BJUtoday’s Top 10 Articles of 2021

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Over the last year, BJU has seen example after example of students and alumni showing extravagant love to others. We’ve also heard stories of those who have overcome seemingly impossible odds. We shared several these stories on BJUtoday. Here are your favorites:


Laptop screen showing Facebook post of alumnus Janet Thorin needing a liver donor

Alumni Connection Leads to Match to Save a Life

by Margaret Stegall

Margaret Stegall saw the Facebook post about Janet Thorin’s need of a liver donor and couldn’t ignore it. She had to see if she could help.

Refugees Zawadi Kashindi, Hodari Twishime, and Pierre Nepa

Journey to Home: 3 Refugees’ Story of Coming to BJU

by Krystal Allweil

Pierre Nepa, Hodari Twishime and Zawadi Kashindi, refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and their families resettled in the U.S. Read how they came to BJU.

XPRIZE winning team

Award Underscores University’s Focus on Student Success

By Dave Lewandowski

A student-led team was among five winners of a $100,000 grant in the measurement, reporting and verification technologies track of the $5 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Competition.

Larry McKeithan

In Loving Memory: Chapel Tribute to Larry McKeithan

To honor the passing of faculty member Larry McKeithan, a tribute was given in chapel by Dr. Brenda Schoolfield, chair of the Division of History, Government & Social Science.

Mark Hopper with his wife Amanda, owners of Abbott's Frozen Custard in Greer, SC

Alumni Spotlight: Serving Up Smiles in Downtown Greer

by Kenzie McGregor

Whether he’s scooping frozen custard or attending Greer City Council meetings, Mark Hopper serves his community in unique ways.

Carson Aaron and Elise Snow, the students behind the 2021 Bible Conference fundraiser, with Dr. Bernard Kadio

Students Drive Fundraiser for Health Center

by Krystal Allweil

Elise Snow and Carson Aaron combined their Bible Conference fundraiser ideas to raise money for the Hope Christian Health Center in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Warren and Jean Cook

Jean and Warren Cook: Serving, Impacting and Retiring ‘on Beat’

by Krystal Allweil

After more than 40 years at BJU, Jean and Warren Cook are retiring. Few couples have impacted the BJU community as much as this couple.

Culinary Arts Alumni Marianne Harris chops vegetables

Around Greenville: Tour of Culinary Arts Alumni

by Krystal Allweil

BJU culinary arts alumni are sharing good food and the Gospel with the Greenville community. Support them at these locations.

Nate Karamon and Carl Chen, actuarial science students who got actuarial science internships

Students Intern as Actuaries, Make BJU History

by Lauren Flower

By developing key skills at BJU, seniors Nate Karamon and Carl Chen got competitive actuarial science internships and are already hired.

Guest performers Glenn Seven Allen and Christopher Johnstone

Guest Performers Savor Added Role of Mentorship

Guest artists Christopher Johnstone and Glenn Seven Allen share their thoughts on performing in BJU’s production of ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’