BSC Announces Spring 2014 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 2014 dean’s and the honors lists for Spring Semester, having earned a 3.5 (B+) grade point average or higher while attending Bainbridge State 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 Havana, Fla. — Carol Chason and Kasi Taylor. Americus, Ga. –…

BSC will offer an EMS Professions Diploma

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Bainbridge State College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions Diploma beginning in the fall on the main campus. The program, which combines the two certificate programs of EMT and Advanced EMT into one diploma program, will be offered at the Early County Center beginning in the spring 2015, said Charles Avery, instructor of the EMS Professions Program. “The addition of the EMS Professions Diploma program is a benefit to our service area. Our students will be more prepared to enter the workforce, and…

BSC offering course working with quail populations

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Bainbridge State College students will have a unique opportunity during the fall semester to ensure future conservation of Northern bobwhite quail, Georgia’s official state game bird. Bainbridge State Associate Professor of Biology Jenny Harper is scheduled to offer Research and Documentation Methods (RSCH 110) that will give students real experience in the world of game management. Students who enroll in the fall course could earn two credit hours while learning more about wildlife conservation and biological fieldwork. Most of the research and documentation will be…

Work Ethics award recipients recognized in Bainbridge, Blakely

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Bainbridge State College recently honored 58 of its students who have shown positive work ethics. Fifty-one students were recognized in a ceremony held on April 10 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the main Bainbridge State campus, and eight students were recognized in a ceremony held on April 17 at the Early County Campus in Blakely. Kathleen Ketterer, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies that sponsors this awards program, said each student is nominated by a faculty member, and…

Ralph retires from Bainbridge State’s library

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  Bainbridge State College Library Director Susan Ralph recently retired, ending her era of helping move the library toward a digital age and greater expansion. Ralph was appointed the College’s library director in 2006. Two years later, Ralph successfully transferred the College’s microfilm files of Bainbridge newspapers to computer disks, which was the first of its kind in Georgia. Also in 2008, Ralph helped host the Georgia Literary Festival in the newly opened Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. The event, which was the first time…

BSC’s Early County Campus Chorus holds concert

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Bainbridge State College’s Early County Chorus recently held its 6thAnnual Spring Concert on April 28 in the main lobby of the Blakely campus. The concert also included members of the Early County High School Chorus and Show Choir. After the concert, its members were treated to snacks, and Student Services Coordinator Lori Haddock talked with the students about attending Bainbridge State. Among the songs the Bainbridge State chorus performed were “Believe It or Not” and “How Great Is Our God.” Solo performances included “Joyful, Joyful”…

BSC’s commencement will mark 40th Anniversary

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Pemberton remembers his commencement, after 13 years as a BSC student When graduates of the Bainbridge State College Class of 2014 walk across the stage on Saturday, May 10, some of them may recount how many semesters or even years it took them to finish their degrees. For many of the Bainbridge State graduates, studying sometimes had to take a secondary role to work and family obligations. But there is one graduate in the College’s 40-year history when then-College President Edward Mobley stopped the commencement…

38 BSC students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

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While standing along with family members and friends, or standing alone and recounting the memory of a loved one, 38 Bainbridge State College students were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in a ceremony where the inductees honored those who have impacted them the most. Honor Society inductees were individually introduced to the audience and given certificates, then they invited individuals up to be recognized as well for their support of each student. Many students recognized their family members and friends, while a…

BSC’s 2nd Annual Charity Fun Day

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Bainbridge State College’s Early County Campus in Blakely was the site of some fun and games on Saturday, April 12. The charity that will benefit from the day is the Early County Helping Hands, which assists persons in the county who are struggling with some type of catastrophe, said Joann Simpson, dean of the Early County Campus. “This year, we thought it would be good to keep it more local.” The event was held on the Blakely campus, including the running of a 5-K and…

Honors Program students take unbeaten path while touring NYC

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Bainbridge State College Honors Program students and professors listen to award-winning poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez (in the red shirt and black jacket) read some of his poetry and talk about growing up Puerto Rican in New York City’s El Barrio. Taking an unbeaten path while touring New York City, nine Bainbridge State College Honors Program students and their faculty advisers recently explored how race and racism plays out in that diverse city. With this year’s theme of “Race and Racism,” Dr. Michael Kirkland, director of…


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