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…

Agreement gives access to students pursuing education degrees

Photo: Richard Carvajal and Gary Bonvillian shake hands

Starting this fall, Bainbridge State College students majoring in education will be able to continue their baccalaureate studies with Thomas University, but take their classes at Bainbridge State on Saturdays. On Thursday, June 13, Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal and Thomas University President Gary Bonvillian signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow Bainbridge State Associate of Arts graduates wishing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education to do so seamlessly with Thomas University. Bainbridge State student Melanie Simmons of Cairo said the…

BSC Receives Funding for Innovative Project Proposals

Bainbridge State College has been awarded funds from a competitive program in the University System of Georgia (USG) focused on innovative practices designed to increase student success and college completion. Bainbridge State was the only USG institution to receive funding for both of its submitted projects. The college will receive $35,000 from the University System of Georgia Incubator, a program that is aligned to the work of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia (CCG). CCG calls not just for maintaining current graduation levels but also…

A ‘Cool’ Bainbridge State College Gathering

Ice Cream Social - news release photo

Bainbridge State College students and faculty members gathered Monday, June 10, for a “cool” get-together–an ice cream social at the Student Wellness Center. From the left, Sydney Redding of Blakely, Lafaye Thomas and Shalonda Thigpen, both of Quincy, top off their ice cream treats with nuts, fruit, candy and syrups. A similar gathering was held on Tuesday, June 11, at Bainbridge State’s Blakely Site.

Ketterer named BSC’s dean of Health Sciences & Professional Studies

Photo: Kathy Ketterer

Kathleen Ketterer was recently named dean of Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies. Ketterer, who had been serving as interim dean since August 2011, was named dean following a nationwide search. “I am part of a strong BSC leadership team, and I am very excited about the possibilities the future holds for the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies,” Ketterer said. “There will be many challenges along the way and community participation will be central for our success.” As dean of…


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