Welcome to the Southern Methodist College Newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent out periodically to keep you informed as to the college life and activities.

The 2017-2018 school year is now complete, and we are working and preparing for the beginning of a new school year. The Fall Semester will begin on August 21st, and we are praying for an increase in enrollment from the past year.

There are two special classes that we want to bring to your attention:

CM 208 Teaching Children Effectively will be taught September 10 – November 12Monday evenings, 6:00-9:30 PM, at First Baptist Church of Bamberg. This program is being offered in conjunction with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Miss Ellen Hucks is the general instructor.

CM 311 Biblical Principles of Family Life will be taught October 23 – December 17, Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 PM, in Gamble Hall. Dr. Vic Reasoner is the instructor.

The time to register is now!  If you have questions about which courses you should take, please contact me at jhucks@smcollege.eduFinancial assistance is available to our students. We are thankful for a number of scholarships available to our students who apply.  For a scholarship application of information, please contact Dr. Hucks or Dr. Reasoner.

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We remind you of the option of on-line registration and on-line payments available at our general web-site: www.smcollege.edu. On-line registration has been a suggestion made by several students and we are happy to provide this service.

There are several important dates to put on your calendar for the 2018-2019 school year!

August 21……. Fall Semester Term 1 Begins

October 23….. Fall Semester Term 2 Begins

January 8……. Spring Semester Term 1 Begins

March 12…….. Spring Semester Term 2 Begins

May 21……….. Summer Semester Term Begins

Our office hours have changed! Offices are opened Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – noon, and other times by appointment. For help, please contact the following:  academic concerns – Dr. John Hucks (jhucks@smcollege.edu), financial concerns – Dr. Vic Reasoner (vreasoner@smcollege.edu), internet delivery and e-mail concerns – Mrs. Shekhinah Courson (sgcourson@smcollege.edu), and Library/research concerns – Mrs. Christine Gaskin (cgaskin@smcollege.edu). Our phone numbers are (803) 534-7826 and (803) 215-5422. If there is no answer, please leave us a voice mail.

News around campus . . . Dr. Harry Zimmerman has joined the adjunct faculty and is busy preparing an on-line version of the Exegetical Preaching course to be offered in the near future. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Blank are moving to Lynchburg, Virginia in August.  Dr. Blank will continue his work as Director of Institutional Advancement and as a faculty member by means of on-line and telephone technology. … Hannah Hucks will be leaving our staff to begin graduate studies at Columbia International University. Hannah, we will miss you!

We are thankful for each of our students. It is a blessing working with each of you as you pursue your calling of Christian life and service. May the Lord continue to bless you in all of your labors for Him!

Dr. John Hucks, Academic Dean

jhucks@smcollege.edu