Where’s Waldo?

Message from outgoing Director of Alumni Affairs, Lea Bennett

Remember the series of children’s books by British illustrator Martin Handford?  Readers were challenged to find Wally—distinctively dressed in red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses — in an elaborately busy drawing with a myriad of people and objects.  As the challenging search process for a new alumni director progressed, how thankful I was to know that we were not looking for Waldo.  We were looking for THE one that the LORD would be pleased to bring to BMC in the Office of Alumni Affairs – that special liaison who connects the alumni to their beloved alma mater and to each other.  We now know that one is Nancy Hopps McDonald, BMC Class of 1982.  It is such a pleasure to “introduce” her to you here by saying I am thrilled with her appointment, anticipating with delight her arrival to the campus in mid-July, and will faithfully serve as the president of her fan club until she boots me from that post.  I have to thank you all now, in advance, for the encouragement and support you are going to bring to her as she takes on the challenge of serving the finest body of alumni and the hardest working Alumni Association ever!


Message from Nancy Hopps McDonald, Director, BMC Office of Alumni Affairs

It is with much gratitude and humility that I accept the position of the Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs.  If I shared the details of how all of this came about, you all would know that the Lord was very involved in the orchestration of these details.  I want to especially thank all who prayed for me during the process of interviewing and hiring.  Please continue to pray as Dave and I transition to our new and wonderful home and jobs. To return to Blue Mountain College in this capacity is certainly a dream come true for me.   I want everyone to know that I will do my best to do the job that is set before me as unto the Lord. To Him alone be the glory!
Nancy McDonald  


Blue Mountain College Alumni Association

Board of Directors – 2014-2016



Nancy Hopps McDonald named BMC alumni affairs director (click here)

Board of Directors for 2014-2016

President:  Anna Quinn, BMC 1961, New Albany MS
Vice President:  Lea Bennett, BMC 1974, Ripley MS
Secretary:  Cora J. Davidson, BMC 1976, Collierville TN
Immediate Past President: Audrey Snow Caldwell, BMC 1971, Collierville TN
Treasurer:  Anita C. Eddings, BMC 1975, New Albany MS
Preservationist: Ashley B. Berry, BMC 2002, Iuka MS
BMC Minsterial Alumni Rep:  Nicholas Hughes, BMC 2009, Jackson AL
Academic Council Chair: Dr. Sharon Enzor, BMC 1966, Blue Mountain MS
Social Media Coordinator:  Carol Peters, BMC 2007 &2009, Myrtle MS
Post-Grad-Rep:  Lela Smith Hale, BMC 1981, Potts Camp MS

Area Council

West TN:  Carolyn Rhodes, BMC 1968, Senatobia MS

Central/East TN Co-Reps:  Frances Massey, BMC 1965, Brentwood TN
                                            Patsy Henry Highland, BMC 1968 Murfreesboro TN

Central/South AL Co-Reps:  Sylvia Malone, BMC 1954, Jacksonville AL
                                              Lynne Mayhall Heaven, BMC 1971, Birmingham AL

North MS Co-Reps:  Paige Harrell, BMC 2012, Blue Mountain MS
                                  Beverly Hemphill Moffitt, BMC 1975, Ripley MS

North AL:  Laura Grisham Medley, BMC 1966, Huntsville AL

Central MS Co-Reps:  Maria Teel, BMC 2003, Jackson MS
                                    Norma Ruth Robbins Lee, BMC 1962, Forest MS

Academic  Council

Biblical and Associated Studies:  Dr. Michael Warren
Business:  Dr. David Shankle
Education:  Dr. Janice Nicholson
Fine Arts and Speech:  Dr. Jerri Lamar Kantack
Language and Literature:  Dr. Nancy Kerns
Mathematics and Natural Science:  Dr. Johnny Mattox
Social and Behavioral Sciences:  Dr. Stewart Bennett
Kinesiology and Health Sciences:  Dr. Johnnie Armstrong

For information about these representatives contact the Chairman of the Academic Council, Dr. Sharon Enzor, BMC Vice President for Academic Affairs at 662.685.4771 x 114.


Big/Little Sis Tradition

Please help us document the Big/Little Sis tradition at BMC by providing information about your Big/Little Sis and any information you might have regarding when and why the tradition began. Information should be sent to joyhill52@hotmail.com 

Thank you in advance for your participation in this project to chronicle one of our dear BMC traditions. If you have provided this info in the past, please re-submit to ensure a complete record.
What to include:
  • Your class
  • Your first name, maiden name, last name
  • Your Big Sis first, maiden, last name and her class year
  • Your Little Sis first, maiden, last name and her class year

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