Newsletter – July 20, 2017


Welcome to the Southern Methodist College Newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent out periodically to keep you informed as to the college life and activities.


The summer term and 2016-2017 academic year ended on July 17th, and our students will enjoy a well-earned break from July 18 – August 21. The first term of the Fall Semester will begin on August 22nd.  Registration for the fall semester will begin on August 1st.


We look forward to our new and returning on-line students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please take note of the following. On-line students will be receiving their assignments through our dedicated website. To begin your class, please go to: Shekhinah Courson will notify you of two important pieces of information: Your temporary username and your password. She may be reached at


We look forward to our on-site students for the second term. Please take note of the following. On-site students will meet class beginning on August 22nd in Room 104 of Gamble Hall: Evangelism & Discipleship will be offered at 5:30 PM and a second class to be announced will be offered at 8:00 PM. A traditional syllabus and list of assignments will be given at that time.


Our annual Commencement Service was held at the First Southern Methodist Church of Orangeburg, on May 11th. Congratulations to our graduates: Kimberly Talley, Mishael Guingab, and Tineke van Loenen.


We are happy to report that major renovations have been made and continue to be made in the Terry Hall Guest House and in Gamble Hall this summer. A special thanks to those who have donated their time, talents, and monies to assist in these projects. Also, Shekhinah has started a project of re-editing our existing classroom videos to make improvements in audio and video quality.


We ask all of our students use an official college e-mail address in submitting assignments and communicating with college personnel.  If you do not yet have a college e-mail address, please contact Shekhinah Courson at or call (803) 534-7826 (Ext. 100).To check and send e-mail, please log onto the following website:  Your user name will be the first letter of your first name and your full last name.  For example, Dr. John Hucks can be reached


Offices are opened each Monday from 8 AM – 3 PMTuesday from 8 AM – 3 PM, and Wednesday from 8 AM – noon. Beginning August 22nd, the offices will be opened on Tuesday from 8 AM – 5:30 PM.  For help, please contact the following:  academic concerns – Dr. John Hucks (, financial concerns – Dr. Vic Reasoner (, internet delivery concerns – Mrs. Shekhinah Courson (, and e-mail and all other concerns – Miss Hannah Hucks ( Our phone numbers are(803) 534-7826 and (803) 215-5422. If there is no answer, please leave us a voice mail.


May the Lord continue to bless you in all of your labors for Him!


Dr. John Hucks