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  • Ohio State VP named as Mississippi College president

    by Mississippi College & BP Staff, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (9 days ago)

    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- A Mississippi native now serving as an Ohio State University vice president has been selected as the new president of Mississippi College.

    Blake Thompson, 43, will start July 1 as president of the 5,200-student college affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, succeeding Lee Royce, who retires June 30 after 16 years as president.

    At Ohio State where Thompson joined its administrative leadership in 2009, he serves as vice president of the office of government affairs, representing the university at the local, state and federal levels, and as board secretary, one of three elected trustee officers at the 60,000-student university. Read More

  • Lee & Rhoda Royce honored for 16 yrs. at Miss. College

    by Mississippi College & BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (17 days ago)

    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- The naming of Mississippi College's medical science building for Lee Royce is among the gestures of gratitude for his 16 years at the helm of the Baptist-affiliated college as he approaches retirement in late June.

    Lettering for the Royce Medical Science Center was placed on the building May 1. For his wife, the Rhoda Royce Prayer Garden near Alumni Hall has been named in her honor. Read More

  • Racial reconciliation is college's day-long topic

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Marilyn Stewart
    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- Supernatural unity of the heart is the key to racial reconciliation, speakers said at a day-long event sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Mississippi College.

    As part of Mississippi College's annual Evangelism Lectures, NOBTS President Chuck Kelley and Ken Weathersby, vice president for convention advancement with the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, spoke on unity for the sake of the Gospel in the morning chapel service.

    "We very naturally seek out people like us. Division, separation is natural," Kelley said during a panel session with Weathersby. Read More

  • College freshman leads tobacco fight

    by Hannah Wallace, posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 (one year ago)

    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- Growing up in a state with high smoking rates and seeing his grandfather battle cancer for years, Bryce Moore felt compelled to take action.

    An 18-year-old Mississippi College freshman, Moore became actively involved in fighting tobacco use among young people.

    Starting as a 9th grader at Gulfport High School, his hard work in the cause caught the attention of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. ... Read More

  • Miss. College garners table tennis championship

    by Andy Kanengiser, posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Keith Lam
    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- Mississippi College's coed table tennis team ended Texas Wesleyan's decade of dominance by capturing MC's first national championship in Wisconsin on Sunday (April 12).

    With games split at two apiece, the fierce match with Texas Wesleyan was decided in doubles play. The MC duo of Cheng Li and Tong Zhang, both from China, overcame a 7-3 deficit to defeat Texas Wesleyan 12-10 to lift the Choctaws to the 2015 championship. Read More