BPC announces Orientation 2011 dates, theme
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Orientation Coordinator Joshua McPhatter invites incoming freshmen and transfer students to mark their calendars for Orientation 2011 August 17-21 on the Mount Vernon campus.
This year’s Orientation theme is “The BPC Family Tree: The Difference is YOU!” The first day of the fall 2011 semester is Monday, August 22. Classes begin at 7:45 a.m.
Orientation leaders, or O-Team members, will be announced soon, said McPhatter, a rising senior and former O-Team leader. He is excited about his new role as Orientation Coordinator, after serving the student body as Student Government Association President the last two years. He remembers his own Orientation experience fondly.
“When I participated in Orientation, I remember feeling welcomed and enjoying the activities throughout the week. I had the opportunity to connect with other students, faculty and staff. I recall the kick-off ceremony were the O-Team came running down the aisle, music blasting, and everybody laughing. I had so much fun that I decided to participate as an O-Team leader the past two years. I enjoy helping new Barons become familiar with our campus and surrounding community,” said McPhatter.
“As this year’s Orientation Coordinator, I hope to build on my experiences and insure that the incoming class has even more fun. We will continue to focus on team-building and small group activities as well as provide opportunities for new students to learn about Brewton-Parker’s values and traditions through bigger activities.”
McPhatter chose this year’s theme to illustrate the college’s tight-knit Christian kinship.
“We decided on a theme centered on family because we believe that at BPC you are considered more than a student – you’re a part of our Christian family. Students are the heart and soul of this institution. We are a family not only through words, but with deeds. When the incoming class comes to our campus they will soon find a small environment where we watch out for one another, pray together and grow. Our BPC family tree is diverse and talented. Some fit in through academics, some play sports, and others work to ensure a great college experience. We hope, through Orientation, that the incoming class will begin to claim their spot on the tree,” explains McPhatter.
To learn more about Orientation 2011, visit www.bpc.edu/orientation or email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, Fla.
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.