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White leads BPC’s financial aid office
By Kelley M. Arnold
BPC Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College’s former assistant director of financial aid, Jackie White, stepped into the directorship position for the college department earlier this month, said Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president. White had served as the office’s assistant director since August, 2006, and previously served as internal auditor for five years.
“Jackie White moved into an unfamiliar position last summer, largely at the encouragement of several administrators,” said Dr. Smith. “Within a few months, she became the interim director for BPC’s financial aid efforts. Jackie is a hard worker, a talented staff administrator and a delightful person. All of us in leadership at Brewton-Parker College are very happy that she has accepted this important position on our campus.”
According to White, a BPC alumnus, her biggest challenge will be to facilitate “change” for the better by implementing several new ideas she’s been working on since becoming interim director last year.
“I can finally settle into what I really want to do,” said White. “I had ideas but I couldn’t really put them into place. Now that it has been decided, I can act on those ideas and see where we can go from there. There are many regulations we have to learn because they are constantly changing, and I’m trying to stay up to date with those.”
“There really is a need for change (in our office),” she continued. “I’m going to start from the bottom up, get all of our processes tweaked in a way that will be beneficial for all our students and parents and our staff.”
White graduated from Brewton-Parker College in 1992 with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She said it never crossed her mind while she was in college here that she would one day work at her alma mater, but she’s glad to be “home”.
“Brewton-Parker has just always been ‘home’ to me. It’s a very special place,” she said.
White lives in Montgomery County with her husband, Walter, and their six cats and one dog. A former resident of Johnson County, she is the daughter of Charlotte Snell and the late Wynton Snell of Wrightsville.