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Brittany Franks Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

Brittany Franks has been named Assistant Volleyball Coach at Brevard College, announced Interim Head Coach Abbie Parde.  Franks, an alumna of Brevard College, will assist in all aspects of the program while spearheading BC Volleyball’s strength and conditioning program. “I’m really excited to add Coach Franks to the coaching staff this fall,” said Coach Parde. …

Baseball Team Named 2021-22 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award Winner

The Brevard College baseball team has been named a recipient of the 2021-22 ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Team Academic Excellence Award, presented by Sports Attack.  The Tornados earned the award by posting a team GPA of over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2021-22 academic year. In addition to the ABCA Team…

Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced

 Brevard College has announced the selection of Tristan Cowie (Cycling) and the 1982 National Championship Men’s Cross Country team as the 2022 inductees into the Brevard College Athletics Hall of Fame.  Cowie and the 1982 Men’s Cross Country team will become the 44th and 45th inductees into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2022…

Andrew Westrick Named Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Andrew Westrick has been named Assistant Athletic Trainer at Brevard College, announced Head Athletic Trainer Noah Reisig.  Westrick arrives to Brevard after working in immersive clinical rotations at the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo. “We are excited for Andrew to join our Sports Medicine staff,” said Reisig.  “He will be a tremendous…

Briana Clark Named Director of Compliance & Academic Services 

Briana Clark has been named Director of Compliance & Academic Services at Brevard College, announced Director of Athletics Myranda Nash.  Clark, a 2007 alumna of Brevard College and former Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for the Tornados, returns to BC where she will start in her new role immediately. “We are delighted to welcome back Briana…

Associate Dean Celebrates Completion of Doctorate

Dr. Joshua Wilkey is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Student Success at Brevard College. From Dillsboro, North Carolina, he joined the Brevard College community in 2016 as an Adjunct History Instructor and has since served as Academic Compliance and Assessment Officer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and Assistant Professor of Business and Organizational Leadership.…

Rosato Named Assistant A.D./Senior Woman Administrator

Kristin Rosato has been named Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at Brevard College, announced Director of Athletics Myranda Nash.  In addition to her new duties, Rosato will continue in her role as a Head Coach as she enters her eighth season at the helm of the Tornados Women’s Lacrosse program. “Kristin has done incredible…

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…

Professor Creates Sculptures for Chattanooga Trails

Eight sculptures created by Brevard College Associate Professor of Art Kyle Lusk were recently unveiled as part of the Stringer’s Ridge Trailhead Markers Public Art Project in Chattanooga, Tenn. Lusk was commissioned to create the sculptures to mark four new mountain biking trails in the newly-opened Stringer’s Ridge Park, a forested area in the midst of…

W Soccer & Volleyball Open Seasons with Big Wins

Brevard College’s women’s soccer and volleyball teams opened their seasons with big wins at home on Thursday. The Tornados women’s soccer team defeated King College, 3-1, while the BC volleyball team downed the Virginia-Wise Cavaliers 3-1 in Boshamer Gymnasium. The win for the BC volleyball team marked the first career collegiate victory for first-year head coach Kelly Burdeau.…

Library Observes Banned Book Week

During the last week of September each year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. A display of restricted, removed or banned books is now on exhibit at Brevard College’s J.A. Jones Library to commemorate Banned…
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Brevard Among Nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Brevard College is one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. The online rankings include Brevard College among the guide’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” “Accolades and rankings like these are always gratifying,” said Brevard College President David Joyce. “We still feel that the best way to assess whether the benefits of any college is for families…

Sept. 28: Faculty Showcase

Members of the music faculty at Brevard College will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 in the College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts. The Faculty Showcase is free and open to the public. The program will include music by Benjamin Britten, George Gershwin, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Ewazen, and BC faculty composers Robert Palmer and…

Faculty Member Composes Symphony Work

Brevard College graduate and adjunct faculty member Jason DeCristofaro has been invited by the Symphony of the Mountains (SOM) to compose a work for its Chamber Ensemble.   DeCristofaro will be the featured guest composer at the ensemble’s inaugural concert on September 15 at Rocky Mount Museum in Piney Flats, Tenn. “It is truly an honor to be invited to compose…

701 Reasons to Celebrate

As Brevard College completes its first full week of classes, we couldn’t be more delighted to share that we have officially welcomed 701 new and returning students to campus this fall. Our record-breaking, incoming class includes more than 300 new students from 23 different states and 12 foreign countries. We have also nearly doubled the number…

Chemistry Professor to Present VOR River Findings

Brevard College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Melanie Heying will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the local chapter of the scientific research society Sigma Xi on Thursday, September 12 in Room 125 of the College’s McLarty-Goodson Building. The 7 p.m. presentation, titled “To Know a River: Chemical Analysis of the Suwannee River from Source to Sea”, is…
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Senior Receives Local Scholarship

The Brevard College Teacher Education Program is pleased to announce that Kortney Conner was selected as the recipient of Alpha Delta Kappa’s Louise Dockery Memorial Scholarship.  Conner, a senior History major from Franklin, N.C., is pursuing a secondary teacher licensure in Social Studies at Brevard College. She is a four-year member of the Women’s Varsity Volleyball…

First Year Students Gear up for Adventure

Five first year students started their adventures at BC by gearing up for school with a Wilderness Orientation experience. The week-long trip offered new students the opportunity to be immersed in the mountains by swimming on Flat Laurel Creek, enjoying breath taking views from the Art Loeb trail, learning outdoor living skills, and backcountry cooking skills—including…

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