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…

The College — money well spent

Photo of Daryl Hall

The economics of Bainbridge State College is as grand as the $81 million economic impact the College contributes to the Southwest Georgia region, and as individual as each student. For example, Daryl Hall said his personal economics of Bainbridge State College is that he received a good education during his first two years of college and saved a bundle in the process. “When I left Bainbridge State, I had zero student loans because I continued to live at home and HOPE scholarships paid for my…

Bainbridge State announces new hires

Bainbridge State College recently announced new faculty and staff additions. New to Bainbridge State are Lisa Wimberly, director of college relations; Ashley Taylor, enrollment services coordinator; Debbie Campbell, instructor of business administrative technology; Heather Battenberg, associate librarian; Alex Anderson, a student help desk technician; and, Kerry Tabb, cosmetology instructor. Alex Anderson is a student help desk technician for students. An alumnus of Bainbridge State College, Anderson received Associate of Applied Science degrees in computer information systems (microcomputer specialist and network operation systems) and electronics technology….

YMCA, BSC offering child care for college students

Photo: Julie McConnell and her son

Bainbridge State College student Julie McConnell was at wits end. The mother of 2-year-old Gage Freeman, McConnell was trying to attend classes in pursuit of a degree in early childhood education, but it was a challenge arranging child care or to afford it while going to school. “There were several times when I could not find anybody and I could not afford child care,” said McConnell, saying she had to take fewer classes in the fall semester because she was concerned about finding reliable care…

Walk with the BSC presidents

Dr. Richard Carvajal Reasons the four Bainbridge State College presidents decided to take the helm are varied, but what each found was a unique bond between the college and its community and some surprises thrown in –- surprises that perhaps will define their legacies. Dr. Edward Mobley, of course, was its founding president, leading the college through 25 years of growth and helping bring the community with it. Dr. Clifford Brock is credited with a growth spurt. Dr. Tom Wilkerson may be best remembered as…

Thomas University 2+2 Program

All education majors thinking about transferring into the 2+2 program with Thomas University are invited to an informal meeting on September 25 in room 681 (Magnolia Hall) at 5:30 pm.  Questions?  Contact Valley Rogers or 229-248-2553.

Catt, George win use of vehicles for a month

Bainbridge State College’s Director of Financial Aid Helen Catt and security officer David George each earned the use of a new vehicle for a month, thanks to a partnership with the College and Action GM. The announcement was made during the College’s Welcome Back Bash held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, when students had the opportunity to sign up for various campus clubs and were treated to giveaways and information about the clubs and community organizations. Students were also involved in the car announcement, as four…

The first graduates, so who was first?

The first graduation ceremony at Bainbridge Junior College was held in June 1974. Seated are the first graduates Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum III of Bainbridge, on the left, and Terry F. Prince of Cairo, on the right. In the middle is Bainbridge Junior College President Edward Mobley. Standing, from the left, are Mrs. and Mr. Melvin Nussbaum; David Hay, director of student development services; Dr. Robert Dubay, academic dean; Linda Prince, Terry’s sister; and Mrs. and Mr. Marion Prince. As Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum III of Bainbridge…

BSC hosts Hands Across the Border event

More than 180 law enforcement officers from the tri-state area held a Hands Across the Border campaign at Bainbridge State College, vowing to crack down on impaired drivers and other traffic law violators during the upcoming holiday weekend. Saying they are united in their efforts to reduce traffic fatalities during the Labor Day weekend, representatives from Florida, Georgia and Alabama presented a show of force Monday and Tuesday as state troopers, sheriff deputies and municipal police departments from the three states urged the public to…

How do you start a college? Ask Ed Mobley

Photo: Dr. Ed Mobley

How do you build a college? How do you overcome a hard-fought bond issue to raise the $2 million to build the college? How do you overcome a town still whirling from a World War II training base that closed years earlier, and struggling to recover economically? And, how do you overcome a nation moving away from segregation and an area trying to steer clear of the hippy movement? Ask founding President Ed Mobley. As Dr. Mobley likes to tell people when he stepped foot…

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