Many thanks to everyone who made Founders Day, the Scholarship Luncheon, the Cliff Duren concert, Topperfest, and Homecoming such special events. It was great to see the Hill bustling with so much activity. We are grateful for all the guests who joined us for these events and contributed to the festivities.
As I noted last week, the season of Thanksgiving is upon us. This week let us pause and give thanks specifically for those who serve and have served as a member of the military. I saw a sign recently which read “Thanksgiving is the day when we give thanks for the things we have. Veterans Day is the day when we give thanks for those who fought for the things we have.” We salute our veterans, acknowledging the sacrifices that they make to preserve and protect our great nation.
Congratulations are in order for our cross country team. Page Rowland and Breanna Snipes have qualified for the NAIA national meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 21. Page finished third and Breanna fifth in the SSAC championship last weekend. The women’s team finished second overall. Rachel Starnes was named to the all-freshman team and received the individual Champions of Character award. Page and Breanna are two of only four SSAC competitors in the NAIA meet. The men’s team finished fourth in the SSAC, with Carter Witt making the All-Conference team and the All-Academic team. Michael Matheny earned All-Academic honors as well; Jordan McKay was named the individual Champions of Character winner. These students also made the All-Conference team: Page, Breanna, Rachel, Catherine Snyder, and Nikki Taylor. Catherine, Page, Nikki, Cassidy Blaylock, and Micayla Everett earned spots on the women’s All-Academic team. The women brought home the Sportsmanship Award. Way to go, XC runners!
Today we are happy to welcome the 55+ Club from First Baptist Church of New Albany to our campus for their Thanksgiving program. On Thursday we will host the chaplaincy training program in the Education building, and we will celebrate Thursday afternoon the new initiates into Kappa Delta Pi.
Our men’s basketball traveled to UT Martin last night and will hit the road again Friday to play Ohio Midwestern and then travel to Bluefield College on Saturday. The ladies travel to Williams Baptist on Thursday.
We are delighted to have Dr. Enzor back on campus. Continue to pray for her full recovery, for Chris Driskell, and for Rita Newby, who is recovering from gall bladder surgery.
Jody Hill and I will be traveling on Thursday to Jackson for the annual meeting with the Hearin Foundation.
I am grateful to all who have responded so favorably to the civility initiative that I announced in chapel on Monday. Student leaders have already stepped up to participate in the planning of this initiative. There’s room for more. Let me know of your interest.
May your week be productive and blessed!
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin President Blue Mountain College PO Box 160 Blue Mountain, MS 38610 662.685.4771 Ext. 130
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
Posted by Monday Messages on November 10, 2015 at 3:20 PM