New methods to help students proving successful

Photo: Peer mentor with two students

As colleges across the country are being pressed to effect transformation in remedial education, innovative classes instituted at Bainbridge State College have had outstanding success and are serving as models throughout the state. By enrolling in learning support classes that are paired with college-level courses, Bainbridge State students are proving they can successfully complete their remedial coursework along with credit classes, reducing the time to degree completion and graduation. Bainbridge State highlighted its pilot classes when it hosted the 2013 Georgia Academic Advising Drive-In Conference…

BSC Announces Summer 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 Summer 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 Havana, Fla. – Robbie Weaver. Arlington — Deidre Evans and Gashebal…

Grants target high-demand career training

Photo: Terry Lankford behind wheel of truck.

By the time you have read this story, Terry Lankford of Bainbridge is starting a new chapter of his life. Lankford passed and completed Bainbridge State College’s commercial truck driving program on July 29, and he was waiting to see which of the 10 companies recruiting him would offer him a job. In addition, thanks to a HOPE grant and a Workforce Development grant, his new career has cost him nothing. “It means everything. It means it was affordable and doable,” said Lankford, who at…

Driver’s ed course can be taken on a smartphone

Bainbridge State College is offering what Georgia’s teenagers could say is a match made in heaven – the ability to use any internet-based device—even a smartphone–to complete a required driver’s education course. Under Georgia’s “Joshua’s Law,” teenagers wanting to get a driver’s license must take 30 hours of driver education. But unlike traditional programs, part of a program at Bainbridge State’s Continuing Education Center allows teenagers to participate on any web-based device, even a smartphone, said Marty Davis, the college’s continuing education coordinator. “There are…

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