BSC’s Coffee House Literary Contest served up poems, prose

Winners of Coffee House Literary Contest

Poems on what someone could do – or not do – and on nothing won top prizes in Bainbridge State College’s annual Coffee House Literary Contest held on April 3. Gabe Russo of Cairo won first place in poetry for his work entitled “I Could,” which was about all the possibilities a person could do, but it would have to wait until after a commercial. Mindy Shamblin of Donalsonville won second for her poem “Nothing.” As she read her poem, she asked the audience to…

BSC students earned coveted award at Model UN

Group at Model UN

At the Model United Nations in New York City are, from the left, Bainbridge State College Associate Professor of History and club sponsor, Dr. David Nelson; and Bainbridge State College students Emma Sainbayar of Bainbridge, Jonathan North of Donalsonville, Alea Simmons of Cairo, Cassandra Williams of Attapulgus and Alan Kimbrel of Colquitt. Bainbridge State College’s five-student delegation brought home a coveted award, proving they are leaders among hundreds of other college and university students from across the world during their recent participation in the National…

Visitation Day allows students, parents to discover BSC

Photo of Sina Moreno talking with guests

Bainbridge State College student ambassador Sina Moreno of Bainbridge, who is pursuing an associates in math, answers questions for Megan and Tracie Phillips of Climax, who said Moreno was helpful in answering their questions and showing them what college life at Bainbridge State would be like. There is at least one thing Kevin Vance of Cairo wants his daughter, MeKenna, to get out of college – a good education. Granted, that is the hope of many parents. But Vance is trying to impart the college-related…

54 BSC students inducted into honor societies

Photo of Mu Alpha Theta group

Fifty-four Bainbridge State College students were inducted into national honor societies, including some students who were inducted into more than one. On Sunday, March 23, a ceremony honoring the inductees was held at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. Mu Alpha Theta, the national two-year college and high school mathematics honor society, inducted 34 Bainbridge State students; Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for two-year college students, inducted 18 students; and, Sigma Kappa Delta, the National Honor Society for high achievement in the English…

Partnerships paying off, in many ways

Photo of Student Government Association students in front of Zaxby's.

Partnerships between Bainbridge’s Zaxby’s restaurant and local educational institutions are paying off, and paying off in ways far beyond just the bottom line. For Bainbridge State College’s Student Government Association, it plans to give a deserving student the association’s first scholarship later this year after raising enough money during its monthly Zaxby’s nights, College officials said. For the Decatur County Board of Education and its affiliates, such programs as the high school cheerleaders, Junior ROTC, student recognition programs and many others, the fund-raising programs and…

BSC students earn technical certificates

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Bainbridge State College students were recognized on March 10 for earning Technical Certificates of Credit. Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal, the keynote speaker, said the celebration was for students who may put their certificates immediately to work for themselves or serve as stepping stones to more advanced programs. Sarah Dollar of Bainbridge, who was one of the student speakers, earned a Small Business Management certificate and said the program helped her operate and market her business more effectively. Kimberly Griffin, also of Bainbridge, earned…

BSC’s intramural teams do well

Photo of Billiards winners

The BSC Shooters, from the left, front, are Rodriguez Warren, Trey Close and Adam Taylor; middle row, Shatron Brown, Devarrio Thomas, Aaron Sapp, Lorenzo Bush and Melzie Johnson (holding the ball) and Stanley Fagg; back row, James Brown, Edward Scott (partially hidden), Steven Crowell and Deion Thomas. All are from Bainbridge. Bainbridge State College students Angel Galvan, on the left, and Tom Jones, on the right, recently won second and third, respectively, in the Association of College Unions International Southeast Sectional Recreation Tournament in Statesboro,…

Deal: Bainbridge Manufacturing creates 240 jobs in Decatur County

Photo of Gov. Nathan Deal

Gov. Deal announced Wednesday that Bainbridge Manufacturing LLC, a privately held automotive manufacturer, will invest $10 million into a new headquarters in Decatur County. The project will create 100 jobs in the first year, with a total of 240 jobs and $100 million investment over the next 10 years. “Bainbridge Manufacturing’s dedication to the community and research and development speaks volumes not just for the future of Bainbridge, but for Georgia’s manufacturing industry as a whole,” said Deal. “I have no doubt that our excellent…

Harden wins use of Buick LaCrosse

March 2014 - Rachel Harden

During Bainbridge State College’s March Madness Student Life event, Rachel Harden, a custodian with the College’s Maintenance/Plant Operations Division, earned the use of a 2014 Buick LaCrosse for a month because of her perfect attendance. From the left, are Harden, Action GM sales consultant Phil Jones, Action GM sales consultant Quinton Horne, Bainbridge State Director of Plant Operations Wayne Quinn and Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal. Harden gets to use the car for a month because of having perfect attendance. Regular, full-time Bainbridge State employees…

Fifth-graders get a view of college life

Barry Reynolds shows kids a computer

Southwest Georgia Academy fifth-grader stares into a jar containing a liver inflicted with cirrhosis and a pickle. Bainbridge State College Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Wellness David Sarrette demonstrates to the fifth-graders where to locate their brachial pulse. Southwest Georgia Academy fifth-grader Hailey Hargrove looks at components of a functioning computer during a recent visit with her classmates to Bainbridge State College. Bainbridge State College Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems Barry Reynolds turns on a computer with the components of it removed…

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