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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
October 23, 2017
Good Afternoon,

I hope that your week is off to a great start. I am looking forward to our annual Humanities Lecture this evening by Dr. Stewart Bennett. We congratulate Dr. Bennett upon being named this year’s Humanities Teacher of the Year and look forward to hearing his lecture on “The Struggle for the Life of the Republic: A Civil War Narrative of Charles Dana Miller, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.” The lecture begins at 7:00 in Garrett Auditorium.

Following the resignation of Coach Jon Nevol, Jermael Bingham has been named interim men’s varsity basketball coach. Please extend congratulations to Coach Bingham as he gives leadership to the Topper round ballers.

Congratulations are also in order for Ron and Charlesa Ambrose Jones. Ron and Charlesa were married Saturday, October 21.

I had the special blessing yesterday of visiting Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama. I am thankful to Bro. Gary and Heather Linville for their warm welcome.




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

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on October 23, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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October 16, 2017
Greetings!
We awakened this morning to a beautiful fall morning following what I trust was a restful and pleasant fall break for each of you. We are now on the downhill side of the fall 2017 semester. Mid-term is behind us and the rest of the semester will most assuredly fly by.

This week offers a great opportunity to enjoy a special program from the Department of Fine Arts. Thursday evening our chorale, band, and drama team will present a Reformation Celebration concert in the Modena Lowrey Berry auditorium at 7:30. This promises to be a marvelous musical celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, marking the launch of the Protestant Reformation. I encourage all to attend.

On Friday we will welcome the members of the Mississippi Baptist Convention’s Education Commission to our campus for their fall meeting.

Today marks the first day of employment for Ron Jones at BMC; Ron will serve as Blue Motion Project Coordinator. We are also pleased to welcome Page Rowland Thorn back to BMC to serve as the coach of our junior varsity cross country team. Please extend greetings to both Ron and Page as they return to serve at their alma mater.

I close today’s Monday Message with a word of thanksgiving regarding the campus revival. We witnessed an incredible outpouring of God’s grace and goodness—we saw God do what only God can do! Several have asked if we can do this again—absolutely!

Blessings to all for a great week!

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

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on October 16, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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October 2, 2017
Good Morning,
I hope that each of you enjoyed a delightful first weekend of fall. It is hard to believe that we are now just days away from our fall revival followed closely by fall break. Join me in continuing to pray for our nation, for our campus, and for our evangelist Phil Waldrep as he prepares to share the Gospel October 9-11. Let us anticipate together the amazing things that only God can do!

As a reminder, we want everyone to be able to attend as many of the revival services as possible. Please arrange your schedule so as to prioritize attendance.

As always, the first Friday in October brings to our campus our Board of Trustees. We are blessed with an engaged, dedicated group of men and women who serve with joy and lead with wisdom. Prior to their meeting on Friday morning, they will gather at Lowrey Memorial at 8:00 for their quarterly time of prayer for Blue Mountain College. Everyone is invited to participate if your schedule allows. I know that our Trustees would be encouraged to be joined by students, faculty, staff, and alumni to circle our campus in prayer. Dr. Tim Mims will be leading the devotional and giving direction to the prayer session.

I will be giving an overview of the Board agenda at a meeting for faculty and staff at 3:00 in the MLB auditorium on Wednesday.

Today and tomorrow I will be representing BMC at the annual Mississippi Association of Colleges meeting at MSU.

I close by offering a word of thanks to James and Linda Johnson for opening their home to us last week for a well-attended gathering of friends interested in promoting and celebrating the fine arts at BMC. We are grateful to the Johnsons, to all who attended, and to Drew Warford, William Thompson, and Laura Long for sharing their musical talents with us. On another fine arts note, I had the privilege of attending a rehearsal of our drama team's first performance. Great job, Impact!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Posted by Monday Messages on October 2, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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September 19, 2017
Dear BMC Community,
Today and tomorrow we are all afforded the opportunity to thank our donors for their generous support of Blue Mountain College. Students, I encourage each of you to take time to write a note expressing your gratitude to those who are helping to fund your education. “Thank a Donor Day” tables with notecards are set up in the foyer of the Admin beginning at 9:00. Thank you, Kayce and Chelsey, for providing leadership for this event.

Tonight at 6:30 the movie The Case for Christ will be shown in Garrett auditorium. Plan to attend and bring a friend!

Thursday night the Miss BMC pageant will take place in the MLB at 7:00. Best wishes to all contestants!

Congratulations are in order for all members of the BMC community as we celebrate our campus being ranked #8 among regional colleges in the South by US News & World Report. BMC earned the number one spot in the Best Value category for the same region. We are grateful for this recognition of our commitment to academic excellence at an affordable price.

Topper fans everywhere have lots to cheer about these days. Our XC women finished 6th out of a field of 24, with our men finishing 11th out of a field of 20 last weekend at the meet sponsored by Christian Brothers at Shelby Farms. The competition included several Division I opponents. It was an impressive showing by our Topper runners. Andrew McDonald and Dejone Stemmett won the individual titles at the Lyon College invitational golf tournament. Our archers brought home 3 team gold medals at the USCA regionals, with Jessie Davis and Tanner Huffman setting state records with First Place wins. Bowler Austin Harris placed 22nd out of 102 bowlers at the Green River Classic in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Wow!

Show your support for these students athletes by cheering them on in person. Today at 1:00 our JV baseball team will play Martin Methodist here at home. On Saturday at 1:00 our softball girls will take on Ole Miss in Oxford. That will be a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Just a reminder—it is not too late to sign on as a Fine Arts Patron and show your support for our Chorale as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall debut next spring. Check with Dr. Long or Nancy Grisham for more details.

Please continue to pray for the campus revival on October 9-11. I know that many of you are gathering together regularly to pray for God to do a mighty work on our campus. Keep in mind that there is a prayer room on the third floor of the Admin where you can pray and leave requests for prayer.

We are grateful for Maria Teel being with us yesterday in chapel to tell her story.

Check out these cute young Toppers sporting their new T-shirts (our nephews Walker and Mance). J



Barbara C. McMillin


President

Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on September 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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September 8, 2017

Greetings!
This is either a very late message or an early one—let’s call it early since I will be traveling on Monday and away from the office. I hope that everyone has enjoyed a blessed week on our beautiful campus. I had the special privilege last night of witnessing the excitement of rush as our female students made their society pledges. Now that was a loud and happy group!

Best wishes to our XC team as they will be competing tomorrow at Freed-Hardeman. Run hard, Toppers! Congrats to Martha Chunn for being named last week’s SSAC runner of the week.

Please continue to pray for all those affected by Harvey and those who are now in the path of Irma. We have a number of graduates who live in Florida. Pray for the safety of all those who are contending with this very serious threat. The BSU is collecting water to send to the hurricane-stricken areas.

Next week I will have the opportunity to represent BMC at the fall meeting of the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Jackson. On Wednesday my travels will then take me to Anderson University in South Carolina for a meeting of the Consortium for Global Education. I covet your prayers as I will be traveling from one destination to the next and away most of the week.

Reminder: Campus Revival, October 9-11!


Barbara C. McMillin


President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on September 8, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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August 29, 2017
Greetings,
I hope your Tuesday is off to a good start and that you have settled once again into the routine that serves you best. Enrollment numbers are still fluctuating, but it is safe to say that we are experiencing a record enrollment at or very near 600! For each and every student we say thanks be to our great God!

Last night the Hill was alive with the sounds of Destination Up. Many thanks to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for sponsoring this concert.

Today marks the last day on campus for athletic director Will Kollmeyer. Will has been appointed the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Will, we are grateful for your service to BMC and wish you the best as you take on this new role. Thank you for leading us during a time of considerable growth and many new opportunities in BMC athletics.

A search committee has been formed and is already in the process of identifying potential candidates for the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. We are pleased to have Coach Harvey Childers join us as interim director. Please be sure to stop by his office and welcome him to Blue Mountain College.

Keep praying for campus revival: October 9-11!

Barbara C. McMillin



President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on August 29, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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August 21, 2017
Good Morning,
Although we are not in the “path of totality,” we nevertheless will have the opportunity to experience today an event that has not occurred since 1918. It has been 99 years since a solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States. The eclipse should be at its peak around 1:30 this afternoon. Please be sure to use approved viewing glasses to protect your eyes if you choose to check out this phenomenon.

Today marks the beginning of the first full week of classes and our return to our regular chapel schedule. We look forward to hearing from Dr. Meeks today.

Best wishes to all current and prospective Eunomians, Euzelians, Modenians, Bereans, and Ekklesians as rush takes place this week.

Those who did not have an opportunity to sign the Honor Code on Friday may still do so. Markers are available on the table to the left of the banner in the Admin first floor hallway.

Congratulations to Dr. Angie Skelton upon completion of her degree! Way to go, Dr. Skelton!


Barbara C. McMillin



President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on August 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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