August 2013 Alumni Newsletter
August 2013 Issue
With the start of the 2013-14 academic year just around the corner, I’ve started something new and joined Twitter! You can follow me at twitter.com/PresBushman. I’ll be sharing photos and thoughts as my first year at BC unfolds, so please join the conversation and the fun. It’s already been a full summer of alumni events, and I’ll be on the road again meeting alumni in Frederick, Maryland, and Williamsburg, Manassas and Vienna during August and September, so come out and join us for those events if you are in the area. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.
David W. Bushman, Ph.D.
Friday, August 30, 8 a.m.-noon
As we have for the past fourteen years, the BC Alumni Association will provide a warm welcome and some move-in muscle power as Eagles We-Haul for the Bridgewater College class of 2017. Join us in this important service project as we help new students and their parents get all their stuff moved into the residence halls.
Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket for lunch and a t-shirt (new design this year!).
Upcoming Welcome Events for Dr. Bushman:
- Frederick (MD) Area
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dutch’s Daughter
- Manassas Area
Tuesday, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Manassas COB
- Vienna Area
Thursday, September 26, 7-8:30 p.m., home of Sheila Grant Erhardt ’89
Show your BC pride at Homecoming Weekend 2013! Celebrate with former classmates, cheer the Eagles on to victory at a game, meet new president Dr. David Bushman and enjoy the family-friendly activities on the campus mall. Register now!
Alumni Trip to Spain & Portugal
May 23-June 7, 2014
Make plans now to join Prof. Emeritus Steve Watson and fellow alumni and friends of Bridgewater College for an excursion to beautiful Spain and Portugal in 2014. While on tour, you will visit the famous cities and sites of southern Portugal, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona and sites in between.
For more information or to sign up, contact the office of alumni relations at 540-828-5451.
Call for Alumni Award Nominations
The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, the Young Alumnus/a Award, the West-Whitelow Award for Humanitarian Service, the Ripples Medals and the Phillip C. Stone Exemplary Service Award are awarded annually to deserving alumni. Submit your nomination online.
For more information on alumni and friends events, please visit bridgewateralumni.com.
The 2013-14 BC Alumni Association Board will hold their first meeting of the year on Sat. Aug. 17. The officers for this year are Ina Fitzwater Baker ’69, president; Melvin E. Williams ’95, president-elect; Sherrie K. Wampler ’85, secretary; and past president Anita Hall Waters ’78. The remaining members of the board are R. Paul Davis ’62, Marsha Richardson Hahn ’76, Megan Orndorff Huffman ’03, Betty Halterman Kline ’55, J. Douglas Smith ’73, Andrew P. Grossnickle ’02, Bradley S. Hallock ’86, Jeffrey K. Miller ’93, R. Jeffrey Postans ’79, Sharon A. Sweet ’08, James D. DeLucas Jr. ’88, Charles L. Mason ’69, Travain Williams Sutphin ’90, Dennis J. Wakeman ’84, Tony L. Franklin Jr. ’10, Jennie E. Draper ’03 and Jimmie L. Ritchie Jr. ’85.
BC Alumni Choir to Give Concert Aug. 18
The Bridgewater College Alumni Choir will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
Bridgewater College Announces Fall Semester Arts and Events
Fall lecturers include Tony Mendez, who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award-winning film Argo, and Judy Smith, leading crisis communications strategist and inspiration for the television series Scandal.
Dream Big: 100 Internships
Help our current BC Eagles discover their dream careers through internships with your organization. Does your organization or one that you can recommend have a great internship opportunity for a Bridgewater College junior or senior? Help us build 100 exciting and rewarding internship opportunities though alumni connections. Please contact Sherry Talbott, director of career services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-828-5369 and help our eagles take flight!
Eagle Club Membership Drive Kicks Off; Online Payments Available
Fans again have the opportunity to join the team behind the teams for the 2013-14 sports season by joining the Bridgewater College Eagle Club. The Eagle Club is continuing with the same great benefits from a successful 2012-13 season, and fans seeking to utilize an online option for joining now have the option to join online and use their credit card for payment.
For complete athletic schedules, visit bridgewatereagles.com.