Greetings from the Honors Program

I am so pleased you are interested in the Honors Program at Bluefield College.

I invite you to fill out the online application and to e-mail or call me to talk more about the opportunities. In the program, we have an enthusiastic group of students in many majors who want to be a part of the intellectual environment at Bluefield College and who want to lay a foundation for success after graduation. Whether students plan to enter graduate school or a profession, they will have developed superior skills in independent and creative thinking that will help them to make this world a better place.

The Honors Program offers exciting, innovative courses and opportunities to travel and to meet other Honors students around the country.

I am a poet and a professor of English who attended the University of North Carolina and The University of Kentucky. So I like basketball. Ezra Pound, a poet who stimulated me to read and share the wonders of literature (“news that stays news,” he said), paraphrased Confucius in one of his poems:

“To study with the white wings of time passing
is not that our delight

To have friends come from far countries
is that not pleasure?”

Please join us for scholarship, friendship and the thrill of learning.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

I’m waiting to hear from you.

Rob Merritt

Rob Merritt

Director, Bluefield College Honors Program



Amelia Charles - Honor Student at Bluefield CollegeAmelia Charles

Class of 2014

"Courses taken in the Honors Program at Bluefield College were the catalyst of my transformation. My professor, Dr. Merritt, and colleagues enthusiastically engaged in reflection and conversation about how our lives were changing, how our worldviews were taking shape, and how the process of reading, writing, and learning intertwined with our growth and transformation.

Along with the small, stimulating courses and caring professors, the Honors Program teaches students to actively engage in learning and to become leaders who desire to build a better, brighter, and more beautiful future. It seeks to build a community of students who will become world-changers." Read more...

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