Joe and Eleanor Hayes of Travelers Rest, SC, have made a gift of $520,500 to North Greenville College. This will be applied to the building costs of the Ministry/Welcome Center. This building will be named the Joe Frank and Eleanor Hayes Ministry/Welcome Center.
Currently under construction, this building will house the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Denominational Relations/Baptist Student Union.
Executive Director of Development Mike Carlton stated, “Mr. and Mrs. Hayes have come forward with numerous gifts in the past and have always been very supportive of the college. A gift of this magnitude will help us move forward in accommodating the recent dramatic increase in enrollment. We are grateful for the Christian commitment of this couple and the faith they have placed in the future of NGC.”
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes have been friends and supporters of the college for many years. Joe serves as a member of the NGC Board of Trustees, and pleased with their show of support. The consistent support of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes and others like them ensures North Greenville’s mission of providing quality education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment. We are hopeful that this gift will motivate others to come forward at a time when we need to meet the challenges of growth at NGC.
Hayes is president and chairman of the board for Hayes Food Products, Inc., Greenville, SC. They are members of Locust Hill Baptist in Travelers Rest. They Hayes are parents of five children: Mrs. Nancy Roddey, Rev. Joe Hayes Jr., Thomas Hayes, and Rev. David Hayes.
Printed in the April 1996 issue of the North Greenville University Alumni Newsletter.