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August 26, 2013

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BCF welcomes Shawn Buice, Professor of New Testament and Greek.

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville is excited to welcome their new additions to the college family. New professors Kaye Johnson, Shawn Buice, Jim Robinett, and staff members Timothy Skinner, Samuel Jackson, John (JJ) Lain, John Stickles, and Laurie Hargrave are the newest faces to join the faculty and staff for this Fall 2013 semester.

Kaye Johnson is originally from Graceville, Fla., where she served as an Elementary Education Teacher at Graceville Elementary School, as well as the Teacher on Assignment involved in administrative duties and the Technology Coordinator. Johnson earned her Bachelor and Master's degrees in Education from Troy University in Troy, Ala., and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Some of the courses Johnson will be teaching are Children's Literature and Math Concepts, and Methods for Elementary Teachers.

Shawn Buice comes to Graceville by way of Schenectady, New York where he served as a Professor of New Testament and Greek at the North East Campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. In the past, Buice served as an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary in Recife, Brazil. Buice earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in Athens, in 1984 and in 1991, his M.Div from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctorate in New Testament and Greek from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. Buice will be teaching Greek, New Testament, and Hermeneutics courses.

Timothy Skinner joins BCF as the new Public Services/Electronic Resources Librarian having served as the Academic Librarian at Christ Central Institution in Columbia, SC, Washington Bible College, and South Florida Bible College. He holds multiple degrees in Biblical Interpretation, Church History and Missions, and Library and Information Studies.

Not new to BCF, former Valley employee Laurie Hargrave joined the staff at BCF as the Administrative Assistant in the Teacher Education Division, and BCF graduates John (JJ) Lain and John Stickles accepted full-time positions, Lain in the Marketing and Admissions Office and Stickles in the Registrar's Office.

In addition to the Graceville campus, BCF welcomed new Distance Site Directors Jim Robinett in Orlando, Samuel Jackson in Panama City, and BCF graduate Lisa Potter as the Administrative Assistant in Orlando. Each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge, and excitement to the distance site programs and the entire campus.

For more information on the degrees offered at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800-328-2660 ext. 460 or visit www.baptistcollege.edu.

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BCF welcomes Kaye Johnson, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Division.