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October 1, 2012
Good Morning,
 
Can you believe that it is the first day of October!?  The Hill will be alive this week with The Sound of Music.  I hope you are planning to attend.  Best wishes to the cast and crew for an outstanding performance.
 
In addition to welcoming our guests who will be attending the musical, we will also welcome our Board of Trustees to campus on Friday.  Please join me in praying for our meeting on Friday and in thanking God for the dedicated men and women who give so selflessly in service to BMC.
 
Lea Bennett, Anna Quinn, and I will be traveling Saturday to the Memphis Area Alumni Association’s Family Fun Day in Collierville.  Please pray for us as we represent Blue Mountain and remember as well Maria Teel, who is representing the college at the MAC conference in Hattiesburg tomorrow.  Thank you, Maria.
 
Next Monday is our first scheduled Topper Day.  Please encourage prospective students within your circle of family and friends to check us out!
 
The Office of the President was contacted recently to see if we would like to receive complimentary copies of a daily devotional book for our faculty and staff.  A copy will be placed in your mailbox today.
 
This month will be another busy one.  As we consider our full calendars, let’s be thankful for meaningful work and for the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing through Blue Mountain College.
 
In Christ,
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on October 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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September 24, 2012

Good Morning,

What a lovely weekend we were blessed with!  Added to the privilege and blessing of being in the Lord’s house to worship, we marked the beginning of my favorite time of year with the first day of fall on Saturday.  I’m looking forward to adding a collection of pumpkins to the assortment of mums that now grace the front porch at Armstrong.
 
Saturday was also special because it included a meeting of the Middle Tennessee Alumni group on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville.  Many thanks to Frances Magers Massey and Patsy Henry Highland for their leadership in bringing this group together and to Lea Bennett and Jill West for making the trip up to engage with this great group of alums.  The day became a memory I will never forget when Laura Thompson Vaden of the class of 1949 presented me with her mother’s 1917 BMC class ring!  I am wearing with pride the ring that belonged to Annie Lee Spencer Thompson.  Thank you, Laura, for this amazing gift—it is a perfect symbol of the grace, dignity, generosity, and commitment that characterize the Blue Mountain graduate.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
                                                                                                                        2 Peter 1:2
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on September 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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September 17, 2012
Good Morning, BMC Family,
 
Although today is a rainy day and a Monday, let’s use these circumstances to remind us of how God showers us with blessings and of how He graces us with new beginnings.
 
Here at the college we have been greatly blessed in many ways—one of which includes our friendship with Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) McClure Pattillo, an alumna of the class of 1949.   It saddens me to report that Mrs. Pattillo passed away on Saturday.  A celebration of her life will be held today at 11:00 at Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia; Tom and Bettye Coward will be attending the memorial service.  As you may recall, Mrs. Pattillo was presented with an honorary doctorate at the Spring 2012 Commencement.  Our prayers are with the Pattillo family as they reflect on the life of a woman recognized by all for her integrity, her character, and her quiet, gentle spirit.  For these characteristics and for Elizabeth McClure Pattillo’s vision for excellence in education, we give thanks.  The tribute to Mrs. Pattillo that was shared at Commencement is attached.
 
This week’s events include the Constitution Day observance in chapel today , the faculty/staff meeting at 3:30 this afternoon, and the CRV banquet on Thursday evening.  On Friday we will be led in chapel by Dr. Jim Futral, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Congratulations to the Topper softball team for three wins on Friday.  Way to go, Coach Barefield!  Good luck to our women who are playing in the Freed-Hardeman invitational golf tournament today and tomorrow.
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on September 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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September 10, 2012
Good Monday Morning to All!

Wasn’t the weekend fantastic!  I’ve never seen a bluer sky than the one over the Hill yesterday.  I trust that you were blessed by the opportunity to worship with your church family and to enjoy the hint of fall that graced the weekend air.
 
Many thanks go out to Dr. David Hamilton for his encouraging words during last Friday’s chapel.  It was a pleasure to have you on campus, Dr. Hamilton.
 
We had a great day Saturday with lots of folks here to participate in Meet the Toppers day.  A big thank you goes to Coach Driskell and to all who helped make this event a fine success.
 
Please note that we are hosting today the Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference.  Sessions begin at 9:00 at Lowrey Memorial and conclude at 2:45.  Dr. Jake Roudkovski, Professor of Evangelism at NOBTS, will be our speaker today at 10:00 in Berry Auditorium.  Please offer a word of welcome to all of our guests.

Please pray for me this week as I will be speaking at the Alcorn Baptist Ministry Training Banquet on Tuesday evening and then travelling to Millsaps on Wednesday for a meeting of the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
 
May the favor of the Lord rest on us this week and establish the work of our hands.
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on September 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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August 27, 2012
Dear BMC Community,
 
It has been a busy Monday for me, which means my Monday message is coming rather late in the day.  I hope that the day has been a good one for you.  I looked out my office window just a little while ago to watch soap-covered students preparing to plunge down a slip and slide on the green.  Oh, to be 18 again!  It was a happy sight.
 
As of this afternoon, we had officially registered 511 students.  A few more may be added through the last day to enroll on Wednesday.

I ask for your prayers as I will be finishing up my series on “Topper Tenacity” in chapel on Friday.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands—establish the work of our hands!
Psalm 90:17
 
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on August 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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August 20, 2012
Good Morning,

I hope that everyone enjoyed the weekend.  Saturday was a busy day on campus with members of the BMC Alumni Association Board on campus and with over 40 worship leaders here for a workshop.  Kudos to Lea Bennett and to Dr. Greg Long for their leadership of these events. 
 
It feels good to settle in this week to our regular routine after a hectic week of getting everything off to a great start.  Many thanks to everyone but particularly those in enrollment services, admissions, financial aid, the business office, and the registrar’s office.  We are blessed to have 265 residential students, including 165 returning students and 100 new students.  This number includes 143 women and 122 men. (We have two empty beds in men’s housing and three in women’s.)  At this point it appears that we are down in total enrollment from last fall; however, we are still in the process of registering a considerable number of students.  Faculty, thank you for encouraging students to follow through on the registration process.  I will update you as we draw closer to the end of the enrollment period.  We are thankful for every student God has sent our way!
 
Today in chapel Dr. Meeks introduced this year’s chapel theme:  “Get Engaged:  Getting to the Heart of the Matter.”  On Friday and then again next Monday I will have the opportunity to speak on how this theme relates to our mission and to our expectations for our students.  I covet your prayers.
 
May God’s blessings be yours today.
 
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on August 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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