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January 2014 Alumni Newsletter

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January 2014 Issue
Message from the President
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Greetings from a snowy Bridgewater College! Despite the cold and wintry weather, we are excited for the start of spring semester next week and the numerous activities that will accompany it. We will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and, soon after, observe Peace Week 2014, funded through the generosity of those who have founded and supported the Kline Bowman Endowment for Creative Peacebuilding.

For more information on our visiting speakers, please see I hope to see you at one of our regional alumni events or at a campus event soon.

With best regards,

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.

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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.

Upcoming Welcome Events:

  • Baltimore Area
    Wednesday, February 26, 6-8 p.m., Renaissance Baltimore Hotel
  • Raleigh-Durham Area
    Tuesday, March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., home of Cory Adamson

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

Save the Date:
Alumni Weekend
April 11-13

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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.

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

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Leading Advocate for Hunger Relief Programs to Speak at BC
Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former United States Ambassador Tony P. Hall, a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions around the world, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

BC to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 29
Bridgewater College will celebrate King’s legacy on Wednesday, Jan. 29 when Wil Haygood, the author of The Butler: A Witness to History, speaks in Cole Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Programs Provide Numerous Opportunities for BC Students
Study abroad is one of the many program opportunities available to Bridgewater College students to enrich their education. BC offers three options for studying abroad, the Bridgewater preferred program, Interterm travel, and the affiliated program. Locations include such countries as Germany, Bulgaria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Chile, England and France.

Hueston Scholarship Gets 90th Birthday Bump
The scholarship in Hueston's name was created to honor and recognize the outstanding contributions Hueston made to learning and to Bridgewater College. Under its terms, annually a rising senior business major is rewarded for demonstrating exceptional promise in accounting and good campus citizenship.

Scholarship Honors Dr. David Metzler
During his lifetime, Dr. David Metzler was passionate about service, education and mission work. Now, a scholarship established in his honor at Bridgewater College brings together those interests, helping young adults complete their education and carry on the values he prized.

BC Announces Arts and Events for Spring 2014
From lectures by featured speakers to music performances and theater productions, Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2014 spring semester.

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Nininger Hall Construction Project (Facebook photos)


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Baseball Construction Project (Facebook photos)

Softball Team Set to Host Reading Days at North River Library

Cantrell Named ODAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Crowther Named ODAC Swimmer of the Week

Women’s Soccer Program Plans Annual Prospect Day

Men’s Soccer: Hosler, Malpass Receive Academic Recognition

Women’s Soccer Team Receives Ethics and Sportsmanship Award

For complete athletic schedules, visit