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BPC Board of Trustees vote to begin construction on

McAllister Hall at BOT meeting April 16

L-Dr. Payne, Mr. Jones, Dr. Smith
Dr. Rick Payne, left, and Carey Jones, center, present Dr. David R. Smith, right, with two defibrillators during the April 16 Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees Payne and Jones represent the medical field on the BPC Board. Payne is a pediatrician in Cartersville and Jones is a pharmacist in Jesup. (Photos by Kelley M. Arnold)

 

By Kelley M. Arnold

Interim Director of Marketing

The Brewton-Parker College Board of Trustees voted to begin construction on the renovation of McAllister Hall following Commencement May 9. This was one of several items the BPC Trustees addressed at their quarterly meeting April 16 on the Mount Vernon campus.

             

Other items include the outsourcing of Plant Operations to a LaGrange management firm, a new Chapel Attendance requirement for Mount Vernon students and the completion of the college’s Six-Year Strategic Plan.

             

McAllister Hall is the oldest women’s residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus. The $1.5 million renovation will be the first comprehensive overhaul of this building since it was completed in 1947. Updates include new furnishings, cosmetic and mechanical improvements, and upgrades to electrical, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

             

Some funding needs still exist in the renovation project, and Board members as well as the President feel that these can be met as construction begins. The Office of College Advancement

McAllister Hall, the oldest women's residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus.

McAllister Hall, the oldest women’s residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus.

welcomes any gift to help complete this much-needed renovation. Call 583-3255 to be part of the naming opportunity at McAllister Hall.

Other agenda items:

  • The Board of Trustees commends all current employees in Plant Operations. The Board of Trustees supports the decision of the administration to enter into a contract with National Management Resources (NMR) effective May 1. NMR will provide salaries and benefits to all Plant Operations employees and provide cleaning supplies, paper products and tools used in custodial work. All current employees will be employed at NMR at the current rate of pay. Benefits will equal or exceed current BPC employee benefits. NMR will provide training for employees, including Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training. NMR currently provides similar services at a number of institutions, including BPC’s Baptist sister colleges, Shorter (since 1998) and Truett-McConnell (since 2008).
  • The Board of Trustees voted to approve the revision of the Chapel Attendance Policy, which states in summary: Chapel will be held 14 times each semester. All full-time Mount Vernon students will be required to attend eight of the 14 services each semester. Previously, students were required to attend six of eight chapel services each semester.
  • The Board of Trustees accepted a report on the completion of the Six-Year Strategic Plan, which spanned the years of 2002-2008.

Special Recognitions:

  • Dr. Allen Hughes of Centerville, BPC Trustee and alumnus, accepted the award for Ministerial Alumnus of the Year 2009. This award was originally announced during Alumni Weekend 2008 in March. Dr. Hughes was unable to attend the weekend.
  • Trustees Dr. Rick Payne and Carey Jones presented the college with two defibrillator machines. The machine is used to re-start a heart during cardiac arrest. Jones is a pharmacist in Jesup and Payne is a pediatrician in Cartersville.  One of the machines will be placed in the Phillips Student Center. The other will be placed in the Salter Building. One is already in place at the Snooks Student Activities Center.
Dr. Allen Hughes accepts the award for Ministerial Alumni of the Year 2009 during the April 16 BPC Board of Trustees meeting on the Mount Vernon campus.
Dr. Allen Hughes accepts the award for Ministerial Alumni of the Year 2009 during the April 16 BPC Board of Trustees meeting on the Mount Vernon campus.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four year Christian college in south Georgia.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM