North Greenville University, located in Tigerville, S.C., recently announced Sharpsburg resident Leah Marie Taylor’s graduation.
Taylor received her bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies.
NGU’s in-person commencement ceremony was scheduled for Friday, May 1, but was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Office of Student Services held a regalia and diploma drive-thru pick-up event May 6.
NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant Jr., joined the celebration to hand out regalia and diplomas and to offer words of encouragement and congratulations.
"What a joy it was to wish these graduates well in person as they transition into serving as transformational leaders for church and society. This year has been such a challenge to all of our students, but our graduates have had particularly daunting obstacles, and it was so much fun to celebrate their accomplishments today," said Fant. "We hope to find additional ways to celebrate their classmates in the days and months to come."
Out of the 276 spring conferrals, over 150 participated in the pick-up event.
"This event was such a blessing to the NGU community. The weather couldn't have been nicer, and everyone was in such high spirits," said NGU Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn. "While I'm grieved we were unable to hold spring commencement; it was such a joy to have this unique opportunity to celebrate with our graduates."