The College — money well spent

Photo of Daryl Hall

The economics of Bainbridge State College is as grand as the $81 million economic impact the College contributes to the Southwest Georgia region, and as individual as each student. For example, Daryl Hall said his personal economics of Bainbridge State College is that he received a good education during his first two years of college and saved a bundle in the process. “When I left Bainbridge State, I had zero student loans because I continued to live at home and HOPE scholarships paid for my…

Bainbridge State announces new hires

Bainbridge State College recently announced new faculty and staff additions. New to Bainbridge State are Lisa Wimberly, director of college relations; Ashley Taylor, enrollment services coordinator; Debbie Campbell, instructor of business administrative technology; Heather Battenberg, associate librarian; Alex Anderson, a student help desk technician; and, Kerry Tabb, cosmetology instructor. Alex Anderson is a student help desk technician for students. An alumnus of Bainbridge State College, Anderson received Associate of Applied Science degrees in computer information systems (microcomputer specialist and network operation systems) and electronics technology….

YMCA, BSC offering child care for college students

Photo: Julie McConnell and her son

Bainbridge State College student Julie McConnell was at wits end. The mother of 2-year-old Gage Freeman, McConnell was trying to attend classes in pursuit of a degree in early childhood education, but it was a challenge arranging child care or to afford it while going to school. “There were several times when I could not find anybody and I could not afford child care,” said McConnell, saying she had to take fewer classes in the fall semester because she was concerned about finding reliable care…

Walk with the BSC presidents

Dr. Richard Carvajal Reasons the four Bainbridge State College presidents decided to take the helm are varied, but what each found was a unique bond between the college and its community and some surprises thrown in –- surprises that perhaps will define their legacies. Dr. Edward Mobley, of course, was its founding president, leading the college through 25 years of growth and helping bring the community with it. Dr. Clifford Brock is credited with a growth spurt. Dr. Tom Wilkerson may be best remembered as…

Thomas University 2+2 Program

All education majors thinking about transferring into the 2+2 program with Thomas University are invited to an informal meeting on September 25 in room 681 (Magnolia Hall) at 5:30 pm.  Questions?  Contact Valley Rogers or 229-248-2553.

Catt, George win use of vehicles for a month

Bainbridge State College’s Director of Financial Aid Helen Catt and security officer David George each earned the use of a new vehicle for a month, thanks to a partnership with the College and Action GM. The announcement was made during the College’s Welcome Back Bash held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, when students had the opportunity to sign up for various campus clubs and were treated to giveaways and information about the clubs and community organizations. Students were also involved in the car announcement, as four…

Hussongs winners in contest

Leslie and David Hussong of Cairo recently won a Bainbridge State College contest. Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal, in the middle, congratulates them. The two students, who are husband and wife, traveled to Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, winning the highest altitude contest with the pennants promoting Bainbridge State’s new status as a four-year college. Mount Mitchell, elevation 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi.

The first graduates, so who was first?

The first graduation ceremony at Bainbridge Junior College was held in June 1974. Seated are the first graduates Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum III of Bainbridge, on the left, and Terry F. Prince of Cairo, on the right. In the middle is Bainbridge Junior College President Edward Mobley. Standing, from the left, are Mrs. and Mr. Melvin Nussbaum; David Hay, director of student development services; Dr. Robert Dubay, academic dean; Linda Prince, Terry’s sister; and Mrs. and Mr. Marion Prince. As Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum III of Bainbridge…

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