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CSU partners with six seminaries to offer accelerated track

New partnerships with six seminaries nationwide will give Charleston Southern University prospective and current students an accelerated and affordable track to advanced theological and ministerial training.  The agreement with Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary (Los Angeles, Calif.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, Mo.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (New Orleans, La.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, N.C.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, […]

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Ott Fellowship enhances faculty research at CSU

Professors within the College of Christian Studies have participated in a fellowship the last few years that has enhanced faculty research beyond the scope of a normal classroom setting. The Ott Fellowship was generated by a donation from Gene and Freda Ott to Charleston Southern University. The fellowship supports a professor over a three-year term […]

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A missionary’s journey to “professor”

This story has been relocated to the Charleston Southern University blog found here!

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Alumna brings beauty to her world

Taylor Irby ‘09 runs East of These, a nonprofit; Courtney Taylor Styled, an interior design business; co-founded June Taylor Shop, a home brand, and is mom to 10-year-old Inslee and 8-year-old Anderson. She has lived in Lakeland, Florida, for eight years and uses her creativity to write and style for local publications through Courtney Taylor […]

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Changing lives through hope

Derek Brown, PhD, LPC ‘04 is executive director of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. He holds a Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy, all specializing in psychology and counseling. He is thankful to CSU for spiritual and academic growth, and because it is where he met the […]

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The eternal impact of a Lowcountry chaplain

Last summer, the Rev. Rob and Kathy Dewey made a multimillion-dollar commitment to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. Their generosity, represented as one of the largest philanthropic gifts in the history of CSU, was honored at a celebratory luncheon on May 14. “Rob puts the ‘do’ in Dewey,” President Dondi Costin […]

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Online student ministry degree offered this fall

Current and prospective students interested in student ministry at Charleston Southern University will be able to take courses fully online later this year. Beginning fall 2021, the College of Christian Studies will offer the online degree in addition to its current on-campus Bachelor of Arts in student ministry. Primarily targeting prospective students who are current […]

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Alumni: Cliff Marshall ’91

Cliff Marshall is Team Leader for the Start Team (church planters) for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He has a background in student ministry. In 2004, he worked on planting a church, Freedom Fellowship in Greer, South Carolina. He served as pastor of Freedom Fellowship until joining the SCBC in 2015. He and his wife, Sherry Mathis Marshall […]

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New chaplaincy center director named

Following the announcement of the new Charleston Southern Dewey Center for Chaplaincy this summer, Dr. Ron Harvell joined the CSU team as founding director of the center.  Harvell recently retired from 34 years as a North American Mission Board missionary to the U.S. Air Force. He was promoted to Brigadier General and served as the […]

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Multimillion dollar gift from local chaplain funds new center at CSU

The Rev. Rob Dewey and his wife, Kathy, recently announced their intention to provide funding to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. The more than $2 million commitment will establish the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy, which represents one of the largest philanthropic commitments in the history of CSU. The Deweys have begun […]

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