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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
November 3, 2014
Best Value
Greetings on the first Monday of November!

The sunshine streaming in the windows of Lowrey Administration building this beautiful morning herald the start of a great week at BMC. Today is Missions Monday in chapel; we look forward to learning about the opportunities God continues to give our students to serve on mission for Him.

On Friday we will observe Founders Day in chapel. Nancy McDonald, Anna Quinn, and the leadership of our Alumni Association have planned a wonderful program that focuses on “celebrating the faithful.” We extend a warm welcome to all who will join us for this celebration, including featured speakers Jim Buchanan and Dr. Leora Duce.

Following the Founders Day chapel we will honor our special guests who support BMC through the establishment of endowed scholarships. These guests will participate in the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon in Ray Dining Hall. Please join me in seeking opportunities to make these special friends feel welcome.

At 2:00 on Friday we will make our way to the Southplex for an open house at 2:00. Everyone is invited to tour this fine new facility.

The excitement continues on Saturday as the Alumni Association hosts our annual Topper Fall Festival beginning at 9:00. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping by visiting the many vendors who will be selling their wares. Baptist College of Health Sciences, our nursing program partner, will be on site conducting a health fair. Rite Aid of New Albany will be offering flu shots. For more details, visit the BMC website.

And there’s more—on Saturday evening Dove Award winner Ellie Holcomb will be in concert right here on the BMC campus! Tickets are $5.00 for BMC students and $7.00 for the general public. Youth ministers bringing groups get in free! Please plan to be here for a special time of worship Saturday evening.

I close today’s Monday Message with some exciting news. In addition to being ranked 23rd in the US News & World Report rankings for colleges in the Southern region, Blue Mountain College is ranked #2 in the US News rankings for colleges in the South that are considered to be a “Best Value.” According to US News, colleges in this category are considered to be “above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools when the financial aid that they dispense, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships, is taken into account.” Thanks be to God for this important recognition!

Best wishes to our Topper basketball teams as they begin regular season play this week on the road. We will be cheering you on!

I covet your prayers as I will be traveling on Friday afternoon to Union University to participate in the inauguration of Dr. Dub Oliver as UU’s new president.

May the Lord order our steps this week!

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

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on November 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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