BPC Student Body President talks about student life
BPC Student Body President Joshua McPhatter
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Student Body President Joshua McPhatter recently sat down with his press office to talk about what his experience at BPC and what he’s looking forward to in his second year of service at the college.
Why did you decide to attend Brewton-Parker College?
I believe Brewton-Parker is an excellent place to learn and grow. The people are simply amazing and the Christian atmosphere is apparent.
Brewton-Parker is a small, private college, what do you enjoy doing on campus?
I think being small is an advantage because it allows you to know everyone. The more people you know, the more fun opportunities you have available. You can spend time with your friends, travel down to the Historic Village, enjoy the beauty of Jones Lake, and become a member of one of the many student organizations. The difference in deciding what to do is you.
What do you personally do for fun outside the classroom?
I enjoy hanging out with friends. Sometimes we have movie nights in the lobby of our dorms and just laugh. I also like to watch our Barons play Basketball and other sports down at the gym—some of those games can get pretty intense. As I mentioned, student organizations are a way to have fun, and I’m a member of few including the Student Government Association.
Who is your favorite professor or class you have taken?
That’s a real hard one! All of our faculty members are great, and there are many with the special touch. I enjoy Professor Vance Rhoades’ interesting stories, Dr. Ian Crowe’s gestures when he gets real excited about history and Dr. Don Wallace’s jokes in communication. Those are just a few, though there are many more.
What would be your message/advice for current and prospective students about Brewton-Parker?
I only one major piece of advice that floats to the top of my head, and that’s get involved on campus. There are several people on campus, including Student Government members, who are constantly looking for ways to get students engaged. However, we need students to let their voices be heard and to actively participate. Again, the difference is up to the student body.
What are some of your initiatives for the coming year as SGA President?
We have a very ambitious agenda. We are developing our strategic plan now, which will lay out all our goals and objectives for the coming year. We implemented about 90 percent of last year’s objectives on our strategic plan. This year we look to improve campus infrastructure – such as overall quality, lighting, roads. Last year, we completed the water . We also look to improve communication. It is an overreaching goal hoping to improve communication between SGA and the student body, and SGA and BPC Administration. We want to connect to where we are all on the same page. We also want to improve campus life overall by increasing programs, student activities and strengthening student organizations.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year, Christian college in south Georgia.