Bainbridge State College Foundation, Inc.

Organized in the 1973-74 academic year, the first year of the college’s history, the Foundation provides general support for the institution and its varied programs. All gifts and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible. An elected Executive Committee and Board of Trustees administer the disposition of funds contributed to the Foundation.

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

D. Dean Alford, P.E.

Conyers, Fourth District

Kenneth R. Bernard, Jr.

Douglasville, Thirteenth District

Lori Durden

Statesboro, Twelfth District

Larry R. Ellis

Atlanta, Fifth District

Rutledge A. (Rusty) Griffin Jr.

Valdosta, Eighth District

George Hooks

Americus, At-Large

C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr., MD

Griffin, Third District

Donald M. Leebern , Jr.

McDonough, At-Large

William “Dink” H. NeSmith , Jr. (Chair)

Athens, At-Large

Doreen Stiles Poitevint

Bainbridge, Second District

Neil L. Pruitt, Jr.

Norcross, Eleventh District

Scott Smith

Ringgold, Fourteenth District

Kessel Stelling , Jr.

Columbus, Sixth District

Benjamin “Ben” J. Tarbutton , III

Sandersville, Tenth District

Richard L. Tucker

Duluth, Seventh District

Thomas Rogers Wade

Atlanta, At-Large

Larry Walker

Perry, At-Large

Don L. Waters

Savannah, First District

Philip A. Wilheit , Sr. (Vice Chair)

Gainesville, Ninth District



Hank M. Huckaby Chancellor

University System of Georgia

Board of Trustees

2013 Term

2014 Term

2015 Term

Dr. April Aldridge

Betty Carter

Hal Brannen

Charles Bowles, Jr.

Dr. Bob Coker

Mary Gant

Winston Brock, Sr.

Tom Conger

Sherry Hutchins

Bill Burke

Jeff Findley

Wheat Kirbo

Rev. Harold Burrell

Marlene Free

Shawn McGee

Luther Conyers, Jr.

Ralph Jones

Dr. Edward Mobley

Harold Coppinger

Charles Kirbo, Jr.

Steve Singletary

Dean Free

Ted Mauldin

Tommy Wheeler

Erwin Harrell

Melvin Nussbaum, III

Cass Kirbo

Dewey Robinson

Don Kirksey

Wayne Sirmons

Dr. Jack Leverett, Sr.

Ralph Smith

Rev. Paul Medley

Dr. Marvin Thomas

Dan Ponder

Terry Toole

Dr. Fred Rayfield

Charles Rozier

Tim Smith

Ex-Officio: Ronnie Burke

Full-Time Faculty

Adams, Carol S. Professor of English; B.S., M.S., Troy State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Avery, Charles. Instructor of Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician Program; Certificate EMT, Bainbridge College, 2003

Bell, Claude. Assistant Professor of Electronics Technology; B.F.A., Valdosta State University; A.A.S., Wallace College

Bickley, John. Assistant Professor of English and Humanities; M.A. English, The University of North Carolina; Ph.D. Florida State University

Browers, Patricia. Assistant Professor of Licensed Practical Nursing; A.S.N., Darton College

Byrd, David. Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Troy State University; M.S., University of South Carolina; Ed.D., Auburn University

Campbell, Deborah. Instructor of Business Administrative Technology

Carr, Rodney. Vice President for Student Affairs; B.S., University of West Georgia; M.P.A, Valdosta State University; Ed.S., Georgia Southern University

Coston, Elwanda. Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Hampton University; M.Ed., Georgia State University

Cunningham, Adele. Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., Birmingham-Southern College; B.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama

Davis, Cynthia. Professor of Nursing and Wellness; B.A. Huntington College; B.S.N., Florida State University; M.Ed., Valdosta State University

Dowd-Arrow, Emily. Associate Professor of English; A.A., Indian River State College, B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Florida State University, Ph.D, Florida State University

Dueno, Eric. Associate Professor of Chemistry; A.A., Tallahassee Community College; B.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida

Elkins, Owen. Instructor of Electrical/Electronics Technology; A.A.S., Bainbridge College

Gingo, Mary. Instructor of Nursing; M.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix; B.S. Nursing, University of Akron

Gomez, Juan. Associate Professor of Physics and Math; M.S., Physics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Green, Wanda. Assistant Professor of Licensed Practical Nursing; A.S., Darton College

Hall, Janice. Assistant Professor of Nursing; L.P.N., Southwest Georgia Technical College; A.D.N., Darton College; B.S.N., Thomas University; M.S.N., Thomas University

Harper, Jennifer. Associate Professor of Biology; A.S., Bainbridge College; B.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Georgia Southern University; Ph.D., University of Florida

Harrell, Jessica. Instructor of Business; AA Business Administration, Bainbridge College;  BSBA; Troy University; MBA, Troy University;

Harrell, Melissa. Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; B.S., M.S., Albany State University

Harrison, Sherry. Instructor of Medical Assisting; A.A.S., Southwest Georgia Technical College

Hinson, Tammy. Assistant Professor Reading; A.A., B.S., M.S., Florida State University; M.Ed., Florida A & M University

Horne, Frederick. Temporary Instructor of Commercial Truck Driving; B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Georgia, 1976

Hougland , Steven. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; B.A., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Jennings, Lisa. Assistant Professor of Reading & English; B.A., Florida International University; M.A., Florida State University; 

Joiner, Misty. Assistant Professor of Computer Science; A.A.S., Darton College; B.S., Georgia Southwestern University; M.S., Georgia Southwestern University

Ketterer, Kathleen. Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies and Assistant Professor of Business; B.A., Eckerd College; M.B.A., Argosy University

Kirkland, Michael. Associate Professor of History; B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Valdosta State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

LaFace , Betty. Professor of English; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Leggett, Carol. Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Valdosta State University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Lord, Patti. Associate Professor of Mathematics; A.A., Bainbridge Junior College; B.S., Georgia Southwestern; M.S., Troy State University at Dothan

Lunt, Roger. Assistant Professor of Economics and Business; B.S., M.B.A., Brigham Young University

Matthews, Richard (Tony). Instructor of Allied Health; B.S., Augusta State University; M.S., Georgia College & State University

McLendon, Shelia. Assistant Professor of Technical Mathematics; B.S., Troy State University

Miley, Jenna. Professor of Computer Science; A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Capella University

Montgomery, Everett. Instructor of Accounting; A.A., Business, Miami-Dade; Master's, Saint Thomas University; B.S., Florida A&M University; 

Nelson, Dave. Associate Professor of History; A.A., Florida Community College of Jacksonville; B.A., University of North Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Newberry, Sherri. Instructor of Reading and English; B.S., English Education, Albany State College; M.Ed., Albany State College

Parker, Denise. Assistant Professor of Administrative Business Technology; B.B.A., Valdosta State University

Pashnyak, Tatyana. Associate Professor of Business & Medical Administrative Technology; B.S., M.Ed., State University of West Georgia

Peterson, Gena. Assistant Professor of Licensed Practical Nursing; A.S.N., Darton College

Reynolds, Barry. Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; B.S., Troy State University at Dothan; M.S., Georgia Southwestern State University

Rogers, Valley. Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Taylor University; M.S., Indiana University

Ross, Jeffery. Interim Chair of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing; A.S.N., Darton College; B.S.N., M.S.N., Albany State University

Rozar, Angela. Chair of Practical Nursing and Allied Health and Instructor of Nursing; M.S.N., Brenau University

Sarrette, David . Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education, & Wellness; B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.Ed., Georgia State University

Seidman, Amie. Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Manchester College; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Auburn University

Sellers, David. Professor of Industrial Maintenance Technology; A.A.S., Bainbridge College

Shorter, Frederick. Assistant Professor of English and Speech; A.S., Darton College; B.S., Troy State University; M.Ed., American Intercontinental University

Simpson, Joan. Dean of Bainbridge State College Early County Center; B.B.A., Valdosta State University; M.B.A., Troy State University

Sinclair, Carol. Professor of English; B.A., LaGrange College; M.Ed., Georgia Southwestern College; Ph.D., Florida State University

Smith, Heather. Assistant Professor of Licensed Practical Nursing; A.A.S., Wallace Community College

Smith, Patrick. Professor of English; B.A., Penn State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Soicher, Rachel. Instructor of Psychology;  B.A., University of Florida; B.S., University of Florida; M.A., University of California

Spence, Renee. Associate Professor of Administrative Office Technology; B.B.A., Valdosta State University; M.S., Troy State University

Stewart, Michael. Associate Professor of Sociology; B.S., East Central University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Strickland, Tonya. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of English; B.S., M.A., University of Wyoming; Ed.D., Baylor University

Teal, Teresa. Assistant Professor of Technical Mathematics; B.S., Valdosta State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Thomas, Kyle. Assistant Professor of Business; A.A., Bainbridge College; B.A., Columbus State University; M.B.A., Troy State University

Thomas, Ladonna. Instructor of Cosmetology; Diploma, Southwest Georgia Technical College 

Toole, Hope. Associate Professor of Technical Mathematics; B.S., Kennesaw State University

Vanzo, John. Professor of Political Science and Geography; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Von Hirsch, Marina. Associate Professor of English and Humanities; B.A., Maurice Taurez Moscow State Pedagogical University of Foreign Languages & Linguistics; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Welch, Annie.
Temporary Instructor of Allied Health; ADN, Wallace Community College.

White, Benjamin. Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; A.A.S., Bainbridge College; B.S., Florida State University; Certificate, Lively Vocational Technical; M.S., Florida State University

White, Charles. Assistant Professor of Allied Health; A.F.A., Young Harris College; B.S.N., Valdosta State University

Whitehead, Wesley. Director of Learning Support and Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Troy State University

Williams, Stanley. Assistant Professor of Commercial Truck Driving; H.S. Diploma

Zhang, Yu. Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Northeastern University; M.S., Georgia Southwestern State University

Officers of Administration


Dr. Richard Carvajal

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Tonya Strickland

Vice President of Business and Operations

Mr. Shawn McGee

Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Rodney Carr

Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Ms. Melissa Harrell

Dean of the School of Health Sciences and
Professional Studies

Ms. Kathleen Ketterer

Dean of Bainbridge State College/Early County Center

Ms. Joann Simpson

Executive Director of Advancement

Ms. Lauren Harrell

Assistant Dean of Student Services

Mr. Sam Mayhew

Interim Chair of Nursing

Mr. Jeffrey Ross

Chair of Practical Nursing and Allied Health

Ms. Angela Rozar

Director of Academic Planning and Analysis

Dr. April L. White

Director of Admissions

Melanie Cleveland

Director of Adult Education

Ms. Debbie McIntryre

Director of College Relations

Ms. Lisa Wimberly

Director of Financial Aid

Ms. Helen Catt

Director of First Year Experience & Student Life

Ms. Pam Barnes

Director of Human Resources


Director of Information and Instructional Technology

Mr. Scott Dunn

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Ruth Salter

Director of Learning Support

Mr. Wesley Whitehead

Interim Director of the Library

Ms. Michelle Barsom

Director of Online Learning & Center for Teaching Excellence

Dr. David Pollock

Director of Public Safety

Mr. James Spooner

Registrar Mr. Spencer Stewart

Director of Student Success & Retention

Mr. Ridge Harper

Assistant Director of Student Life and Student Wellness Center Coordinator

Mr. Justin Gravlee


Akins, Brenda

Administrative Assistant, School of Arts & Sciences

Allen, LaKeshia

Enrollment Assistant

Anderson, Alex

Student Helpdesk Technician

Barlow, Ruby

Program Assistant, ADN

Barron, Jan

Media Specialist--BSCEC

Barron, Travis

Technology Support Service Professional--BSCEC

Barsom, Michelle

Library Coordinator-BSCEC

Baty, Janice

Executive Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs

Braswell, Rebecca Adult Education Part-Time Instructor

Brown, Bobby

Security Guard

Brown, David

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Brown, James Student Wellness Center Worker

Burrell, Joy

Dual Enrollment & ACCEL

Byrd, Alexandra Admissions Advisor

Cantley, Gretchen Griner

Payroll Coordinator

Casteel, Chandra Anderson

Library Assistant II

Causey, Nina

Building Services Worker-BSCEC

Chambers, Paula

SWGYSTC Coordinator

Chandler, Jeffery


Chapman, Corey

Enrollment Assistant-BSCEC

Chapman, Wesley

Financial Aid Counselor

Christie, Amanda

Part-time Receptionist, HS&PS

Clark, Tammy

Technology Support Coordinator

Cochran, Herman

Plant Operations Mgr.-BSCEC

Colwell, Glen

Security Officer

Cook-Stubbs, Arlene Disability Services & Testing Coordinator

Copeland, Sherry

Accounts Payable Specialist

Crowell, Stevenson Student Wellness Center Worker
Cutchin, Jennifer Campus Activity Board
Davis, Marty Coordinator of Continuing Education

Day, Molly

Instructional Resources Coordinator

Dollar, Melinda Adult Education Part-time Instructor

Edmunds, D. Chan

Administrative Secretary, School of HS&PS

Emanuel, Charlie Police Officer

Faircloth, Renee

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Fleming, Victoria Data Entry Clerk Part-time
Ford, Ryan Adult Education Part-time Instructor

Foster, Blake


Funderburke, Carolyn

Human Resources Generalist

Gadson, Jeanette

Enrollment Assistant

George, David

Security Guard

Guibor, Gary Front Desk/Computer Lab Worker Part-time

Guibor, Mary

Academic Counselor

Guterman, Kaye

Library Professional

Haddock, Lori

Student Services Coordinator-BSCEC

Hall, Philip

Mail Carrier

Hamlin, Lorraine

Adult Education Lead Instructor

Harden, Rachel

Building Service Worker

Harrell, Homer Police Officer

Harrell, Katherine

Academic Counselor

Harris, Todd

Technology Support Service Professional

Harrison, Dawn

Administrative Assistant, School of HSPS

Helms, Preston GED Test Proctor

Hudson, Natasha

Financial Aid Counselor-BSCEC

Irick, Lawrence

Building Service Worker

Jaye, Tewanda

Building Service Worker

Jenkins, Sammy

Enrollment Assistant

Johns, Sonya

Building Service Worker-BSCEC

Johnson, Roger

Inventory & Receiving Technician

Jones, Melinda

Administrative Assistant

Jones, Tom

Student Life Security Monitor

Judkins, Leslie

Accounting Coordinator

Kelly, Caroline

Building Service Worker

Kelly, Mark

Information Technology Manager-BSCEC

Kelly, Tim

Maintenance Worker

Lewis, Brian

Police Officer

Marshall, Kathy

Instructional Coordinator

McCray, Harold

Building Service Worker

McFay, Michael Skilled Maintenance Worker-BSCEC

McLendon, Bruce

Grounds Maintenance Worker

McNair, April Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher
McQuaig, David Interim Director of Plant Operations
Messersmith, Alicia Administrative Specialist
Messersmith, Rich Academic Counselor
Mitchell, Martha Library Professional
Morris, Terrell HVAC Technician
Moye, Kellie Executive Assistant to VP of Student Affairs
Murphy, Melanie Procurement Assistant
Owens, Kay Student Accounts Director
Posey, Rebecca Accounts Receivable Technician
Rackley, Kari Building Service Supervisor
Reeves, Lisa Administrative Assistant, Adult Education
Register, Joyce Information Analyst
Reyes-Smith, Lisa Enrollment Assistant
Robinson, LaShawn Technology Support Service Professional
Rogers, Sandra Administrative Secretary-BSCEC
Salami, Annie Financial Aid Counselor
Salter, Peggy Administrative Assistant, Advancement
Shephard, Amy Purchasing Coordinator
Sibley, Robert Maintenance Worker
Sills, Debra Building Service Worker-BSCEC
Shiver, Dewayne Event Planner
Singletary, Windy Enrollment Assistant
Smith, Barry Senior Building Service Worker
Smith, Pam Administrative Assistant to the Dean-BSCEC
Snipes, Barbara Executive Assistant to the President
Spooner, Mike Grounds Maintenance Worker
Stephens, Raymond Grounds Maintenance Worker
Strickland, Victor Police Officer
Taylor, Ashley Enrollment Services Coordinator
Thompson, Beverly Special Populations Coordinator
Thompson, Robert Enrollment Assistant
Turner, Jerry Security Officer-BSCEC
Walker, Kenny Building Service Worker
Warfield, Leigh Enrollment Assistant-BSCEC
Whitaker, Laconya Adult Education Part-time Paraprofessional-BSCEC
Williams, Patricia Student Wellness Center Worker
Williams, Sam Adult Education Lead Instructor-BSCEC
Williford, Janet Building Service Worker
Wolfe, Glenda Program Assistant, LPN & Allied Health
Worsley, David Carpenter
Worthington, Tina Administrative Assistant-Plant Operations