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

W. Paul Bowers - Atlanta, At-Large

Vacant - Twelfth District

Larry R. Ellis - Atlanta, Fifth District

Rutledge A. (Rusty) Griffin Jr. - Valdosta, Eighth District

C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr., MD (Vice Chair) - Griffin, Third District

James M. Hull - Augusta, At-Large

Donald M. Leebern , Jr. - McDonough, At-Large

Doreen Stiles Poitevint - Bainbridge, Second District

Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. - Norcross, Eleventh District

Sachin Shailendra - Atlanta, Thirteenth District

Scott Smith - Ringgold, Fourteenth District

Kessel Stelling , Jr. (Chair) - 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. - Gainesville, Ninth District

Hank M. Huckaby Chancellor

University System of Georgia

Board of Trustees

2017 Term

2018 Term

2019 Term

Glennie Bench

Mary Gant

Glenn Heard

Dr. Bob Coker

Sherry Hutchins

Charles Bowles, Jr.

Jeff Findley

Wheat Kirbo

Bill Burke

Marlene Free

Shawn McGee

Luther Conyers

Charles Kirbo, Jr.

Steve Singletary

Erwin Harrell

Melvin Nussbaum

Tommy Wheeler

Jack Leverett, Sr.

Dewey Robinson

Dan E. Ponder, Jr.

Wayne Sirmons

Tim Smith

Marvin Thomas

Full-Time Faculty

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

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

Benson, David. Assistant Professor of Chemistry;Ph.D.,Chemistry, University of Georgia;B.S.,Chemistry,Saint Vincent College 

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

Brannen, Sherry. Instructor of Practical Nursing;Ed. in Health and Physical Education,Valdosta State University;B.S. in Nursing, University of Florida;A.A. in Pre-Nursing, Chipola College

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

Cannon, James. Instructor of Industrial Maintenance;Certificate, 224 hours in CNC programming, Albany Technical Institute 

Carr, Rodney. Vice President for  Academic and 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

Curry, Christy. Instructor of Nursing;B.S.N.-Nursing,Presentation College;M.S.N.-FHNP,South University

Dowd-Arrow, Emily. Assistant Professor of English;Ph.D., 18th Century British Lit, Florida State University;M.A.,Literature/Cultural Studies, Florida State University;B.A., Literature, University of Florida;A.A., English/Writing, Indian River State College 

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

Franklin, Melissa. Instructor of History;M.S., History, Troy University;B.S., Interdisciplinary Skills;A.A., Secondary Education, Bainbridge College 

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

Hall, Nancy. Instructor of ADN; 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, Melissa. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; B.S., M.S., Albany State University

Harrison, Jennifer. Instructor of Nursing;Masters in Nursing, University of Pheonix;ASN,Bachelor in Nursing, Georgia Southwestern State University

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

Horne, Frederick. 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

Isaac, Cheryl. Instructor of English;Masters in the Art of Non Fiction Creative Writing, University of Tampa;Bachelor's in Prelaw-Political Science 

Ketterer, Kathleen. Associate Professor of Business; B.A., Eckerd College; M.B.A., Argosy University

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

Kistner, Leonard. Associate Professor of Management; B.A., John Hopskins; M.B.A., American Graduate School of International Management; Ph.D., Capella 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. 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, Nancy. Instructor of Practical Nursing;A.D.N., Nursing, Darton College 

McLendon, Shelia. 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, Carolyn. Instructor of Allied Health/CNA;A.D.N., Nursing, Darton College;B.S.N., Nursing, Thomas 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. Professor of Business & Medical Administrative Technology; B.S., M.Ed., State University of West Georgia

Peterson, Gena. Associate Professor of 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

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

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

Shores, Julie. Instructor of Cosmetology;Georgia Board of Cosmetology Master Cosmetologist License;Cosmetology Vocational Diploma, Albany Technical College

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

Simpson, Joan. Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; 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, Patrick. Professor of English; B.A., Penn State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

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

Thompson, William. Instructor of Agribusiness; B.A., Agriculture and Mechanical Technology

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

Officers of Administration

Interim President Dr. Stuart Rayfield
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs  Dr. Rodney Carr 
Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Kirkland
Vice President of Business and Operations  Mr. Gordon Prettelt
Executive Director of Advancement  Ms. Lauren Harrell 
Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences  Ms. Joann Simpson
Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies Mr. Jason Rubenbauer 
Associate Dean of Student Services  Mr. Spencer Stewart 
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Mr. Samuel Mayhew 
Director of Admission  Ms. Melanie Cleveland 
Director of Adult Education  Ms. Nanette McIntosh
Director of College Completion  Mr. Ridge Harper
Director of Human Resources  Ms. Kimberly Carter
Director of Information and Instructional Technology and
Chief Information Officer 
Mr. Scott Dunn
Director of Institutional Effectiveness  Dr. Ruth Salter 
Director of the Library  Ms. Michelle Barsom 
Director of Distance Learning Ms. Terri Brown
Director of Plant Operations  Mr. Wayne Quinn 
Director of Public Safety  Mr. James Spooner 
Director of Student Life Ms. Pamela Barnes 
Director for Early County Center Ms. Lori Haddock
Interim Director of Accounting Services Ms. Leslie Judkins
Director of Student Accounts Ms. Kay Owens
Chair of Nursing  Mr. Jeffrey Ross 


Addison, Jack Police Officer

Akins, Brenda

Administrative Assistant, School of Arts & Sciences

Allen, LaKeshia

Enrollment Assistant

Anderson, Alex

Student Helpdesk Technician

Anderson, Gayle  Library Technical/Paraprofessional 

Barron, Jan

Media Specialist--BSCEC

Barron, Travis

Technology Support Service Professional--BSCEC

Battenberg, Heather  Associate Librarian 

Baty, Janice

Executive Assistant to the Senior Administrative Staff

Braswell, Rebecca Adult Education Part-Time Instructor
Brock, Kenneth Maintenance Worker

Brown, Bobby

Security Guard

Brown, David

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Brown, James Student Wellness Center Worker
Brown, Laura  Admission Advisor 
Bulger, Kristi  Fitness Instructor 
Burke, Ashley Career Services Navigator

Burrell, Joy

Student Life Clerk

Cantley, Gretchen Griner

Payroll Coordinator

Casteel, Chandra

Library Assistant II

Causey, Nina

Food Service Supervisor-BSCEC

Chapman, Corey

Academic Counselor

Chapman, Wesley

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Clark, Tammy

Technology Support Coordinator

Cofer, Aaron  Security Guard 
Connell, Edward  Police Sergeant/Investigator 

Copeland, Sherry

Accounts Payable Specialist

Cumbie, William Student Life Duty Officer

Day, Molly

Instructional Resources Coordinator

Dollar, Melinda Adult Education Part-time Instructor
Early, Martha  Food Service Worker 

Edmunds, D. Chan

Student Accounts Coordinator

Fleming, Mashone Financial Aid Counselor 

Foster, Blake


French, Jessica  Special Populations Coordinator 

Funderburke, Carolyn

Human Resources Generalist

Gargar-Jones, Emilda  Building Service Worker 

George, David

Security Guard

Gray, Anntina  Adult Education Instructor 
Guibor, Gary Front Desk/Computer Lab Worker Part-time

Guibor, Mary

Academic Counselor

Guterman, Kaye

Library Professional

Harden, Rachel

Building Service Worker

Hardwick, Matthew Assistant Director of Student Life
Harrell, Homer Police Officer

Harrell, Katherine

Senior Academic Counselor

Harris, Todd

Technology Support Service Professional

Harrison, Dawn

Administrative Assistant, School of HSPS

Hassinger, Kari Building Services Su

Hooks, Haley

Interim Director of Financial Aid 

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

Judkins, Leslie

Accounting Coordinator

Killingsworth, Alan  Admissions Specialist 
Lavatte, Victor  Front Desk/Computer Lab 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 Assistant Director of Plant Operations
Messersmith, Alicia Administrative Specialist
Messersmith, Rich Academic Counselor
Mitchell, Martha Library Professional
Morris, Terrell Technical Maintenance Supervisor
Murphy, Melanie Procurement Technician
Napier, Jeffery  Environmental & Safety Coordinator 
Poitevint, Kathryn Adult Education Instructor
Posey, Rebecca Accounts Receivable Technician
Powell, Kellie  Executive Assistant to the Senior Administrative Staff
Reeves, Lisa Administrative Assistant, Adult Education
Register, Joyce Information Analyst
Reyes-Smith, Lisa Enrollment Assistant
Reynolds, Susanne  Media Coordinator 
Robinson, Ashley Nursing Program Assistant
Robinson, LaShawn Technology Support Service Professional
Rogers, Sandra Administrative Secretary-BSCEC
Shephard, Amy Purchasing Coordinator
Sills, Debra Building Service Worker-BSCEC
Spooner, Mike Grounds Maintenance Worker
Stephens, Raymond Grounds Maintenance Worker
Thompson, Robert Assistant Registrar
Trujillo, Ignacia  Paraprofessional
Wade, Rex Admissions Specialist
Warfield, Leigh Admissions & Student Life Specialist
Whitaker, Tracy Accounts Payable Specialist
White, Ali Campus Activity Board Coordinator
Williams, Ashley  Enrollment Services Coordinator 
Williams, Patricia Adult Learning Specialist
Williford, Janet Building Service Worker
Willis, Thomas CDL Assistant
Wolfe, Glenda Program Assistant, LPN & Allied Health
Worsley, David Carpenter
Worthington, Tina Administrative Assistant-Plant Operations