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" February 2017 "

BJU Students Present at 2017 Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference

Paige Heiple and Lauren Watts

Paige Heiple and Lauren Watts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 3, 2017) –Bob Jones University students Paige Heiple and Lauren Watts presented an oral research paper entitled The Two-Step Hantzsch Thiazole Synthesis of Sphingosine Kinase Inhibitor II at the 2017 Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) conducted at the University of South Carolina Saturday, Jan. 28, in Columbia, South Carolina.

Watts, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, and Heiple, a resident of Homer City, Pennsylvania, are both senior biochemistry and molecular biology majors at BJU. Their research was conducted during the summer of 2016 under the direction of Dr. Robert Lee in BJU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics in conjunction with Cayman Chemical located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“We were so glad to have Paige and Lauren in the first Chemistry RIU summer research program,” says Dr. Lee. “Their peer review and acceptance for oral presentation at the 2017 SURC was a fitting capstone for the project. It was an outstanding opportunity to interact with many excellent researchers and their mentors from all over.”

The SURC provides an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students to meet other students and faculty members engaged in chemistry and biochemistry research and to network with industrial and graduate school recruiters. Undergraduate students from schools in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee were given the opportunity to present research and learn about cutting-edge advances in chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields.

Kirsten Davis Interns for Jeff Dezen Public Relations

Kirsten Davis

Kirsten Davis

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 2, 2017) – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) is pleased to announce the addition of  Kirsten Davis as one of the company’s Spring 2017 Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP) interns.

Davis, a resident of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, will graduate in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in Spanish from Bob Jones University. She recently interned with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS as a marketing intern. She currently serves as a leader in the Spanish Language Hall program at BJU.

Information provided by Jeff Dezen Public Relations.

Micah Rea Selected to Attend National Prayer Breakfast

Micah Rea

Micah Rea

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 1, 2017) – Micah Rea, a senior business administration major at Bob Jones University, has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast with President Donald J. Trump. The breakfast takes place February 2 in Washington D.C.

Rea, a resident of Greenville, is one of 80 student leaders chosen from among 3,500 individuals in over 120 nations to attend the breakfast. Guests for the event include royalty, members of the European Parliament; United Nations diplomats; European, Asian, African and Latin American elected officials; religious leaders; and U.S. and foreign business leaders.

Rea’s leadership experience includes representing BJU at the South Carolina Student Leadership Forum in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Rea, who has a minor in aviation, is the founder and 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.

In addition to the National Prayer Breakfast, Rea will attend a student conference in Annapolis, Maryland, which will include keynote addresses by political leaders, group breakout sessions, panel discussions and more.

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