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NADA grant presented to BPC for study of ethics
| Representatives from the National Association of Automobile Dealers of America presented BPC with a $7,000 grant intended for the study of ethics. Shown from left are Martin NeSmith, NADA director for Georgia; Robert Mallon, National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) chairman; Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president; and, Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia), BPC trustee. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Representatives from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) of the National Association of Automobile Dealers of America (NADA) presented Brewton-Parker College with a $7,000 grant from the John P. Winston Sr. Memorial Fund for the study of ethics at the college. BPC was one of two Georgia colleges selected by NADCF for this honor this year.
Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president, and Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia), BPC trustee, accepted the donation on behalf of the college from NADCF representatives, Robert P. Mallon, NADCF chairman, and Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC, Inc. of Claxton. NeSmith is the National Automobile Dealers Association Director for Georgia.
“We are honored by your confidence in our school and our mission,” said Dr. David R. Smith. “We will use this grant to not only further our study of ethics in the classroom setting but also in our communities and our foundational relationships. We thank you for this important honor.”
“We wish you, Dr. Smith, faculty, staff and students all possible continued success and appreciate full well Brewton-Parker College’s contribution to the strength of the private sector in our great country,” said Mallon.
NeSmith augmented the NADCF’s donation with a gift of his own. The local car dealer, and longtime friend of the college, remarked he believes the college’s sustaining mission in south Georgia is well-deserving of NADA’s national and statewide attention.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. Its main campus is located in Mount Vernon, with six external centers located around the state in Baxley, Glennville, Liberty County Campus, Newnan, Norman Park and Savannah.
The John P. Winston Sr. Memorial Fund was founded in 1990. To date, 66 grants have been given to colleges and universities for the study of ethics. According to statistics released by the NADCF, the fund’s beneficence will reach $370,000 in grants by the end of 2007.