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September 2013 Alumni Newsletter

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September 2013 Issue
Message from the President
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This fall we have welcomed a record number of students to campus for the 2013-14 year – almost 1,850! As we integrate our new and returning students into the BC community, we want you to always feel as much a part of BC as they do. Whether the student body you were part of was 800, 1,200 or 1,500, the College is still a part of your history and your family - and you are an important part of ours. I hope you'll come back and join us for Homecoming on October 18–20. Cheer on the Eagles and celebrate with us. I’d love to have the chance to spend some time with you and hear your stories of the College we all call home.

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.

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Upcoming Welcome Events for Dr. Bushman:

  • Vienna Area
    Thursday, September 26, 7-8:30 p.m., home of Sheila Grant Erhardt ’89
  • Rockingham County Area
    Thursday, October 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Boitnott Room (Rebecca Hall)

Tailgate – BC at Shenandoah
Saturday, October 5, 5 p.m. (Kickoff at 7 p.m.)

Tailgate – BC at Hampden-Sydney
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. (Kickoff at 1 p.m.)

October 18-21
Show your BC pride at Homecoming Weekend 2013! Celebrate with former classmates, cheer the Eagles on to victory at a game, meet new president Dr. David Bushman and enjoy the family-friendly activities on the campus mall. Register now!

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.

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Bridgewater College Sees Record Enrollment for 2013-2014
Enrollment at Bridgewater College is higher than at any other time in its history, with the college's office of institutional research reporting a full- and part-time student enrollment of 1,849.

Former CIA Officers and Authors Tony and Jonna Mendez Speak at BC
Former CIA officers and authors, Tony and Jonna Mendez, spoke to students of Bridgewater College on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Cole Hall. The couple provided insight into the dangerous exfiltration of six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1980, which served as inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film, Argo.

Bridgewater College Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
Bridgewater College welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year: Ian McNeil, chemistry; Ashley Lauro, English; R. Eric McGregor, computer science; Jacob Graham, philosophy and religion.

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Message from BCAA President Ina Baker

Greetings alumni and friends,

Ina Baker

I’d like to extend a special thank you to our director of athletic media relations, Tim Leister, for assisting all of us in being connected to Bridgewater College. Regardless of your physical location, BC sports can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Many home sporting events and some away football and basketball games can be watched via video webcasts this year. If traveling to some of these games isn’t an option for you, plan your own tailgate at home and invite other alumni and friends to join you.

Tim has suggested that to maximize your viewing experience, consider purchasing a Google Chromecast ( It is a $35 HDMI stick that plugs into any open HDMI port on your TV and, via your home wireless internet, allows you to grab any website through Google's Chrome browser and view it on your TV. If you have additional questions regarding setup, please contact Tim at and he’ll be glad to help you.

Happy viewing and go Eagles!
Ina Baker '69

Dye Named ODAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Men’s Golf: Tom Kinder Memorial Highlights (video)

Cross Country Runners Focused on Big Picture

Balsano Named ODAC Field Hockey Player of the Week

Football: Palmer Named ODAC Defensive Player of the Week

Women’s Soccer: Eagles Take Aim at Another Title Run Offers Extensive Mobile Access to Fans

Men’s Soccer: Eagles Looking for High Mark in Team Chemistry

For complete athletic schedules, visit