President's Report 2014


Just Out, President's Report Spotlights the Power of Heritage

Burritt Hall, Scott Field, H. J. Long Gymnasium.

GC’s campus is comprised of places named for persons who championed ideals that have powered our college community for nearly 125 years.

The Record CoverJust out, the President’s Report Edition of The RECORD recalls their inspiration. Entitled “Extending Our Heritage,” it echoes a central theme in GC’s newly approved strategic plan that includes the transition of Greenville College into Greenville University. The issue highlights forbearers like:

  • Carrie T. Burritt, instructor in missions, who championed GC’s spread of the Gospel overseas. During Burritt’s tenure in the 1920s, 12 percent of the College’s alumni served abroad, and its missionary society swelled to more than 175 members. The 21st century version of Burritt’s vision includes expanding GC’s international reach.
  • Burritt’s colleague, Professor of Physical Education Walter Scott, who transformed GC’s back campus into an athletic field. Scott’s personal ownership of improvements that would benefit students resounded in the pounding hammers and whirring drills of today’s professors when they rolled up their sleeves to build a locker room in the Briner Training Center and outfit the J K L Academic Hall with a classroom and offices.
  •  H. J. Long, chemistry professor turned college president, who called his colleagues to embrace the “sacredness of personality.” Long’s charge will live on tomorrow as it does today, in students who discover how God has called them to uniquely shape the world.

This issue of The RECORD also serves as a report of annual giving for 2014. As such, it presents the names of GC’s faithful financial champions. These vital members of our college community helped power the work of Greenville College last year. Click here to be a GC Financial Champion.

Click here to view the latest RECORD.

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