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February 21--  Brewton-Parker College’s 2011 Alumni Weekend “Old Friends, Good Memories” is set to bring about 400 alumni and friends back to the campus April 8-9, according to Alumni Director Jessica James.

            “We have a large Reunion Alumni Choir under the direction of Prof. Hildegard Stanley scheduled to perform for us Saturday during the Tribute and Award Service in Saliba Chapel,” said James. “I’m expecting over 200 alumni singers, not to mention a large group of former athletes and their families. This should be one of our largest Alumni Weekends in a decade. We hope it will be a great time for the community to come out to campus to join us in our celebration.”

            The two day event opens with the Miss BPC Pageant Friday night at 6 p.m. in Gilder Recital Hall. Reigning Miss BPC, Crystal Adams of Uvalda, will pass on her crown to the next deserving young woman in this scholarship and poise competition. The community is invited to attend.

Prof. Stanley will hold a closed rehearsal with the Alumni Choir starting promptly at 7 p.m. Friday in Saliba Chapel. Registration Friday night is from 5-7 p.m. in Saliba. Prof. Stanley encourages the Alumni Choir and former alumni to keep up to date with the choir by contacting her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Babysitting services will be provided by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries both days. All funds raised will benefit BCM Summer Missions.

            Saturday’s events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Registration in the Snooks Student Activities Center, an 8 a.m. breakfast for members of the Half Century Club Breakfast in the President’s Conference Room. The Half Century Club will honor and induct the Class of 1961. The breakfast is $8 per person. The Class of 1961, as honorees, is welcome to join at no cost.

            The community is also invited to attend two special ceremonies recognizing past students and their achievements. The Hall of Fame Induction to honor student-athletes will begin at 9 a.m. in the Hall of Fame Room inside the Snooks Student Activities Center. The Alumni Tribute & Award Service begins at 10:30 a.m. and features the BPC Reunion Alumni Choir and the 2011 Alumni Award Recipients.

            “Friends and supporters of the Brewton-Parker Choir are specially invited to attend this program,” added Prof. Stanley.

The Alumni Society Luncheon follows the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Gillis Gymnasium. The luncheon is $10 per adult if registered by April 1. After April 1, the cost is $20 per adult. To register, go online to and fill out the Registration Form and mail it to BPC Alumni Office, P.O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445.

            The afternoon is loaded with more activities for both Alumni and Friends. Join alumnus Eric Parker in Concert from 1-2 p.m. in Gilder Recital Hall. The Barons Baseball team faces Lee University on Baron Field in a double header starting at 1 p.m., and the Kappa vs. Alumni Softball Game will throw out its first pitch at 2 p.m. on the Barons’ Softball Field. Contact Jim Beall at 912-583-3257 to participate in this game.

            Discounted lodging for alumni is available at AmericInn-Vidalia, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn Express). The online registration form has more information. The Campus Store will be open Saturday from 1-3 p.m.