Alumni

Successful Homecoming Weekend

BPC’s 2023 Homecoming Queen and King: MacKenzie Tripp and Emmanuel Green On the weekend of February 11, Brewton-Parker College (BPC) welcomed alumni and family back to campus for the annual Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. The weekend consisted of a wrestling match, basketball games, BPC homecoming court, and an alumni choir concert followed by a luncheon. …

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Alumni Feature: Nathan Finn

Nathan Finn, provost at North Greenville University, and alumnus of Brewton-Parker College (BPC), was recently elected as the recording secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Finn holds his Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from BPC in 2002. In 2018, he was selected as the recipient …

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1970 BPC Baseball Team Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Members of the 1970 Brewton-Parker College Baseball Team with Dr.Steven F. Echols, President of Brewton-Parker College. MOUNT VERNON— The 1970 Brewton-Parker College (BPC) Baseball Team was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame during Alumni Weekend on April 9th. Twenty-six players and their coach, Tracy Rivers, were recognized for their achievements while at BPC as …

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BPC Dormitory Dedication: Donald and Beverly Thigpen

Donald and Beverly Thigpen (center) with their family at the dormitory dedication at Brewton-Parker College (two children, daughter Janet Thigpen Stanley and husband Byron Stanley, and son D. Alan Thigpen and wife Lacey Thigpen; seven grandchildren: Tyler Stewart, Anna Stanley, T. Conner Thigpen, Carolina Thigpen, Catherine Thigpen, Tyler Best, and Alexis Best) [Photo by Evan …

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Rhoades-Rich Academic Achievement Award

By BPC Marketing Department From left to right: BPC President Dr. Steven Echols, Professor Vance Rhoades, recipient of the Rhoades-Rich Academic Achievement Award: Sadie Rusteika, and Professor Forrest Rich. (Photo by Evan Riekhof) MOUNT VERNON — On April 6th, Brewton-Parker College (BPC) held their annual Honors Chapel. Each year professors and students meet in Saliba …

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Brewton-Parker names new Director of Student Activities

By Evan RiekhofBPC Marketing Coordinator Brewton-Parker has recently hired Paige Norton as the Director of Student Activities. She graduated from Brewton-Parker College in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies. Paige was a member of Voices of Truth and Choir all four years. Upon graduation, she moved to Pittsburgh where she worked …

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New Director of Marketing for Brewton-Parker College: Miranda Simmons

  Miranda Simmons – Brewton-Parker College – Director of Marketing By Evan RiekhofBPC Marketing Coordinator MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College is pleased to announce Miranda Simmons as the Director of Marketing. With over five years of marketing experience, Simmons will lead the college in its marketing efforts—including branding, communications, digital marketing, and social media. “We …

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Recent BPC Graduate Determined to Succeed

Michael “Mikey” Anderson pitches during a home game for the BPC Barons. By Evan Riekhof BPC Marketing Coordinator MOUNT VERNON  – “Nice guys finish last” is attributed to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team manager Leo Durocher in 1946. However, the story of Mikey Anderson’s time at Brewton-Parker College is one that proves nice guys can finish …

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Nursing Program at Brewton-Parker College

MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College is pursuing an aggressive course to establish a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program on its Mount Vernon campus with a target date for the starting class currently set for Fall 2022. Even now, the facilities already have been identified on campus to house the program, and last semester …

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Local High School Students Attend First Annual BPC Choral Clinic

    MOUNT VERNON – Around 9:30 AM on February 1, 2020, the Music Department at Brewton-Parker College (BPC) welcomed over 25 high school students to campus for the first annual Choral Clinic. Last year, Dr. David Wilson, Assistant Professor of Worship and Church Music, was inspired to host this event and partnered with Enrollment …

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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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