BJUtoday’s Best of 2020

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Who could have imagined a year like 2020? Many of us are glad to see this year come to a close and a new year begin. Yet in spite of the trials of this year, God has blessed at BJU. Take a look back at some of the best stories BJUtoday published in the last year.


Mark and Sarah Batory

Alumni Spotlight: Hollowed Earth Heals, Connects

by Lauren Flower

Alumni Mark and Sarah Batory (’05 and ’04) have grown Hollowed Earth Pottery from a side hustle to the bustling pottery business it is today.

Shot of John Michael Cox as Prospero in The Tempest from behind the scenes

Now You See Me: Behind the Magic of ‘The Tempest’

Take a peek behind the scenes of BJU’s 2020 production of The Tempest in this student-created documentary.

Dan and Melanie Schell

Family Affected by COVID-19 Shares Story

BJU Health Sciences faculty member Melanie Schell shares the story of her family’s experience when her husband was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Carolina Pregnancy Center is presented with donation check

Result of Bible Conference Campaign Will be Rolling Soon

A check for $195,293.53 — proceeds from the Bible Conference offering in February — will build a mobile unit for the work of the Carolina Pregnancy Center.

Photo of Steve Austin

Alumni Spotlight: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

by Krystal Allweil

Accounting alumnus Steve Austin (BS ’74) achieved a partnership at Price Waterhouse, a feat accomplished by few and credited to lessons learned at BJU.

Carter Hughes, male nursing student, in simulation lab

Rewards Drive Increasing Number of Male Nurses

by Dave Lewandowski

The share of male registered nurses in the U.S. has risen from 2.7% in 1970 to 12% in 2019.

The officers of METES (left to right): Madison Floyd, Dorian Jackson, Caren Pratt, Noah Jackson, Samantha Carey and Quiyante Simpson-Burroughs (Photo by Derek Eckenroth)

New Organization Promotes Unifying Voice

by Valeria Garcia-Hincapie

Minorities Empowered to Educate and Serve (METES), launched on Oct. 22, connects the issues of today, awareness of other cultures and unity in Christ.

The old tennis courts are refurbished to become pickle ball courts

Campus Updates: Revamping Places, Adding Fun Spaces

by Dave Lewandowski

Creating another outdoor student activity and gathering area in light of COVID-19 was among the multitude of projects completed over the summer on campus.

The new SHP facility ribbon cutting ceremony

New SHP Home Opens with Vision for the Future

by Dave Lewandowski

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster joined BJU administration, faculty/staff and others to officially open the School of Health Professions on campus.

The Carpers, Godwins, Gamets, Colemans, W. Cooks and Stegalls at Palmetto Green

The Couple Who Serves Together Stays Together

by Krystal Allweil

The Carpers, the Colemans, the Cooks, the Gamets, the Godwins and the Stegalls all met at BJU and are serving here together in one way or another.