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Blue Mountain College (BMC) is a private liberal arts college, supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, located in the northeasten Mississippi town of Blue Mountain. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blue Mountain is a town located in Tippah County, Mississippi. ...

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History

The college was founded in 1873 by Confederate General Mark P. Lowrey, a pastor, as a women's college. Blue Mountain Female Institute, as it was called at first, started with 50 students with Mr. Lowrey and his two daughters serving as the faculty. In 1877, the college was officially chartered by the State of Mississippi. Lowrey, his sons W. T. and B. G., and grandson Lawrence Lowrey all served as the first four presidents. A longtime professor of the school, Dr. Wilfred Tyler, became president in 1960, followed by Dr. Harold Fisher in 1965. Since 2001, Dr. Bettye Coward has headed the college. 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... A pastor is a minister or priest of a Christian church. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Most of this article is about heads of state. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Originally an independently-owned institution, the college was turned over to the Mississippi Baptist Convention in 1920. It remained focused on women's education until 1956 when a program to train men for church-related vocations was started; however, the overall enrollment remains predominantly female. In October of 2005, the college's Board of Trustees voted to make the school co-educational. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2005-2006 year was 424. Twenty-five percent of the students were male and 75 percent of the students commute to campus each day.


Departments

  • Dept. of Biblical and Associated Studies
  • Dept. of Education, Business, Physical Education, and Psychology
  • Dept. of Fine Arts and Speech
  • Dept. of Language and Literature
  • Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Science
  • Dept. of Social Studies

Athletics

  • Team Name: The Toppers

Intercollegiate sports teams for women participate in the TranSouth Athletic Conference of the NAIA. The TranSouth Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference for smaller colleges and universities located in the Southern United States. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


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Blue Mountain College president visits LaurelLaurel Leader Call, MS -May 31, 2007Blue Mountain College President, Dr. Betty Coward, center, was in Laurel recently to meet with area alumnae.
Blue Mountain College (BMC) is a private liberal arts college, supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, located in the northeasten Mississippi town...
Blue Mountain College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Blue Mountain College (BMC) is a private liberal arts college, supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, located in the northeasten Mississippi town of Blue Mountain.
The college was founded in 1873 by Confederate General Mark P. Lowrey, a pastor, as an institution to provide education to women.
In 1877, the college was officially chartered by the State of Mississippi.
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