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April 15--  Junior Marla Hollis of Patterson was crowned Miss BPC during the 2011 Miss Brewton-Parker College Pageant in the Gilder Recital Hall.

            {mosimage}Hollis was also the winner of the Interview portion. Hollis is the daughter of Melvin and Ramona Hollis of Patterson. A Spanish major and psychology minor, Hollis plans to become a translator for the government, specifically in foreign language, after graduation. She is a the secretary of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and women’s cross country team, resident assistant of Friendship Hall, women’s varsity basketball manager and on the International Standing Committee of Student Government Association. Her hobbies are “running, eating, reading, helping others and sleeping”.

Marla chose to enter the Miss BPC pageant because “it would be an honor of the highest quality to represent such a fine institution and be a testimony to where hard work, determination, and most importantly the love of Christ can take you.” During her year reign, Miss BPC is expected to represent the college in community service and outreach events.           

{mosimage}Miss BPC 2010 Crystal Adams crowns Marla Hollis Miss BPC 2011  as the runners-up respond with excitement. Standing (l-r), are Third Runner-up Bethany Beecher of Mount Vernon, First Runner-up Lisa Taylor of Lyons, Hollis, Second Runner-up Chelsea Moore of Alamo. (Photos by Ray Minks)