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A look back at BPC Orientation 2006
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Orientation 2006 for all freshmen and first-time students was filled with activities for both students and their parents last week at the Mount Vernon campus. The schedule began with students moving into campus dormitories at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 and ended with an outdoor movie Sunday night. This year’s theme was “Choose Your Own Path”.
“Orientation (went) very well. We had 162 students show up for the kickoff, which was 10 more than last year,” said Juanita Kissell, BPC’s director of counseling services and orientation organizer. “The energy level of the students is very high, and we have incredible orientation leaders this year who have great ideas for getting the new students involved. This is my third year of organizing orientation; I’m still trying to improve the process, but I thoroughly enjoy working so closely with the students.”
|Dr. David Smith and his wife, Jackie, welcome students and parents into their home for the annual President's Reception.
Parents and students were invited to a President’s Reception at the home Dr. David Smith, president of BPC, and his wife, Jackie, last Tuesday afternoon. The reception followed a break-out session for parents in Saliba Chapel hosted by Brad Kissell, Executive Dean for Enrollment Services. Plenty of exciting opportunities awaited the incoming students, including a campus-wide scavenger hunt, talent show, pool party and Saturday night Block Party.
Another highlight included a special interactive program based on the popular television show “CSI”. “CSI: Mount Vernon” gave students the chance to work together to solve a “who dunnit” scheme using professors and staff as the “actors”. Students were also able to take college placement exams and audition for music scholarships and class placement during orientation.