Sunshine is streaming through my windows this morning, heralding the arrival of April and a host of spring activities. It is hard to believe that we are now in the last full month of the 2012-13 academic year—and this last month promises to be a busy one. Preparations are underway for an array of inaugural events. Stay tuned to the website for details.
I am looking forward to being at First Baptist of Hickory Flat this evening for “Magnificent Monday,” a time of community worship in celebration of the Resurrection. Pine Grove Baptist Church, Flat Rock Baptist Church, and First Methodist Church will join the First Baptist congregation for this special event. Our chorale will contribute to the evening of worship.
I am delighted this morning to congratulate Jessica Graves, a senior from Ripley, for receiving the first place award for her one-act play Family Ties at the 2013 Southern Literary Festival at Columbus State University. The Southern Literary Festival originated on the campus of BMC, so this is an especially meaningful award.
Congratulations are also in order for Brandon Bates. A science education major, Brandon was chosen by the Education faculty as the BMC outstanding teacher intern for the 2012-2013 academic year. Brandon completed his internship in December and was hired by Desoto County Schools in January. He will be recognized at a reception this Friday at the Mississippi Department of Education in Jackson for the outstanding teacher interns from all Mississippi public and private colleges/universities.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Rick Blythe of First Baptist, New Albany, to campus today for chapel.
On Wednesday we will welcome area Associational Missions Directors to our campus for their spring meeting.
Please pray for me as I will be speaking to the Ripley AAUW chapter on Thursday evening and then traveling to William Carey University on Friday for our spring Education Commission meeting. I’m looking forward to being with our Memphis area alumni on Saturday at their spring luncheon.
There is no shortage of Topper activity with baseball and softball in full swing. The men travel to MississippiValley and to Tougaloo this week; the women play Martin Methodist at home on Tuesday and then travel to Bethel on Friday. Go, Toppers!
Blessings to all for a Magnificent Monday and a great week!
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin President
Posted by Monday Messages on April 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM