Happy Topper Homecoming Week! Another busy and special week is off to a good start on the Hill. We were blessed this morning by Dr. Kern’s report regarding our Make a Difference Day emphasis. There is still time to contribute clothing at one of the locations. Many thanks to all who have already supported this very good cause. We were also blessed by the chapel address delivered by Dr. Meeks. Thank you for reminding us that Jesus modeled sacrificial, selfless service.
Several BMC-ers will be traveling today to the Mississippi Baptist Convention in Jackson. Pray for all of our Convention participants and especially for Dr. Jim Futral and Dr. David Hamilton (both BMC grads) as they will be providing leadership. We are looking forward to a great time of worship and fellowship and to the opportunity to connect with many of our Ministerial Alumni at the dinner on Tuesday evening.
While in Jackson I will have the wonderful opportunity to attend a luncheon honoring our own Dr. Johnny L. Mattox. Dr. Mattox will receive the 2013 Distinguished Science Teacher Award, presented by the Mississippi Science Teacher’s Association. The award will be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association, to be held October 27-29, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel in Jackson. Congratulations, Dr. Mattox!
Set aside for the observance of Founder’s Day, Friday will be a very special time on the Hill. The 10:00 chapel program promises to be a memorable celebration of our heritage. We look forward to welcoming home many alumni and special friends, including President Coward and President Fisher. On Friday afternoon at 2:00 we will acknowledge the amazing contributions of Carla Freeman Benson at a retirement reception in her honor in the administration building foyer.
On Friday evening the Pumpkin Patch is the location for celebrating homecoming eve, and then Saturday is the “big day.” We will welcome prospective students, alumni, guests, and Topper fans to the campus for a huge homecoming celebration, including live music, arts and craft vendors, classic cars, and lots of great food. The Homecoming Court will be presented in Berry Auditorium at 12:30, followed by tip off of the 2013-14 basketball season at 2:00 in Tyler Gymnasium. I encourage everyone to put on their BMC gear and come on out to cheer our Toppers on to victory. Go Toppers!
An event of this magnitude requires considerable planning. I offer this special word of thanks to National Alumni Association President Audrey Caldwell, to Alumni Affairs Director Lea Bennett, and to a host of others that envisioned and produced this occasion, including David Harrell, Anna Quinn, Gary Linville, Amy Thurmond, and Tommy Peters.
A special word of gratitude to Chris Driskell, Larry McMillin, and our maintenance staff for providing a picturesque reminder of the thanksgiving season.
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin President Blue Mountain College PO Box 160 Blue Mountain, MS 38610 662.685.4771 Ext. 130
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 October 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM