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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...
​SWU faculty and students serve area communities

​SWU faculty and students serve area communities

The 2017 Day of Service at Southern Wesleyan University was one for the record books. According to Dr. Justin Carter, associate vice president for student life, the 2017 Day of Service has seen an increase in overall participation. The Day of Service had 331...
​Southern Wesleyan University hosts Area 14 Special Olympics

​Southern Wesleyan University hosts Area 14 Special Olympics

Southern Wesleyan University welcomed hundreds of athletes for a day to celebrate “special abilities” as Area 14 (Anderson County) Special Olympics returned April 20 to Joe R. Gilbert Track and Field on the Central, S.C., campus. “This is a day of...
SWU dedication reveres evangelist Clyde Dupin

SWU dedication reveres evangelist Clyde Dupin

Dr. Clyde Dupin has been considered the “Billy Graham of Small Town U.S.A.” As his ministry grew, his impact reached worldwide, resulting in thousands of individuals making decisions to follow Christ. Southern Wesleyan University dedicated its new...
​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. OKWU to offer new programs Oklahoma Wesleyan University will launch the...
​Ninth grade dropout no longer ashamed

​Ninth grade dropout no longer ashamed

There’s no way to adequately describe how deep darkness can affect you when you fail like I have. An unbearable and cavernous solitude was created when I, a homeschooled ninth-grade student who had barely finished that year’s coursework, chose to end my...
​SWU students show up to pray for new community

​SWU students show up to pray for new community

A large number of students gathered on March 15 to pray for a totally new type of living community that is being constructed at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C.. The students and other community members hoped to anchor the new residence spiritually,...
​New era announced for SWU Religion Department

​New era announced for SWU Religion Department

Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion is positioning itself to better prepare future generations to impact the world for Christ. The Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center is in place and new key leaders have been announced. Dr. Mike Tapper...
​Jericho Project breaks ground on first phase

​Jericho Project breaks ground on first phase

Southern Wesleyan University officials and special guests from the area joined together on February 27 to break ground on the first phase of a housing community that will serve individuals with special needs and disabilities. Officials from Pickens County Board of...
​Southern Wesleyan dedicates Parker-Sinnamon Baseball Clubhouse

​Southern Wesleyan dedicates Parker-Sinnamon Baseball Clubhouse

The Southern Wesleyan University baseball team has come a long way from its early days of practicing and playing on a dusty little baseball diamond a few miles away from the Central, S.C., campus. In 1985, the team, coached by Dr. Walt Sinnamon, began practicing and...
​Father-daughter legacy crosses continents

​Father-daughter legacy crosses continents

In the late 1970s, Innocent Nwankwo was one of two soccer players from Nigeria who signed to play at a fledgling intercollegiate soccer program at Southern Wesleyan University. When Dr. Keith Connor was soccer coach at Southern Wesleyan, then known as Central Wesleyan...
Discipleship among SWU student-athletes

Discipleship among SWU student-athletes

Tony Ronco arrived at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., as a pitcher to play baseball for the Warriors from 2010 to 2012. While a student, Ronco was involved in Campus Outreach at Clemson University. Campus Outreach (CO) is an organization developed to...
Southern Wesleyan and Kingswood sign agreement

Southern Wesleyan and Kingswood sign agreement

Southern Wesleyan University (Central, S.C.) recently signed a course articulation agreement with Kingswood University (Sussex New Brunswick), opening the doors for enhanced transfer opportunities. This agreement, signed by Southern Wesleyan University’s...