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Rep. John Barrow addresses BPC graduates

Congressman John Barrow
U.S. Congressman John Barrow (D-Georgia), 12th Congressional District, addresses Brewton-Parker College’s 2010 graduates as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.


MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College held Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2010 Saturday, May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus inside the Gillis Gym in the Snooks Student Activities Center.  


Oldest 2010 BPC grad, Madeline Waller
Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president, proudly confers the oldest 2010 BPC graduate, Madeline Ruth Waller, 69, of Newnan with a bachelor of ministry degree.

During the ceremony, 178 students were presented for candidacy of 181 bachelors and/or associate degrees. Of those, 122 students have completed their degree’s requirements. Forty-five students have applied for summer graduation and were recognized during the ceremony.


Commencement speaker U.S. Congressman John Barrow (D-Georgia), 12th Congressional District, encouraged the graduates to reach out to their communities in ways that will make a difference in the long run: “Volunteer for a cause you care about. Things you thought were just hobbies could actually be a rewarding career. It is a great time to be an American and a great time to get involved in your community.”


Rep. Barrow added, “Remember the words John F. Kennedy spoke in my youth, ‘One person can make a difference and everyone should try’.”


There were also two special presentations of degrees. Rev. Don Moye, executive pastor of First Baptist Church of Vidalia, recognized his son Stephen Hudson Moye. Moye is a May graduate in the Bachelor of Arts program. Rev. Moye gave the ceremony’s invocation.


Derric Oliver, music minister of Providence Baptist Church of Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., presented his daughter, Kayla Dianne Oliver, with her Bachelor of Arts degree. She is an August graduate. Mr. Oliver gave the ceremony’s benediction.


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

Cindy Rollins, Jared Register, Mandy Madson
Brewton-Parker College students receiving a bachelor of music degree stand to be recognized. From left, are Cindy Rollins, Jared Register and Mandy Madson.
Ryan Moore, Bernard Irvin
Admissions Counselor and 2009 BPC graduate, Bernard Irvin (left), shakes hands with 2010 BPC graduate Ryan Jamar Moore.
Kolby DePratter, Tonia Spaulding
Kolby DePratter hugs Director of Counseling Services Tonia Spaulding as he exits the Gillis Gym as a 2010 BPC graduate. (Photos by Kelly Vickers)
Andrea Kelley, Dr. David W. Moffett
Dr. David W. Moffett, chair of the Division of Education, congratulates Andrea Nicole Kelly of Vidalia, BPC’s Outstanding Future Teacher award winner for the Class of 2010.



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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: May 18, 2010 9:57 AM