BSC names Arts and Lecture Series after President Carter

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Bainbridge State College’s Arts and Lecture Series will now be the President Jimmy Carter Arts and Lecture Series thanks to the former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize-winner donating back to the College his honorarium for his lecture on Feb. 18.Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal said the donation marks a significant gift to the College’s capital campaign and ensures, among other things, that the institution’s new popular arts and lecture series will continue to enrich the College’s students and the community’s residents for years to…

BSC Continuing Education – think of it as continued enrichment

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Whether it is photography, career development, driver’s education or professional services, think of it as continuing enrichment instead of continuing education. Bainbridge State College’s Continuing Education Department has an array of courses that meet your personal or professional goals. “We have some of those ‘fun’ classes such as cake decorating, classes for professional and career development, and classes for professionals who need continuing education units such as attorneys, plumbers, electricians, contractors, and real estate and insurance professionals,” said Marty Davis, coordinator for the College’s Continuing…

10K added to Purple Heart runs

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Bainbridge State College’s Student Veterans of America organization will host its Purple Heart 5K and one-mile walk, along with a newly added 10K run, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. The runs begin at the College, located at 2500 E. Shotwell St., and the races will all take place on the Bainbridge State campus. The courses consist of both asphalt road and cross-country terrain. The cross-country portion has rolling hills on packed dirt roads. Proceeds from the runs go toward the Red Hills…

‘Let’s Talk About It’ series continues

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By BETTY LAFACE Bainbridge State College Associate Professor of English A dozen or more Bainbridge State College students and members of the public took part in a book reading and discussion on Thursday, Feb. 20, as part of a program aimed at “Bridging Cultures” and exploring new themes through the lens of humanities. The audience related their impressions of a story to historical trends and events, other works of literature, and philosophical and ethical beliefs. Bainbridge State Associate Professor English Betty LaFace led the discussion…

Carters’ visit special because of relationships

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The relationship former President Jimmy Carter has with Bainbridge State College goes way back – back before there was even a college in Southwest Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, marked the first time Bainbridge State hosted a U.S. President in its 40-year history, and the visit from the Nobel Peace Prize-winner was even more special because he was speaking from the building named in honor of his close adviser, the late Charles H. Kirbo. “I would not have been…

GED graduation: From a milestone to a steppingstone

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Seminole County graduates, from the left to right, front, are Kanesha Stovall, Kenya Johnson, Jeanne Willis and Elizabeth Lindig; back, LaShanda Glenn, Shaj’Kasmine Cunningham, La-Tonya Henderson and Kayla Wallace. Miller County graduates, from the left to right, are Rebecca Renee Norris and Cathy Bentley. Blakely resident Amanda Fearrington says her inspiration for earning her GED was her son, Quen, but it was Early County Lead GED Instructor Sam Williams’ faith in her that pushed her. She plans to enroll in Bainbridge State College’s nursing program…

Professor wins ‘Best in the State’ award

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Bainbridge State College Associate Professor Tatyana Pashnyak’s presentation on using social media apps to meet students’ needs in academic advising has won a “Best in the State” award. Pashnyak, an associate professor of business and medical administrative technology, will be recognized at a National Academic Advising Association Region 4 Conference awards luncheon in Savannah, Ga., scheduled for April 1-3. Her presentation, entitled “Using Social Media Apps to Meet Students Where They Are,” says several recent studies suggest using social media in higher education is an…

Comedy, hip-hop violinist, dancers and author visit BSC

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Bainbridge State College recently hosted a wide variety of artists to its campus during the past two weeks. Chicago’s legendary comedy theater The Second City marked its 54th year with the touring company’s “Happily Ever Laughter” series at Bainbridge State College on Jan. 30. The Second City’s visit is part of Bainbridge State’s inaugural Arts and Lecture Series, which is being presented this year by Allstate Construction. The Second City is the leading brand in improvisation-based sketch comedy, and it is usually created at the…

Cleveland donation increases scholarship opportunities

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Two Bainbridge State College students from Early County will each now have the opportunity for $1,000 scholarships, thanks to Dr. Patricia Cleveland’s generous donation to the Marvin and Raymond Singletary Fund. Prior to Dr. Cleveland’s recent donation, one student from Early County was eligible for the Singletary scholarship, but  because of her donation, the scholarship fund now has enough invested to perpetually provide for two $1,000 scholarships. “Receiving such a scholarship can truly be life-changing in many cases because some of our students have difficult…

Acclaimed poet and memoirist, Andrew Hudgins, to visit BSC


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…

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