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Celebrating Black History Month

Feb 5, 2016

Bluefield College students have scheduled a month-long series of activities designed to celebrate Black History Month.

Music Alumni Invited to Reunion, Concert

Feb 5, 2016

Former Bluefield College music students are invited to participate in a two-day Alumni Music Reunion, Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, featuring an alumni music concert directed by former BC music student and professor Debbie Burton.

Longtime BC Friend Betty Gordon Dies

Dec 9, 2015

Longtime Bluefield College supporter and friend Betty Sanders Gordon, wife of BC Professor Emeritus Will Gordon, passed away, Saturday, December 5.

Alumna Gloria Smith Earns Career Award

Dec 7, 2015

Bluefield College alumna Gloria Smith, a retired supervisor of the Human Resources Service Center at Virginia Tech, recently received VT’s 2015 Staff Career Achievement Award.

BC Alumni and Friends Join #GivingTuesday

Dec 4, 2015

Bluefield College alumni and friends took part in a worldwide day of giving, Tuesday, December 1, that generated more than $5,000 for BC students.

BC Inducts Four into Sports Hall of Fame

Nov 10, 2015

Bluefield College honored four of its most celebrated former members of athletics with induction into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame, October 24, the highest honor reserved for BC athletes who have made the most exceptional contributions to Ram Athletics.

College Presents 2015 Alumni Awards

Nov 10, 2015

Bluefield College honored three of its most distinguished graduates and one of its most faithful supporters during an Alumni Awards Dinner, October 24, as part of Homecoming 2015.

Students Crown 2015 Homecoming Court

Oct 30, 2015

Bluefield College students crowned the school’s 2015 Homecoming Queen, King and Court during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 23-24.

BC Honors Golden Graduates

Oct 29, 2015

“Welcome home” and “you are special to us” were the themes of the night when Bluefield College honored its graduates from 1965 and beyond during a Golden Graduates Society Dinner, Friday, October 23, as part of Homecoming 2015.

BC to Host First Ram to Ram Seminar

Oct 21, 2015

Bluefield College will host its first-ever Ram-2-Ram Alumni Career Seminar, Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m. in the Student Activities Center, Shott Hall.

Homecoming: Alumni, Community Affair

Oct 19, 2015

Special reunions, a fireworks show, Mark Twain, theatre, a live auction, campus tours, tailgating, football, dinner and dancing, alumni awards, the crowning of a queen and king, and praise and worship.

Blevins Leads 2015 Class into Sports Hall of Fame

Oct 13, 2015

Bluefield College will honor four of its most celebrated former members of athletics with induction into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame, Saturday, October 24.

BC Alumna Lands Seat on the Bench

Oct 5, 2015

As a criminal justice student at Bluefield College, Erin Johnson DeHart hoped to someday become a police officer. Little did she know that just more than 10 years after graduation she’d become a judge.

Jennifer Jones: A Teacher of Teachers

Oct 5, 2015

From playing teacher with a Fisher-Price schoolhouse as a child to her first job as a teacher’s assistant in a kindergarten classroom to one of the highest honored college professors in Virginia. That’s the path of success Dr. Jennifer Jones took, and it all started in the Bluefield College ...

BC Announces 2015 Alumni Awards

Oct 2, 2015

Bluefield College will honor three of its most distinguished graduates, four of its most celebrated former members of Athletics, and one of its most faithful supporters during an Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, October 24.

Community, Alumni Homecoming Auction

Oct 2, 2015

Need a vacation or a little outdoor recreation? Interested in entertainment or amusement packages? Want to take advantage of great buys on sports apparel, jewelry or other quality items, while supporting a good cause?

Students Celebrate Historic Phonathon

Sep 30, 2015

This past spring, 15 Bluefield College students volunteered their time and energy for four weeks, February 23 through March 25, to participate in the school’s annual Phonathon to help raise funds for student scholarships, and by the time the students finished, they had solicited more than ...

BC Honors '85 Golf, Basketball Teams

Sep 4, 2015

Thirty years ago, the Bluefield College men’s basketball team finished one win shy of a national championship, runner-up in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) National Tournament. That same year, 1985, the BC golf team earned a national title as winners of the NLCAA ...

Runners Invited to Elswick 5K

Aug 28, 2015

Bluefield College will host its Eighth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, Saturday, September 19, and when the athletes hit the road for the 5K Run/Walk they’ll be sprinting for more than just awards and accolades. They’ll be running for scholarships and to preserve the ...

ESS Students Get On the Job Training

Jul 16, 2015

Students at Bluefield College are serving valuable roles in the community, fulfilling callings and living passions, even before earning their college degree.

Don't Miss Summer '15 Alumni Reunions

Jul 13, 2015

Bluefield College alumni and friends are invited to a series of summer reunions at baseball stadiums across the Commonwealth in August 2015.

NCIS Internship Feeds Richardson's Passion

Jul 6, 2015

Recent Bluefield College graduate Kayla Richardson has a passion for justice – a passion she explored and nurtured through the school’s criminal justice (CRJ) program and through a unique internship for select CRJ students with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Dunn Enjoys 50 Years of a Calling Fulfilled

Jul 1, 2015

Some people have deep roots in a community because of their family history. However, every now and then, you’ll come across an individual who has such an impact on residents that it seems like he was always a part of the neighborhood.

Alumnus Garry Jones: Education Pioneer

Jun 23, 2015

Full Sail University – an award-winning educational institution for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry in areas including art and design; business, film and television; games, media and communications; music and recording; and web and technology. A university that is ...

Alumni Reunion in Charlottesville

Jun 22, 2015

Bluefield College alumni and friends from Greater Charlottesville are invited to the 29th Annual Alumni Reunion at the Gentry Farm, Saturday, July 11.

Alumnus, Nobel Prize Winner John Nash Dies

May 27, 2015

Bluefield College alumnus and Nobel Prize-winning mathematician Dr. John Forbes Nash, Jr., whose struggle with schizophrenia was the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind, died May 23 along with his wife, Alicia, in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Alumni Remember Dean Dan with 10K

Apr 14, 2015

For the second year in a row, alumni and friends from Bluefield College formed a running troupe called Team Dean Dan to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia.

Alumni to Honor Dean Dan in 10K

Mar 26, 2015

For the second year in a row, alumni from Bluefield College will form a running troupe called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia.

BC Football Hall of Famer Dies

Feb 26, 2015

Bluefield College alumnus and BC Sports Hall of Famer Richard J. "Dick" Bogdan of Schenectady, New York, passed away December 21, 2014 at the age of 92.

BC to Honor '85 Basketball and Golf

Jan 29, 2015

James Hagins, Sammy Poindexter and Ralph Stovall -- members of the Bluefield College Sports Hall of Fame and just a handful of former BC sports greats who will be honored on campus, Saturday, February 7, when the college recognizes its 1985 national runner-up men’s basketball team and its 1985 ...

Garton Brings Hope to Roma Children

Dec 2, 2014

Bluefield College alumna Brittany Garton is bringing hope to the children of Romania.

BC Alumni Fall Short, Gain Big in BSC Battle

Nov 28, 2014

When the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Bluefield College and Bluefield State College took the court November 24, 2014 for the annual Basketball Classic of the Bluefields, they were not the only ones battling for bragging rights in the friendly rivalry between the twin city colleges.

Join the BC-BSC Alumni Challenge

Nov 10, 2014

When the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Bluefield College and Bluefield State College take the court November 24 for the annual Basketball Classic of the Bluefields, they will not be the only ones battling for bragging rights in the friendly rivalry between the twin city colleges.

Alumnus Mark Vinson Makes it to The Show

Nov 5, 2014

Bluefield College alumnus and former BC baseball player Mark Vinson has made his way to The Big Show.

Runners Sprint for BC Scholarships (2014)

Oct 30, 2014

Nearly 40 runners and walkers took part in Bluefield College’s Seventh Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, September 27, with Nick Whited of Bluefield, Virginia, earning the overall best time of the day at 18:29.

Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2014

Oct 29, 2014

Hundreds of Bluefield College alumni from as far as Connecticut and as far back as the class of 1934 returned to their alma mater, September 26-28, to celebrate Homecoming 2014, featuring special reunions, music, dancing, theatre, worship, a memorial run, a live auction, football, tailgating, and ...

Reserve Your Seats for Mark Twain, Alive!

Oct 24, 2014

Experience the wit of one of America’s greatest humorists when Richmond’s David Bailey presents “Mark Twain, Alive,” Sunday, November 9 at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Virginia.

BC Honors Golden Graduates (2014)

Oct 17, 2014

Bluefield College honored members of its class of 1964 with induction into the school’s Golden Graduate Society during Homecoming festivities on campus, September 26-28.

BC Presents Coveted Alumni Awards

Oct 15, 2014

Bluefield College honored four of its most distinguished graduates and one of its most prolific athletes during an Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, September 27, as part of Homecoming 2014.

BC Names Alumni Award Recipients

Sep 23, 2014

Bluefield College will honor some of its most distinguished graduates and one of its most prolific athletes during an Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, September 27.

Homecoming 2014: Something for All

Sep 17, 2014

Special reunions, music, dancing, theatre, worship, a memorial run, a live auction, football, tailgating, and distinguished awards. All are a part of Bluefield College’s Homecoming 2014, September 26-28, designed to bring together not just former students, but also current students and the ...

Community, Alumni Homecoming Auction (2014)

Sep 9, 2014

Bluefield College will host its annual Homecoming Scholarship Auction, September 27, an event not only for alumni, but the community at-large.

Alumnus Bill Tuck Publishes 27th Book

Aug 1, 2014

The author of 27 books and more than 200 articles. Senior pastoral positions with six different churches. And, faculty posts with two higher education institutions. All this from a borderline schoolboy, a student who entered college on academic probation, Bluefield College’s William P. ...

The Abel Center: A Calling Fulfilled

Aug 1, 2014

Alumna Carrie Booth Bradshaw is the personification of the Bluefield College vision and mission. Her response to God’s calling on her life, which began soon after she graduated from BC in 1989, is celebrating 20 years of service to the Greater Bluefield community and the transformation of ...

Alumnus Uses Comedy to Share Gospel

Jul 30, 2014

Spreading the Gospel with a laugh or a ha-ha. That’s the mission of 2004 Bluefield College alumnus Dave Ebert and his new Christian improvisation troupe, hahahAmen.

A Birthday Wish to an Old BC Soldier

Jul 14, 2014

Thanks for Coming Our Way: A Birthday Wish to an Old BC Soldier

Can't Miss Summer Alumni Reunions

Jun 19, 2014

Bluefield College will host three summer “Bluefield @ the Ballpark” gatherings for alumni and friends in Richmond, Roanoke, Bristol and Bluefield.   Charlottesville: Bluefield College alumni Bobby (left) and Joyce Gentry will host the 28th Annual Alumni Reunion for BC alumni ...

Alumni Run 10K for Team Dean Dan

May 5, 2014

A group of alumni from Bluefield College formed a running team called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia, March 29, but winning the race was not the primary objective of the BC runners.

Music Alumni Return for Concerts

Apr 15, 2014

Twenty-one Bluefield College music alumni spanning five decades of graduating classes gathered on campus, March 28-30, for a three-day Alumni Choir Reunion, featuring two Alumni Choir concerts.

BC to Publish New Alumni Directory

Mar 26, 2014

Bluefield College will introduce a new Alumni Directory this spring, featuring the latest biographical data on BC grads, photos and essays submitted by former students, and an historical overview of the school.