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Wesleyans in the news: August 16

Wesleyans in the news: August 16

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Shenandoah Family Camp hopes to keep growing Attendees of Shenandoah Family...
Drury named SWU’s VP for advancement

Drury named SWU’s VP for advancement

Southern Wesleyan University welcomes K. Scott Drury as its new vice president for advancement more than three decades after his father, Elmer Drury, served in the same role. Drury, a SWU graduate, brings a range of professional success encompassing law, fundraising...
Engaging a rapidly growing region

Engaging a rapidly growing region

Charleston has become South Carolina’s largest city, with a population in 2016 of 134,385 – and is still growing at a rapid pace. But Charleston is merely in the center of one of the nation’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas, with new industries such as Boeing...
Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

The approach to formation of clergy is changing for the Religion Division of Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) as they study and innovate ministerial programs. Dr. Michael Tapper, chair of the Religion Division, shared how SWU is working toward preparing pastors for...
Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Education and Clergy Development is advancing Christian higher education through a new initiative called WE5 that celebrates the combined strength and ongoing impact of the five colleges and universities of The Wesleyan Church: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan...
Students spend summers communicating Christ

Students spend summers communicating Christ

Many Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Southern Wesleyan University students spend their summers telling others about Jesus. Following are stories of the many ways these students are a transforming...
Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Southern Wesleyan University and God’s Bible College are each a recipient of an 18th century Torah scroll donated by Ken and Barbara Hess Larson. Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament. The Larsons...
SWU School of Business renamed Benson School of Business

SWU School of Business renamed Benson School of Business

Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Business has been renamed the Benson School of Business, in honor of Nashville-based Christian Financial Planning professional, C. Pete Benson. According to University President Dr. Todd Voss, Benson is enthusiastic about...
Wesleyans in the news: April 12

Wesleyans in the news: April 12

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Mishoe wins Spittal Community Award Phillip Mishoe has been awarded the 2018...
Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University received approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Assessment. This is Southern Wesleyan’s first doctoral program. While most Ed.D....
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Children’s director wins teacher of the year award Carolina Fraser Inman, a...
Otto receives Mitchell Award

Otto receives Mitchell Award

Early in life, Rev. Wayne Otto had no idea he would someday become a pastor. He grew up in an unchurched family and as a teenager was headed away from God until a local church congregation reached out to him; there he became a Christian, and his life was transformed....
SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

Southern Wesleyan University recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni during an awards ceremony October 20 at Central, South Carolina. Recognized were Charles Wimphrie, 2017 Alumnus of the Year; Brittany Buchanan Jolly, 2017 Young Leader Award; Tim Rickman,...
Southern Wesleyan University on a growing trend

Southern Wesleyan University on a growing trend

CENTRAL, S.C. – For the fourth consecutive year, Southern Wesleyan University has experienced enrollment growth within its traditional program. Enrollment of traditional students has been consistently climbing since Fall Semester 2013. Southern Wesleyan’s headcount is...
Eclipse Over Pickens County

Eclipse Over Pickens County

Crowds gather at Southern Wesleyan University to view ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ natural event On August 21, Southern Wesleyan University hosted eclipse-viewers from several states and some foreign countries, to witness the first total eclipse to appear anywhere in the...
SWU, Central and Pickens County Host Eclipse Event

SWU, Central and Pickens County Host Eclipse Event

An event is coming August 21 that is unlikely to repeat itself in our lifetime, and Southern Wesleyan University will offer one of the best spots on the planet to experience it. On that day, North America will experience a total solar eclipse, but only those within a...
​SWU athletic director named NCCAA president

​SWU athletic director named NCCAA president

The National Christian College Athletic Association announced that Chris Williams, Southern Wesleyan University director of athletics, will become its new president. Williams has been on the NCCAA Board of Directors and Administrative Committee Member since 2011. He...
​SWU approved for RN to BSN program

​SWU approved for RN to BSN program

Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) received approval for a new degree program that will benefit nurses seeking professional advancement in the healthcare field. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges granted approval to SWU to offer a...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. SWU basketball coach announces retirement Charles Wimphrie, head coach of the...
​A young person, called to ministry

​A young person, called to ministry

Due to generous grants from the Lilly Endowment, two of our universities are offering extraordinary summer camp opportunities, at a fraction of their cost, to students who are exploring a call to ministry. Southern Wesleyan University: The Called Camp Last summer, SWU...