Stewart named dean of BSC’s School of Arts and Sciences

Photo: Dr. Michael Stewart

Bainbridge State College recently named Dr. Michael Stewart as dean of its School of Arts and Sciences after a nationwide search. Dr. Stewart had been serving as interim dean since last August.  He came to Bainbridge State in 2008 as an assistant professor of sociology and was recently tenured as an associate professor of sociology. “I am very honored and excited to be offered the position of permanent dean of Arts and Sciences. It is wonderful to work with such a dedicated and passionate group of…

Agreement gives access to students pursuing education degrees

Photo: Richard Carvajal and Gary Bonvillian shake hands

Starting this fall, Bainbridge State College students majoring in education will be able to continue their baccalaureate studies with Thomas University, but take their classes at Bainbridge State on Saturdays. On Thursday, June 13, Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal and Thomas University President Gary Bonvillian signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow Bainbridge State Associate of Arts graduates wishing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education to do so seamlessly with Thomas University. Bainbridge State student Melanie Simmons of Cairo said the…

BSC Receives Funding for Innovative Project Proposals

Bainbridge State College has been awarded funds from a competitive program in the University System of Georgia (USG) focused on innovative practices designed to increase student success and college completion. Bainbridge State was the only USG institution to receive funding for both of its submitted projects. The college will receive $35,000 from the University System of Georgia Incubator, a program that is aligned to the work of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia (CCG). CCG calls not just for maintaining current graduation levels but also…

A ‘Cool’ Bainbridge State College Gathering

Ice Cream Social - news release photo

Bainbridge State College students and faculty members gathered Monday, June 10, for a “cool” get-together–an ice cream social at the Student Wellness Center. From the left, Sydney Redding of Blakely, Lafaye Thomas and Shalonda Thigpen, both of Quincy, top off their ice cream treats with nuts, fruit, candy and syrups. A similar gathering was held on Tuesday, June 11, at Bainbridge State’s Blakely Site.

Ceremony held for 24 GED graduates

Photo of the 24 GED gradates.

For Christian Green, walking across the stage Tuesday, June 4,  to receive his GED diploma was not the completion of his high school career, but the beginning of good things to come. “Bad things stopped happening to me, and good things started happening to me. Like this. It took me three months at most to get my GED. I was praying and praying that I would get it, and I got it,” said the 17-year-old Bainbridge resident. “I’m going to make something of myself. Show…

Ketterer named BSC’s dean of Health Sciences & Professional Studies

Photo: Kathy Ketterer

Kathleen Ketterer was recently named dean of Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies. Ketterer, who had been serving as interim dean since August 2011, was named dean following a nationwide search. “I am part of a strong BSC leadership team, and I am very excited about the possibilities the future holds for the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies,” Ketterer said. “There will be many challenges along the way and community participation will be central for our success.” As dean of…

Cagle: BSC’s expansion an opportunity

Photo: Group of legislators with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and BSC President Richard Carvajal

Supporters of Bainbridge State College thanked state leaders, including visiting Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, on May 23 for securing a $3 million expansion of a classroom building and saying the state-supported project is an opportunity and an investment. Lt. Gov. Cagle said it took vision to create Bainbridge State College, and it took investment for it to evolve into a regional economic engine. “We have the opportunity to continue to invest and continue to build something here that is going to make a difference, not just for…

Graduates of Bainbridge State College March into History

Photo: A BSC graduate with his family.

Approximately 375 students of Bainbridge State College (BSC) marched into history Saturday, May 11. It was the 39th graduation ceremony for BSC, but the 2013 graduates are the first class to earn their degrees under the institution’s new name, Bainbridge State College, which was approved by the Board of Regents earlier this year after they granted BSC four-year college status. During the commencement ceremony, BSC President Richard Carvajal told the packed audience at the Student Wellness Center that the first ceremony of Bainbridge Junior College recognized…

BSC Library Awarded Grant to Host ‘Muslim Journeys’ Series

Bainbridge State College’s Library received a $4,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.” BSC’s library is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world….

Bainbridge State College Announces Spring 2013 Dean’s & Honors Lists

Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic Affairs Tonya Strickland has announced the students who earned the distinction of being named to the 2013 dean’s and the honors lists for Spring Semester, having earned a 3.5 (B+) grade point average or higher while attending BSC full time for dean’s list and taking at least seven and up to 11 semester hours for honors list. (Students are listed alphabetically by their city). Dean’s List Arlington: Pamela Dent, Deidre Evans, Victor Lavatte and Eric Whatley. Attapulgus: Sheila…


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