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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
March 6, 2018
Good Morning,
I hope that your week is off to a great start. We are past the mid-term mark and rapidly approaching the much-anticipated spring break. I hope that everyone enjoys some well-deserved rest and relaxation next week.

I want to extend congratulations to Mrs. Christi Mitchell and the cast of John: His Story. What an outstanding production! Congrats are also in order for William Thompson for taking home first place in the National Orpheus Vocal Competition over the weekend. This is an amazing accomplishment. Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Long, for supporting William on his path to victory. William will perform a recital this Thursday evening at 7:30 in Garrett.

Our fine arts folks are definitely on a roll; at the most recent NATS competition in Clinton, BMC brought home a host of awards, including Benjamin Mann (4th) and Doug Washington (3rd) in the freshmen men category; Isaiah Traylor (2nd) in the sophomore men; and William Thompson (2nd) and Drew Warford (1st place award) in the senior men category.

I understand that the Bank is the place to be these days. On behalf of all who are enjoying the free coffee and iced tea, I extend a big thank you to MMI Dining and to Chef Brett and his team for keeping the coffee and tea brewing. Over 15 gallons of coffee were consumed the first day!

Our JV softball girls will be in action at home Wednesday and Thursday, and varsity will be home during the break on Monday and Tuesday. You can support our tennis Toppers at their home courts in New Albany on Friday and Saturday, while the baseball team will be at home again Friday and Saturday taking on the Loyola Wolfpack. Our anglers and golfers will be on the road. Congratulations are in order for the men’s tennis team for knocking off Division III Hendrix College and for the women in their victory over College of the Ozarks.

Basketball season may be over for us, but we have much to celebrate at BMC. Our women’s program earned the SSAC Sportsmanship award; seven of our ladies and two of our men were named to the All-Academic Team. These are great accomplishments. We are proud of our Toppers!

We look forward to Friday when Dr. Meeks will deliver our chapel address. Also on Friday we will welcome to campus a large group of prospective students. Thank you for helping to roll out the red carpet for these students and their parents. A warm welcome and words of encouragement demonstrate to our visitors that BMC is indeed a special place.

Blessings to all for a productive week and an enjoyable break!


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 March 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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February 26, 2018
Good Morning,
As I write this morning I am intrigued by the strange light streaming into my office windows. Oh, wait—I believe it is SUNSHINE! I am thankful for a respite from the rain and for the potential of a bright, sunny afternoon. Along with sunshine this week brings several opportunities for brightening your day and your week. The Department of Fine Arts presents this week our much-anticipated production of John, His Story. Tonight and tomorrow night are preview nights for faculty and staff. The Wednesday matinee begins at 10:30 with evening productions Thursday through Saturday, all beginning at 7:30.

Best wishes to our men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams as they travel to Montgomery for the conference tournament. The men play Martin Methodist Wednesday morning; the ladies take on Loyola on Thursday afternoon.
I am sad to report that Nancy McDonald has resigned her position as Office Manager in Enrollment Services. Her last official day was February 16th. Nancy was a bright spot on campus and met everyone with a smile. We will all miss her but wish her well as she takes care of her family in East Tennessee.
Blessings 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 February 26, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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February 22, 2018
“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”
Billy Graham
1918-2018

Today Blue Mountain College joins our nation in celebrating the life and legacy of evangelist Billy Graham. Those of us of a certain age can no doubt recall experiencing the convicting power of the Holy Spirit even over the airwaves as we watched Dr. Graham deliver the Gospel to thousands on one of his many televised crusades. I had the blessing of attending one of those crusades and hearing that unforgettable voice once in person. As he often did, the Reverend Graham instructed that the buses would wait as hundreds responded to the invitation to accept Christ as Lord and Savior. May Dr. Graham’s life of integrity and unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ be an inspiration to us all.


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 February 22, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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February 12, 2018
Good Monday Morning!

I am excited to announce this morning that Dennis Swanberg will be the guest speaker at the Blue Mountain College 3rd Annual Scholarship Gala. The event will be held in the Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Swanberg served the local church in pastoral ministry for 23 years. In 1995, Dennis took a leap of faith when he stepped down as church pastor and stepped up to the microphone on stages and platforms all across America and the world.

“The Swan” soon became “AMERICA’S MINISTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT,” a job he takes
seriously as he continues to speak to about 150 organizations, faith-based groups and corporations every year. He hosted two successful TV series, authored 9 books, and created over two dozen DVD/CD productions.

This year’s Scholarship Gala will also celebrate the impact of Dr. Bettye Rogers Coward and Dr. Bobby P. Martin upon the College with the renaming and dedication of the education building as Coward – Martin Hall. We are delighted to bestow this honor on these two very special individuals and look forward to celebrating with them on April 20.

What a weekend it was for Topper fans! Congratulations to our Topper archers who were ranked fourth overall out of 29 teams competing in Las Vegas. Archer Alexis Platt brought home the silver in women’s basic bow; she and Carson Hall partnered to bring home gold in the basic bow mixed team event. On the hardwood, our varsity men stunned nationally ranked Dalton State with a huge win on Saturday night at Tyler Gymnasium. Come out Saturday and cheer on both varsity teams as they take on William Carey for Senior Day. If you haven’t been to a home game, this is your last chance to watch the Toppers and enjoy the great atmosphere created by Blue Sound and our great cheer team.

Best wishes to our Topper softball team as they begin their season at Freed-Hardeman tomorrow. Go, Toppers!

Happy Valentine’s Day!



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 February 12, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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January 29, 2018
Good Morning,
Greetings to each of you on a beautiful Monday morning! The beginning of another week brings with it the opportunity for us to worship together at 10:00 and hear a message from Dr. David Hamilton, a BMC alumnus and trustee and pastor of West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc.

Despite some challenges posed by winter weather, the spring semester is off to a great start. For a record spring enrollment of 578 we say thanks be to God! To celebrate this great number and God’s favor we will gather at 2:30 this afternoon in the foyer of the admin to express our thanksgiving and to enjoy a special treat. Please plan to join in the celebration at 2:30.

Please join me in congratulating our Lady Toppers who are riding a three-game winning streak and our Topper baseball team for winning the series over LSU-Shreveport in their season opener. Our varsity basketball teams are on the road this week. Head over to Tyler tonight and tomorrow night for JV doubleheaders. The JV women will be in action again Thursday night at home. Topper tennis begins this week as well—best wishes to Coach Creekmore and team for a great season. Please pray for Coach Creekmore’s husband, Sam today as he undergoes surgery at 11:30 in Columbus. The home opener for Topper baseball is Friday with a doubleheader at the BMC Sportsplex.

I will be on the road Friday attending the ten-year anniversary observance of the F-4 tornado which destroyed much of Union University’s campus. We join with our colleagues at Union in thanking God for His providence and protection. Monday through Wednesday of next week I will be in Washington D.C. attending the NAICU meeting.

See you at 2:30 this afternoon!


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 January 29, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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January 8, 2018
Welcome Back!
It is great to see students returning and the campus springing back to life after the holiday break. I had the pleasure this morning of meeting a group of new students to BMC during their orientation session. Join me today in extending a warm welcome to these individuals as they begin their first semester on the Hill.

The start of a new semester is always a busy time, but I encourage you to take time to join in prayer for our special worship services scheduled for January 22 with Voddie Baucham. All are invited to join in a time of corporate prayer daily at 4:15 in the auditorium this week and next week.

Clint Gannon, our assistant athletic director, has announced that he will be leaving BMC to follow a new employment opportunity. We are grateful for Clint’s service and wish him the very best as he pursues this new venture. His last day on campus will be this Friday.

I will be traveling on Friday to represent BMC at the winter meeting of the Education Commission at MC.

Blessings to all for a great start to Spring 2018!


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 January 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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January 3, 2018
Happy New Year!
I hope that you enjoyed a blessed and restful break. A single-digit day with a near zero wind chill makes getting back into the swing of things a bit more challenging, but I am nevertheless glad to return and partner with each of you as we launch the spring semester of 2018.

Did you happen to see the full “wolf moon” that lit up the sky last night and early this morning? What a gorgeous site! I was reminded of Matthew 5:16: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” As we begin a new season of teaching and learning at BMC, let us commit this semester to glorifying God in all the good works He has given us the privilege of doing. In all that is pursued and accomplished, may He and He alone receive the glory!

We are now less than three weeks away from the arrival of our special guest Voddie Baucham on January 22. Voddie will speak to us from God’s word in chapel that morning and that evening. I invite you to circle this special time of worship with me in prayer daily. All who wish to pray corporately for Voddie and for the services on January 22 are invited to gather daily at 4:15 in the auditorium beginning today through January 19.

Please continue to pray for the family of Mrs. Lucille Travis.

Blessings to all for a productive and joyful 2018!


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 January 3, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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