New Majors Coming in the 2023-2024 School Year

MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College (BPC) is excited to announce the addition of several new majors to its academic offerings. The new degrees will meet the demands of today’s job market and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. Beginning in the Fall 2023 semester are majors in Secondary Chemistry Education, Secondary English Education, Special Education, Music Education, and concentrations in Forensic Science and Pre-Athletic Training. Additionally, Marketing and Sport Management majors will be available starting in Spring 2024.

Students desiring to earn a degree in any of the new education degrees will gain practical experience and develop the required skills to excel in the classroom. The Secondary Chemistry and Secondary English majors will prepare students to become certified high school teachers in their respective subjects, with coursework in advanced topics and teaching methods. The Special Education degree will prepare students to work with those who have diverse learning needs, offering the tools and strategies necessary to provide exceptional educational support and empower students to reach their full potential. Music Education will prepare students to become certified K-12 teachers while gaining the necessary pedagogical knowledge to teach music effectively.

BPC understands the increasing demand for healthcare professionals, thus adding concentrations in Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Athletic Training will provide students with a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic techniques, preparing them for future graduate studies or careers in the healthcare field.

Beginning with the Spring 2024 semester, the new Marketing degree will give students a solid foundation to succeed in the fast-paced marketing and advertising world. Students will study basic marketing principles, consumer behavior, digital marketing, and learn how to conduct market research. The increased popularity of athletics as careers and not just extracurriculars gave rise to the major in Sport Management. The program will provide students with business operations skills, as well as analytical training skills, all directed specifically toward the sports industry.

“We are thrilled to offer these new majors to our students,” said Dr. Steve Echols, President of Brewton-Parker College. “Each of these majors will prepare students for meaningful and fulfilling careers while equipping them to be community leaders. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students in the fall and seeing their impact on the world.”

BPC seeks to meet the evolving needs of students and prepare them for success in today’s competitive job market. For more information, please visit www.bpc.edu.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. As a comprehensive Georgia Baptist institution, Brewton-Parker College provides liberal arts and professional programs in a learning community of shared Christian values. Through the application of biblical truth in scholarship and a co-curricular focus on character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement, the college strives to provide a transformational experience that equips the whole student for lifelong learning and service in Christ.

 

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Carl Anthony “Tony” Wardlaw – For over 25 years, Dr. Wardlaw has worked in leadership, counseling, and pastoring. Beginning with working in middle management for a manufacturing company in Douglas, GA, Dr. Wardlaw has also worked in the academic, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Additionally, he served over 7 years in the United States Military as a Military Intelligence Officer before resigning his commission as a Captain in the Army. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Student Enrichment Center, Student Success Coach, and Adjunct Faculty at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, GA, he also serves as the Pastor of The Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin, GA. As a member of the renowned International Gospel Singing Group, The Wardlaw Brothers, Dr. Wardlaw has traveled all over the nation and abroad ministering and singing the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Dr. Wardlaw has served as a consultant for various agencies and has worked as a Fatherhood Coordinator and G.E.D. instructor within the Technical College System of Georgia and participates in local and national civic and philanthropic work. Dr. Wardlaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from the University of Georgia, two master's degrees from Troy University (Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling), and a Doctorate in Education from Argosy University in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Wardlaw is a Lifetime Silver Member of The NAACP and a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is happily married to the former Mrs. Stephanie Scott. They have 3 Children; Chambria, Marc, and Carleigh.
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