Clubs & Organizations

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Clubs and organizations allow you to connect with fellow students, gain skills and build friendships that will last a lifetime!

Circle K International

Circle K is the college branch of the Kiwanis International Organization and is dedicated to service, leadership, and fellowship. Our club has been at BPC for around two decades and is sponsored by the local Kiwanis of Vidalia. We have officers and leadership from last year, but also have many open positions for active members to fill.

If you are looking for an organization with local roots and branches that reach from Mount Vernon to all over the world, Circle K is for you! Current membership is 12,288 college students on 507 campuses in 15 nations in North and South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. We will work to serve the local community through projects with the Kiwanis, develop our member’s leadership skills, and have a great time doing it!


Lynn Addison –

Film Club

Film Club is a vibrant community for film enthusiasts that meets throughout the semester in Gates Auditorium. They explore a wide range of films, from mainstream to independent, and engage in thoughtful discussions about storytelling techniques, cinematography, and thematic elements. Join Film Club to connect with like-minded peers and deepen your appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

Christian Dickinson –

Historical Society 

The Historical Society is open to all students who enjoy history, regardless of major.  We plan on-campus academic and social events, examples include projects at the Historical Village and History Movie Nights. We also organize local field trips to important Georgia historical sites. We aim to provide historical growth in a fun and exciting manner beyond the classroom!

Dr. Timothy Miller –

Beta Phi Chi

Beta Phi Chi is a distinguished organization within the criminal justice field. Committed to fostering knowledge and professional growth, the chapter consistently strives to bring enriching experiences to its members and the wider campus community. This student organization hosts on-campus speakers who are experts in various areas of criminal justice and collaborates with the Philemon Fellowship to support corrections education projects. The Beta Phi Chi chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon stands as a beacon of excellence and advocacy in the pursuit of a just and equitable society.

Contact: Dr. Roger Byrd –

Pi Gamma Mu

The Georgia Xi Chapter of Phi Gamma Mu is the International Honor Society in the Social Sciences.  Our Chapter is very involved in several ministry opportunities both locally and regionally.  Membership is open to anyone majoring in History or the Behavioral Sciences (Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Sociology) who has twenty-four hours in the social sciences with a >3.0 GPA and an overall GPA of 3.0 in all coursework.

Jessica Stovall –

Voices of Truth

Voices of Truth is an auditioned ensemble that sings for weekly chapel services, churches across the state of Georgia, and community events. The purpose of Voices of Truth is to help publicize Brewton-Parker College and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Voices sings a variety of musical styles and leads worship in traditional, blended, and contemporary settings.


David Wilson –

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English Society with over 900 active chapters located in the United States and abroad bound together by the common goal of promoting excellence in the disciplines of the English language. BPC is proud to host one of those chapters, the Alpha Delta Beta Chapter. Qualified students are invited to apply for membership, where they will find opportunities for publication, scholarships, and more.


Jerusha Yoder –

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Joanna Phillips-Mock

Student Enrichment Director

Joanna Phillips-Mock is a proud third generation Baron, both as a student and a staff member.

Beginning her teaching career in Middle Georgia in 1995, Mrs. Mock worked with a state funded program that served some of the most disadvantaged special needs students within the local school districts. She ultimately moved into leadership positions within the organization, serving and training others in multiple initiatives. She enjoys working with students of all ages to recognize and to achieve their greatest potential.

Mrs. Mock holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brewton-Parker College, a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Behavior Disorders, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration from Georgia College and State University. She resides in Ailey, Georgia, with her husband Don, their son Tye Lewis, her mother Carol Joyce, and multiple fur babies. She enjoys traveling, gardening, camping, and attending concerts.

Candace Lilford

Profeessional Tutor

Candace Lilford graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Generalism in 2021 from Anderson University and with her master’s degree in English Literature in 2023 from the University of Alabama. She presently serves as Professional Tutor for the Student Enrichment Center while also teaching sections of ENG 101 and 102. 

As part of her two-year master's program, Ms. Lilford taught sections of ENG 101 and 102, while also serving as teaching assistant for British Literature Survey courses and volunteering in the university’s Writing Center. Ms Lilford has also presented papers at the Hudson Strode Conference and the South Eastern Christian and Literature Conference as well as working on various theatrical productions.

Born in North Carolina of South African descent, Ms. Lilford has lived in Uganda, Botswana, South Africa, and Trinidad before settling in Mount Vernon with her family in 2016, where she attended Brewton-Parker College as a dual enrollment student. She presently resides in Mount Vernon with her family and spends her free time watching old TV shows.

Linda Armstrong

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Linda Armstrong earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Southeastern Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University. Throughout her career, Linda has worked with diverse populations, including at-risk youth and families and youth in crisis because of mental health and other issues. Her empathetic nature has made her an effective advocate for those in need. In addition to her professional work, Linda is also is committed to volunteerism. She has dedicated countless hours as a youth mentor, and to teaching about her faith at various Christian organizations. She believes in the power of positivity and its ability to transform not only her life but also the lives of others.

"If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully." ~ Maya Angelou

Willie Ford

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Greetings, Baron Nation!

It's truly a joy to be back in a place that has shaped me so profoundly. I'm Willie Ford, a proud 2022 graduate of historic Brewton-Parker College, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Education. Following my graduation, I embarked on a journey in education, teaching Special Education within the Vidalia City School District. In addition to my role as an educator, I had the privilege of serving as the Unit Director at the J.D. Rabun Boys and Girls Club. All the while, I was honored to pastor at the esteemed New Hope Baptist Church of Rhine, Georgia. With God's grace, I managed these responsibilities, and now, I'm thrilled and ready to contribute to the welfare of our students, aiming to inspire through service.

Dusty Arnold

Mental Health Counselor

Dusty Arnold  is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a BPC alumnus. He has years of experience working with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, grief, and challenges related to Autism. He specializes in behavior-related interventions that can help college students build on their strengths to set achievable goals while also learning how to deal with the thoughts and feelings that sometimes get in the way. He incorporates Biblical values and evidence-based treatments to meet students wherever they happen to be on their journey to spiritual and psychological health. 

Carl Anthony "Tony" Wardlaw

Assistant Student Enrichment Director & Student Success Coach

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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