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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
April 6, 2017
Good Morning,
If the pace of this week is any indicator—and I believe it is—then we are definitely on the fast track toward the finish line for this semester and this academic year. Before this week is behind us, let me remind everyone of a couple of opportunities. Tonight our fine arts students will present their Musical Theatre Showcase at 7:00 in Garrett. Jordan Noble will perform her junior recital tomorrow afternoon at 5:30, also in Garrett. Please show these students your support.

Tomorrow at noon in the Lowrey Memorial sanctuary Dr. Ronald Meeks will lead our quarterly prayer time hosted by our trustees. These prayer sessions have been times of great encouragement to me and to many others. I invite each of you to come as your schedule allows and join in this special time of offering up our praises, our thanks, and our petitions to the throne of grace.

Pray for our softball team as they hit the road for games in Georgia; our baseball Toppers will have home action Friday and Saturday against William Carey. Head out to the Sportsplex to cheer the guys on to victory! Our Topper tennis players are at home today at 1:30 at the BNA complex in New Albany before heading to Bethel on Saturday.

We welcome our Executive Committee to campus today for their monthly meeting.

I look forward on Saturday to being with our Greater Memphis Area alumni for their annual spring luncheon and silent auction.

I close by offering a word of thanks to our dear friends at First Baptist, Ripley. The service last Sunday evening was an incredible time of praise. Thank you, Bro. Micah and Bro. Greg, for including us!


Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on April 6, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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March 27, 2017
Good Morning,
I enjoy starting the week off with some exciting news. Over the weekend seven students represented BMC in the state National Association of Teachers of Singing competition—all seven advanced to the semi-final round! Drew Warford, Isaiah Traylor, Savannah Thomas, and Cadley Burns were awarded first place in their respective categories; William Thompson was awarded second. Great job!

Congratulations are also in store for Andrea Lewis, Matavia Cox, Mallorie Sweat, and Jennifer Milewski for being named NAIA Scholar Athletes! Way to go, ladies!

We look forward to hearing BMC trustee Dr. Tommy Vinson in chapel today. On Friday we will welcome our ministerial alumni for MA Day. Please pray for Dr. Kevin Hamm as he will be our special guest in chapel that day.

Keep me in your prayers this week as I will leave this afternoon to serve on a SACSCOC committee in Texas.

Weather permitting, there will be no shortage of baseball and softball action this week. Check the website for details.

Have a blessed and productive week!

Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on March 27, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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March 14, 2017
Good Morning,
It is uncharacteristically quiet this morning on the Hill as students and faculty are away enjoying a much-deserved “spring” break—even though it doesn’t feel very spring-like with temperatures hovering in the thirties. Jack and Tracy Moser and a group of BMC students are in New York City on mission; they are experiencing first-hand a “nor’easter,” with 18-24 inches of snow predicted. Keep the team in your prayers.

Several of our athletic teams are on the road this week; baseball, softball, and golf Toppers are in action in a host of places. You can catch the baseball team here at home today and JV baseball Thursday. The JV softball team takes the field in New Albany tomorrow, and the varsity softball team will make a brief stop at home for games on Friday in NA before heading to Bethel on Saturday. Bundle up and come out to support these students!

I am pleased to announce today that Trey Humphreys will join the BMC family as our part-time archery coach this summer. Trey will assume the duties previously held by Clint Gannon, who will now devote his time to his work as assistant athletic director.

Best wishes to all for a restful and refreshing break!

Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on March 14, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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March 1, 2017
Good Morning,
“Play Week” has arrived and I encourage everyone to make plans to take in this very entertaining production. Arsenic and Old Lace opened last night in Garrett Auditorium. Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 on Thursday and Friday. Let’s pack the auditorium each night and show the cast and crew our support!

Congratulations are in order for our men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams for having qualified for this week’s SSAC conference tournament. We wish the teams and coaches much success in the opening round of play today. The girls play at 1:30 and the guys at 3:30.

I offer today a special word of thanks to Jean Harrington for her leadership of our staff GROW BMC prayer initiative and to Jessie Jacobs for her leadership of our student GROW BMC initiative. They are directing us to the throne of grace as we seek God’s favor and guidance in growing BMC. Touch base with either of them for more details on how you can be involved.

Speaking of prayer, watching the BMC community join hands and hearts in prayer on Saturday when Justin McClellon injured his ankle during the basketball game was a reminder to me of how special this place is and how blessed I am to serve among such a faithful and loving group. Continue to remember Justin in your prayers; it is a testimony to God’s great goodness and to the power of prayer that Justin’s ankle was dislocated but not broken!

We remain hopeful that we will be playing ball on March 10 at the Sportsplex. As the attached photo attests, the scoreboard is ready to go! Thank you, Stan!







Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on March 1, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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February 20, 2017
Good Morning,

It is a beautiful Monday morning here on the Hill, making for a great start to another busy week at BMC. We look forward to welcoming Gary Linville home as he comes to deliver our chapel address today. On Friday we will welcome B.J. Canup, owner of Tremont Floral in Tremont, Mississippi, as our guest speaker.

Tomorrow Dr. Anthony Bullard and student Page Rowland Thorn will be honored in Jackson as the recipients of this year’s HEADWAE awards. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bullard and Page for this accomplishment.

On Thursday we will welcome several members of our Board of Trustees as well as some special guests to participate in a planning session for our full Board meeting on Friday. We are thankful for each member of our Board and for their service to Blue Mountain College.

Athletic options abound this week; check our website for details on baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. Saturday marks the final home game of the basketball season. We will honor our seniors at the games in Tyler Gymnasium beginning at 2:00.

Tonight at 5:30 Mary Beth Russell will present her senior worship project in Garrett Auditorium. Friday night at 7:00 William Thompson and Drew Warford will perform their junior voice recital. Our Chorale will be in concert this coming Sunday night at First Baptist, Baldwyn, at 6:00. Please come to as many events as your schedule allows and show these students your support.

Many thanks to the congregation of Carrollton Baptist Church and Pastor Fletcher Moorman for the warm welcome yesterday. It was a delight to be with you, to hear Dr. Thad Moore’s inspiring message, and to fellowship over a delicious meal.

Blessings for a wonderful week,

Dr. Mc

Check out the attached photo! We will be posting Topper runs to this scoreboard soon!





Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on February 20, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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February 6, 2017
Good Morning,
Congratulations to all Patriots fans for an exciting come-back win in last night’s Super Bowl! It was a fun game to watch and a good reminder of the rewards that accompany perseverance and focus.

“Ample” doesn’t begin to describe the opportunities that this week affords the BMC community. Numerous guests will spend time on campus this week, beginning with Dr. Bill Simms in chapel today. The Finance and Administration committee of our Board will be here this afternoon, followed by Maggie Garrett, our guest vocalist, who will perform at 7:00 in Garrett auditorium. This concert is a featured event in our Carter Lectureship series and is open to the public.

Tomorrow we are pleased to host our annual math/science tournament. Please join me in welcoming these students and their teachers to our campus.

A host of faculty from several sister institutions will be here this week and next week to lead academic program review sessions in several of our departments. This week’s guests include faculty from Union University.

On Thursday our Executive Committee will return to campus to make preparations for the full Board meeting on February 24.

Of course, there is no shortage this week of athletic events. JV basketball will be in action in Tyler Gymnasium tomorrow night at 7:00; the varsity teams will be at home on Thursday and on Saturday. Topper tennis begins its season on Friday in Jackson. Best wishes to Coach Creekmore and the team for a great season!

Kudos to our Topper baseball team for being 5-0 with the start of the season. They take to the road tomorrow but will be back at home Friday and Saturday. Please plan to show these athletes your support.

On Friday I will have the opportunity to share some thoughts with you in chapel. I covet your prayers as I prepare for our time together.

May the joy of the Lord be your strength throughout this day and this week.

Dr. Mc



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

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18





From: Pam Bowman
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 8:34 AM
To: Barbara McMillin
Subject: RE: Monday Message

Union will be here Thursday, Lee will be here Monday the 13th, and MB will be here Thursday the 16th.


From: Barbara McMillin
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 8:33 AM
To: Pam Bowman
Subject: Monday Message

Are the visitors from Lee, Union, and MB all here this week?



Good Morning,
Congratulations to all Patriots fans for an exciting come-back win in last night’s Super Bowl! It was a fun game to watch and a good reminder of the rewards that accompany perseverance and focus.

“Ample” doesn’t begin to describe the opportunities that this week affords the BMC community. Numerous guests will spend time on campus this week, beginning with Dr. Bill Simms in chapel today. The Finance and Administration committee of our Board will be here this afternoon, followed by Maggie Garrett, our guest vocalist, who will perform at 7:00 in Garrett auditorium. This concert is a featured event in our Carter Lectureship series and is open to the public.

Tomorrow we are pleased to host our annual math/science tournament. Please join me in welcoming these students and their teachers to our campus.

A host of faculty from several sister institutions will be here this week to lead academic program review sessions in several of our departments. We welcome these guests from Union University, Lee University, and Missouri Baptist.

On Thursday our Executive Committee will return to campus to make preparations for the full Board meeting on February 24.

Of course, there is no shortage this week of athletic events. JV basketball will be in action in Tyler Gymnasium tomorrow night at 7:00; the varsity teams will be at home on Thursday and on Saturday. Topper tennis begins its season on Friday in Jackson. Best wishes to Coach Creekmore and the team for a great season!

Kudos to our Topper baseball team for being 5-0 with the start of the season. They take to the road tomorrow but will be back at home Friday and Saturday. Please plan to show these athletes your support.

On Friday I will have the opportunity to share some thoughts with you in chapel. I covet your prayers as I prepare for our time together.

May the joy of the Lord be your strength throughout this day and this week.

Dr. Mc



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

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on February 6, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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January 31, 2017
Greetings on this the last day of January!

With February on the doorstep that means that baseball season arrives this week. Our baseball Toppers hit the road for action on Wednesday and will be in action Friday afternoon at BNA park. While we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to play at BNA, we are getting closer every day to our first true home game at our very own Sportsplex. Pray for plenty of sunshine and favorable conditions for completion of the work so that our Toppers can take the field here on campus as soon as possible.

In the meanwhile, basketball season continues with home games this Thursday night against Faulkner University. Come out and cheer the Toppers on to victory! Our bowlers will be on the road Saturday for their first event this spring.

I too will take to the road (and the air) on Wednesday as I will be traveling to a college in Florida to serve on an NAIA membership evaluation team.

Our thoughts and prayers go out this week to those who have recently lost loved ones. May God give you comfort and peace during these difficult days.


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

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18

Posted by Monday Messages on January 31, 2017 at 3:13 PM
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