2016-05-25 / Front Page

348 BSC grads


Brook Lewis of Blakely poses as a family member takes a photo before she receives her diploma. Brook Lewis of Blakely poses as a family member takes a photo before she receives her diploma. The 42nd Bainbridge State College Commencement exercises were held April 30 with 348 students earning diplomas.

This year’s mace was carried by Ridge Harper in memory of Dr. Eric Dueno, a respected member of the Bainbridge State College faculty who passed away suddenly during the fall term.

“Graduation is a bittersweet time for faculty. I think about the students who will never be in my class or go on class trips again,” stated Dr. David Nelson, Associate Professor of History. “Once you go out and get jobs or go back to get a degree and start your lives, don’t be afraid to shoot us an email or stop by the office.”

“Today we are not receiving these degrees, certificates and diplomas for ourselves — but for our parents, family and friends, and last but not least, those unseen eyes of someone who is always learning from us without us knowing it,” said Student Government Association President, Dewayne Gurley.

Dr. Lisa Martin shared her Bainbridge State College experience, stating, “I don’t remember everything I learned in class, but what I do remember is every professor and class I took while at Bainbridge College. We are constantly asked while growing up what do we want to be — and today, many of you have become that person or you are on the path to becoming that person.

I hope you will look back and remember all the great times here. So remember that every student has great potential. You will do great things — and I could not be prouder of you all.”

Dr. Rodney Carr, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, recognized the 2016 honor graduates.

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