NGU honors Travelers Rest resident with stewardship award

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – North Greenville University recently honored Travelers Rest resident Dr. T. Walter Brashier with the university's Stewardship of the Year award.

School officials, who made the announcement at the annual donor appreciation and recognition dinner, said Brashier's generosity exceeded all others during the past fiscal year.

Brashier, a real estate entrepreneur, has financially supported NGU over a period of four decades, officials said.

His first contribution to the school came in the early 70s, when he built a twelve-unit residence hall on the campus. In the late 70s, he deeded a ten story building which housed the college’s downtown extension program.

In 1998, the T. Walter Brashier and Family Endowed Scholarship, which provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing church related ministries, was established.

In 2005, Brashier provided the initial $1 million gift to begin the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School at Fairview. In 2011, Brashier gifted the former Steak and Ale restaurant building in Greenville which the school named The Tim Brashier Center in memory of their late son, Tim, a 1976 alumnus. It was dedicated this past September to house the NGU MBA program.

In August 2013, the University received a $3 million gift from the Brashiers to fund the new Legacy Building on campus which will be a 5,000-seat arena/worship center named in honor of the University's first family, Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy Epting.