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Professor Links Theatre and Experiential, Liberal Arts Education

Abbey Toot is new to Brevard College, having joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Acting and Director in Fall 2021. Professor Toot earned a B.S. in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California Irvine. Before coming to Brevard, she worked in Chicago, Illinois and…

Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Norway

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Dr. Betsy Burrows has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Norway. Dr. Burrows will teach and learn in Halden, Norway at the Norwegian Center for Foreign Languages in Education. Burrows will enhance the center’s…

Climbers Complete Successful Season at USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships

 The Brevard College Climbing team completed a highly successful 2021 season with a showing at the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships on Thursday at Reach Climbing & Fitness in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.  Four Brevard College student-athletes competed in the Bouldering category against a highly competitive field at the national championships.  BC senior Madison Altman represented the…

Mikayla Morgan’s Walk-Off Single Highlights Doubleheader for Tornados

With game two tied 3-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Brevard’s offense strung together three-consecutive base hits as Mikayla Morgan drove home Gabby Hooper to give the Brevard College softball team (7-18, 3-11 USA South) a conference doubleheader split with Maryville College (19-15, 10-4 USAS) on Wednesday afternoon at the BC Softball Field. Hooper led off…

Theatre Department Presents Mixtape, an evening of a classroom collective of new works, current projects, and performances

Brevard College Theatre will present an evening of work entitled Mixtape which is the collaborative effort of department faculty, staff, and students on April 27 at 7:00pm EST. The evening will be held at the Morrison Playhouse in the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts. Department Coordinator and Associate Professor of Theatre Andrea Boccanfuso,…

Professor and Olympic Weightlifter Works with U.S. Olympic Committee to Assess Standards

Dr. Stephen Knott recently received tenure, and was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education at Brevard College. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Health and Human Performance Graduate program and serves as an advocate for student athletes in his role as  Faculty Athletics Representative. A native of…

Cycling and Cognative MTB Begin Partnership

The ten-time national champion Brevard College Cycling team and Cognative MTB, a premier Mountain Bike apparel manufacturer located in Hendersonville, North Carolina, have entered into a new sponsorship partnership beginning this Spring.  The partnership kicked off with a photoshoot and team ride at the college’s dual slalom and short track course at Savannah Hill on…

New Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development

After a thorough nationwide search, Brevard College is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Wagner as vice president for alumni affairs and development at Brevard College.  Pat completed his bachelor’s degree in economics at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and will earn his master’s degree in leadership this spring. His work in the field…

Tornados Pick Up First USA South Victory of 2022 with 9-6 Win over Cougars

Sophomore attacker Andrew McDonald scored four goals with two assists, while senior midfielder Nate Ellen totaled a hat trick with three goals as the Brevard College men’s lacrosse team (2-10, 1-6 USA South) earned its first conference win of the season, defeating Averett University (3-10, 0-7 USAS) on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Family Field. McDonald brought his…

Music Department Presents Wind Ensemble Concert

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble will present a concert Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.  in Scott Concert Hall at the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts. Special guests will include the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass under the direction of Jamie Hafner. The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass is a 28-piece brass ensemble of outstanding…

Registration Operations Specialist at Brevard College is Local Dance Teacher

Cindy Bryson has been on the staff at Brevard College for 12 years. Born in Florida, she moved to Brevard at age 10. She previously worked as the Executive Director of the Transylvania County American Red Cross for 20 years as well as at a local daycare and accounting firm. In her current role as…

Brevard College Places Record 167 Student-Athletes on USA South Academic All-Conference List

Brevard College placed a school-record 167 student-athletes on the USA South Academic All-Conference Team for the 2021-22 academic year. BC’s 167 academic all-conference selections shatters the previous record of 129 set in 2020-21. Brevard is among the top-five schools in the USA South in total number of honorees, joining Piedmont University (215 honorees), Huntingdon College…

Digital Media Professor Curates Interdisciplinary Exhibition

Jordan Whitten began at Brevard College as an Adjunct Instructor in 2019 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. A native of Memphis, TN he holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art and a Master’s of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University – both in Photography. In addition to teaching…

Alumnus is Doctor of Management, Law Enforcement Educator, and Organizational Leadership Professional

Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Shaun Ward moved south to pursue new opportunities and eventually attended Brevard College in 1997. During his time as a student, Ward became a mentee of Stan Jacobson, the current Director of Safety, Security, and Risk Management at the college. Through Stan’s guidance and mentorship, Shaun completed an internship…

Tahmassebi Elevated to Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator

Roya Tahmassebi has been named Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach, Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator at Brevard College, announced Head Coach Kristin Rosato. “Roya’s dedication to the program and to our student-athletes is superb and well deserving of this promotion,” said Rosato. “Roya has ignited new energy into our program, while maintaining her coaching philosophy of ‘keeping it simple.’  Roya’s growth in…

Senior and Double Major has Career Opportunities After Graduation

Senior KC Collins is highly engaged on campus as a double major in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE) and Environmental Studies with minors in Geology and Ecology. From Marietta, GA KC is also a midfielder on the BC Tornados Women’s Lacrosse team. She received 1st Team West Division from USA South in the 2021…

Taylor Hannah Named Brevard College Assistant Softball Coach

Taylor Hannah has been named Assistant Coach for the Brevard College Softball program, announced BC Head Softball Coach Bre Shearin. “I am extremely excited for Taylor to join the BC softball staff,” said Shearin. “Her high softball IQ is going to help develop our players at a fast rate. Taylor’s presence will make practices smoother…

Women’s Volleyball 2022 Season Schedule

“As a team, we are looking forward to what we can accomplish in the 2022 season with many familiar opponents,” commented Head Coach Anna Grant. “With the new conference alignment we will face several teams we’ve seen before during our non-conference play in previous seasons, but now we will have the chance to see them…

Student Spotlight: Timiah McGhee

Brevard College Junior Timiah McGhee is a Business and Organizational Leadership (BORG) major and Criminal Justice minor. From Dover, Delaware, Timiah plans to attend law school to become a criminal defense attorney. When she found Brevard, she was looking for a college far away from home in order to establish her independence and one where…

Noah Reisig Named Head Athletic Trainer at Brevard College

Noah Reisig has been named Head Athletic Trainer at Brevard College, announced BC Director of Athletics Myranda Nash. “We are extremely excited to have Noah Reisig in his new role as Head Athletic Trainer for the Tornados,” said Nash.  “In this past year, Noah has proven to be an exceptional athletic trainer who leads by…

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