BSC holds Independence Day celebration

Photo: Students being served hot dogs

Bainbridge State College students were served hot dogs, along with all the fixings, from the left, Marlo Miller from Cairo, and Kendra Hunter and Jodie Mclendon, both of Bainbridge.  It was President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address that tied the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence into one ideal – all men are created equal and therefore should be free, Bainbridge State College Professor of History David Nelson told a gathering on Wednesday, July 3. Noting that the historic Battle of Gettysburg ended 150 years ago…

Challenges may not just be the test

Part 2 of a series A challenge for GED students is determining if they can pass all the sections by Jan. 1. If students cannot pass all five sections of the old GED test by the beginning of the new year, they will essentially have to start over with the new test. The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and students’ scores will expire too if they do not finish and pass the test. On Tuesday, July 9,…

Baker becomes BSC’s first nationally registered medical assistant

Baker, Christana - Registered Medical Assisting

Christana Baker of Bainbridge recently passed a certification exam to become a registered medical assistant through the American Medical Technologist agency. A 2012 graduate of Bainbridge State College’s medical assisting program, Baker is the first from the college to become certified through this national process, said Regenia Jones, MSN, RN and chair of practical nursing and allied health at Bainbridge State. Medical assistants work in primary-care facilities, and physicians’ or chiropractors’ offices with duties that may consist of scheduling appointments, taking patients’ vital signs, obtaining…

Institutions clear path for delineated, affordable agriculture degree

Photo: Group happy after signing agreements.

Representatives from the University of Georgia-Tifton and Bainbridge State College on Thursday, June 27, signed three memorandums of understanding that will seismically impact southwest Georgia’s educational needs and its No. 1 industry — agriculture. The memorandums of understanding (MOUs) will allow students who graduate from Bainbridge State with an associate of arts degree in an agricultural concentration, with a grade point average of at least 2.8, to gain automatic acceptance into the University of Georgia – Tifton Campus to earn a bachelor of science in…

BSC students say river trips build connections

Photo: Group of kayaker.

Kori Odum of Cairo never thought a kayaking trip with her classmates and several Bainbridge State College faculty and staff members would help her with her organic chemistry class. But it has, said the pre-veterinary University of Georgia in Athens senior. She is taking organic chemistry at Bainbridge State during the summer. Instead of sitting in a lecture hall with 300 students, her organic chemistry class is different. Different perhaps because her professor, Dr. Eric Dueno, led a group of about a dozen students down…

New GED test set to change, a lot

Part 1 of a series Come January 2014, the GED will be different – a lot different. It will be more rigorous. It will involve more computer skills. In addition, it will require more critical thinking skills, according to Debbie McIntyre, coordinator for the GED program at Bainbridge State College. “The new test will be more rigorous, as high school is now,” McIntyre said. “The new GED test is going to be more challenging, but the end result is that GED graduates will have stronger…

Singletary wins use of Buick for a month

Photo: Windy Singletary and Randy Soden

Windy Singletary, an enrollment specialist at Bainbridge State College, became another education employee in Decatur County to earn the use of new car for a month on Thursday, June 20. For more than a year, Action GM has partnered with Bainbridge State to allow a full-time regular employee with perfect work attendance use of the car. For more than a year and half, Action GM has been offering the same incentive to employees of the Decatur County School System, said Randy Soden, executive manager of…

Sashti: Slightest gestures can have huge implications

International business travelers should learn social and culture differences of the countries they do business with because the slightest inappropriate gesture could translate into a huge embarrassment or worse, an international program developer told members of Bainbridge State College’s business honor society. Rajgopal Sashti, director of international program development at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga., told members of the Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society on Tuesday, June 18, that understanding other people’s languages, culture, etiquettes and taboos are particularly important in today’s…

Catching a game of Jenga

Photo: student played Jenga

Darry Caldwell of Cairo gently pulls out a Jenga game piece on Wednesday, June 19, during Bainbridge State College’s Game Day, which the college’s Student Life organization sponsored. Kiara Cooper of Cairo concentrates on removing a game piece. Students played various table and board games as well as pool, and they were treated to free snacks.

Stewart named dean of BSC’s School of Arts and Sciences

Photo: Dr. Michael Stewart

Bainbridge State College recently named Dr. Michael Stewart as dean of its School of Arts and Sciences after a nationwide search. Dr. Stewart had been serving as interim dean since last August.  He came to Bainbridge State in 2008 as an assistant professor of sociology and was recently tenured as an associate professor of sociology. “I am very honored and excited to be offered the position of permanent dean of Arts and Sciences. It is wonderful to work with such a dedicated and passionate group of…


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