BSC to host World War Z author Max Brooks

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Just in time for Halloween, author of the bestselling 2007 novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and renowned “zombie expert” Max Brooks will visit Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to discuss his work and the origins of the zombie craze in film and literature. His book recounting the details of the zombie apocalypse was the source of inspiration for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. “The joke is that I actually wrote [“World War Z”], that some doofus…

BSC employees honor cancer victim

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Staff members in Bainbridge State College’s Student Services Center wore special T-shirts on Oct. 18 to honor a late colleague, Stephanie Adams, who was a financial aid counselor with the College when she died on Aug. 14, 2012. Adams started her career at Bainbridge State College as a work-study student in 2005. In 2006, Adams became a full-time employee in the Financial Aid Office, where she was awarded the Meritorious Award in 2011. She held a bachelor’s in business administration and was finishing her last year…

BSC students join fight against breast cancer

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Bainbridge State College’s Association of Nursing Students wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day held on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Members also provided educational information across campus. *Photo on the right – Freshmen nursing students, from the left, are Shayla Vickers of Thomasville, Shantrese Thornton of Blakely, Shalonda Thigpen of Quincy, Fla., Kimberly Wright of Whigham, Tnyet Nguyen of Bainbridge, Pamela D. Zackery of Edison, Melissa Jones of Iron City, Talia Anderson of Thomasville and Samantha Beard of Havana, Fla. *Photo on the left—Senior nursing…

BSC professor published, named assistant editor

A national publication has named a Bainbridge State College criminal justice professor an assistant editor after it accepted one of his articles for publication. Assistant Professor Steven Hougland was named associate editor of Law Enforcement Executive Forum after it accepted his article on rural crime entitled “Urban centric theory and the rural student: Contextualizing criminal justice theory for the rural classroom.” “It’s really an honor for me in my academic career. It’s the biggest honor I’ve received,” said Dr. Hougland, a veteran law enforcement officer….

BSC students warned of alcohol dangers

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With a simulator used to demonstrate how alcohol can impair a person’s judgment and a mangled truck on display to drive the point home, Bainbridge State College students learned some lessons on how unsafe drinking and driving are. After running into the back of a car on a simulator, Tanisha Warren of Bainbridge said it was scary to see how difficult it became trying to maneuver the car while apparently intoxicated. “As they increased the alcohol level, it got really hard to turn,” the 21-year-old…

Breast Cancer Awareness – Bras For a Cause

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Great creative and help spread breast cancer awareness at BSC!

40th-Anniversary Gala honors founders

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Bainbridge State College’s 40th-Anniversary Gala both celebrated its founding and, thanks to its sponsors and supporters, created a scholarship. On Saturday, Oct. 5, more than 200 people filled the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the campus of Bainbridge State to mark the College’s establishment in 1973. Among those attending were founding members of the faculty and staff, including founding president and first lady, Dr. Edward and Martha Mobley, who received a standing ovation when introduced by Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal. “I loved that…

BSC announced promotions, restructuring of Office of Admissions and Records

Charles Avery Bainbridge State College recently announced new administrative staff and faculty promotions along with restructuring of the Office of Admissions and Records. Those promoted are Pamela Barnes, director of first-year experience, and Ridge Harper, director of student success and retention.  Additionally, Emergency Medical Technology instructor Charles Avery now serves in a full-time capacity. The office formerly known as the Office of Admissions and Records has been separated to better serve students.  Spencer Stewart now serves as the registrar under the Office of the Registrar,…

What will BSC look like in the future? Good question

If planning for the future is difficult, try planning five years out in an ever-changing technological environment, particularly for an audience tagged the iPad Generation. Potential changes in how current and future generations will obtain higher education are at the crux of the quandary today’s higher education administrators are facing. For example, there are the massively open online courses (MOOCs). To help drive the point home, members of today’s iPad Generation can take a driving education course … on their smartphones. So just as administrators…

Charter faculty: ‘It was just fun’

If there were one word the four Bainbridge State College charter faculty members could use to sum up their experience at the fledging college, it would be fun. Drs. Ray Chambers, Bob Dubay, Bob Lane and Jim Young all said it was fun to embark on the adventure of starting a new college. It was fun because there was a family environment with a collegial feel with fellow faculty members. And there were friendships and admiration for all the College staff, in particular the buildings…


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