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

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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

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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…

Beasley speaking at BSC’s Georgia Poetry Circuit March 31

Sandra Beasley, a prize-winning poet and author, will be the third Bainbridge State College’s guest lecturer of the 2013-14 Georgia Poetry Circuit Series on Monday, March 31. At 4:30 p.m., Beasley will give a craft lecture for aspiring writers. A reading from her works will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. Both events will be held in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Solarium. In addition, both are free and open to the public. Beasley’s most recent wrote, Don’t Kill the Birthday…

U.S. Poet Laureate Trethewey to lecture at BSC April 1

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Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak on Tuesday, April 1, as the final guest of the Bainbridge State College Arts & Lecture series. The program begins at 7 p.m. Born in Gulfport, Miss., and a resident of Decatur, Ga., Trethewey is the first Southerner to hold the title of U.S. Poet Laureate since Robert Penn Warren, the original laureate who served from 1986-87, and the first African-American since Rita Dove in 1993. In addition to being U.S. Poet Laureate, she is the State…

Memory of son’s travels inspire BSC students to explore the world

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By DR. JENNY HARPER Bainbridge State College Associate Professor of Biology Traveling is something most people would love to do, but are often hindered due to the high costs and the difficulty in making complex itineraries to somewhere they have never been. How do you know where to go? What to see and do? These things are no different for college students, who are often hampered further because of tighter budgets. Not only is Bainbridge State unique in all the offerings it has for study…

Plans for new Bainbridge State College Educational Center in Donalsonville nears completion

BSC Educational Center - Donalsonville

The corner of Cherry and Hwy 84 will soon be home to the new BSC Educational Center, thanks to a community foundation grant.  Once construction is complete, Bainbridge State College will lease the new facility. All necessary approvals for this project have been secured, and as a result, a small committee consisting of the architect, local business representatives, and leadership from Bainbridge State met recently to finalize building specifications, parking options and potential course offerings. “Bainbridge State is committed to meeting the educational needs of…


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