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December 2013 Alumni Newsletter

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December 2013 Issue
Message from the President

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Bridgewater College!

With warm holiday wishes,

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.

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BC Business Happy Hour
Tuesday, January 14, 5-7 p.m., Spotswood Country Club
Reacquaint and network with Bridgewater College alumni in the local business community.

Roanoke Area Reception
Tuesday, January 28, 6 p.m., Billy’s
Reacquaint with friends and hear campus news from Dr. Bushman. Enjoy appetizers, cash bar and BC door prizes.

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.

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Christmas Ornament
Add BC spirit to your Christmas tree this year with this beautiful pewter ornament. Proceeds from the sale go to the BC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Purchase the ornament online or stop by the alumni relations office at 303 E. College St. in Bridgewater to pick yours up today!

Children’s Christmas Book for Sale
Sarah, A Christmas Story, written by Thomas Coffman ’54, is a children’s Christmas story from the donkey’s perspective. You can purchase the book for $10 by calling the alumni relations office at 540-828-5451. Proceeds support the BC Alumni Association Scholarship.

BC Professor Reflects on Mandela’s Legacy
Following the death of legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela, Dr. Jamie Frueh, associate professor of history and political science at Bridgewater College, spoke about Mandela’s inspiring leadership in his country’s transition out of apartheid.

Help Wanted: Bridgewater Seniors Are Still Seeking Partnerships!
Seniors in an entrepreneurship course want to form working partnerships with five Harrisonburg and Rockingham County small businesses or non-profits for the spring 2014 semester. Please contact Maria Lugo at or 540-828-5418 for more information or to sign up.

Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Art Teachers to Exhibit Work at BC
Elementary and secondary art teachers from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County public schools will exhibit “Artists Who Teach Art” Jan. 2 – Feb. 5 in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College.

Bridgewater College Releases Updated Speakers Bureau Listing
Is your organization, school or church looking for a speaker for a monthly meeting, class or special event? BC’s Speakers Bureau lists 80 presentations by 27 faculty and staff members.

BC Alumnus William Tarry ’81: What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Safety?
Former principal deputy undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Bridgewater College alumnus, William Tarry ’81, asked BC students what price they were willing to pay for security as he spoke on Nov. 13 in Cole Hall.

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Men’s Soccer: Lewis Named to VaSID All-State Second Team

Women’s Soccer: Stump Earns Spot on All-State Second Team

Men’s Indoor Track: Eagles Tabbed as Preseason ODAC Favorite

Women’s Soccer: Stump Named to All-South Atlantic Region Third Team

Cox’s Corner: Former Eagles Softball Standout Still Playing the Game

Women’s Soccer Team Receives Academic Award

Cross Country: Flynn Named Men’s Region Coach of the Year

View the Nininger Hall construction project! (live cam)

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