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Retirees, Distinguished Service Award Winners Honored at Annual Ceremony

Retirees, Distinguished Service Award Winners Honored at NGU Annual CeremonyTigerville, SC (April 26, 2022) On Wednesday, April 20, North Greenville University (NGU) held a retirement recognition at a faculty-staff chapel, honoring longstanding faculty and staff for their contributions to the university and the North Greenville community.

The university recognized six faculty and staff members who are retiring this year. Everyone received a commemorative gift acknowledging their tenure.

Those recognized were:

Bill Farina – Campus Safety and Security Officer
Dr. Linwood Hagin – Associate Provost and School of Communication Professor
Lisa Hagin – Hester Memorial Library Technical Services Assistant/Archive
Ruth McWhite – Director of Women’s Ministry
Keith Moore – Campus Enhancements Services
Barry Wright – Campus Safety and Security Officer

Each year during the annual faculty-staff recognition event, NGU recognizes two employees with the Lamar Chapman Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to one faculty member and one staff member who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the university.

The Faculty Award recipient must be a full-time NGU faculty member with a minimum of five years of consecutive service who does not have an administrative faculty appointment, must have a track record of distinguished classroom teaching over a period of several years as acknowledged by current and former students, faculty peers, and appropriate academic leadership, must model a commitment to a biblical worldview and the integration of faith and learning in his or her discipline or field, and must model a commitment to the university’s mission and core values, as well as personal spiritual formation.

This year’s faculty award was presented to Dr. Christina Eddy, associate professor of biology from the College of Humanities and Sciences. Eddy is also NGU’s South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ (SCICU) 2022 Excellence in Teaching recipient. Eddy has served on the North Greenville faculty since 2005.

The Staff Award recipient must also be a full-time NGU staff member or administrative faculty member with a minimum of five years of consecutive service, must have a track record of distinguished service to the university as acknowledged by current and former students, staff peers, and other friends of the university, and must model a commitment to the university’s mission and core values, as well as personal spiritual formation.

The staff award was presented to Tim Patterson, director of network and desktop services. Patterson has been a part of the Office of Information Technology Services since 2004.

NGU Photo: From left: Keith Moore, Ruth McWhite, NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr., Lisa Hagin, and Dr. Linwood Hagin. Not pictured – Bill Farina and Barry Wright

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