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Brewton-Parker welcomes new members to Board of Trustees

Terry Carter
Terry Gene Carter
Dr. Cliff Morris
Dr. Clifton "Cliff" Morris
Rep. Greg Morris
Rep. Greg Morris
Amy L. Owens
Amy L. Owens
Anthony Samples
Anthony W. Samples

MOUNT VERNON -- Brewton-Parker College welcomed six new members of its Board of Trustees to the board during its Jan. 18 meeting in the Hall of Fame Room of the Student Activities Center.

Beginning their five-year terms were: Amy L. Owens of Hinesville, Gilbert Westberry of Swainsboro, Terry Gene Carter of Brunswick, Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia), and Anthony Samples of Kingston.

Dr. Clifton F. “Cliff” Morris of Dublin began his service to the board in filling an unexpired term through 2007.

Terry Gene Carter is the president and owner of TGC Properties, Inc., a land developing company, in Brunswick. After attending Brewton-Parker College in 1981, he attended and earned a degree in business administration and marketing from Shorter College in 1985.

He is a member of the Brunswick Exchange Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He and his wife, Theresa, are members of First Baptist Church of Brunswick.

“As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to play a meaningful role in the continued success of BPC and help to maintain the Christian foundation Brewton-Parker College has exhibited in the past,” said Carter.

Dr. Clifton F. “Cliff” Morris is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dublin. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Georgia, a master of divinity degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary and a doctorate of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves on the boards of the Easter Seals of Middle Georgia and Kindred Spirit, based in Atlanta. His wife’s name is Wendi.

“As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to promote the development of the college in general, to encourage a strong Christian atmosphere on campus, and to be an advocate for the Division of Religion and Philosophy.”

Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia) was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1998 and served as a Toombs County Commissioner from 1992-1995. After graduating from Robert Toombs Christian Academy, he attended Brewton-Parker College in 1983. The next year he transferred to the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He and his wife, Amy, are members of Smith Street Baptist Church in Vidalia.

“Brewton-Parker is a greatly improved school since I was student,” Rep. Morris said. “I hope that after serving as a trustee, the same thing can be said of it years from now. I see continued improvement and a bright hope for the future of Brewton-Parker College.”

Magistrate Judge Amy L. Owens is an attorney with Osteen-Osteen in Hinesville. After earning a bachelor of arts in political science from Campbellsville University, she earned a juris doctorate at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law. She and her husband, Charles E. Owens, are members of First Baptist Church of Hinesville.

“I am honored to serve such a fine institution,” Owens said. “As a trustee, I hope to continue to uphold the great values and traditions of Brewton-Parker College.”

Anthony W. Samples is a retired vice president of a regional Wal-Mart store. After graduating from Cedartown High School, he earned an associate’s degree from Georgia Highlands College. He and his wife, Cindy, attend Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville.

“As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to assist the continuing growth of this fine institution. Education is that essential foundation that provides us the knowledge and confidence to achieve,” said Samples.

Rev. Gilbert Westberry is the associate pastor for music at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. After earning a bachelor of music with honors in sacred music from Florida State University, he earned a master of church music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, K.Y.) His wife’s name is Susan.

 “I hope that as a trustee for Brewton-Parker College I can help to grow this fine Christian, liberal arts college as it continues to provide a quality higher education experience,” Westberry said.

Rev. Gilbert Westberry
Rev. Gilbert Westberry

 

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM