Beginning this fall, Bainbridge State College is offering a Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.M.) degree program, its first bachelor’s degree.
According to Dr. Richard Carvajal, the degree is a “major milestone in the life of the institution.”
“We now have an even more comprehensive offering to benefit our community,” he said. “And together with our adult education, technical education, and Associate of Science programs, we stand ready to change the lives in our community for the better.”
One former BSC student and tutor is taking full advantage of the program and determined to change her life.
Cerisee Snow of Donalsonville is no stranger to Bainbridge State. She can be found in the tutoring center helping students and staff members in various ways—and does it because of her love for the institution.
“Bainbridge State is a wonderful learning institution with an incredible staff and faculty,” said Cerisee. “I have never had a problem getting the help I needed to succeed in getting my associate’s degree here.”
At an early age, Cerisee quit school and then returned to receive her GED in Florida. After the suggestion of one of her children, she was convinced to come to Bainbridge State to take a couple of courses.
A couple of courses developed into Cerisee earning three associate degrees: Psychology, Sociology, and Business.
Now she is returning to further her education with a Bachelor of Science.
“I fell in love with Bainbridge State College and all it has to offer,” said Cerisee.
Since she lives so close to Bainbridge, she decided to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Management degree. For many, like Cerisee, the coming of the degree to Bainbridge State was a dream come true.
She said, “With Bainbridge State being so close to several of the communities in this area, it makes career goals easy to obtain. The B.S.M. program offers night courses which will allow me to attend classes and not interfere with my tutoring job at the College. It’s great because it allows people to work during the day and achieve their educational goals.”
Cerisee also said it will “open many doors.”
“This program will open many doors for me from opening my own business or managing a business—and even teaching business courses or working with admissions. The possibilities are endless,” she said.