BPC’s Pi Gamma Mu recognized with national excellence award
MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College’s chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society in social sciences, was recently recognized with a 2008-2009 national award of excellence, the Roll of Merit, reports chapter advisor Prof. Vance Rhoades.
Rhoades facilitates the Mount Vernon campus membership, and Dr. Susan Kinsella, the Liberty County Campus membership. The award was announced during the Pi Gamma Mu Board of Trustees meeting at the national headquarters in Winnfield, Kansas.
The Roll of Merit focuses on the “activity and effectiveness of the chapter on its campus… including chapter organization and participation by faculty and students, election and initiation of members and financial responsibility. Local initiative in developing new activities or methods of operation is especially noted.”
Brewton-Parker College is one of eight chapters in the international organization to receive this recognition this year.
The Brewton-Parker College “Georgia XI” chapter held two professional lecture series on campus; sponsored the activities meals and materials for one night of the college’s Cultural Awareness Week; and, assisted a local Hospice center during the Easter season to assemble and distribute “Easter Baskets” to hospice clients in the Vidalia area. The chapter also participated in the college’s Assessment Day activities by having two members report to the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences of their academic research in their fields of study.
To learn more about the chapter and how to get involved with their local community outreach, contact Prof. Rhoades (Mount Vernon) at 912-583-3153 or Dr. Kinsella (Hinesville) at 912-448-2752.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.