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BPC employees celebrate the start of fall semester with annual banquet


Bobbie Prenger and Mrs. Jackie White
Jackie Smith, wife of BPC President Dr. David R. Smith serves punch to Admissions Counselor Bobbie Prenger during the Faculty-Staff Reception in the Phillips Student Center Aug. 16.


By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—The beginning of Brewton-Parker College’s new academic year was heralded with a celebration for the college’s dedicated administration, faculty and staff on the Mount Vernon campus Aug. 16, hosted by the campus’ dining service provider, ARAMARK.


The evening included a reception in Phillips Student Center, a gourmet, four-course meal served in the Residential Restaurant, three presentations of “What I Did This Summer” by BPC employees, and the introduction of new administration, faculty and staff.


New BPC family this year includes the following individuals:


In Academic Affairs, professors Edner “Billy” Bataille, Ian Crowe, Gareth Jones, Randy Minton, Dr. Rolando Tiu and Dr. Eunkyung You and Dr. David W. Moffett, the new chair of the Education Division, joined the college’s world-class faculty. Stephen Nichols is a new collections development coordinator in the Fountain-New Library. College Advancement welcomed Tabitha Connell as administrative assistant last year, while Church Relations praised the return of Sug Parker to BPC. Parker, a former basketball standout who still holds the record for most points scored in a career at BPC, is the head coach of the Barons women’s basketball team.


Dr. David R. Smith speaks to faculty and staff
Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president, welcomes faculty and staff to another academic year at Brewton-Parker College Aug. 16 during the Faculty-Staff Banquet in the Residential Restaurant on the Mount Vernon campus.

Enrollment Services, now under the leadership of vice president Dr. Cindy L. Skaruppa, has had several new additions to its ranks. Oliver Adams and Jessica Broughton, a May 2007 BPC graduate, join the Student Affairs Office. Morgan Cook, Michael Price and Amber Swartzlander are new to the Admissions Office. Shawn Smith is the new administrative assistant to both Dr. Skaruppa and Church Relations; and Dr. Ronald Perry is the new site director of the Norman Park campus. Rounding out the new employees is Nicole “Nikki” Shepard, the college’s new internal auditor and benefits coordinator.


Following the dinner, Dr. Mark Bowdidge, Rev. Glen Wallace and Hildegard Stanley each presented a summary of “What I Did This Summer”. Dr. Bowdidge, associate professor of music, spoke about the BPC Chamber Choir’s tour of England; Rev. Wallace, campus minister and Baptist Collegiate Ministries advisor, discussed the mission trip with local Baptists churches to plant churches in Iceland; and Stanley, former Music Division chair and consultant to the president for external relations, reported the many blessings of her mission trip to Moldova with the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Jubalheirs.


Door prizes were then announced, and are thanks to the generosity of the following community supporters: A Shop of My Own, Attic Treasures, Big Al’s, Captain’s Corner, Cedar River Seafood, Fabulous Finds, Fuzzy’s, Georgia Tire Company, M&M Hardware, Mt. Vernon Drug, Gift & Flower Shop, Panache, Penny Lane, Pizza Inn, Ruby Tuesdays, Smiley’s Car Detail, Southern Linens & Gifts, Valerie Kasay, Webster Motor Company and Zig’s Chicken Grill.



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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM