Greetings! Welcome back after the long Labor Day weekend. I trust everyone had the opportunity to spend time with family, enjoy an end-of-summer cookout, and perhaps watch your favorite team kick off the season. I am happy to start the week by reporting that 526 students are enrolled at Blue Mountain College this fall, compared to 513 last fall. We are thankful for each and every one!
It is my pleasure to welcome two new staff members to our community today. Taylor Clark has joined us as a recruiter, and Kayce Carr starts today coordinating student leadership and advancement activities. Kayce will also assist with recruiting. Please join me in welcoming Taylor and Kayce back to BMC.
Congratulations to the Lady Toppers for their first place finish this weekend at the Mississippi College Cross Country season opener. Way to go, ladies!
Friday and Saturday will be busy days on campus. Dr. David Hamilton, Pastor of West Heights Baptist Church and President of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, will be our chapel speaker. We will welcome our Executive Committee to campus Friday afternoon (rescheduled from last week). On Saturday our Alumni Association Board be on the Hill for their fall meeting.
On Saturday we will also welcome Topper fans from far and near to our annual Meet the Toppers Day. Festivities begin at 9:00 with the BMC 5K. Fans can purchase Topper gear in the gym at 10:30 and enjoy lunch at 11:00 ($6 for a great grilled burger meal). Our athletes will be introduced at 12:30 in Tyler Gymnasium. Come on out and support the Toppers!
I will be traveling to Jackson on Thursday, so keep me in your prayers. Please remember the family of golfer Austin Holt, Austin’s grandfather passed away yesterday. Also, please remember the family of Cross Country team member, Micayla Everett whose grandmother passed away recently and funeral service was held yesterday. Blessings to all for a great week.
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
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 September 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM