Frontiers Magazine

Frontiers Magazine

Current Issue:
Fall 2020

Chris Irving and Scott Deskins

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Chris Irving and Scott Deskins

In Memoriam – Fall 2020

In Memoriam - Fall 2020 This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. Mr. Randolph Bowen Bradford ’40 of Pauline, SC, died September 8, 2019. Mrs. Mary Gault Smith ’41 of Orangeburg, SC, died October 16, 2019. Mrs. Ruth DeLoache Thompson ’42 of Spartanburg, SC, died August 5, 2018. Mrs. Louise [...]

SMC Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy

SMC Adopts Test-Optional Admissions PolicyFaculty Votes To Remove Obstacle For Historically Underrepresented Populations By Jason Spencer This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine.Prospective students will no longer be required to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission into Spartanburg Methodist College. Seeking to craft a more equitable [...]

Seven New Faculty

Seven New Faculty This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. Dr. Ethan Birney Professor of History Ethan Birney joined SMC’s Department of History and Anthropology this fall. He earned his doctorate in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and both his Master of Arts and Bachelor [...]

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SMC Remembers Beloved Professor

SMC Remembers Beloved Professor By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine.Gibson presenting Alexander Wilson ’19 with the Mathematics Award at the 2019 Awards Night. David Gibson was always happy that Spartanburg Methodist College held its commencement exercises outdoors. He could wear his sunglasses and no one [...]

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Pioneers Together — How SMC is Adapting and Growing During COVID-19

Pioneers Together — How SMC is Adapting and Growing During COVID-19 By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. In the spring, Spartanburg Methodist College was caught off guard when the COVID-19 coronavirus exploded. That’s not a surprise. Most institutions were overwhelmed when the country began shutting [...]

Nina Stone

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Nina Stone

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Nina Stone By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. Nina Stone was in the middle of her junior year and facing a tough academic semester when the world turned upside down. Like many, Stone was caught by surprise [...]

Jason Milsap

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Jason Milsap

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Jason Milsap By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. Nina Stone was in the middle of her junior year and facing a tough academic semester when the world turned upside down. Like many, Stone was caught by surprise [...]

Victoria Novak

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Victoria Novak

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Victoria Novak By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. While much of the country was at a standstill because of COVID-19, Victoria Novak was on the move. Novak and her husband quit their jobs, sold everything, and moved [...]

Randi Plake

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Randi Plake

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Randi Plake By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. A late addition to Spartanburg Methodist College’s roster quickly became one of the most valuable members of the team. Randi Plake, who had been working as a visiting instructor [...]

Kris Neely

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Kris Neely

Pioneers Together — Our Community Responds to COVID-19: Kris Neely By Robert W. Dalton This article appeared originally in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers Magazine. In a time of great upheaval, Kris Neely has been a beacon of stability. Neely, a Professor of Art and Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, helped SMC navigate [...]