Acclaimed poet and memoirist, Andrew Hudgins, to visit BSC

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Award-winning poet Andrew Hudgins will visit Bainbridge State College’s main campus on Tuesday, Feb. 4. At 4:30 p.m., Hudgins will give a craft lecture for aspiring writers. A reading from his work will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. Both events will be held in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Solarium and are free and open to the public. In a career spanning nearly three decades, Hudgins, who teaches writing at Ohio State University, has published nine books of poetry, including…

Second City bringing its version of comedy to BSC Jan. 30

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Chicago’s legendary comedy theater The Second City will mark its 54th year with the touring company’s “Happily Ever Laughter” series at Bainbridge State College on Thursday, Jan. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City’s “Happily Ever Laughter” is a chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. The Second City is the leading brand in improvisation-based sketch comedy, and…

12 graduate from BSC’s practical nursing program

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Twelve Bainbridge State College students who graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing Program were recently recognized during a pinning ceremony held at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the main campus. Sabrina Anderson of Colquitt won the Academic Excellence and Most Supportive awards, and she also gave the invocation. Phillisa Johnson of Thomasville won the Teamwork Award. Tammy Hill of Bainbridge earned the Leadership Award, and Raven Moten, also of Bainbridge, was given the Rose Bud Award. Keynote speaker and retired LPN Maggie Jones…

President Carter to speak at BSC Feb. 18

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Admission is free, but tickets are required. Former U. S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. The President’s visit is part of Bainbridge State’s inaugural Arts and Lecture Series, which is being presented this year by Allstate Construction. This event is free thanks to President Carter lecture sponsor, Campus Café, along with partnering sponsors PDC Construction and Paula M. Adams, PT, DPT.  While there is no…

Pop violinist Vietti coming to BSC Jan. 28

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Hip-hop/pop violinist Josh Vietti is scheduled to perform at Bainbridge State College’s Student Wellness Center on Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Labeled one of 2012’s Best Breakout Artists by CBS Los Angeles, the southern California resident has performed at more than 150 colleges around the country and opened for various artists that include Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Earth Wind & Fire and Justin Moore. Vietti recently performed at the 2013 Stone Soul Music Festival at the Richmond International Speedway in Richmond, Va. He was an…

Smith retires from BSC after 20 years

Eugene Smith of Bainbridge retires from Bainbridge State College on Dec. 31, 2013, after working as a grounds maintenance worker for 20 years. Smith was hired in July 1994, and he was part of the team that kept Bainbridge State’s main campus beautiful. From the left are Smith and Shawn McGee, vice president of Business Affairs for the College. (Photo by Roger Johnson.)

Where BSC really does run in the family

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Bainbridge State College runs in the family. Dr. Jim Young was a charter faculty member of the College, and his daughter, Dr. Jenny Harper is a current science professor at Bainbridge State. She will be a “charter faculty member” when the College begins to offer four-year degrees. From the left, front, are Bay, Dr. Young, Dr. Harper, Charlee and Coby-James; standing, Marion Young, Shelby and Ridge Harper, who is holding Sembler. For two faculty members, Bainbridge State College truly does run in the family. Dr….

Club hopes Christmas Gala becomes annual get-together

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Bainbridge State College Chi Alpha club members hope an idea for a service project will become an annual event with the ultimate goal of bringing College students and their families closer together. On Dec. 7, the three members of the Christian club – Jonathan Davis of Donalsonville, and Sequoria Jones and Michael Evans, both from Bainbridge – organized the Christmas Gala at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center where more than 22 children receiving gifts from Santa Claus. “It was really a nice thing because…

Bainbridge State College Announces Fall 2013 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 2013 dean’s and the honors lists for Fall 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 Columbia, Ala. — David Williams. Arlington, Ga. — Deidre Evans and…

Middle-schoolers’ BSC visit is an eye-opener

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Not every day can you offer middle-school students an eye-opening experience, but Nancy Trujillo says that is exactly what happened the day she brought her migrant education program students onto the campus of Bainbridge State College. Bainbridge State recruiters recently gave students in the Decatur County program a tour of the main campus with the hopes those middle-schoolers will open their eyes to the possibilities of pursuing higher education instead of a more prevalent possibility of dropping out of high school. “Some were like, ‘Wow,…


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