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BPC hosts Alumni and Friends luncheon at Flint Riverquarium

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Prof. Hildegard Stanley, far right, and two of her former students, Jody Branch, '84, left, and David Kingry, '85, center, check out the large fish on display at the Flint Riverquarium. (Photo by Norman Winter)

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted a respite from the busy activities of the 2010 Georgia Baptist Convention last week. About 35 pastors, alumni and friends of the college were welcomed at an Alumni and Friends Luncheon at the Flint Riverquarium in Albany Tuesday, Nov. 16.

“Our luncheon this year was a wonderful time spent with many alumni, area pastors and gracious friends of Brewton-Parker College,” said Jessica James, director of Annual Fund, grants and alumni relations. “Our Alumni and Friends luncheon is an annual event that coincides with the Georgia Baptist Convention and each year is more enjoyable and entertaining for all who attend.”

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The BPC Baptist Collegiate Ministries Band performs at the Alumni and Friends luncheon at the Flint Riverquarium in Albany Nov. 16. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

BPC’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries Band provided special entertainment for the event, leading the luncheon attendees in the praise song “The River is Here”. The BCM Praise Band is comprised of Will Browder of Warner Robins, Casey Harrell of Cairo, Chris Lynn of Lyons, Bryan Mauldin of Americus, Suzanna Moye of Vidalia and Andrew Tucker of Statesboro.

Lauren Parnell, BPC campus minister, opened the luncheon in prayer. Vice presidents Jim Beall and Norman Winter gave small reports on their respective areas of enrollment and college advancement. President Dr. David R. Smith recognized several faculty and staff present at the luncheon, noting that Prof. Hildegard Stanley has been associated with the college the longest – for 44 years.

“She’s the face to generations of our students,” added Dr. Smith.

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Dr. David R. Smith, BPC president, speaks with 1961 alums David and Edith Yvonne Youmans Buie of Sylvania during the Alumni and Friends Luncheon during the Georgia Baptist Convention Nov. 16 in Albany. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

Dr. Smith added that the college welcomes Alumni and Friends back to campus, saying, “If you could see these young people serving Christ on our campus, they would inspire your hearts like it does me.”

The luncheon was sponsored by the following churches: Central Baptist Church of Americus, First Baptist Church of Centerville, First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, First Baptist Church of Vidalia, North Peachtree Church of Atlanta, Pine Level Baptist Church of Cairo, Tabernacle Baptist Church of Cartersville and Tabernacle Baptist Church of Vidalia.

This year’s annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention was held at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany.

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


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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: November 23, 2010 10:59 AM