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October 2013 Alumni Newsletter

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October 2013 Issue
Message from the President
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I’m delighted to write to you following my first Homecoming at Bridgewater. It’s a wonderful occasion to show pride in one’s alma mater, a chance to reunite with friends and classmates and an opportunity to share in the celebratory atmosphere. School spirit was present everywhere in the crimson and gold attire, the enthusiasm of the students and the cheers in the stadium.

Bridgewater is beautiful in the fall, but it’s even more beautiful when you, our alumni and friends, are here to share it with us. Here’s to celebrating many more Homecoming weekends with you in the future!

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.

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Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Friday, November 8, 6:30 p.m., KCC Main Dining Hall
Join us as Melissa Baker Nice '01, Andy Agee '84, Todd Rush '92, Glen Goad '75 and Shirley Brown Chenault '86 are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Upcoming Welcome Events for Dr. Bushman:

  • Charlottesville Area
    Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Timberwood Grill
  • Lynchburg Area
    Thursday, December 5, 7-8:30, home of Debby Allen, Forest, VA

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.

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BC Earns National Recognition for STARS Environmental Study
Bridgewater College has earned a Bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of  Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for its completion of a rigorous 20-month, in-depth study of several areas in sustainability – education, research, operation, planning, administration, engagement and innovation.

Three BC Students Awarded 2013 Durna Endowed Scholarship
Joseph Macklin of Newport News, Va., Katelyn Nolt from Manheim, Pa. and Gabrielle Stiff of Newport, Va. received this year’s Durna scholarship.

James McBride and the Good Lord Bird Tour Stop at BC
Taking Cole Hall by storm, author and musician James McBride rocked students with music, while promoting his new book, The Good Lord Bird, on Oct. 2.

Scandal Inspiration Judy Smith Emphasizes Communication to BC Students
Judy Smith, leading crisis communication strategist and inspiration for ABC’s hit television show Scandal, motivated BC students to prepare themselves for the future on Monday, Sept. 16, in Cole Hall.

Message from Lesley Brady, Annual Fund Director
Greetings from our beloved Bridgewater College! We had a blast welcoming back so many alumni over the weekend as we joined together to celebrate reunion classes ending in 3s and 8s. So much school spirit was present, and the campus was alive with crimson and gold! View photos of Homecoming.

I am so excited to be back on campus as director of annual fund! As a proud member of the class of 2005, I hope that you will join me and support the Bridgewater Fund this year. Our continued support is vital for the college. Not only does our support show our personal dedication to the institution from which we gained so much, but it also helps increase our rank when we are applying for scholarships and grants from corporations and foundations. Our financial contributions will ensure that current and future students receive the same, wonderful education that we received. Please make your gift online today.

Thank you for your support of Bridgewater and go Eagles!

Lesley Long Brady ‘05

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Five Sports Legends Enter BC Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 8

View the Nininger Hall construction project! (live cam)

Cox's Corner: Softball Team Wrapping Up Its Fall Season

Golf Teams Partner With Special Olympians

Swimmers Tabbed Fourth in ODAC Preseason Poll

Cox's Corner: Basketball Season Is Right Around the Corner

Grimes Named ODAC Volleyball Player of the Week

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