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Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates
Brewton-Parker College President Dr. David R. Smith confers the oldest 2010 BPC graduate, Madeline Ruth Waller, 69, of Newnan, with a bachelor’s of ministry degree - photo by Photo provided.
MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.  
During the ceremony, 178 students received 181 bachelor’s and/or associate’s degrees. Of those, 122 students completed degree requirements. Forty-five students have applied for summer graduation and were recognized during the ceremony.
Commencement speaker U.S. Congressman John Barrow, D-Georgia, encouraged the graduates to reach out to their communities in ways that will make a difference in the long run. “Volunteer for a cause you care about. Things you thought were just hobbies could actually be a rewarding career. It is a great time to be an American and a great time to get involved in your community,” Barrow said. “Remember the words John F. Kennedy spoke in my youth, ‘One person can make a difference and everyone should try.’”
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