BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" August 2017 "

Matt DeHart Interns for Mike Gallagher Show

Matt DeHart

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 17, 2017) – Matt DeHart, a junior elementary education major at Bob Jones University, interned this summer for the Mike Gallagher Show, a national syndicated radio show headquartered in New York City.

A resident of Taylors, DeHart’s responsibilities included screening calls during the national show, traveling across the United States as a technician for remote broadcasts, and aiding Mike Gallagher in his day-to-day work load.

“This summer has been a huge step for me,” says DeHart. “The spiritual foundation that BJU instilled in me has helped me become a light many times throughout my time here. I am also grateful for the instruction of BJU’s journalism and mass communication program that has helped me be successful with the Mike Gallagher Show.”

Bob Jones University Eclipse Experience at Capacity

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 16, 2017) – The Bob Jones University Eclipse Experience on Monday, Aug. 21 is at capacity. Registration is closed. We regret that we are unable to accommodate additional attendees.

 We look forward to welcoming nearly 9,000 attendees who have registered to Alumni Stadium for the event.

Because of the number of attendees, we encourage everyone to arrive early to secure parking.

Hannah Wixom Interns for Julie Valentine Center

Hannah Wixom

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Augustus 16, 2017) – Hannah Wixom, a senior criminal justice major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern this summer for the Julie Valentine Center (JVC) located in Greenville.

Wixom, a resident of Oxford, Michigan, is working with the Crisis Support staff and the Child Advocacy Center as a victim advocate.

“I am excited for the opportunity to intern with the JVC this summer,” says Wixom. “This organization does incredible work in providing services to survivors and their families. This internship has given me valuable experience in the field I am passionate about and has helped prepare me for my future career.”

James Kuzmic Participates in BJU Research Immersion for Undergraduates Program

James Kuzmic

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 15, 2017) – James Kuzmic, a junior chemistry major at Bob Jones University, participates this summer in the BJU Research Immersion for Undergraduates (RIU) program in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Directed by Dr. Robert Lee of the BJU chemistry faculty, this research program is conducted in collaboration with Cayman Chemical, a company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that produces pharmaceutical ingredients and products for forensic science and biomedical research.

Kuzmic, a resident of Greenville, performs in-lab work on chemical reactions as well as other general research projects. Some of his responsibilities include writing reports, preparing educational posters, and putting together presentations on the work he and his team have completed.

“This internship has been amazing,” says Kuzmic. “I’ve been given research experience that has really confirmed that this was the general direction I wanted to go in my career. During the school semester, it’s difficult to get this type of experience in labs because your time is dedicated to other classes and responsibilities. But being able to spend eight hours a day gaining real experience, learning valuable new information, and problem solving has been an invaluable experience.”

John Smoker Interns for Eberspacher

John Smoker

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 14, 2017) – John Smoker, a senior engineering major at Bob Jones University, interns this summer at Eberspacher, a German company located in Greenville that supplies exhausts to BMW.

Smoker, a resident of Greer, was hired as a packaging engineering intern. His responsibilities consist primarily of designing packaging, constructing spreadsheets, and studying exhaust assemblies as well as working on the floor testing the durability of designs.

“The job is very rewarding,” says Smoker. “I thank the Lord for this opportunity to gain experience in this field, learn from the engineers around me, and for the blessing that it is to be able to honor Him in the work that He has given.”

Jessica Wallace Interns for Pinole Police Department

Jessica Wallace

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 11, 2017) – Jessica Wallace, a senior criminal justice major at Bob Jones University, interns this summer for the Pinole Police Department located in Pinole, California.

Wallace, a resident of Pinole, is gaining experience by performing “ride-alongs” with police officers, “sit-alongs” with the department dispatcher, and assisting Crime Prevention officers with community events.

“I value this internship as much as I value the four years I have spent in the classroom,” says Wallace. “Being able to apply what I have learned and seeing first-hand what officers face every day has been an incredible experience, and I am excited to see how God uses me in the department and in the community.”

Alyssa Anderson Serves as Intern for Indigenous Ministries

Alyssa Anderson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 10, 2017) – Alyssa Anderson, a senior communication major at Bob Jones University, serves this summer as an intern for Indigenous Ministries located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Anderson, a resident of Colorado Springs, serves as a communications intern. Her responsibilities include running the social media accounts, producing public relations materials, and representing the organization at various conferences and speaking engagements.

“This internship was valuable for me because it helped me narrow down exactly what I want to do with my major,” says Anderson. “My major is very broad, which gives me a lot of options as far as what I can do when I graduate, but this experience has given me a passion for ministry communication.”

Philip Beach Interns for Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery

Philip Beach

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 9, 2017) – Philip Beach, a senior communication major at Bob Jones University, serves this summer as an intern for the BJU Museum and Gallery in Greenville.

Beach, a resident of Aiken, is performing security work, customer service, up keep of the collection, and creating and updating training manuals.

“This internship is very valuable to me,” says Beach. “I have been privileged to learn from individuals who care for me and are interested in how God will use me in the future.”

Aleithia Sass Participates in BJU Research Immersion for Undergraduates Program

Aleithia Sass

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 8, 2017) – Aleithia Sass, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major at Bob Jones University, participates this summer in the BJU Research Immersions for Undergraduates (RIU) program in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Directed by Dr. Robert Lee of the BJU chemistry faculty, this research program is conducted in collaboration with Cayman Chemical, a company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that produces pharmaceutical ingredients and products for forensic science and biomedical research.

Sass, a resident of Antigo, Wisconsin, works to synthesize an anti-viral compound that may be useful in combatting bio-terrorism. Her responsibilities include researching and implementing procedures in the lab as well as problem solving as issues and unexpected setbacks take place. She and her team will have the opportunity to present their work in poster and oral form in Charlotte, North Carolina, later in the year.

“This experience helped me achieve a better understanding of what I want to do with my career,” says Sass. “This internship has given me invaluable experience with working in a lab setting that was more professional than purely academic.”

Sarah Manly Interns for Jervey Eye Group

Sarah Manly

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 7, 2017) – Sarah Manly, a senior accounting major at Bob Jones University, interns this summer for Jervey Eye Group located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Manly, a resident of Clover, South Carolina, serves as a project manager in the information technologies (IT) department. Her responsibilities include documentation, internal communications, social media management, and web management.

“Internships are valuable because they allow students to apply what they have learned from their classes,” says Manly. “I have been able to experience on the job demands and feel the rewards of meeting work goals.”