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May 2007

Getting to know: Jarret Bristol

A life’s pursuit: Admissions counselor, Prenger, completes three degrees – one course at a time

MOUNT VERNON—For Brewton-Parker College staff member and recent graduate, Barbara “Bobbie” Prenger, earning a higher education has been an uphill battle fought one class at a time over the last 25 years.


Career expo at BPC helps Toombs-Montgomery job seekers

MOUNT VERNON—If you were looking for a job last week, Brewton-Parker College’s Gillis Gym was the place to be. More than 20 agencies and employers participated in the Montgomery County Career Expo held at the college May 24.


Thigpen pledges $25,000 to new Hildegard Stanley Music Center

MOUNT VERNON— Don Thigpen, CEO of Mount Vernon Bank, presented Hildegard Stanley and Dr. David R. Smith, president of Brewton-Parker College, with the first installment of a $25,000 pledge May 22.


College Advancement promotes two positions from within BPC staff

Byrd accepts Director of Development; Bull named Director of Alumni Relations

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Office of College Advancement has underwent a few key personnel transitions in the last month, said Vice President for College Advancement Pamela Davis.

Brewton-Parker names graduates in Mount Vernon, External Programs

Education Advisory Council meets, bids farewell to Dr. Claxton

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Education Division held the Spring 2007 Advisory Council meeting May 2 in the Holliman-Fountain Education Center on the Mount Vernon campus.

Getting to know: Bernd Toro

BPC’s External Programs graduates 72 in Savannah

SAVANNAH—Brewton-Parker College’s External Programs held commencement exercises for 72 graduates from three of its six satellite sites– Liberty County campus, Savannah and Newnan – May 12 at Calvary in Savannah.


Alum Dan Parker challenges Class of 2007 to ‘dream big’

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Mount Vernon commencement speaker, Daniel “Dan” F. Parker Sr., a ’67 alumnus and CEO of Parker Executive Search of Atlanta, charged the college’s 2007 graduates to “dream big” and “give back”.


Two BPC music professors join GBC’s Sons of Jubal on Russian mission trip

MOUNT VERNON—Two of Brewton-Parker College’s music professors attended the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Sons of Jubal mission trip to Russia last month. The focus of the 10-day trip was to “strengthen the work of Southern Baptist missionaries...


BPC softball players take home awards at season-ending banquet

MOUNT VERNON—Several players from the Brewton-Parker College softball team received postseason honors at the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) awards banquet April 18.

Getting to know: Mark Caruso

Dr. Barr steps down from chair position in Division of Education

MOUNT VERNON—Dr. Bowman Barr, chair of the Division of Education at Brewton-Parker College, is stepping down from his leadership position to enter a new chapter in his life – retirement.


Midnight Breakfast: A time to relax, rev up for finals

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College students were treated to a much-needed study break during the Spring 2007 final exam schedule May 3 in the Residential Restaurant on the Mount Vernon campus.

BPC to host Montgomery County Career Expo

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College may just be the ticket to finding a new job or career change this May. The private, Christian college in Mount Vernon will host the Montgomery County Career Expo Thursday, May 24...


BPC’s Dr. Claxton retires from 37 year teaching career

MOUNT VERNON—Dr. Melba S. Claxton’s roots run deep at Brewton-Parker. The Education Division professor and the college’s Early Childhood Education Coordinator is saying farewell to the place she’s called home for more than 40 years...


One run proves vital for Baron baseball in 2007

MOUNT VERNON – One run.  Those simple words turned out to play a major role in the Brewton-Parker College baseball team’s 2007 season.


BPC honors employees with spring Faculty-Staff Banquet

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College announced the winners of the annual Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year awards, and honored 15 employees for a combined 160 years of service to the college during the ...


Music division hosts last Student Recital of spring semester

MOUNT VERNON—Eleven students in Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Music performed in the April 27 Student Recital – the last recital of the Spring 2007 semester. The event was free and open to the public.


BPC’s Concert Choir hosts Spring Concert

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s 32-member Concert Choir held its Spring Concert Thursday, April 26 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus. Members of the choir, directed by Dr. Mark Bowdidge, will tour England later this...


BPC’s Jazz Combo spices things up at spring concert

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Jazz Combo held its spring concert April 24 in the Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus.


BPC receives $50,000 gift from Atlanta foundation

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College recently received a $50,000 unrestricted contribution from a prominent Atlanta philanthropy, The John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc., announced Pamela Davis, vice president for college advancement...


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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
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