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February 25, 2013
Good Morning!
 
Wasn’t yesterday a beautiful Lord’s day!  I hope you were blessed by it as much as I was.  Last night I had the privilege of hearing our Chorale sing at First Baptist Church of Baldwyn and of hearing Dr. Meeks open God’s Word and remind us of the great joy that is ours in Christ.  Many thanks to Dr. Meeks, Dr. Long, Laura Long, Lea Bennett, Maria Teel, and our wonderful students for representing BMC so well.
 
I am grateful to all who prayed for our Board meeting last Friday.  We have an outstanding group of trustees, all of whom are dedicated to serving Blue Mountain College.  I am grateful to the President’s Cabinet for their careful preparation that contributed to a productive day.
 
Please join me in congratulating Amy Thurmond who has accepted the position of web site coordinator here at the College.
 
This week promises to be another busy one.  Tomorrow student Sarah Cox and professor Justin Spencer will be honored in Jackson at the 26th Annual Higher Education Day-Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE).  Sarah, Dr. Spencer, and I will have the opportunity to tour the State Capitol before attending the awards luncheon.
 
Tuesday evening is opening night for Forever Plaid, our spring musical comedy.  I hope everyone will make plans to attend.  The show runs for seven performances.  Check our website for more details.
 
Thursday evening is the annual BSU missions banquet in Ray Dining Hall.  Check with Tracy Moser for more details.
 
This weekend our Alumni Association Board will be on campus for their spring meeting.  We welcome President Audrey Caldwell and all the Board members back to campus and hope that their time together is productive.
 
Our Topper basketball teams will be in TranSouth conference play this week.  The men play at 7:00 Thursday night at Bethel; the women play at 7:00 Friday at Martin Methodist.  Both the baseball and softball teams will be in action at home this weekend.
 
Today we are delighted to have Dr. David Eldridge, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo, leading our chapel service.  I will have the opportunity to share some of the good things going on at BMC at Calvary this coming Sunday morning.  Please pray for me and for Mandy Lane, who will be singing in the morning service at Calvary.
 
Blessings to all for a good week!

Posted by Monday Messages on February 25, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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February 11, 2013
Good Evening!

It has been a busy Monday resulting in the Monday Message coming rather late in the day!  I trust that your week is off to a good start.
 
Tuesday will be another busy day on campus as we welcome participants in the math and science tournament to BMC.
 
Please join me in praying for Pam and Jerry Bowman as they grieve the passing of Jerry’s father.  The funeral will be held at 11:30 tomorrow at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis.
 
Pray also for our colleagues at Southern who are dealing with the aftermath of yesterday’s tornado.
 
Blessings to each of you for a productive and pleasant week.
 
 
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on February 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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February 4, 2013
Dear BMC Community,

I hope that your Monday has been a good one.  This Monday Message is coming late in the day, but that gives me the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed our chapel service this morning.  It was a blessing to hear about the experiences of our students who were on mission during the Christmas holiday.  Let’s pray that God will water the seeds that were planted during these trips to Mission Arlington and to China.  Thank you, Tracy, for your leadership.
 
It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Dr. Barbara Holland has announced her retirement at the end of the spring semester.  We celebrate Dr. Holland’s forty years as a teacher (seven here at BMC), recognizing the vast extent of her influence as an accomplished academician and as a mentor to many.  Dr. Holland, congratulations to you!
 
I am happy to welcome Chelsey Griffin to BMC as Data Manager for our Advancement area.  Chelsey, we are glad that you are here.
 
Congratulations to the Topper Baseball team on three wins—including two no-hitters—this weekend over Tougaloo.  Kudos to the Lady Toppers Basketball team for their win Saturday over Martin-Methodist.  The ladies play Judson tomorrow night at BMC.  Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams play at home Thursday against Fisk. Best wishes to the BMC Softball team for their home opener on Saturday against Williams Baptist. GO TOPPERS!
 
I’ll be speaking Wednesday at the Chalybeate Kappa Kappa Iota meeting.
 
Ponder the power of this promise as you journey into the week ahead:
 
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
                                                                                                Philippians 4:19
 
 
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President

Posted by Monday Messages on February 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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