Brandon Caldwell

Alumni Association Board Vice-President; Community Banking Officer, Highlands Community Bank


B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Information Technology, Bluefield College, ‘02


Brandon is a 2002 graduate of BC. While a student, he was president of the Resident Hall Council, in addition to his involvement in other student activities on campus. After graduation, Brandon began working for SunTrust Bank in Roanoke, Virginia, where he served in various roles for over ten years, rising to a Vice President position and Business Banking Relationship Manager before his exit in 2013 when he was led back home to Clifton Forge (VA). In August of 2013, Brandon began working for Highlands Community Bank in Covington (VA) as a Community Banking Officer, where he continues to work today. In 2012, he was asked to participate in the second Bluefield College vision session and later joined the Alumni Association in 2013. He is currently the sitting Vice President of the Alumni Association Board. Brandon, along with his wife, Kara, and daughter, Amelia, reside in Clifton Forge.

Sharon Knick

Alumni Association Board Past-President and Retired Educator


Associate Degree, Education, Bluefield College, ‘72
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Radford University


Sharon is a member of Glasgow (VA) Baptist Church. She learned of BC through visiting revival teams. While a student, she participated on the Dorm Council, serving as President, and was a member of the Student Government Association and Baptist Student Union. Sharon also enjoyed traveling to churches with the revival teams. She taught first grade in Buena Vista (VA) Public Schools for 30 years.

Jennifer Mitchell

Alumni Association Board President; Student and Family Ministries, Hope Church


B.S., Exercise and Sport Science, Concentration in Sport Management, Minor in Coaching, Bluefield College, ‘08


Jennifer is a 2008 alum of Bluefield College. While a student, she was involved in Alpha Delta, as well as the Football Feasibility Committee, which studied bringing the sport back to BC. After graduation, Jennifer held several positions at the University of Richmond (VA), most recently being an integral part of the Development team in the Major Gifts sector, as well as Assistant Coach for the nationally-ranked Synchronized Swimming team. In September of 2012, she left her posts at Richmond to take a position at Hope Church, where she also is a member. Jennifer is currently the President of the Alumni Association and a charter member of the Bluefield College President's Advisory Council. She resides in Richmond, where she is active in the life of Hope Church.

Term Ending 2016

Isabell Agnew Lovitt

Library Media Specialist, Floyd County Public Schools


A.S.; Bluefield College, 1971
B.S. Geography and Library Science; Radford College, 1974
M.S. Education; Radford University, 2001


Isabel is a graduate of Bluefield College from 1971. During her time here at BC, she enjoyed participating in ONE Way Christian Musical, chapel activities, and revival teams. Isabel made life-long friendships while at Bluefield, and loved the brilliant and kind faculty members that she encountered.

Today, Isabel is the Library Media Specialist with Floyd County Public Schools. She is an active member of the Bluefield College Alumni Board and Floyd Baptist Church, where she serves as Associate Chairman of Deacon Fellowship, Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Visitation Committee, and Hospitality Committee. She is former president of Floyd County Education Association and former Check Elementary School Faculty Representative. 

Isabel is happily married to her husband, Louie Scott Lovitt, and they have three children – Eric Dillon Lovitt, Dreama Irene Lovitt, and Allan Scott Lovitt.

Joshua Cline

Assistant City Manager, City of Bluefield, WV


B.S. Business Administration; Bluefield College, 2009


Joshua Cline is a lifelong resident of southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia. A graduate of Bluefield College in 2009, Josh was a member of Phi Beta Lambda and served as chapter president and president of the Virginia state chapter during his senior year. He was a member of the Omega Mu Kappa fraternity, a phone-a-thon caller, a member of the 2008 Spring Break Mission Trip to South Africa, a member of Bluefield Singers, a student representative for the 2009-2014 strategic plan, and is former Director of Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund at his alma mater. Today, Josh serves the city of Bluefield, West Virginia, as Assistant City Manager and works tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of Bluefield. He spends his free time volunteering, traveling, and hanging out with his wonderful wife, Peyton, and his dog, Marley.

Scott Hammond

Assistant Vice President, the Bank of Marion


B.S. Criminal Justice, minor in Psychology; Bluefield College, 1993
Graduate of Bank Management; University of Virginia, 2000


Scott is a 1993 alumnus of Bluefield College. He currently serves at The Bank of Marion as Assistant Vice President specializing in Consumer Lending and Residential Mortgage Lending. He and his wife, Paula, and daughters, Morgan and Megan, reside in Glade Spring, Virginia. Scott has been an active member of the Saltville/Rich Valley Lions Club since 2000, has served on the Board of Directors at Smyth County Chamber of Commerce since 2013, the Board of Directors at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians since 2015, and the Bluefield College Alumni Board of Directors since 2013. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, hunting, and fishing.

Term Ending 2017

Dennis Harper

Realtor, Long & Foster Realty Co.


Associate Degree, Education, Bluefield College, ‘73
B.S., Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
Post Graduate Studies, Counselor Education, Virginia Commonwealth University


Dennis was Sophomore Class President while a student at Bluefield College and served as Director of Student Activities from 1975-77. He is a top-performing sales professional with international sales and marketing experience in the commercial, industrial, and municipal markets. Dennis recently joined Long and Foster Realtors in the Roanoke, Virginia sales office. Originally from Richmond (VA), he graduated from BC with an associate degree and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dennis proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Bluefield College Alumni Association.

Scott Polhamus

Assistant Site Manager, City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

B.A., Christian Studies, Minor in Graphic Communication, Bluefield College, ‘11
While a student at Bluefield College, Scott was very active in the Beta Chi Delta fraternity, serving as Chaplain and Historian, and was a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries. Scott spent his first year as a BC grad serving as a volunteer at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, a Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery program and homeless shelter. He is currently serving as an account manager for a national distributor of innovative commercial washroom accessories. Scott enjoys spending his Sundays at Heights Community Church, and his Saturdays hiking the mountains of central and southwest Virginia.

Shannon Willet

Real Estate Consultant, Long and Foster Realtors


B.S., Criminal Justice, Bluefield College, ‘06 


Shannon is a 2006 graduate of the Bluefield College Criminal Justice Online Program. Originally from southeastern North Carolina, Shannon is now a resident of Prince William County, Virginia, and has been since the spring of 2001. After many years of working in the private sector as a contractor, Shannon decided to start her own business as a Real Estate Consultant with Long & Foster Realtors in Manassas, Virginia. She has been in business since 2011. 

Shannon and her husband Rick (also a Bluefield College graduate) have been married for 20 years. They enjoy spending time together and with their German Shepard, Oscar.   

Her favorite quote is from the famous public speaker Les Brown, “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

Term Ending 2018

Rebecca Bentley Hall



B.A. Social Studies Education; Bluefield College, 1986
M. Div. Theology and Counseling; Campbell University


Rebecca Bentley Hall is a 1986 graduate of Bluefield College. Her 20+ years of work experience has included office administration, trade show management and marketing in Northern Virginia.

Following a 20-year call into ministry, Rebecca and her family moved to North Carolina to pursue an M.Div. at Campbell University. Upon graduation, she served for a summer as a chaplain intern at Trauma 1 hospital in Raleigh. Soon after, she worked for three years as the Minister of Children and Missions at Ridge Road Baptist Church.

Rebecca is currently committed by serving on the Resource Commission of the Raleigh Baptist Association, the Advisory Council of Caring Connections Ministry (CCM), a mentor to a CCM participant, the costume committee at Spiritual Twist Productions (a Christian theatre company for youth), and chairs the Hospitality Committee at church. Rebecca is also the administrator of her neighborhood Facebook page and the page Bluefield College - 80s Alumni.

While at Bluefield College, Rebecca served on the yearbook staff, was involved with many theatre productions throughout the school year and in summer, and was on the Mud Pig Day Committee for three years. Rebecca is pleased to be part of the committee that organized the first water slide down the hill of Rish Hall!

Rebecca is a wife to Tim, a step-mother to Sierra (27) and a mother to Carter (15).

LeAnn Lane Montgomery



B.S., Biology; Bluefield College, 2005


LeAnn is a 2005 graduate of Bluefield College. With a heart for helping others, LeAnn has worked with non-profits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ronald McDonald House, located in Huntington, West Virginia. Recently, she worked as Development Coordinator for CASA of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Lewisburg (WV). CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that help give abused and neglected children a voice in court and ultimately help to place these children in safe, permanent homes. 

As a junior at BC, LeAnn was awarded the London Scholar opportunity, spending a semester abroad learning of Great Britain's history. She was a resident assistant for three years and served on Greek Council as a representative for Alpha Delta Sorority. She resides in Lewisburg with her husband, John, and two children, John Solomon and Harper Lane. She loves interior design, event planning, and helping others.

Morgan Lloyd

Social Studies Teacher, Richlands High School


Associates Degree, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2011
B.A., History, Bluefield College, 2013
M.A., Education, Bluefield College, 2015


Morgan Lloyd is a two-time alumnus of Bluefield College. First graduating in 2013 with a B.A. in History with teacher licensure, Morgan pursued his passion and became a teacher at Richlands High School in Tazewell County, Virginia, where he is an instructor of social studies. Morgan continued his education at BC, earning his master's degree in 2015.

While a student, Morgan played an active role in Residence Life, where he served for one year as a Resident Assistant and two years as a Residence Hall Director. He was a member of the Student Government Association, Student Union Board, and Beta Chi Delta Fraternity. He also participated in mission trips, spent time in China, and was a representative of Bluefield College at the annual VTAG event in Richmond for several years.

In addition to teaching, Morgan is the Next Generation Coordinator for Highlands Fellowship on the Bluefield campus.

Howard Mayo

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Mount Airy High School


B.S. Social Studies and Physical Education, Concentration in Secondary Education; Bluefield College, 1988


Howard Mayo graduated from Bluefield College in 1988, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team. He was also president of the student body in 1987 and a Residential Advisor for three years. Howard has been married to Deborah Easter Mayo for the past 23 years and has three wonderful children: Alex, Abby, and Adam. He lives in Fancy Gap, Virginia, where he is a member of Skyview Baptist Church. He is a deacon and director of Sunday Schools. Howard has been teaching for the past 28 years with the last 12 being at Mount Airy High School. He has also been a head girls' basketball coach for 23 years.

Zachary Smith


B.A. Christian Studies; Bluefield College, 2008
B.S. Criminal Justice, Pre-Law; Bluefield College, 2008
J.D. Appalachian School of Law


Zachary Smith started attending BC in 2004, where he was a member of the BC Golf Team. Zach was extremely talented academically at Bluefield College, being inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Theta Alpha Kappa Christian Studies Honor Society. He graduated in 2008 Cum Laude and was on the Dean’s list for six semesters. Additionally, Zach was active in intramural sports and other events on the Bluefield campus. He now has a J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law.