EMT program expanding to BSC’s Early County Center

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Bainbridge State College will begin in January offering its renowned Emergency Medical Technician program at the College’s Early County Center in Blakely. Charles Avery, instructor of Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician programs, said registration begins Monday, Nov. 4.  Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Early County Center, located at 40 Harold Ragan Drive in Blakely. “We want to give residents in our outlying areas in opportunity to join this exciting career in pre-hospital…

Four BSC students attend conference

Four Bainbridge State College nursing students recently traveled to the annual Georgia Association of Nursing Students state conference in Atlanta where they participated in workshops, networking activities and a presentation by Georgia Board of Nursing Chairman Jim Cleghorn. From the left, are Bainbridge State’s Association of Nursing Students President Kevin Dew of Bainbridge and Regina Behr of Cairo, who both served as delegates; and, Sarah Burch and Shane Hutto, both of Bainbridge, who also attended the conference. Not pictured, but also attending, was Dr. Rhonda…

BSC honors student to present physics paper

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Bainbridge State College honors student Emma Sainbayar of Bainbridge will present a rather advanced research project to fellow undergraduate students on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Albany State University. Sainbayar and Dr. Juan Gomez, a Bainbridge State assistant professor of physics and math who is serving as her honors faculty mentor on the project, were chosen to present a poster on her research project dealing with the Lorentz Force Equation at the Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium. The sophomore is a sciences major at Bainbridge State who…

McDonald’s ‘Brasyl’ discussion part of BSC’s International Education Week

A handful of events scheduled for the upcoming International Education Week at Bainbridge State College will include a discussion of Ian McDonald’s Hugo Award-nominated science-fiction novel “Brasyl” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Maple Center on campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the 42 Club, a group of students, faculty and staff with a particular interest in genre fiction and film—science fiction, fantasy, crime and other popular works. In the novel –part science fiction,…

BSC to host World War Z author Max Brooks

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Just in time for Halloween, author of the bestselling 2007 novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and renowned “zombie expert” Max Brooks will visit Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to discuss his work and the origins of the zombie craze in film and literature. His book recounting the details of the zombie apocalypse was the source of inspiration for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. “The joke is that I actually wrote [“World War Z”], that some doofus…

BSC employees honor cancer victim

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Staff members in Bainbridge State College’s Student Services Center wore special T-shirts on Oct. 18 to honor a late colleague, Stephanie Adams, who was a financial aid counselor with the College when she died on Aug. 14, 2012. Adams started her career at Bainbridge State College as a work-study student in 2005. In 2006, Adams became a full-time employee in the Financial Aid Office, where she was awarded the Meritorious Award in 2011. She held a bachelor’s in business administration and was finishing her last year…

BSC students join fight against breast cancer

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Bainbridge State College’s Association of Nursing Students wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day held on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Members also provided educational information across campus. *Photo on the right – Freshmen nursing students, from the left, are Shayla Vickers of Thomasville, Shantrese Thornton of Blakely, Shalonda Thigpen of Quincy, Fla., Kimberly Wright of Whigham, Tnyet Nguyen of Bainbridge, Pamela D. Zackery of Edison, Melissa Jones of Iron City, Talia Anderson of Thomasville and Samantha Beard of Havana, Fla. *Photo on the left—Senior nursing…

BSC professor published, named assistant editor

A national publication has named a Bainbridge State College criminal justice professor an assistant editor after it accepted one of his articles for publication. Assistant Professor Steven Hougland was named associate editor of Law Enforcement Executive Forum after it accepted his article on rural crime entitled “Urban centric theory and the rural student: Contextualizing criminal justice theory for the rural classroom.” “It’s really an honor for me in my academic career. It’s the biggest honor I’ve received,” said Dr. Hougland, a veteran law enforcement officer….

BSC students warned of alcohol dangers

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With a simulator used to demonstrate how alcohol can impair a person’s judgment and a mangled truck on display to drive the point home, Bainbridge State College students learned some lessons on how unsafe drinking and driving are. After running into the back of a car on a simulator, Tanisha Warren of Bainbridge said it was scary to see how difficult it became trying to maneuver the car while apparently intoxicated. “As they increased the alcohol level, it got really hard to turn,” the 21-year-old…

Breast Cancer Awareness – Bras For a Cause

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Great creative and help spread breast cancer awareness at BSC!


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