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New text alert system for campus

Students must ‘opt in’

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College’s Technology Services Department is now offering a text messaging alert system for the Mount Vernon campus to inform users of impending emergency and weather situations and other information deemed appropriate by BPC administration, said Ryan Relihan, BPC Chief Information Officer.

The text service is for mobile phone users, including students, parents, faculty and staff.

“At a time when people are relying more and more on their mobile devices as their primary means of communication, the Campus Alert System provides a way for us to rapidly communicate important information to students, faculty and staff.  This system will help increase the level of safety on campus, extend the reach of communication to students, faculty and staff and help keep the campus informed near real-time,” said Relihan.

             

The new system is a feature of BPC’s CampusWEB. To “opt in” to this feature, log in to CampusWEB, click the “My Txt Alerts” link (on the left side of the page) and enter your 10 digit mobile phone, including dashes, and select your service provider. Then click “Submit”.

Relihan adds that if a particular service provider is not listed in the drop down box, click on the “Provider Not Listed?” link to send BPC Technology Services an email with the service provider information. Technology Services will notify the requestor when the provider has been added to the list.

“You can update your ‘My Txt Alerts’ settings at anytime if you change mobile numbers and/or service providers in the future,” said Relihan.

For more information, contact Relihan by email at rrelihan@bpc.edu.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. With its main campus located in Mount Vernon, the college also offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its external site in Newnan.

             

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Brewton-Parker College | Located on U.S. 280 at 201 David-Eliza Fountain Circle, P. O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445
with a site in Newnan
912-583-2241, 1-800-342-1087
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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.
 
Updated on: September 15, 2010 9:16 AM