2018 CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Christmas Wish List 2018

 

As we reflect on 2018 we are grateful at Blue Mountain College for God’s favor!

  • Another record fall enrollment (640 compared to 602 last year)
  • Recognition by US News & World Report for the second straight year as the #1Best Value Institution among regional colleges in the South
  • The distinction of sending forth graduates with less debt than the graduates of any other institution in the state
  • A record number of residential students (362)
  • International students representing 14 countries
  • A stellar fall production of Oklahoma
  • 57+ students pursuing a Church-Related Vocation
  • An assemblage of stellar faculty dedicated to Christ-centered academic excellence

For these blessings and many others, we say thanks be to our great God! The Heart of Christmas is the act of GOD in giving the greatest gift of all…HIS Son. We trust you have received this special gift. Thanks be to GOD for His indescribable gift. II Corinthians 9:15

The Christmas Wish List identifies for you those areas where you can invest in the work and mission of Blue Mountain College. Gifts may be given in honor of a family member, friend, classmate, or favorite professor or in memory of a special loved one. BMC will present an acknowledgement to the person whom you designate.

All gifts designated for specific areas will be applied to those areas to the greatest extent possible; however, if BMC receives more contributions for a given area than can wisely be applied to that project, BMC will use those funds to meet a similar pressing need. These contributions are solicited with the understanding that Blue Mountain College has authority over the use of all donated funds.

The mission of Blue Mountain College is to assist students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, civility, and Christian character. Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, the College recruits undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to scholarship, servant leadership, and service in church and community.

Thank you for supporting Blue Mountain College!

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BMC General Scholarship Fund

Support from the BMC General Scholarship Fund enables students to fulfill their dreams of becoming Blue Mountain College graduates. $500 suggested contribution.

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BMC Scholarship Gala

Following the success of the 2016 inaugural gala featuring Tim Tebow, the 2017 gala headlined by American Idol winner Trent Harmon, and the 2018 gala with Christian entertainer Dennis Swanberg, the 2019 event promises to be another exciting evening. Grammy awarding winning singer and songwriter John Berry will be the featured performer. All proceeds support the BMC General Scholarship Fund. BMC Scholarship Gala $100 per ticket.

First Year Experience

This fall 120 freshmen became members of the BMC family through participation in the College’s First-Year Experience program. Arriving on campus several days in advance of returning students, these freshmen bonded with the campus community while developing an appreciation for the values, traditions, and expectations of Blue Mountain College. Contributions support faculty and student leadership, meals, and lots of BMC “swag”! $100 suggested contribution.

2020 European Chorale Trip

Following a stellar performance at world renowned Carnegie Hall, the Blue Mountain College Chorale plans to showcase its talents on the international level during a European tour slated for the spring of 2020. Your contribution will help to defray the cost of air travel, lodging, and meals. $100 suggested contribution.

Impact - The BMC Drama Team

Our new drama team, Impact, is in need of portable sound equipment for use when they take their show on the road.$500 suggested contribution.

Honors Program Student Projects

Honors Program Projects help undergraduates expand research outside the campus and participate in research symposia. $100 suggested contribution.

2023 Membership - Matching Gift Opportunity!

In the year 2023, Blue Mountain College will celebrate its 150 year anniversary. The 2023 Society is made up of donors who contribute $20.23 per month to Blue Mountain College. One generous donor has committed to matching the annual contribution of each new 2023 Society member until we reach $50,000. Therefore, your monthly contribution of $20.23 will be doubled to $40.46 if you are one of the first 103 people to sign up for the 2023 Society this fall! Call Rita Newby at (662) 685-4771 ext. 106 with your credit card number to sign up today! $20.23 per month.

BLUESOUND Instruments

Established in 2016, the Blue Mountain College band program has more than doubled since first taking the stage. For BLUESOUND to continue to grow, the band must have additional instruments. Many of our potential student players do not own personal instruments yet still desire to be a part of what’s happening here. Additionally, providing student players access to instruments also allows them the opportunity to play, while in college, with local church bands and orchestras. This is a great extension of the Blue Mountain College Community!

Suggested Contributions:
Band Uniforms 100 @ $500 each
Concert Music 100 @ $50 - $100 each
Jazz and Marching Music 65 @ $40 - $50 each
Bassoon $5,000 - $6,000

Sand Volleyball Court

Our Toppers need a place to kick up some sand while working off the stress from a long day of hitting the books. A sand volleyball court is just the ticket! $1500 suggested contribution.

Chaplaincy Internships

The Chaplaincy Internship Program is designed to give students who are exploring vocational Christian ministry an opportunity for hands-on experience.  Through the partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital of Union County, students shadow an experienced Chaplain to learn practices of caring, teaching, and leading.  The goal of the program is to connect Biblical Studies with practical ministries so students understand more fully their calling and various aspects of Christian ministry. $100 suggested contribution.
 

Sports Multiplex

A 12,000 square foot facility will give our Volleyball program a home as well as give much need training and practice space for all of our 21 sports teams on campus. $1,000 suggested contribution.

Campus Master Plan

With the success of GROW BMC, we saw the need to devise a master plan to achieve the goal of constructing and upgrading campus facilities that support an engaged living and learning community on our campus. BMC has partnered with McCarty architects of Tupelo, Mississippi to guide us through the planning process as we continue to grow. Contact Jody Hill at 662-685-4771, ext. 111, for information about naming a facility in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Science Equipment

Merit Water Still:  Faculty teaching science courses on the third floor of Lowrey currently supply their own distilled water by hauling gallons of water from local stores up the stairs.  The water still produces up to 4 liters a water per hour. $1865

Picospin 45 Series II NMR Spectrometer:  The NMR has been considered a necessary part of organic and biochemistry for years, so obtaining this small tabletop instrument would update our labs in organic and biochemistry without requiring much space. $30,000

Nicolet IS 5 FT-IR Spectrometer:  Infrared spectrometry is considered a required technique in modern organic chemistry.  This compact device would greatly enhance our laboratory offerings in chemistry. $20,000