BSC students warned of alcohol dangers

Photo: Troy Pearson in simulator

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


Great creative and help spread breast cancer awareness at BSC!

40th-Anniversary Gala honors founders

Photo of Ramsay and Peggy Simmons dancing

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…

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…

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