Memory of son’s travels inspire BSC students to explore the world

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By DR. JENNY HARPER Bainbridge State College Associate Professor of Biology Traveling is something most people would love to do, but are often hindered due to the high costs and the difficulty in making complex itineraries to somewhere they have never been. How do you know where to go? What to see and do? These things are no different for college students, who are often hampered further because of tighter budgets. Not only is Bainbridge State unique in all the offerings it has for study…

Plans for new Bainbridge State College Educational Center in Donalsonville nears completion

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The corner of Cherry and Hwy 84 will soon be home to the new BSC Educational Center, thanks to a community foundation grant.  Once construction is complete, Bainbridge State College will lease the new facility. All necessary approvals for this project have been secured, and as a result, a small committee consisting of the architect, local business representatives, and leadership from Bainbridge State met recently to finalize building specifications, parking options and potential course offerings. “Bainbridge State is committed to meeting the educational needs of…

BSC’s ‘Ticket to Success’ students earn recognition

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Bainbridge State College students who successfully completed Learning Support classes were treated to a Ticket to Success ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 25, marking for them an accomplishment that will lead them toward a college degree or diploma. Wesley Whitehead, Bainbridge State’s director of Learning Support, said this inaugural event could build better success for these students. “So many of our students test into Learning Support when they apply to the College. They feel overwhelmed at the idea of taking extra courses to prepare them for…

BSC names Arts and Lecture Series after President Carter

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Bainbridge State College’s Arts and Lecture Series will now be the President Jimmy Carter Arts and Lecture Series thanks to the former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize-winner donating back to the College his honorarium for his lecture on Feb. 18.Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal said the donation marks a significant gift to the College’s capital campaign and ensures, among other things, that the institution’s new popular arts and lecture series will continue to enrich the College’s students and the community’s residents for years to…

BSC Continuing Education – think of it as continued enrichment

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Whether it is photography, career development, driver’s education or professional services, think of it as continuing enrichment instead of continuing education. Bainbridge State College’s Continuing Education Department has an array of courses that meet your personal or professional goals. “We have some of those ‘fun’ classes such as cake decorating, classes for professional and career development, and classes for professionals who need continuing education units such as attorneys, plumbers, electricians, contractors, and real estate and insurance professionals,” said Marty Davis, coordinator for the College’s Continuing…

10K added to Purple Heart runs

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Bainbridge State College’s Student Veterans of America organization will host its Purple Heart 5K and one-mile walk, along with a newly added 10K run, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. The runs begin at the College, located at 2500 E. Shotwell St., and the races will all take place on the Bainbridge State campus. The courses consist of both asphalt road and cross-country terrain. The cross-country portion has rolling hills on packed dirt roads. Proceeds from the runs go toward the Red Hills…

Early County center hosting TEAS V Study Sessions

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Study session will be hosted by the Bainbridge State College Early County Center’s Academic Success Center staff in order to help students prepare for their upcoming TEAS exam. Sessions will be held on the following days: Wednesday, March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. for Part I: English and Reading. Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. for Part II: Math and Science. The sessions are free of charge. The study sessions will be held in Room 141 on the Early County Center’s campus….

Professor wins ‘Best in the State’ award

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Bainbridge State College Associate Professor Tatyana Pashnyak’s presentation on using social media apps to meet students’ needs in academic advising has won a “Best in the State” award. Pashnyak, an associate professor of business and medical administrative technology, will be recognized at a National Academic Advising Association Region 4 Conference awards luncheon in Savannah, Ga., scheduled for April 1-3. Her presentation, entitled “Using Social Media Apps to Meet Students Where They Are,” says several recent studies suggest using social media in higher education is an…

Comedy, hip-hop violinist, dancers and author visit BSC

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Bainbridge State College recently hosted a wide variety of artists to its campus during the past two weeks. Chicago’s legendary comedy theater The Second City marked its 54th year with the touring company’s “Happily Ever Laughter” series at Bainbridge State College on Jan. 30. The Second City’s visit is part of Bainbridge State’s inaugural Arts and Lecture Series, which is being presented this year by Allstate Construction. The Second City is the leading brand in improvisation-based sketch comedy, and it is usually created at the…

Cleveland donation increases scholarship opportunities

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Two Bainbridge State College students from Early County will each now have the opportunity for $1,000 scholarships, thanks to Dr. Patricia Cleveland’s generous donation to the Marvin and Raymond Singletary Fund. Prior to Dr. Cleveland’s recent donation, one student from Early County was eligible for the Singletary scholarship, but  because of her donation, the scholarship fund now has enough invested to perpetually provide for two $1,000 scholarships. “Receiving such a scholarship can truly be life-changing in many cases because some of our students have difficult…


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