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Wilderness Leadership Student Secures Alaska Internship

Brevard College student Taylor Perez recently landed a competitive internship with Kennicot Wilderness Guides (KWG) in Alaska’s Wrangell St. Elias National Park Reserve. The Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (or WLEE) major will spend his summer in Alaska guiding trips and learning first-hand about guide safety, glacier travel, trip planning, pack rafting, ice climbing, mountaineering, and…

Class of 2014 Commencement Exercises

Proud parents, family and friends gathered under sunny skies to watch members of Brevard College’s Class of 2014 receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 3. Approximately 126 students participated in Brevard College’s 161st Commencement Exercise, which was held in the College’s Betty Neale Academic Quadrangle. As is a tradition at Brevard College, the ceremony featured two speakers…

Cycling Wins First Individual National Road Championship, Second Overall

Brevard College’s Allison Arensman became the first-ever Tornado to capture an Individual Championship at a Road Nationals with a victory in Sunday’s 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals Road Race and a National Championship in the Individual Omnium. “Winning the Road Race and the Individual Omnium was so special, not because it was for me, but because it…

Tornados Advance to SAC Tournament

The Brevard College softball team has earned the sixth seed in this week’s Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament, which is being held on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. The Tornados will open the tournament on Thursday afternoon against third-seeded Wingate University at 12:30 p.m. from Dorothy Neely Field. The Tornados swept…

Professor Receives Prestigious National Research Grant

Brevard College Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Mary Louise Bringle, has been awarded a prestigious Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers.  Bringle’s award is one of only 10 such grants conferred this spring to recipients from institutions from across the country, including Yale, Duke, Emory, Notre Dame and the New York Theological Seminary. She is the…

Professor Published in International Science Journal

Brevard College Geology Professor Dr. James Reynolds has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of South American Earth Sciences titled “Tectonic controls on the evolution of the Andean Cenozoic foreland basin: evidence from fluvial system variations in the Payogastilla Group, in the Calchaquí, Tonco, and Amblayo Valleys, NW Argentina.” The paper is co-authored with four…

Hrobak, Joyce Named Student-Athletes of the Month

Brevard college softball sophomore Jamie Hrobak and baseball junior Zac Joyce have been named the Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month for February. The award is presented by Sports Spot in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department. Hrobak was voted the Female Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC head coaching staff over Madison Lenox…
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Voice Students Advance to Statewide Singing Regionals

Four Brevard College voice students were among the best student performers at the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NC NATS) Auditions held recently in Greensboro, N.C. Soprano Rachel Anthony, mezzo-soprano Alisha Carland, tenor Blake Ellege and soprano Katie Smathers were ranked in the top tier of the 400 singers who participated at the…
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Baseball Defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 6-2

The Brevard College Tornados scored four runs in the 11th inning on their way to a 6-2 win over the Lenior-Rhyne Bears in a non-conference matchup Wednesday evening at Bears Field. The Tornados broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 11th inning when Bennett Hixson executed a squeeze play that scored Kody Spencer, giving BC a one-run…
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Basketball Teams Practice with Special Olympics

The Brevard College men’s and women’s basketball teams continued their tradition of practicing with athletes from the Transylvania County Special Olympics in Boshamer Gymnasium on Monday evening.  “We’ve been doing this for four or five years now,” said women’s basketball head coach Shannon Reid. “It’s an awesome experience, and something we look forward to every season.” The…

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