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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
March 24, 2014
Good Morning!

The calendar has proclaimed the official arrival of spring, and the weekend did not disappoint. I hope that you and your family enjoyed the much-anticipated warmer weather.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Charles Fowler, pastor of Germantown Baptist Church, to BMC today to lead us in worship at the 10:00 hour. On Friday Dr. Jeff Ginn will be our speaker as we celebrate MA Day and welcome our ministerial alumni home to Blue Mountain College. Friday will be a special day as we welcome both these guests and a number of prospective students for Topper Day.

Tonight at 7:30 Lauren Murray and Sadie Sample will present their voice recital in Garrett Auditorium.

The baseball Toppers take on Lemoyne-Owen in a double-header at home on Tuesday; our softball and baseball teams are on the road later in the week.

Tomorrow we will host the employees of the Town of Blue Mountain for an appreciation dinner. We are grateful to Mayor Norton, to the Board of Aldermen, to Chief Johnson, to our volunteer firemen, and to each town employee for all that they do to make Blue Mountain a great place to call home.

Delight yourself in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
Psalm 37:4-5

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

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March 5, 2014
Good Wednesday Afternoon!

Being out Monday because of the weather conditions has most likely caused all here on the Hill to do some shuffling of schedules to pack four days into five! Let’s be hopeful that we have seen the last of wintery precipitation for this season.

Congratulations to Johnnie Armstrong on the wonderful front-page article in Monday’s Daily Journal. If you didn’t see it, you can check it out at this link: http://djournal.com/news/right-place-81-year-old-instructor-home-bmc/

Congratulations also to our Topper basketball teams for a very fine season. You kept us on the edge of our seats, and we appreciate your Topper Tenacity!

Our Topper softball and baseball teams play on the road this week. Pray for their safety on the road and on the field.

The Executive Committee of our Board of Trustees will convene on campus tomorrow morning to follow up on last week’s meeting of the full Board. Faculty and staff, I will provide you with an update a bit later.

I close today’s message with a bittersweet announcement: our Director of Alumni Affairs, Lea Bennett, has indicated that she will begin her retirement on July 1, 2014. Serving Blue Mountain College with devotion and excellence for ten years, Lea has made it possible for hundreds of alumni and friends to stay connected to and involved with their beloved alma mater. We will congratulate Lea and pay tribute to her contributions later this spring.


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

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February 25, 2014
Good Morning,

I hope that your Monday went well and that your Tuesday is off to a great start. This week affords us the wonderful opportunity to enjoy another great BMC theatre production. The Miracle Worker opens tonight at 7:30 with additional evening performances Thursday through Saturday. Check our website for details on day-time performances. Best wishes to the cast and crew!

The basketball Toppers will close their home season this Thursday evening against Spring Hill College. Please plan to come out and support both teams and congratulate our seniors. Both teams will end the regular season on the road Saturday against Loyola. The softball Toppers are in action at home today; the baseball Toppers play at home Thursday and Friday. Both golf teams are involved in the Union tournament today.

With so many options, we’ll need to plan carefully in order to take in as many events as possible!

Thursday morning we will welcome the participants in the chaplaincy training program led by Bowen Johnson.

Friday will be a special time on our campus as our Board of Trustees will gather for the annual February meeting. Please pray for our Board as they conduct the business of the College.

Saturday we will host the meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma as well as the meeting of our own Alumni Association Board. We extend a warm welcome to each of these groups and hope their time on our campus is productive.

I close with a word of gratitude to the BMC Chorale, to Dr. Greg Long, and Mrs. Laura Long. Sunday evening the chorale combined forces with the choir of North Oxford Baptist Church to present a marvelous evening of praise and worship. We are grateful to North Oxford for this opportunity.

Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2


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

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February 17, 2014
Good Morning,

I hope everyone enjoyed a pleasant weekend. Monday is off to a great start, Dr. Chad Grayson having shared boldly from God’s Word in chapel this morning. We are very happy to welcome a host of prospective students to BMC for Topper Day; be sure to extend to these students and to their families a warm welcome. On Thursday participants in the Math and Science Tournament will travel to the Hill. Kudos to Dr. Mattox and Dr. Hockings for their work in organizing this event.

Today is the only day this week to watch Topper athletes at home as the baseball team takes on Faulkner University. All other teams are traveling this week.

Tomorrow I will have the privilege of attending the annual HEADWAE luncheon in Jackson where our own Dr. Jenetta Waddell and Anna Brooke Page will be honored as this year’s professor and student of the year from BMC.

I close on this President’s Day with an excerpt from George Washington’s Monday morning prayer:

MONDAY MORNING...O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before Thy Divine Majesty, beseeching Thee to accept my humble and hearty thanks...direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate Blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit...Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in Thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends and kindred, and unite us all in praising and glorifying Thee in all our works.

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/cdf/onug/washington.html

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

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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

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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

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