BSC student earns full-tuition scholarship

From the left, are Bainbridge State College Vice President for Student Services Rodney Carr, Bainbridge State student Christopher Gabenski of Cairo and Fred Kitchens, executive director of Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation.

  Bainbridge State College student Christopher Gabenski of Cairo recently received a full scholarship from the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation. Gabenski is majoring in nursing at Bainbridge State. His plans are to become an anesthesiologist. The sophomore said the scholarship puts him on track to further his education. Fred Kitchens, executive director of the Foundation, said Gabenski is one of 11 students throughout the state who received the full-tuition scholarship this year from the Foundation. It has given more than $1.3 million…

BSC instructor teaches middle-schoolers about computers

Photo of Barry Reynolds showing a computer to a student

Reynolds shows Ari Patterson how to start to open the casing of a computer’s hard drive.     What better way to learn about the workings of a computer than by taking it apart and putting it back together. With that thought, Barry Reynolds, Bainbridge State College associate professor of computer information systems, showed fifth-graders at Hutto Middle School in Bainbridge the inner workings of a computer while detailing what a profession as a computer information technician would be like. Having students take screws out…

Famed attorney visits BSC Honors Program

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Daryl Parks, a Tallahassee, Fla., attorney who was one of the lawyers for Trayvon Martin’s family, was a recent guest of the Bainbridge State College Honors Program. Studying a theme of race and racism for the academic year, the Bainbridge State Honors Program consists of 17 talented students who engaged Parks in a frank and honest discussion about the teenager’s death in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012. Following the meeting, Parks gave a generous donation to the Ernie Jones Scholarship while Rosalyn Jones, Mr. Jones’…

Brazil will be featured country for BSC’s International Education Week

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Carlos & Carlos The South American country of Brazil will be highlighted for a week beginning on Monday, Nov. 11, as part of Bainbridge State College’s International Education Week. “International Education Week is a great opportunity for our students to explore cultures and issues that they might not be exposed to otherwise,” said Emily Dowd-Arrow, assistant professor of English at Bainbridge State and a member of the International Education Committee, which was responsible for coordinating the week’s activities. “Brazil was a consensus choice for this…

Poet Gehrke will visit BSC Thursday, Nov. 14

American poet Steve Gehrke will be the first of three Georgia Poetry Circuit speakers scheduled to visit Bainbridge State College as part of its inaugural Arts and Lecture Series. Gehrke will appear on Thursday, Nov. 14. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., he will have an extended question and answer session. At 6 p.m., Gehrke will read some of his works. Both sessions are scheduled at the Student Wellness Center’s performance space, and both events are free and open to the public. Gehrke has published three…

Viewing of film ‘The Mission’ set for BSC International Education Week

As one of a handful of events comprising International Education Week at Bainbridge State College, the International Education Committee will host a viewing of “The Mission,” a 1986 film starring Robert DeNiro and Aidan Quinn, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in Room 961 of the Student Wellness Center on the main campus. The event is free and open to the public. “Featuring a majestic score by Ennio Morricone and lush Oscar-winning cinematography by Chris Menges, director Roland Joffé’s film examines the events surrounding…

The Battle of Fowltown to be told Nov. 21

As part of the celebration of the recent launching of its Creek Heritage Trail in Decatur County, Ga., the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Bainbridge State College are partnering on an exciting free educational event. On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 12:15 p.m. (EST), noted Seminole War scholar Dr. Joe Knetsch will speak about the Battle of Fowltown in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on Bainbridge State’s main campus. The event is timed to coincide with 196th anniversary of the battle, which took place a short…

Salter wins use of Action GM car for a month

Photo of winners in the car and gas give-away.

Peggy Salter, Bainbridge State College’s administrative assistant in the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement, earned the use of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala for a month thanks to a partnership with the College and Action GM. The announcement was made during the College’s Fall Festival held on Monday, Oct. 28. Students, faculty and staff, and family members enjoyed various activities such as games, food such as corndogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, and witnessing College Police Officer Brian Lewis kiss Elvis Pegsley as part of a…

President Carter, zombie expert, various artists coming to BSC

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  Bainbridge State College will host a series of compelling speakers – including former President Jimmy Carter – distinguished authors and performing artists beginning with Tuesday’s event, a zombie expert who wrote “World War Z.” Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal said this inaugural Arts and Lecture Series is intended to enhance the educational experience of the College’s students and to extend to the community a variety of cultural experiences. “These events are designed to bring the campus and the wider public together to educate, inspire…

Study abroad programs allow students unique chances to travel

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Discussing the specifics of the Belize study aboard trip scheduled for next spring, Dr. Jenny Harper, associate professor of biology, talks with Bainbridge State College students Stevenson Crowell and Kayla Wagner; and, Valley Rogers, associate professor of education, talks with Laura Cerone and her mother, Anne Cerone, all of Bainbridge. Last spring, Bainbridge State College sophomore Stevenson Crowell had to sit out the College’s study aboard trip to Belize. But not this upcoming spring’s trip. “Everybody tells me it is a really great experience,” the…


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