Alumni Awards

The Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association Board of Directors are currently accepting nominations for Alumni Awards. The following awards are up for nomination:

  1. Inclusion in the BC Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Graduates
  2. Alumnus/Alumna of the Year
  3. Honorary Alumni
  4. Volunteer of the Year
  5. Distinguished Young Alumnus/Alumna of the Year
  6. Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award
  7. Inclusion in the BC Athletic Hall of Fame


In order to submit a nomination for any of the above mentioned awards, please complete the form under the appropriate tab. In order to aid your submission, please review the Awards Criteria and Nomination Information for eligibility requirements.

Criteria and Nomination Info

Bluefield College Alumni Association’s Hall of Distinguished Graduates

The alumnus/alumna selected for this award must meet the following requirements. The individual must be a Bluefield College graduate age fifty years or older. Through their life, they must have reached outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state or nation. They also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. They must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College. All Bluefield College graduates are eligible for this award. Alumni that did not graduate from Bluefield College are not eligible for this award. This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

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Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award

The alumnus/alumna selected for this award must meet the following requirements. The individual must be a Bluefield College alumnus/alumna, and at least forty (40) years old. Through their life, they must have reached outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state, or nation. They also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. They must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College. All Bluefield College Association members are eligible for this award. This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

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Honorary Alumni Award

This award was established to honor individuals who are not alumni of Bluefield College. However, they are to be commended and given honorary alumni status due to their significant contributions of service and support to the College and its mission and vision. This person must also be a representation of the values and mission of Bluefield College. This award will be presented each year at Homecoming to no more than one individual or couple.

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Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is presented each year at Homecoming to an individual, alumnus/alumna, or friend of Bluefield College, who displays service to the College through service. The measurement of service can be identified through fundraising, recruiting, support, or faithful service to the College, and event should be a significant endeavor. This individual must also be a representative to the values and mission of Bluefield College.

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Distinguished Young Alumnus/Alumna Award

The alumnus/alumna that is selected for this award must meet the following requirements. The individual must be a Bluefield College graduate forty (40) years old or younger, and exhibit the values and mission of Bluefield College. Oustanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state, or nation will be the criteria used to select individuals. Other criteria will include display of significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and the individual must also represent the value and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. He/She must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College. All Bluefield College graduates are eligible for this award. Alumni that did not graduate from Bluefield College are not eligible for this award. This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

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Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award

Bluefield College holds service as a core value. It is seen in student activities, the College’s academic programs, and is a way of life for the faculty, staff, and alumni of the College. Therefore, in 2004, the Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award was created.

This recipient should be either a Bluefield College graduate, alumni, faculty member, staff member, or student. The individual should display continual service and compassion in his/her ministry. He/She also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College. Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. This award will be given to only one recipient or couple each year at Homecoming.

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Bluefield College Athletic Hall of Fame

The Bluefield College Athletic Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute and give recognition to former athletes, coaches, and others of meritorious service who have made exceptional contributions to the athletic programs of the College. Membership shall consist of athletes, coaches, trainers, athletic administrators, and others of meritorious service who fulfilled the purpose of this established award. Inductees will be selected by committee.

Athlete Criteria

  • One must have been an athlete as documented in the College’s records.
  • The nominee must have graduated from Bluefield College.
  • At least two years of the nominee’s intercollegiate athletic competition must have been at Bluefield College.
  • The nominee is eligible for nomination five years after he/she has completed eligibility.
  • The nominee should have obtained outstanding conference athletic accomplishments during their seasons of play at Bluefield College.
  • One cannot be nominated if on the Hall of Fame selection committee or if he/she is a sitting member on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • The nominee must display significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.


Coach Criteria

  • One must have been a coach at Bluefield College as documented in the College’s records.
  • There must be a five year time lapse since the candidate last coached at Bluefield College. (Five year waiting period may be waived according to the wishes of the selection committee.)
  • Coaches, if serving on the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, may not be considered for induction.
  • Consideration for selection includes recognition of length and quality of the coaching record, and program growth at Bluefield College.
  • Nominee should demonstrate positive character qualities and serve as a role model for others.
  • The nominee must display significant leadership to his/her community and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.


Meritorious Service

  • The nominee must have proven him or herself in service to Bluefield College and Bluefield College Athletics. This should be proven through documented proof in the College’s records of contributions of resources, including time and financial resources, and continuous support of scholarship goals.
  • The nominee should demonstrate positive character qualities and serve as a role model for others.
  • The nominee display significant leadership to his/her community and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.


Posthumous Selection

  • Deceased candidates shall be given equal consideration in all categories to receive recognition posthumously in the Bluefield College Athletic Hall of Fame. The waiting period of five years will be waived.
 
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