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Brewton-Parker College Commencements Set for May 13

Taylor Hereford
BPC Director of Marketing

Preparations are well underway for Brewton-Parker College’s Commencement Ceremonies which are set for Saturday, May 13.

In Mount Vernon, the Gillis Gymnasium inside the Snooks Student Activities Center will again host the main campus ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.

This year’s commencement speaker for the main campus ceremony will be Representative Terry Coleman (D-Eastman), Speaker Emeritus of the Georgia House of Representatives. Mr. Coleman was recently named Brewton-Parker’s Special Assistant to the President for External Services.

Born and raised in Dodge County, Rep. Coleman received his Associate Degree from Reinhardt College and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Brenau College. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law.

First elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1972, Rep. Coleman has served as Chairman of various committees including Public Safety, Natural Resources, Ways and Means, and Appropriations. Rep. Coleman has also been a member of the Budget Conference Committee. He was elected Speaker of the House for the 2003-2004 legislative session. His district currently includes Bleckley, Dodge and Wilcox counties and includes parts of Ben Hill and Pulaski counties.

Rep. Coleman has been an active member of the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Dodge County and the Colony Bank Corporation. He has served on the Mercer Medical School Board of Governors and has also been the President of the local Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Coleman has been a member of the Eastman Volunteer Fire Department for the past 23 years.

Rep. Coleman is married to Carol Cofield Coleman and they attend the First United Methodist Church of Eastman. They have two children and two grandchildren.

For Brewton-Parker’s External Programs graduates, a ceremony will also be held that Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Hinesville beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. David R. Smith, president of Brewton-Parker College, will be the commencement speaker for the External Programs ceremony in Hinesville.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM