MRMC supports BPC Annual Fund
Meadows Regional Medical Center CEO and President Alan Kent (right) presents BPC Annual Fund Chairman Jeff McCormick (center) and BPC Annual Fund Director and Interim Vice President of College Advancement Jessica James (left) a $10,000 check at the new Vidalia hospital.
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON— The Brewton-Parker College (BPC) Annual Fund received a significant financial boost from the Meadows Regional Medical Center (MRMC) late last month, said BPC Interim Vice President for College Advancement Jessica James.
BPC Annual Fund Chairman Jeff McCormick and James accepted a $10,000 check from MRMC CEO and President Alan Kent April 28 at the new Vidalia hospital. This year’s gift is not only an increase in the MRMC’s annual giving but it represents a continued support of the four-year Christian college located in the heart of south Georgia’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Country.
“Last year, MRMC presented us with a $7,500 donation, and this year they have increased it by $2,500. MRMC’s support of the college is greatly appreciated and inspires us to seek more opportunities in our community,” said James, who serves as the director of the College’s Annual Fund.
“It’s a privilege to be involved with Brewton-Parker College,” said Kent. “Our community and our hospital are dependent on the partnership we have with the College, for their graduates are the future of our businesses, our community. We would like to increase our involvement with the college to offer beginning opportunities for its graduates and even current students. Their students are ambitious, have flexible schedules and if offered the opportunity to work in a health career – whether administration or practical – we know that they will succeed, and even stay in our community after graduation.”
The Annual Fund is the college’s primary outreach for fiscal fundraising each year. All money raised supports classroom equipment, salaries, technology upgrades and maintenance, and mission opportunities in and outside the classroom.
The campaign, which ends June 30, is set to raise $410,000 for the private, four-year Christian college. James reports donors, like Kent and MRMC, are coming forward daily to help meet the financial needs of the college.
Chairman McCormick encourages inquires about the BPC Annual Fund and how to support Brewton-Parker College; he may be reached at 912-537-6679. McCormick is the headmaster of Vidalia Heritage Christian Academy. This is his first year serving as the committee’s chair.
Committee members are from Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen counties; they include John Koon of Vidalia Communications, Wendell Dixon of Montgomery Bank & Trust, Arlene Davis of ERA, Bob Davis, Lynn Addison of BPC, Bob Sanford of BPC, Loyd Mobley of VNS Corporation and Steve and Malinda Brown of Brown Insurance Group. Colon Sammons of Altamaha Bank & Trust and Gary Campbell of VNS Corporation serve as board liaisons.
James may be reached at 912-583-3262.
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.