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Brewton-Parker College Announces Spring 2012 Graduates

Senator Tommie Williams

Senator Tommie Williams, 19th Senate District, addresses Brewton-Parker College’s 2012 graduates as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

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Left to right: Chelsea Moore, Joshua McPhatter, and Ashley Marsteller smile in anticipation of receiving their Bachelor of Arts degree.

By Mandy Corbin

Marketing Coordinator

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College awarded 92 degrees during its commencement exercises Saturday, May 12 in the college’s Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon Campus. Special guest speaker for the ceremony was the Honorable Tommie Williams, Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore. Senator Williams represents the 19th Senate District that includes Appling, Jeff Davis, Long, Montgomery, Toombs, Wayne and Wheeler counties, and portions of Liberty and Tattnall counties.

“You have it made,” said Williams. “You live in the greatest country in the world. You have so much access to knowledge, information, and technology.” He gave the graduates three key tasks to help them rise to the top: don’t put off living, serve others, and be creative. In closing, Williams stated, “I pray that you will live such meaningful lives to the glory of God.”

Following a processional of faculty and degree candidates led by Professor Zeke Addison, faculty grand marshal, Professor Jeffrey Audirsch, assistant professor of Christian studies, gave the invocation. Mark Baskin, BPC adjunct music professor, led the ceremony attendees in the college’s Alma Mater and Rev. Dannie Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lyons, gave the benediction.

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Jacob Lane and Sara Marson pause for a photo immediately after receiving their degrees May 12. Lane received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Marson received an Associate of Arts degree.


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BPC graduates are congratulated by family and friends following the May 12 ceremony on the Mount Vernon campus. (Photos by Mandy Corbin)

Spring graduates of the Class of 2012 included:


Leigha Alexis Beckum, Andrew Scott Bojko, Margaret Heather Chastain, Lyshon Ferrell, Phillip Franklyn, Jr., Carmen Renee Gardner, Benjamin Donald Gillespie, Jessica Ashley Alyssa Hill, Daniel Allen Jones, Jacob W. Lane, Ashley Susan Marsteller, Joshua Bruce McPhatter, Chelsea Jordan Moore, Megan Leighann Newberry, Amanda Lynn Redden, Kathryn Elyse Ring, Richard Todd Rogers, Jr., Gary Joseph Stauff, John Darren Talley, Virginia Thompson-Taylor, Andrew Michael Tucker, Courtney Olivia Wilkes, and Ashley Nicole Wooton.


Crystal Belue Adams, Christopher Patrick Alvarez, Heather McLain Beach, Bobbi Nicole Boyer,

Floyd Brantley, Jr, Robin Bugg, Anthony Duane Dowker, Jacob Howard Gore, Henry L. Guigou, Melissa Ann Herndon, Jeune Vireve Hypolite, Treva Lou Johnson, Britney Gail Kinlaw, Jerrod Lee Knapp, Jonathan Tyler Ledbetter, Benjamin Jacob McLendon, Fabian Alberto Moreira, Yan Harold Moukoury, Jacob Smith Otwell, Carlos O. Presas-Rodriguez, David Enrique Sancé, Erika Melynn Velez, Jennifer Lesley Wooten, Mozelle Christian Yawn, and Michelle DeLane Zipperer.


Billy Frank Crooms


Jason Wilson Baxley, Maria Elena Craft, Amanda Leigh Dixon, Kimberly Brown Ellsworth, Katheryn Ione Eunice, Kathy Denise Andrews Graham, Jenna Alexis Harper, Krystal Angela Heider, David Andrew James, Jalissa De'Shea Johnson, Mallory Kyle Lashley, Befaney Lashaun Roberson, Magen Leigh Roberts, Jennifer Renée Sears, Brandy M. Sherrod, Heather Elizabeth Snyder, Carmen Chauncey Spell, Tyronne Keith Stafford, Derrick L. Tillman, Anamecia Francisca Torres, Linda Ann Dupree Triggs, and Kathryn S. Tucker.


Crystal Belue Adams, Margaret Marie Aeger, Heather McLain Beach, Robin B. Bugg, Blake Shawn Conner, Kelvin Emilio Espinosa, Victor Wayne Fordham, Jr., Lynette Kay Hess, Jeune Vireve Hypolite, Sara Elizabeth Marson, René Abrahan Martinez, Emmanuel Mejabi, Crystal Nwaopara, Stefanie Meghan Ortiz, Vicki Ray, Brandy M. Sherrod, Darwin Reese Simmons, Jr., Komi Y. Sogbo, and Joseph H. Thrower.

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


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.


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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: May 23, 2012 11:21 AM