BC welcomes new faculty
Published 2:50 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Bainbridge College (BC) and Bainbridge College Early County Center (BCEC) in Blakely have welcomed new full-time faculty and recognized faculty who now have full-time status.
New to the Arts and Sciences Division on main campus are John Bickley, instructor of English, and Emily Dowd, assistant professor of English, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; Bainbridge resident Juan Gomez, who is from North Adams, Mass., is assistant professor of physics; Wesley Whitehead of Pansey, Ala., who is assistant professor of math and has taught at BCEC, also teaches in the Learning Support Division.
New to Learning Support is Bainbridge resident Lisa Jennings, formerly of Tallahassee, who is instructor of reading and English.
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The Nursing Division welcomed as full-time faculty Janice Hall of Thomasville and Tammie Varnadoe of Colquitt, who previously taught at BC either part-time or on temporary status.
Full-time instructors in the Technical Studies Division include Trenise Grimsley of Bainbridge, formerly of Miller County, practical nursing; Haley Harrison of Blakely, allied health; Sherry Harrison of Cairo, medical assisting; Fredrick Horne of Donalsonville, commercial truck driving (CDL); Misty Joiner of Edison, computer information systems at BCEC; Geraldine Kidd of Seminole County, practical nursing at BCEC; Sara Kimmel of Cairo, cosmetology; John Lott of Blakely, electrical/electronics at BC; Kendrick Shephard of Bainbridge, CDL, and Charles White of Bainbridge, allied health.
About BC’s new faculty
A doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Florida State University (FSU), John Bickley teaches English. His specialties are medievalism and film studies. He earned a Master of Arts in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in that field from FSU.
Emily Dowd received her doctorate in English literature from FSU in August, earned a master’s degree in English literature from FSU, a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida, and the Associate of Arts from Indian River State College.
Juan Gomez earned his doctorate in space plasma physics from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kan., where he had earned his Master of Science in Physics. His Bachelor of Arts degrees in math and in physics are from North Adams State College.
Wesley Whitehead holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary math education from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University.
Lisa Jennings earned her Master of Arts in English literature from FSU and is completing her doctoral dissertation for FSU in that field.
Janice Hall is a registered nurse and earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Thomas University. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Darton College after training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC). She began teaching at BC in 2008 as part-time clinical instructor and held temporary faculty status in the Nursing Division last year.
Tammie Varnadoe, who is to graduate in March 2011 with her MSN from Kaplan University, had served since 2009 as a part-time instructor of nursing and taught health occupations classes for the Technical Studies Division. She earned her BSN from Thomas University and her ADN from Darton.
Trenise Grimsley earned her BSN from Thomas University, her ADN from Darton and her practical nursing diploma from Bainbridge College from which she had earned a certificate as a Certified Nurse Assisting.
Haley Harrison earned her BSN from the Medical College of Georgia.
Sherry Harrison earned her Associate of Applied Science in medical assisting from SWGTC from which she also earned a medical assisting diploma.
Fredrick Horne, who retired after 28 years as a Georgia State Trooper, teaches in the CDL program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia.
Misty Joiner earned her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Georgia Southwestern State University and her Associate of Applied Science in business computer systems from Darton College.
Geraldine Kidd is a registered nurse and earned her Associate of Science in nursing from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Fla.
Sara Kimmel, who teaches BC’s new Cosmetology Program, earned a diploma in cosmetology from SWGTC and holds a Master Cosmetology License with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.
John Lott is working on his Bachelor of Science from DeVry University, majoring in electronics engineering with a minor in information technology. He holds the Associate of Applied Science from Albany Technical College with a major in electronics technology and earned his Master Electrical License from the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing, major-electrical contractor.
Kendrick Shephard has served since 2008 as a part-time instructor in the CDL before being named as full-time instructor this year.
Charles White earned his BSN from Valdosta State University and his Associate of Fine Arts in theater education at Young Harris College.