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BPC’s Dr. Skaruppa selected to ’07-’08 Leadership Toombs-Montgomery class
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
Dr. Cindy L. Skaruppa
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s newest administration team member, Dr. Cindy L. Skaruppa, will soon be learning more about the area she serves in a formal setting as she attends the 2007-2008 Leadership Toombs-Montgomery class this fall. The class is sponsored by the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Skaruppa, vice president for enrollment services, has been an active positive influence on campus since her arrival in early May when she came to BPC from a similar position at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. David R. Smith, president of BPC, is pleased with her selection by the Chamber and is confident she will be a “good fit” for the program.
“BPC traditionally nominates one of its campus leaders in the Leadership Toombs-Montgomery program,” said Dr. Smith. “This is a program that allows newcomers in the region to gain firsthand knowledge of the many impressive industries and innovations in our two-county area, as well as to meet the leaders and important personalities here. Dr. Skaruppa is a good fit for the program because she represents all of those characteristics at BPC.”
According to the Chamber’s website, this six session program will “provide citizens with formal training sessions on specific areas of person and community development” and will “provide citizens with the opportunity to increase their overall knowledge of the community and the importance of good citizenship.”
Dr. Skaruppa has a history of serving the community she is employed in, offering her services and volunteer hours to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and Lions Camps, among others. She is excited to learn more about Toombs and Montgomery counties and is eager to begin “making a difference” as soon as possible.
“As a newcomer to an area, it often takes several years to get integrated into the community and make a substantial contribution. It is my desire to be involved in community work expeditiously, and I believe that being a participant in the Leadership program will assist in fulfilling this desire and goal,” said Dr. Skaruppa.
To learn more about the Leadership program, contact the Chamber at 912-537-4466. To learn more about Brewton-Parker College, its six external sites and main campus in Mount Vernon and/or its 37 majors and 23 minors, contact the Office of Admissions at 912-583-3265 or visit the college’s website, www.bpc.edu.