Barrows

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 22, 2016) — The following statement extending sympathy to the family of Bob Jones University graduate Cliff Barrows may be attributed to Randy Page, Director of Public Relations at Bob Jones University:

“Bob Jones University extends its sympathy to the family and associates of Cliff Barrows at this time of loss and trust they will experience God’s comfort and strength. Throughout his life, Barrows used his incredible ministry of song to encourage the hearts of believers and point others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We are grateful for the fruit of his ministry—the many people who accepted Christ’s free gift of salvation.”