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April 2007


New VP joins BPC administration: Dr. Cindy Skaruppa

MOUNT VERNON—The newest member of Brewton-Parker College’s administration is no stranger to college life. Dr. Cindy L. Skaruppa, the college’s new Vice President for Enrollment Services, comes to Brewton-Parker from an equivalent position at Our Lady...


BPC students, faculty lauded with honors

MOUNT VERNON—It’s not every day that one receives credit for hard work or a job well done, and for 44 Brewton-Parker College students and two faculty members, Honors Day ceremony 2007 was their day in the sun.

Brewton-Parker announces May 12 commencements, speakers

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College will hold commencement ceremonies in both Mount Vernon and Savannah Saturday, May 12.


BPC student receives Mount Vernon Bank Writing Fellowship

MOUNT VERNON – Emily Oliver, a junior at Brewton-Parker College from Lilburn, received the Mount Vernon Bank Writing Fellowship Award during the Honors Day ceremony April 17 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus.

BPC students inducted into social, behavioral sciences honor society

MOUNT VERNON—The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Brewton-Parker College hosted an induction ceremony for new members of their honor society, Pi Gamma Mu, Thursday, April 26 in the president’s dining room on campus.


Martin signs contract with WNBA team

MOUNT VERNON – Monique Martin, the most prolific scorer in Brewton-Parker College basketball history, has signed a free agent contract with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.  She becomes the first basketball player from BPC to play at the professional level.


Simmons steps down as BPC women’s basketball coach

MOUNT VERNON – After seven successful years in coaching – four of which as head women’s basketball coach at Brewton-Parker College – Sheila Simmons has decided to turn in her whistle to enter the classroom on a full-time basis.


Brewton-Parker honors VT with candle service; community invited

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College will host a candle service Thursday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the front lawn of the Mount Vernon campus.


BPC’s Man of La Mancha well received by community

MOUNT VERNON—The opening night of Brewton-Parker College’s spring musical, Man of La Mancha, closed in standing ovation. The cast and crew received the same audience response each night of the musical’s three-day run at Southeastern...


BPC’s Community Wind Ensemble takes the stage

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Community Wind Ensemble filled Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus with the invigorating sounds of Fillmore’s “Rolling Thunder March” and Gustav Holst’s “Mars: The Bringer of War” during...


BPC sends one out every 10 Mt. Vernon students on spring mission trips

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) sent three teams of students on mission trips during Spring Break 2007, reports campus minister and BCM advisor Glenn Wallace.


Russian student art exhibit, exchange is a success

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Mount Vernon campus’ Fountain-New Library Sunday, April 15 to express appreciation to the three visiting artists and educators from Ekaterinburg...


Baron Ringers give spring concert April 12

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Baron Ringers, under the direction of Dr. Ben Caston, assistant professor of music, gave a spring concert April 12 in the Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus.

Pittman performs in Junior Voice Recital

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College junior Douglas “Doug” Freeman Pittman, a tenor, performed in a Junior Voice Recital Friday, April 13 in Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus.

Pianist Brandon Pafford gives Senior Recital

MOUNT VERNON—Brandon Marshall Pafford, a pianist and a Brewton-Parker College senior, performed in his Senior Recital Friday, April 13 in Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus.
Getting to know: Liz Hinely

Countdown to Man of La Mancha: Musical opens April 19 at STC's Toombs Auditorium

MOUNT VERNON—The Brewton Parker College (BPC) Theater Department has been working feverishly over the past few months to put together its spring musical Man of La Mancha, according to Juanita Kissell, the musical’s press coordinator and director...


Georgia Philological Association hosts annual conference at BPC

MOUNT VERNON—The Georgia Philological Association (GPA) hosted its second annual conference at Brewton-Parker College March 30-31 with great success. More than 55 scholars and GPA members from around the state – and beyond – registered...


Former music student returns to BPC to give recital

MOUNT VERNON—Former BPC student, John Wolters, a baritone, performed in recital April 4 in Gilder Recital Hall. He was accompanied by Wemberly Ponder, a regular accompanist for Georgia Southern University (GSU) and a GSU graduate.


CultureFEST 2007 is a hit with BPC students

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College senior, Jessica Broughton, along with the cooperation of college student organizations Rotaract and Latin American Students Organization (LASO), brought some “culture” to BPC last week.


BPC professor edits critical edition of landmark book

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Lee Cheek, will publish his sixth book this summer.

Who will portray 'Don Quixote' in BPC's Man of La Mancha?

Traveling Russian art exhibit starts at Brewton-Parker College

MOUNT VERNON—A traveling art exhibit, composed of artwork by college-level students in Ekaterinburg, Russia, will make its first stop of a three-part journey across the state Friday, April 13 at Brewton-Parker College (BPC) in Mount Vernon.


BPC instructor's documentary to premiere April 14 in Augusta

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College drama and film studies instructor Mark Ezra Stokes just completed the filming of a ground-breaking documentary about Walter Clarence “Dub” Taylor, a Western film actor from Augusta, Ga.


Berry College takes two of three from BPC

MOUNT VERNON – With only two weekends left in the regular season, head coach Hayne Brant knows that if his Brewton-Parker College baseball team is going to advance to postseason play, they have to win the close games...


BPC Softball drops three of four at home

MOUNT VERNON—Despite an incredible comeback win in the first game of their four-game home stand, the Brewton-Parker College softball team lost three of the four conference games over the weekend.


Class credit for real-world experience: BPC’s Spring Break in Belarus

MOUNT VERNON—Instead of taking a break from school during Spring Break 2007 (March 2-11), four BPC students stayed in school – well, almost. “School” may have been almost 5,200 miles away, but it was still school.


Baron baseball routs SCAD, drops two of three to Reinhardt

MOUNT VERNON – After watching his team hit for a combined .177 average (14-for-79) during a sweep by Southern Polytechnic State University March 23-24, head coach Hayne Brant made a prophetic statement.


BPC Softball takes two of four over weekend

Team goes 4-6 on ten-game conference road trip

MOUNT VERNON—The Brewton-Parker College softball team wrapped up a long, ten-game conference road trip by winning two of its last four games.


BPC hosts annual Language Appreciation Day March 23

Brewton-Parker College’s Modern Languages Department held its fourth annual Language Appreciation Day (LAD07) March 23 with more than 300 high school Spanish students from six surrounding Georgia schools attending the learning...

Getting to know: Allison Holt

BPC’s Choral Society performs ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’

MOUNT VERNON—More than 200 music aficionados from the surrounding counties attended the Brewton-Parker College Choral Society’s performance of Theodore Dubois’ “The Seven Last Words of Christ” March 29 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon...


BPC inducts alumni into Hall of Fame, instates former faculty as honorary alumnus

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s National Alumni Society inducted one individual and an entire team into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame March 24 during Alumni Weekend 2007...


BPC National Alumni Society honors its peers with annual awards

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s National Alumni Society honored six individuals during the annual Alumni Tributes Service held in Saliba Chapel March 24 during Alumni Weekend 2007 on the Mount Vernon campus.


Man of La Mancha’s ‘Barber’, ‘Captain of the Inquisition’

MOUNT VERNON—The following profiles are eighth in a series of releases by Brewton-Parker College’s theater department, which will perform Man of La Mancha, a musical comedy, April 19-21 at Southeastern Technical College’s Toombs Auditorium.


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