BC Employees Earn Distinctions
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the fall of 2014.
February 12, 2015
Dr. Sharon Perot
Dr. Stephen Bird joined the BC faculty as a visiting professor of communication. He comes to Bluefield with more than 20 years of experience in the classroom, including most recently as president and professor of journalism at the Institute for 21st Century Journalism and professor of media communication at Southern Wesleyan University. He has also taught at Radford University, Appalachian State University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, and Bartlesville Wesleyan College. In addition, Dr. Bird has been a communications consultant, a columnist, and a freelance writer.
Jennifer Bohannon, a onetime part-time career counselor for the college and a current instructor in the BC Fine Arts Community School, took over the duties of director of the Fine Arts Community School. A 2001 theatre graduate of the college, Bohannon still performs in BC Theatre productions. She earned her master’s degree in theatre from Regent University in May 2014.
Nikki Byrd joined the staff as an online admissions counselor after working in enrollment and advising positions for Mary Baldwin College and Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She will work out of BC’s Roanoke office and recruit online students from Central Virginia.
Junius Currier, director of online admissions, left BC after two years of service. Currier joined the college in 2013 as an admissions counselor before being promoted to director of admissions for online degrees. Before BC, he worked in admissions and as a business development specialist for Strayer University and in admissions for the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Curt Hays joined the BC family as an assistant coach for men’s soccer after playing soccer four years at Bryan College and three years with the Premier Development League’s Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors. His coaching experience includes work as a youth coach with the King’s Warriors organization.
Chip Lambert, director of applications development, departed BC after three years of service. During his tenure, Lambert developed numerous applications to enhance academic and administrative operations for the college. His efforts on staff also resulted in nationwide recognition when the school earned the 2013 Jenzabar Jenzovation Award. A 2009 graduate of Bluefield College, he also represented BC on Jenzabar’s EX Advisory Board. Lambert will continue to serve the college as an adjunct instructor in its new web applications development program, a concentration he helped develop.
Eric Lester joined the college as an information systems and technology support analyst after serving in a technical support role with WeCan in Princeton, West Virginia. He is a graduate of Concord University.
Corey Mullins joined the BC family as head coach for women’s basketball after two seasons as an assistant coach at Presbyterian University. His experience also includes two years as a head coach for women’s basketball at Covenant College, three years as a head coach for men’s basketball at Kentucky Christian University and Boyce College, and four years as an assistant for women’s basketball at Bryan College.
Dr. Sharon Perot joined the BC Division of Business as an associate professor of business and dean of the College of Professional Programs. Dr. Perot brings more than 10 years of teaching experience to Bluefield, both in the classroom and online and most recently at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol. She has also served as an associate dean for a regional graduate business program in Lake Forest, Illinois, and holds 24 years of experience in corporate business management.
Allen Roberts joined the BC family full time as in instructor of graphic communication and digital technologist after serving the college part time for four years as an adjunct instructor. His full time work before BC includes more than a decade in local news media, including seven years as an editor at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and three years as internet director for WVVA-TV. At the Telegraph, Roberts was a two-time winner of a West Virginia Press Association award for graphic design/layout. At WVVA, he earned an award for ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.
Evan Sherman joined the BC family as a traditional admissions counselor after working as a claims representative in insurance. A 2011 graduate of Bluefield College, Sherman was a resident hall director and a member of the men’s varsity tennis team, Beta Chi Delta fraternity and the Phi Beta Lambda business society while a student at BC.
Amy Walker joined the BC family as a traditional admissions counselor after working for a non-profit organization promoting mental and spiritual wellness in teens. Walker has also served as a volunteer youth and young adult ministry leader.