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Summer RECORD Celebrates 125 Years of Inspired Innovation

The RECORD Cover Summer 2017

In 1914, when the Greenville College community needed a gymnasium that it could not afford, students initiated a fundraising campaign and helped construct the building between classes.

When the Great Depression crippled our nation, Greenville College pulled double-duty as both school and manufacturer to help students afford tuition. Chemistry professor H. J. Long oversaw students who produced household products in campus labs, packaged them and sold them under the Collegiate Industries label.

In recent years, when easy internet access caused a drop in readership of the Papyrus student newspaper, one determined professor envisioned a digital-age incarnation of student publications that would carry student storytelling into the future.

Crises and opportunities have inspired innovation throughout Greenville University’s 125-year history. Just out, the summer 2017 issue of The RECORD examines 12 great ideas—one for each administration from President Wilson T. Hogue to President Ivan L. Filby—that have joined inspiration with innovation to meet student needs.

Click below to view “Firm Foundation: 125 Years of Inspiration and Innovation.”

This story was published on July 06, 2017

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