Former Miss BPC is New Brewton-Parker Professor
By Lauren Moye
BPC Staff Writer
MOUNT VERNON—Once Miss BPC in 2009 and Homecoming Queen in 2011, Erica Moore is now serving as a part-time professor at Brewton-Parker College. After graduating from Brewton-Parker College in 2011, she began work immediately on her master’s degree. In December 2013 she graduated from Georgia Southern with a Master of Science in Biology.
Moore stated that she never expected to find herself working at her own alma mater. On what she hopes to accomplish as a biology professor, Moore said, “I know that most of them won’t love it as much as I do, but I want [my students] to enjoy the sciences as much as I do, and from a Christian perspective. If I could impart some of the love for science that I have, especially to my general biology students who have to take the class, then that would be all right.”
When asked about how her time as a Baron influenced her faith and education, Moore stated, “I know it’s required, but chapel keeps you in God’s word. So many students go to college and they get lost. They don’t have any Bible studies, or church, or small groups to attend. Being a student at BPC kept me in my faith, and when I graduated it was easier to stick with it.”
“My faith is what definitely sets me apart as a person,” Moore continued. “That is one thing that set me apart for sure as a grad student lab assistant. I was kind of the odd man out. I noticed that some requested not to be in office with me because some of them cursed, or were atheists. In grad school, I was excluded, and even though I think that was hard sometimes I feel like that made me a better person. It helped me to realize who I am and why I am that person.”
This faith is something that she plans to let set her apart as a professor, as well. “I enjoy teaching and I look forward to getting better as an instructor,” she said, “But also sharing my faith with others. Just because we’re at a Christian institution doesn’t mean that everybody is a Christian, so if I can impart some bit of wisdom and plant a seed at the same time, that would be great.”
Moore comes from a family predominantly of girls, stating that she is one of two daughters, six granddaughters, and twelve great-granddaughters. She currently resides in Vidalia and is engaged to Chad Harrison. The wedding is set to take place in May.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. 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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