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" January 2017 "

SCSL Governor Names Two BJU Students to Cabinet

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 12, 2017) – South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) Governor J. Elliott Kelley named two Bob Jones University students to serve on his cabinet.

Kelley named Michael Pettit, a sophomore history major, as Attorney General and Maggie Nanney, a sophomore information technology major, as Director of Communications. Both reside in Greenville.

Governor Kelley’s appointments are effective immediately and are concurrent with his term through the 2017 fall session. Appointees are tasked with various responsibilities throughout the academic year and at SCSL’s spring and fall sessions.

Kelley also named Alexis Dimarzo as Secretary of State (Coastal Carolina University), Cody Simms as Chief Justice of the SCSL Supreme Court (The Citadel), Matthew Gemroth as Parliamentarian (Charleston Southern University),  Zachary Talley as Director of Governmental Affairs (Clemson University), Logan Franks as Delegation Director of Alumni (Erskine College), Nicholas Wellons as Director of Internal Affairs (Winthrop University), Shadda Corwin as Delegation Recruiting Director (Coastal Carolina University) and Caleb Johnson as State Chaplain (North Greenville University).

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.

Bob Jones University to Host Spring Conference Series Featuring Ken Ham

Ken Ham

Ken Ham

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 9, 2017) – Bob Jones University will host a three-part Spring Conference series Feb. 13-17 featuring keynote speaker Ken Ham, one of the foremost experts on the Genesis account of creation.

Ham is the founder, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter.

The series kicks off Monday, Feb. 13 with the Creation Education Conference, where Ham will take an in-depth look at the book of Genesis and its impact on the Gospel and modern culture and present proof of a literal six-day creation. This conference, designed especially for teens and their families, will offer answers for crucial questions about faith and science.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Ham will keynote “The Church and the Battle for Biblical Creation Conference.” Hosted by the BJU Seminary, this conference is aimed to strengthen and equip pastors, youth leaders, church members and students for the battle in today’s society over biblical creation. Ham will be joined by members of BJU’s science and Bible faculties in addressing topics such as biblical worldview, the importance of the historical Adam, science and Scripture, and biblical creation and Christian higher education.

BJU’s annual Bible Conference, which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 17, will conclude the series. This year’s theme, “The God of Hope,” will feature uplifting music, challenging messages, and practical workshops that will direct hearts to the true source of lasting hope. Speakers include Ken Ham, BJU President Steve Pettit, and pastors from across the country.

All conference events are free and open to the public. Registration for the Creation Education Conference and the Seminary Conference may be found at