North Greenville president to retire
North Greenville University President James B. Epting will be taking sabbatical leave this spring, with plans to retire in May, the board of trustees announced.
Epting’s tenure began in 1991 when he was named the seventh president of North Greenville College, then a two-year institution.
Since Epting took office, the school has prospered, celebrating its 18th consecutive record enrollment this past fall with 2,632 undergraduate, graduate, and online students.
The board is in the process of appointing an interim president and a search committee to begin a national search for the school’s eighth president in its 123-year history.
Clemson wins recycling challenge
A team of Clemson University students topped more than 90 colleges to win the 2014 GameDay Recycling Challenge by collecting more than 60,000 pounds of recyclables during the school’s football game against the University of South Carolina.
The volunteers won by placing bins and dispensers in tailgating areas and handing out more than 2,000 recycling bags to tailgaters.
The Clemson team finished with 60,724 pounds of recycled materials, beating second place by more than 13,000 pounds.
USC to celebrate MLK
For the week of Jan. 14-18, the University of South Carolina will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme for this year will be “Education: The Pipeline to Equality” with a focus on the topic “And Justice for All.”
It will be the 32nd year the school has celebrated King’s life.
The featured speaker will be Andrew Young, who has served as mayor of Atlanta, congressman and United Nations ambassador.
A full schedule of the events can be found at www.sc.edu/eop.