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BPC Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

David Gunn Lenny Pye Michael Pigg Randy Rogers
David Gunn
Lenny Pye
Michael Pigg
Randy Rogers
Freddie Smith Gilbert Westberry Harvey Willis
Freddie Smith
Gilbert Westberry
Harvey Willis

 

MOUNT VERNON— The Brewton-Parker College Board of Trustees welcomed eight new members to its board Jan. 18, announced Dr. Mike Simoneaux, BPC president.

The new board members are Lauri Jo Bennett of Norman Park, Kenny Grant of Savannah, David Gunn of Wadley, Lennie Pye of Rincon, Randy Rogers of Ailey, Freddie Smith of Waycross, Gilbert Westberry of Swainsboro, and Harvey Willis of Sautee.

Gunn and Westberry have previously served on the BPC Board of Trustees. The following are short biographical sketches of some of the newest members.

Laurie Jo Bennett is owner of Laurie Jo’s Southern Style Canning, LLC in Norman Park. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Brewton-Parker in 2002. She and her husband, Mike, are members of First Baptist Church in Norman Park. “As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to build relationships while promoting the college across the United States in my business travels. I would love to see the college reopen a satellite campus in Norman Park and possibly expand their degrees in the field of agriculture for business or marketing majors. I am a living example of a college graduate late in life who can relate to the older adult, while at the same time be a role model for the traditional student.”

Kenneth “Kenny” Grant, Sr. and his wife, Shirley, reside in Savannah where he is the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Temple. “As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to assist Brewton-Parker in its long legacy of training tomorrow’s leaders through rigorous academics based on Biblical truth.”

Rev. Gilbert Westberry and his wife, Susan, reside in Swainsboro where he is the associate minister at First Baptist Church. After earning a Bachelor of Music with honors in Sacred Music from Florida State University, he earned a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, it is my desire to be a support for the college during this time of improvement and renewed growth.”

John Harvey Willis, Jr. is a retired senior sales representative from Merck and Co., Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Rrecreation from Troy State College (now Troy State University), where he minored in Guidance and Counseling. He and his wife Twila reside in Sautee, where they are members of First Baptist Church in Helen. “As a Brewton-Parker College trustee, I hope to accomplish placing this institution into the forefront of all state colleges. I hope to enable the academic level to be elevated to a top level among all levels of its size. Lastly, I would like to be a part in re-establishing Brewton-Parker to a sound financial institution. I consider it a privilege to serve Brewton-Parker, and look forward to the challenges that will be faced.”

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. 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.

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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: March 19, 2013 2:53 PM