BPC volunteers spiff up the Arch
|Left to right, Mary Waalkes, Chris Jones, and Sandra Clay in front of the BPC arch on Hwy. 280 after its beautification. Removal of the large shrubs on either side of the Arch, which once blocked the view into campus, were key in the project. (Photo by Mandy Corbin)
By Mandy Corbin
MOUNT VERNON— Three of Brewton-Parker College’s staff and faculty members, along with the help of three family members and the BPC maintenance department, cleaned out the flower beds in front of the Arch on Highway 280 on Saturday, July 10.
According to Sandra Clay, director of international student services, “In the spirit of campus pride, several volunteers have tackled projects which we hope add visual appeal to the campus in the eyes of potential students, their parents, and the community at large. The result of the day’s labor is a freshened look and a more open visibility from the highway.”
Clay was joined by professors Dr. Mary Waalkes and Dr. Chris Jones, and Martha Faw, wife of Dr. Bill Faw Saturday. Dr. Jones’ two sons Silas and Isaiah also helped.
Clay continues, “Another set of volunteers, the Daniell Baptist youth camp participants, also made a wonderful contribution to the appearance of our campus by painting the wooden benches situated around campus. The cost of these workdays is low, but the pay-off in campus pride is huge.”
To learn more about volunteer opportunities around campus or to spearhead a campus beautification project, please contact Provost Ron Melton at 912-583-3239.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.