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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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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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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