Bob Jones University Kicks Off 90th Academic Year

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 24, 2016) – Bob Jones University kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 90th academic year Monday, Aug. 29, during the annual opening exercises which this year will feature remarks by BJU President Steve Pettit, Greenville Mayor Knox White, BJU Board Chairman Larry Jackson and BJU Chancellor Bob Jones III.

“Ninety years is an incredible accomplishment,” says BJU President Steve Pettit. “Through the decades, we’ve seen God work and are thankful we can say that what BJU is and what we do is done by God’s grace, and for God’s glory.”

In addition to celebrating the 90th academic year, BJU is celebrating 70 years in Greenville. BJU was known as Bob Jones College and operated in College Point, Florida, and Cleveland, Tennessee, before moving to Greenville in 1947 and expanding its offerings to become a university.

Largely focused on celebrating the incoming Class of 2020, opening exercises traditionally includes a procession of the freshmen class at the beginning of the event, as well as charges from the president, faculty members and student leaders.

Founded in 1927 by evangelist Bob Jones Sr., BJU is a biblically faithful Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. BJU is committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

BJU provides over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business. BJU has 2,700 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries.