2017 CHRISTMAS WISH LIST







BMC General Scholarship Fund


BMC Scholarship Gala
Support from the BMC General Scholarship Fund enables students to fulfill their dreams of becoming Blue Mountain College graduates.


Following the success of the 2016 inaugural gala featuring Tim Tebow and the 2017 gala featuring American Idol winner Trent Harmon, the 2018 event promises to be another exciting evening headlined by a premier speaker/entertainer.  All proceeds support the BMC General Scholarship Fund.




Jim Futral Professorship of Biblical Studies & Proclamation


First Year Experience
Established in 2016, the Jim Futral Professorship of Biblical Studies and Proclamation is an endowed position held by a faculty member who teaches in the Department of Biblical Studies and serves as mentor to students called to preach and proclaim God's Word.  Dr. Ronald Meeks currently holds this role at BMC.


FYE Projects help faculty expand freshman service projects and students successfully transition to College life.




Chorale Trip to Carnegie Hall


The BMC Drama Team
Blue Mountain College's Chorale will have the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall on May 13, 2018.  This will be a once-in-lifetime experience for students and faculty who will be singing under the direction of our own Dr. Greg Long.  While we all can't join them on the Carnegie stage, we can all participate by helping to sponsor the trip.  Traveling and enjoying the Big Apple will carry a $2000 price tag per student; with your help we can defray some of the cost and make this incredible experience more affordable for our talented students.


Our new drama team, Impact, is in need of portable sound equipment for use when they take their show on the road.




Honors Program Student Projects


2023 Membership
Honors Program Projects help undergraduates expand research outside the campus and participate in research symposia.


A new way to support the "GROW BMC" initiative is by becoming a member of our 2023 Society.  Members of this group are asked to contribute at least $20.23 per month to GROW BMC in recognition of the College's upcoming 150th anniversary.  Since each student's tuition pays for less than one half of the cost for their education, monthly gifts play an important role in making up that cost difference and in keeping tuition rates affordable for our students.




BLUESOUND Instruments


Patterson Hall
Established in 2016, the Blue Mountain College band program has more than doubled since first taking the stage.  For BLUESOUND to continue to grow, the band must have additional instruments.  Many of our potential students players do not own personal instruments yet still desire to be a part of what's happening here.  Additionally, providing student players access to instruments also allows them the opportunity to play, while in college, with local church bands and orchestras.  This is a great extension of the Blue Mountain College Community!


In Fall 2017 BMC enrolled more than 600 students through its GROW BMC initiative.  A 33% growth in enrollment over a two-year period demands a well-maintained physical plant that can attract and accommodate a thriving student population.

Not since 1967 has the College celebrated the construction of a new residence hall.  Rapid growth in the number of residential students (a 40% increase over a five-year span) has warranted reliance upon temporary housing structures as the College puts into place plans for a permanent facility-a facility that will bear the name Patterson Hall.

Gifts to support the construction of Patterson Hall will enable Blue Mountain College to add a 190-bed facility in a location contiguous to the heart of the campus at a time when the College is experiencing unprecedented growth.




Chaplaincy Internships


Sportsplex Lights
The Chaplaincy Internship Program is designed to give students who are exploring vocational Christian ministry an opportunity for hands-on experience.  Through the partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital of Union County, students shadow an experienced Chaplain to learn practices of caring, teaching, and leading.  The goal of the program is to connect Biblical Studies with practical ministries so students understand more fully their calling and various aspects of Christian ministry.


Without lights, all practice and games must take place during daylight hours. This requires the student athletes to miss more classes.  Also, allowing games to be played at night will enhance attendance and make BMC eligible to host post season tournaments as well as tournaments for local high school teams.



Palmer-Donnell House: Commemorative Brick Project


Science Equipment
Support the renovation of the Palmer-Donnell House by buying a commemorative brick.  Click here to place order online.


Merit Water Still:  Faculty teaching science courses on the third floor of Lowrey currently supply their own distilled water by hauling gallons of water from local stores up the stairs.  The water still produces up to 4 liters a water per hour.

Picospin 45 Series II NMR Spectrometer:  The NMR has been considered a necessary part of organic and biochemistry for years, so obtaining this small tabletop instrument would update our labs in organic and biochemistry without requiring much space.

Nicolet IS 5 FT-IR Spectrometer:  Infrared spectrometry is considered a required technique in modern organic chemistry.  This compact device would greatly enhance our laboratory offerings in chemistry.










Outdoor Volleyball Court


One or our most requested campus additions is the construction of an outdoor sand volleyball court.  Your contribution will serve up a lot of fun on the Hill!