BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" October 2016 "

Kelley Elected Governor of SC Student Legislature

Elliott Kelley

Elliott Kelley

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 31, 2016) –  Elliott Kelley, a junior business administration major at Bob Jones University, was elected Governor during the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) fall session in Columbia, South Carolina, Oct. 26-28.

Kelley, a resident of Easley, South Carolina, will serve as Governor until next fall. He previously served as Chief of the Staff to the SCSL Governor.

In addition to being elected Governor, Kelley also won an award for the “Best Oral Argument” at the fall session. This award recognizes a delegate for excellent use of language skills, communication skills, and the art of advocacy in a presentation to the SCSL Supreme Court.

“Throughout his time in SCSL, Elliott has been a hard-working delegate dedicated to improving SCSL and making it a stronger program,” said Randy Page, advisor to the BJU delegation. “It was exciting to see his fellow delegates reward his hard work and elect him as Governor. I’m confident he’ll serve SCSL well.”

In addition to BJU, a number of public and private institutions of higher learning participate in SCSL including The Citadel, Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Erskine College, Francis Marion University, North Greenville University and Winthrop University.

Ryan Woodham Interns for Advanced Physical Therapy

Ryan Woodham

Ryan Woodham

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 28, 2016) – Ryan Woodham, a senior health sciences major at Bob Jones University, is serving as an intern this semester for Advanced Physical Therapy in Greenville, South Carolina.

Woodham, a resident of Greenville, is serving by observing and aiding the physical therapists and their assistants. Woodham is also gaining hands-on experience in guiding patients through their therapy routines and workouts.

“This opportunity allows me to gain practical experience and knowledge by working directly with patients and cases that I may very well have to deal with in my future career,” says Woodham. “This internship experience has allowed me to gain valuable experience in the field of physical therapy.”

Natasha Walters Serves as Intern for ATI Physical Therapy

Natasha Walters

Natasha Walters

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 26, 2016) – Natasha Walters, a senior exercise science major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for ATI Physical Therapy in Greenville, South Carolina.

Walters, a resident of Greenville, observes physical therapists in their work with patients. Walters also serves by maintaining equipment and working with the rehabilitation technician with administrative work.

“This has been and continues to be a valuable experience because it helps me understand the profession better and will help me learn how to become the best physical therapist I can be,” says Walters. “This internship is preparing me for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) School and a career in physical therapy.”

BJU Names Students to SC Student Legislature Delegation

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 25, 2016) – Bob Jones University has appointed several students to serve on the BJU delegation to the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Students serving on this year’s delegation include senior journalism and mass communication major Margaret Stegall who serves as chair, senior business administration major Will Peek who serves as vice chair, senior health sciences major Kacey Nanney, sophomore information technology major Maggie Nanney, sophomore information technologies major Brad Shepard, junior business administration major Elliott Kelley, junior business administration major Hannah Zakaria, senior accounting major Nikki Arnold, sophomore history major Michael Pettit, senior accounting major Nate Hudson, and senior engineering major Josh Strubel.

“Student legislature affords students the opportunity to see how government works,” said Randy Page, staff advisor to the BJU delegation. “Whether through drafting their bill, steering it through the committee process or debating their bill in front of students from colleges and universities across the Palmetto State, participants are able to see the value of developing relationships with others and thinking critically about issues they may not have considered before.”

Public and private institutions of higher learning throughout the Palmetto State participate in SCSL. The fall session will be held in Columbia Oct. 26-28.

Bob Jones University to Host Annual High School Festival and Preaching Conference

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 24, 2016) – Bob Jones University will host the annual High School Festival and Preaching Conference on the BJU campus Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.

“We are excited to welcome so many talented high school students to our campus,” says BJU President Steve Pettit. “The High School Festival and Preaching Conference is a great opportunity for students to compete at an extraordinary level while experiencing life on a college campus.”

Nearly 900 students in grades 9-12 from private, public, and homeschool programs from across the nation will compete in a series of competitions in music, art and design, speech and drama, culinary arts, video, and preaching.

In addition to competing, students will have the opportunity to visit classes and attend campus events.

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.”