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Your Gifts At Work

Generous gifts from alumni and friends impact the Greenville University community every day. Check out these stories to learn more.

Andrews Generous Endowment Establishes Chair In Christian Unity

A $1.3 million gift from the Full Salvation Union promotes studies of Christian Unity at Greenville University through the The James F. and Leona N. Andrews Endowed Chair for Christian Unity (John 17:21). The professor who holds the chair honors the legacy of the Andrews by coordinating a program of study that is interdenominational in effort and nonsectarian in spirit, and that leads to greater understanding and unity of spirit among all of God's children.

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Don and Kay Bastian

Donald N. Bastian Chair of Pastoral Theology and Christian Ministry

Greenville University received a substantial lead gift to provide continuity and future direction by endowing the Donald N. Bastian Chair of Pastoral Theology and Christian Ministry. The Bastian Chair is held by a seasoned minister who embraces an evangelical and orthodox Wesleyan theological orientation; leads students in preparation for active ministry; accepts the interdisciplinary mission of teaching all students, regardless of academic major, about Christian ministry; teaches cogently of the pastor’s love for Jesus Christ; and assists with raising funds for scholarships. 

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Your Gifts At Work For Students

Marideth TateMarideth Tate ’18 wants tomorrow’s athletes to find the care and connection she found on the Greenville University track team. She hopes to cultivate that same atmosphere among other students through a career as an athletics director at the high school or college level. The first in her family to attend college, Marideth was able to find this transformative connection at the University thanks to scholarships supposed by the University Fund, such as the Recognition Merit Award and the need-based award, and endowed scholarships like the Gines Scholarship and the Mill Van Puymbroech Scholarship. University coaches and professors inspire Marideth to give back; generous donors like you empower her to share what she’s learned in the classroom and on the track. 

Johnny Milabu

Johnny Milabu ’19 grew up in a family of doctors, but wants to contribute to the medical industry in a different way: as a project manager working in computer science. He’ll support the technological infrastructure of today’s healthcare. He also wants to grow as a person. Greenville University provides Johnny with both the community and faith focus that he desires while he pursues his degree. Johnny recognizes he wouldn’t be at the University if not for the MOSAIC Diversity Scholarship, Foster McGaw Scholarship and Greenville University Scholarship. Although college is expensive, it’s a necessary investment—and Johnny thanks you for assisting him with that investment.

Emma CanadyEmma Canady ’17 believes in harnessing the power of entertainment media to benefit viewers. It’s why she took a summer job writing for a pilot TV show about helping those in need, and why she dreams of entering the television industry upon graduation. Emma’s major in communication gives her the interdisciplinary tools to influence the entertainment world; the generosity of donors like you gives her the means to fund that education. She receives the transfer merit scholarship and the GC scholarship, both supported through the FFEE. Thank you for making this future culture-changer’s education possible.

Elijah ShawElijah Shaw ’19 plans to become an orthopedic specialist to “pay forward” his blessings. An orthopedic specialist helped Elijah return to the basketball court after a high school injury, inspiring Elijah to pursue a medical degree and bring hope and healing to others. Greenville University offers everything Elijah wants: a 90 percent acceptance rate into medical school for pre-med majors, an atmosphere of spiritual growth and the chance to play basketball. This Colorado resident, however, could not attend the University without the generosity of donors like you who fund the Mosaic Scholarship and the Campus Visit Award. Greenville University is a perfect fit for Elijah, who is glad he didn’t settle for second choice.

Gianna PadenGianna Paden ’18 intends to weave her love for people and her love of the Spanish language into an overseas nursing career. That requires nursing school, but it also requires the opportunity for personal development afforded by a Christian liberal arts education. Gianna entered Greenville University as part of the nursing partnerships program and will continue on to nursing school once she completes her Spanish degree. The oldest of three, Gianna is aware of the financial burden college tuition places on her family, and she’s grateful for loyal donors like you who support the University Fund, and thus her need-based award and McAllaster Scholarship. 

Ivy LyonsIvy Lyons ’19 has tackled a triple major—commercial music, philosophy and political science—to prepare himself to impact the world. He anticipates a career in politics focused on social justice, and also wants to write and create music. Any of these endeavors requires a strong education, but like so many students, Ivy didn’t have the means to finance that education on his own. Fortunately, the Mosaic Scholarship, Campus Visit Award, Marching Band Award and the Clyde and Florence Page Endowed Scholarship help make four years at Greenville University attainable. Ivy is acutely aware of the number of students who feel cut off from their dreams due to financial obstacles. He is deeply grateful to donors who realize the criticality of their generosity to building students’ futures.

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