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BPC Fall Convocation is an academic tradition

Dr. David R. Smith delivers the Convocation message
Dr. David R. Smith, BPC President, opens the 2008-2009 academic year with allusions to Moses and the story of the Burning Bush in Exodus during his 2008 Convocation address. (Photo by Ashley Byrd)

By Kayla Oliver

BPC Marketing Staff

MOUNT VERNON— As part of Brewton-Parker College’s yearly academic tradition, students attended the 2008 Convocation Service Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. in Saliba Chapel.


Dr. Kandie Smith
Dr. Kandie Smith, new assistant professor of music at Brewton-Parker College, sings a solo arrangement of “The Melody Within” accompanied by Dr. Pierce Dickens, professor of piano, during the 2008 Convocation Service. (Photo by Ashley Byrd)

During Convocation, students are introduced to new faculty members and are often offered a challenge to pursue during the upcoming academic year. This year, students had the opportunity to become more acquainted with one of the newest additions to the college’s music faculty, Dr. Kandie Smith, assistant professor of music. Dr. Smith sang a solo arrangement of “The Melody Within” and was accompanied by Dr. Pierce Dickens, professor of piano.


BPC President, Dr. David R. Smith, delivered an inspiring message found in Exodus, chapters 3 and 4. He used the Biblical hero, Moses, to illustrate there are no limits to the ways in which God can use everyone, including college students, to bring about His glory and to bless others “if we allow Him to do so.”


In closing, Dr. Smith reminded us that “human failures do not compare with God’s best.” The message Dr. Smith presented is not only relevant to God’s will and plans for everyday living but also to studies and school work. He asked the BPC community in the congregation to consider the words of Phillipians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” His final wish was for students to work and study hard and to have a great year.


Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.


BPC students sing a hymn of praise
Brewton-Parker College students sing a hymn of praise during the 2008 Convocation. (Photo by Ashley Byrd)


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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.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM