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February 2014 Alumni Newsletter

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February 2014 Issue
Message from the President
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As Bridgewater College alumni and friends, you have all been invited to Alumni Weekend, kicking off with Inauguration ceremonies on April 11. I’d like to personally encourage you to make plans to attend the many events being held on campus throughout Inauguration Week and Alumni Weekend. These events, though they mark the first year of my presidency at BC, are truly a celebration of the life of the College and its long history, embodied in the ideals for which it stands: Goodness, Truth, Beauty and Harmony. You are all valued members of this community, and I would be honored to celebrate with you, as we remind ourselves of these ideals and continue to hold them dear in this 134th year of Bridgewater College.

From April 7-13, we will look at themes of science and truth with trustee Dr. Krishna Kodukula, be led in worship by Bridgewater Church of the Brethren pastor Jeff Carr and BC chaplain Robbie Miller, pay tribute to the beauty and history of music with our music department and ensemble groups, reunite with friends, celebrate our distinguished alumni, and so much more.

Please join us – I look forward to seeing you here!

With best regards,

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.

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Upcoming Welcome Events:

  • Baltimore Area
    Wednesday, February 26, 6-8 p.m., Renaissance Baltimore Hotel

Join alumni and friends in meeting Bridgewater’s president, Dr. David Bushman.

Winchester Happy Hour Reception
Thursday, March 20, 7-9 p.m., home of Ted and Faye Barker
Reacquaint with friends and hear campus news from Bridgewater College's president, Dr. David Bushman.

Alumni Weekend
April 11-13
Make plans now to come back to BC!

A weekend of fun includes reunion celebrations, a theatre performance, campus tours, athletic events and the inauguration of Dr. David W. Bushman as the ninth president of Bridgewater College. Classes in reunion include 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964. On Friday, the class of 1964 will mark its 50-year reunion and be inducted into the Ripples Society, and on Saturday, we will recognize our alumni award recipients.


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To RSVP for the installation ceremony, email by Friday, March 14.

Career Exploration Day
Tuesday, April 22, 9 a.m.-noon
We need you! Bridgewater College invites you to be our special guest at Career Exploration Day 2014. This exciting event brings alumni and students together to talk about transitioning from college to career. We are looking for alumni who will share experiences, advice, and expertise with students who are eager to learn from you!

Please help make Career Exploration Day a success. To participate, please contact Sherry Talbott, director of career services, at or 540-828-5369.

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Did you know…
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Panelists Including SHRM CEO and BC President Discuss Skills Gap
Henry Jackson, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, spoke at Bridgewater College on Tuesday, Feb. 11, about the “skills gap” and its effect on hiring workers in the economy.

Diveley Presents Work of Well of Hope International in Kenya
On Feb. 11, Lynn Diveley, principal leader at Diveley, Lind & Associates of Staunton, came to introduce the organization Well of Hope International to a Bridgewater College audience. Gathering shoes and donations for Well of Hope International is the focus of a community service project taking place on the Bridgewater campus this spring, in honor of the inauguration of Dr. David W. Bushman. For more information, visit

Heather Galang ’08 Shares Her Passion for Humanitarian Work
On Feb. 4, Bridgewater College alumna Heather Galang '08 came to share her journey since graduation.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Set for BC Stage
Theatre at Bridgewater College will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Feb. 27 – March 2 in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 – March 1 and at 3 p.m. on March 2. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-BC students.

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Men’s Cross Country: Miller and Thomas Pick Up All-Academic Honors

Women’s Cross Country: Breen and Kubisiak Earn All-Academic Honors

Softball: Eagles Look for Improvements in Donnie Fulk’s Final Season

Eagles Enter 2014 Baseball Season with High Expectations

Men’s Lacrosse Looking to “Challenge and Build” in Second Season

Swimming: Crowther Sets 200-Yard Record

Cox’s Corner: Riders Chasing Regional Title as Spring Season Arrives

ODAC Partners with Rising Up Sports to Launch

Sohl Named ODAC Men’s Track and Field Performer of the Week

For complete athletic schedules, visit