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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
February 10, 2014
Good Morning,

While we certainly haven’t seen the snowfall amounts that other areas of the country have experienced this season, that didn’t stop a group of determined BMC students from crafting this miniature snowman early Saturday morning. Snow fans, take heart, this little guy may just be the prototype for a full-sized version!
We welcome to campus today Board members Jeff Cox, Linda Johnson, Mac Huddleston, and Randy Hathcock. Please pray for them and for all of our Board as they provide leadership to BMC.

Tomorrow we will host the Math and Science Tournament; join me in welcoming area students and their teachers to our campus for this annual event.

Our chapel speaker today is Jason Middleton, pastor of Meadowview Baptist Church in Starkville. On Friday we will hear from Ronnie Barefield, pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Ripley.

The basketball Toppers will be in action at home Thursday and Saturday, while Topper baseball plays at home today and Friday. Check the website for locations of away softball games.

Best wishes for a productive week!

For to the snow He says, “Fall on the earth,” And to the downpour and the rain, “Be strong.”

Job 37:6
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on February 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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February 7, 2014
Dear BMC Family,

I hope that you have enjoyed a productive and satisfying week here on the Hill.  We will end this busy week with several very special guests on campus.  We welcome to BMC today these new members of our Board of Trustees:  Glenn Sumrall, Marie McAlpin, Tim Alexander, and Tommy Tapp.  Chair Linda Gholston and returning members Lisa Stevens and Thad Moore will also be with us today.  Please join me in making them welcome.

Dr. Michael Warren, President of our Ministerial Alumni Association and Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Studies, will be our chapel speaker today.

Our Topper basketball teams will play William Carey tomorrow.  Believe it or not, you can catch baseball and softball action tomorrow as our Topper teams begin their season at home!  Check out the website for more details. 

Have a blessed weekend.
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771  Ext. 130

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

                                                                                                        Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on February 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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January 28, 2014
Good Tuesday Morning to All!
Yesterday was Monday all day, causing the Monday Message to arrive a bit late! The absence of a message on Monday has provided me with an opportunity on Tuesday: the opportunity to consider the wonder and the beauty of snowfall, albeit a simple dusting. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands (Psalm 19:1). On this very cold morning let us recognize that each unique snowflake declares the glory of our great God.

On Thursday we will welcome to our campus our good friends from Northeast Mississippi Community College as they partner with us in hosting the fifth annual Construction Conference. We are pleased to have each participant in this conference on the Hill, including Mike Tagert, Northern District Mississippi Transportation Commissioner.

On Friday we will welcome the members of the Executive Committee of our Board of Trustees.

Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon afford great opportunities to come out and cheer on the Toppers as they take on conference rivals Bethel and the University of Mobile. For more information on these events and on all things related to Topper athletics, check out our new sports website: http://www.bmcsports.com. Thanks go to Kevin Barefield, David Harrell, Amy Thurmond, and Danny McKenzie for their work on this impressive new resource.

It was great to have Dr. Rex Yancey with us yesterday and to hear his inspiring message on forgiveness. We look forward to hearing from our own Deena Elliott on Friday.

I close with one other expression of gratitude. In response to last Wednesday’s power outage, a number of folks sprang into to action to ensure that our students were cared for. Kudos to Joey Etheridge and the team from National; to Chef Brett, Deborah, and the MMI crew; to Dean Jack Moser, and to COO Joyce Peters for being on the ready to ensure that all needs were addressed. Thanks also to Tom Lindsey of the Tippah County Emergency Management, to Ray Hall of New Albany Light, Gas, and Water, and to Johnny Breland for responding in such a timely and efficient way.

Have a blessed week!

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on January 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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January 16, 2014
Good Morning,
I offer this morning a special word of greeting to both our returning students and our new students. We are so glad that you are here! May your Spring 2014 semester be rewarding and fulfilling.

As you read today’s Monday Message, I am en route to Jackson once again, this time for a meeting of the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Please pray for safe travels and a productive day.

Join me in congratulating our Lady Toppers for a big win Saturday over 15th ranked Coastal Georgia. Way to go, Ladies! Action resumes on campus this Thursday and Saturday as our teams take on Loyola and William Carey. We need everyone to come out and cheer the Toppers on to victory!

I covet your prayers as I prepare to share in chapel on Friday on the subject of “Civility, Sacrifice, and Service.”

With a new semester underway, let’s commit ourselves once again to the pursuit of loving God with our minds, recognizing every class as an opportunity to practice the intellectual virtues and to honor God with our best scholarly efforts.



Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin

President

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on January 16, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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January 6, 2014
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to the Hill on this very cold morning! I trust that everyone enjoyed a pleasant and refreshing break. As we launch a new calendar year and return to the meaningful work that we have the privilege of doing here at Blue Mountain College, let us be encouraged by David’s words to Solomon as he considered the building of the temple: “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He won’t leave you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the LORD’S house is finished.” (I Chronicles 28:20).

Pray for our Lady Toppers as they are at Ouachita Baptist for a game today. Both teams will be away this weekend for games at Brewton Parker and the College of Coastal Georgia.

Several of our folks are dealing with colds, bronchitis, and other “cold weather” conditions; let’s keep them in our prayers.

I will be traveling on Friday to the meeting of the Education Commission of the MBC.

Have a blessed week!


Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on January 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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December 16, 2013
Greetings on this sunny Monday morning! I hope that you enjoyed a weekend filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas, including plenty of Christmas music. Among my favorite yuletide melodies is the hauntingly beautiful “Still, Still, Still” performed recently by our own Chorale. As we enter into this last full week before the day on which we celebrate our Savior’s birth, I hope that we each can find a time of stillness simply to contemplate the wonder of the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us.

I would appreciate your prayers as I will be traveling on Thursday to share a devotional with our friends at the Baptist building in Jackson as well as making other shorter trips throughout the week.

Congratulations to both Topper basketball teams for a couple of very exciting wins over the weekend. Our men will travel to Morthland College in Illinois on Friday and Saturday for two games. The women resume action on January 6 at Ouachita Baptist.

Our offices will close at 4:30 on Friday and reopen at 8:00 on January 6.

Blessings to each of you for a peaceful and meaningful Christmas and a wonderful New Year!


Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on December 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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December 9, 2013
Good Monday Morning to All!

I send my greetings this morning from Atlanta, where Dr. Enzor and I are attending the annual SACSCOC meeting. We will return to campus on Wednesday. Best wishes to students and faculty alike as exams begin today and continue through Thursday.

Corinth-area residents are invited to a meet and greet session with representatives from our faculty and staff from 4:00 until 6:00 on Thursday at the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Corinth (2759 South Harper Road). Students interested in completing their education at Blue Mountain College are encouraged to stop by and learn about the options that will soon be available. Representatives from the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Admissions will be on hand to assist students as will faculty from selected departments. Please encourage anyone you know who might be interested to come by and visit.

I am delighted this morning to announce that Lynn Gibson will be joining the BMC community after the Christmas break as our VP of Enrollment Services. Lynn comes to BMC after serving ten years at NEMCC as Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services. His prior experience includes serving as Coordinator of the UT Martin McNairy County Center in Selmer, Tennessee, and as Assistant Director of Admissions at Union University. Lynn holds an M.S. from the University of Memphis and a B.S. from Union. Lynn and his wife Paula reside in Selmer. Welcome, Lynn!

As Lynn assumes leadership of admissions and financial aid, Jack Moser will continue to provide excellent leadership as VP of Student Services. Austin Kimbrough will continue to work in recruiting as he takes on new responsibilities as half-time assistant Athletic Director. Many thanks to Jack and to Austin for their outstanding leadership during a period of transition.

The Topper basketball teams will end the pre-Christmas season on the road. On the 14th the men will take on Lyon while the women visit Tougaloo. The men will participate in the Morthland College Classic December 20-21.

Many thanks to the Memphis Area Alumni Association for providing treats for students during exam week. This is much appreciated!

Keep our students in your prayers as they study, take exams, and then travel home.

Blessings for a great week!

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Matthew 22:37

Posted by Monday Messages on December 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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