July 2013 Alumni Newsletter
July 2013 Issue
The summer is flying by, isn’t it? While we all enjoy a bit of quiet in June following the busyness and excitement of Commencement season in May, the campus is animated by our students, and we're anticipating their return. We won't have to wait too long! It’s been a privilege to meet with many of you at our alumni events this summer. I had the honor of presenting the Merlin E. and Dorothy Faw Garber Award for Christian Service to the Rev. Robert Alley ’69 and Tyler Goss ’13 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference luncheon in Charlotte. Just this week we held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nininger Hall renovations. It’s wonderful to be able to already begin to mark special occasions and recognize some of our outstanding alumni. Your stories are integral to the culture of this institution. If we haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and share your thoughts.
I look forward to hearing from you.
David W. Bushman, Ph.D.
Upcoming Welcome Event for Dr. Bushman:
Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The home of Dr. Linda K. '67 and Col. Stephen Wilson
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!).
Save the Date:
More details to come at bridgewateralumni.com/homecoming.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.