Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Bluefield College has several very helpful and dedicated counselors to work with our prospective students. They are available to help you plan your path through your college career.

Elizabeth Decker

Traditional Admissions Counselor



In May of 2015, I graduated from Bluefield College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Voice. As an active student in the Music Department, I performed with Variations, Praise Singers, and the Bluefield College Concert Band. Participating in the vocal ensembles allowed me to travel extensively throughout the state of Virginia. Throughout my time at BC, I served as the Vice President of Alpha Delta and played the keyboard for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries Band on campus. Studying at Bluefield helped me to find my true passion. I am very excited to continue blazing my trail at Bluefield College as a member of the Admissions staff. Please feel free to call me anytime, and let me share with you how you can be a part of the Bluefield College Family.

Timothy Hegerich

Senior Counselor for Transfer & International Admissions



My name is Timothy Hegerich and I am the Senior Counselor for Transfer and International Admissions here at Bluefield College. I joined the Ram family in June of 2013 after working five years in the Admissions Office at Brewton-Parker College, my alma mater. In 2008, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies and I am currently a graduate student at Capella University, pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Higher Education Administration. In July of 2011, I was ordained to serve as the Pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Glenwood, Georgia, a bi-vocational calling I served in for two and a half years. Since coming to Bluefield, I have continued to serve as pulpit supply in the region. In my opinion, the best education a student can receive will be found at a private, Christian institution. In my nine years working in Christian higher education, I have worked with students from a wide selection of academic and social backgrounds and I can confidently say that the education offered at Bluefield College is an experience you can only truly appreciate firsthand. Call me or email me today so I can get to know you and your goals and I will work with you to achieve each one.

Abbey Le Roy

Traditional Admissions Counselor



In 2012, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Teaching from Columbia International University and went on to graduate with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies the following year. Throughout my time in college, I became interested in Christian education. More specifically, I developed a passion for equipping others to understand and apply the truth of Scripture in their daily lives. Since graduation, I have been able to exercise that passion in a variety of roles, such as working in the marketing department of a private Christian school, serving as the administrative assistant at a faith-based nonprofit organization, and volunteering at my home church, where my husband currently serves as the youth pastor. Additionally, in my position as an admissions counselor at Bluefield College, I have the privilege of inviting students to join our Christ-centered learning community. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me concerning any questions you have about Bluefield College or the admissions process. I look forward to serving you!

Scott Polhamus

Traditional Admissions Counselor



My name is Scott Polhamus and I am a 2011 graduate of Bluefield College’s Christian Studies department. As a student I was active in the Beta Chi Delta fraternity, and served as the Men’s Bible Study leader for the BCM. I spent my 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. From there I was able to develop my calling of serving others and was able to distinguish a passion to help others succeed in their life paths. I have been blessed with many opportunities to pursue this passion both professionally, as well in my personal life, and in volunteering with my home church. I am excited to be a part of the Bluefield College admissions team where I know I will be able to help you reach your goals and achieve your calling!

Evan Sherman

Director of Traditional Admissions



My name is Evan Sherman and I am the Director of Traditional Admissions at Bluefield College. In May of 2011, I graduated from BC with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. As a student, I was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team, a brother in Beta Chi Delta, and a member of Phi Beta Lambda. I also worked with Residence Life as both a Resident Advisor and Residence Hall Director. After graduation, I worked with GEICO as a Complex Liability and Bodily Injury Claims Representative in Lakeland, Florida. Over time, I have developed a passion for working with students in an effort to help them reach their fullest potentials. I look forward to working with every student who is interested in Bluefield College! Please call me with any questions you have about the admissions process.