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,…

Hubbard is BSC’s GOAL nominee

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Bainbridge State College GOAL and Rick Perkins nominees are, from the left, front, Shellon A. Anderson of Whigham, Instructor Beverly Pollock, Jacquelyn D. Wood of Colquitt and Associate Professor Renee Spence; back row, Instructor Owen Elkins, Wayne Black and Michael Raley, both of Bainbridge, Assistant Professor Claude Bell, Nathan Hubbard of Blakely, Associate Professor Tatyana Pashnyak, Associate Professor Barry Reynolds and Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies Kathleen Ketterer. Not pictured are Associate Professor Valley Rogers, and Assistant Professors Sheila McLendon…

McNair wins use of Chevrolet Impala

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  During Bainbridge State College’s annual Christmas luncheon, April McNair, administrative assistant for the College’s Public Safety Department, earned the use of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala for a month because of her perfect attendance. From the left, are Action GM sales consultant Phil Jones, Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal, McNair, Action GM Executive Manager Randy Soden and Action GM sales consultant Quinton Horne. April McNair, the administrative assistant for Bainbridge State College’s Public Safety Department, earned the use of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala for a…

BSC cosmetology students are realizing their talents – and passions

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Whether experimenting with hair color or realizing their flair for doing facials or nails, several Bainbridge State College students enrolled in its cosmetology program are discovering where their aptitudes are, and more importantly, where their passions are. Kayla Jade Dodson of Bainbridge said she has always loved experimenting with hairstyles and makeup, but initially listened to others who advised her that going into other professions would bring her more money. But none of those other professions could fulfill her happiness like cosmetology. “It’s something I…

AT&T makes generous donation to BSC Foundation

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AT&T recently made a generous donation to Bainbridge State College’s Foundation, saying the funds are an important investment for the future of southwest Georgia. AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Courtney Brinson said the donation will help worthy students complete their education. “I look at it as an investment,” Brinson said. “The best investments allow someone to pick themselves up. You never know how a little help can make a difference in someone’s life.” Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal thanked Brinson and told him he…

Harrell named BSC’s director of Institutional Advancement

A familiar face in Bainbridge’s business community and a tireless volunteer for several worthy causes has been appointed as Bainbridge State College’s interim executive director of the Office of Institutional Advancement. Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal appointed Lauren Harrell on Friday after a concentrated search was launched to fill the vacancy left from former Executive Director Dale Fuller. “Bainbridge State College is thrilled to welcome Lauren to our team,” Dr. Carvajal said. “She has been a true difference-maker in this community for some time, and I…

BSC student cooks up a feast for extra credit

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Bainbridge State College freshman Kayla Wagner decided coordinating a Thanksgiving feast for almost 100 of Bainbridge and Decatur County’s first responders would get her out of a test – and it did. On Friday, Nov. 22, Wagner’s extra credit project fed 65 members of the Bainbridge Public Safety Department, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Jail, the Decatur County Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Services a Thanksgiving feast at First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall. There were additional to-go plates and meals for the volunteers…

Lions Club donates raffle proceeds toward BSC scholarship

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The Lions Club recently conducted a raffle where the proceeds of the money go toward a Bainbridge State College scholarship. The ticket picked Thursday by Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal receives $1,000 in Bainbridge Bucks. From the left are, front, Lions Club members Jim Beck, Brenda Howell, Melinda Jones and Sam Mayhew, and Dr. Carvajal. In the back, are Bainbridge State representatives Barbara Snipes, Dr. Tonya Strickland, Leslie Judkins, Kay Owens, Shawn McGee, Joy Burrell and student Cierra Barnett. A Bainbridge State College student from…

Acclaimed science-fiction writer, McDevitt, to visit BSC

Award-winning science-fiction writer Jack McDevitt will visit Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m. McDevitt will read from his latest novel, Starhawk, and sign copies of his books afterward in Room 961 in the Student Wellness Center on main campus. The event is free and open to the public. McDevitt has published more than 20 books, including six installments in the Alex Benedict series (a seventh is due out in 2014) and seven—now, with the recent publication of Starhawk—featuring Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins…

Gratitude Tree marking thankfulness

Expressions of gratitude are adorning a Christmas tree in the Bainbridge State College’s library this year. Students, faculty and staff members have been invited to write what they are grateful for and those tags are then hung on the tree in the newly renovated library’s sitting area. Bainbridge State Library Assistant Chandra Anderson-Casteel smiles while reading one of the tags. This is the first time the gratitude tags were offered, and comments on them range from “I am thankful for my new job,” “I thank…


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