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Former Enterprise editor joins BPC marketing staff
MOUNT VERNON—An award-winning local journalist has joined the Office of Marketing at Brewton-Parker College as the new Director of News and Public Information.
Kelley M. Arnold, former editor of The Telfair Enterprise in McRae, joined the marketing staff August 14 with the purpose of bringing the many accomplishments of Brewton-Parker’s faculty, staff and students to the general public through various media outlets.
“Brewton-Parker College has a wonderful story we must tell. Every year, we have faculty who present at national and international conferences, publish articles and books, and perform great humanitarian efforts in our communities. Our students are selected for top internships, have opportunities to present at national conferences and even go on mission trips around the world. These stories, and so many others, will be told by our new director of news and public information,” said Brad Kissell, executive dean of enrollment services. “I am confident that over the next many years, Ms. Arnold will be the driving force behind telling the great story of Brewton-Parker College.”
BPC’s Director of Marketing, Taylor Hereford, shares Dean Kissell’s enthusiasm and looks forward to working with Arnold on his staff.
“I am excited about welcoming Kelley to Brewton-Parker College,” said Hereford. “She brings a wealth of experience to this position and has enjoyed remarkable success in her previous journalistic endeavors. I am confident Kelley will be a tremendous asset to the college.”
Arnold served as editor of The Enterprise, a weekly newspaper, for the last three years. The Enterprise won many awards for excellence in journalism under Arnold’s direction, including first place for local news coverage among similar size newspapers in this year’s Georgia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Other awards include second and third places in Feature, Investigative, and Editorial Writing, Feature Photography, Serious Column and Editorial Page.
“I’m excited I have the opportunity to work with Brewton-Parker’s faculty, staff and students this fall,” Arnold said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone on campus and hope to bring Brewton-Parker’s energy and spirit to the residents of the surrounding counties and cities through newspaper releases and media coverage. We’re gearing up for a busy fall semester, and I’m almost as excited as the incoming freshman—maybe even more!”
Arnold holds bachelor of arts degrees in French and communications with an emphasis in media studies from the College of Charleston (S.C.), and an associate of science degree from the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. She resides in McRae with her boxer, Oz.
A member of the McRae Methodist Church, she sings soprano in the choir, and has volunteered as the chairperson for Telfair County’s Relay for Life in 2005 and 2006. She was named the Georgia Junior Chamber of Commerce’s (Jaycees) Most Outstanding Young Georgian in 2004. She also works part-time as an independent Southern Living At Home consultant.
Her parents, Mark and Alta Arnold, live in Odum, Ga., with her 12 younger brothers and sisters. Her father is an architect and project manager with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., and her mother is a part-time adoption specialist with Adopt America and full-time homemaker.
Brewton-Parker College is a private, four-year Christian college in Mount Vernon, Ga., with external campuses and centers in Baxley, Glennville, Hinesville, Newnan, Norman Park and Savannah. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, the college offers 37 majors and 23 minors of study in a caring, Christian environment that nurtures the whole student.