Greetings from the Honors Program

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

I invite you to learn more about our program and fill out the online application. Please email or call me to talk more about this opportunity. 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. I'm waiting to hear from you.

Contact Information

Rob Merritt
Professor of English; Department Chair, English; Director, Honors Program