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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.

Run the Monument 10K for Dean Dan

Mar 21, 2014

A group of alumni from Bluefield College have formed a running team called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, March 29. However, the team members are not so much concerned about how they’ll compete or finish in the 10K, but ...

BC Honors '98-'99 Men's Basketball Team

Mar 7, 2014

They may not have had the most wins in a season. They didn’t even claim a championship or title, but the 1998-1999 Bluefield College men’s basketball team is by far one of the most memorable in BC history.

Former Ram Omar Reed Ballin' in Japan

Feb 27, 2014

Former Bluefield College Rams basketball player Omar “Juice” Reed is continuing his professional career on the hard court, now with the Yokohama B-Corsairs of the National Basketball League, the topflight professional basketball league in Japan.

BC Slates Kids Basketball Clinic

Feb 25, 2014

The Bluefield College Rams Booster Club, in conjunction with the Rams and Lady Rams basketball teams, will host a free kids basketball clinic for all ages, Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Dome Gymnasium.

Music Alumni Invited to Reunion, Concert

Feb 25, 2014

Former Bluefield College music students are invited to participate in a three-day Alumni Choir Reunion, Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30, featuring two days of concert performances directed by BC music alumnus and longtime choral director Dr. Tim Sharp.

Alumna, Staffer Jacque Oblinger Dies

Feb 17, 2014

Jacquelyn “Jacque” Pero Oblinger, a 1948 Bluefield College graduate who returned to work for her alma mater in the late 1970s after a distinguished career in broadcast journalism, died February 14, 2014 in Wytheville, Virginia.

BC to Honor '98-'99 Men's Basketball Team

Feb 11, 2014

Fifteen years ago this spring, the 1998-’99 Bluefield College men’s basketball team made history. The milestone: an upset win over nationally ranked number three Southern Oregon University in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II National Tournament -- a feat ...

Former BC Dean Succumbs to Cancer

Jan 24, 2014

After nearly three years of battling a rare soft tissue cancer, Bluefield College alumnus and former BC dean of students Dan Bowman has succumbed to the disease, passing away Thursday, January 23.

Education Grads Filling Local Schools

Dec 19, 2013

One true measure of the success of an academic program is the achievement or influence of its graduates. That being said, Bluefield College’s School of Education is proving its worth in southwest Virginia, filling numerous positions in the classrooms of local secondary schools.

Minton on Mission to Provide Dental Care

Dec 18, 2013

Frances “Frannie” Baxter Minton grew up accompanying her father, a family physician, on house calls to patients in Buchanan County, Virginia. She saw firsthand how the need for health and dental care often surpassed the supply. She also watched as the number of health care providers dwindled ...

College Mourns Loss of President Dobyns

Nov 14, 2013

Dr. Roy A. Dobyns, 82, of Dandridge, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at the Jefferson County (TN) Nursing Home on November 12, 2013.

Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2013

Oct 22, 2013

Hundreds of Bluefield College alumni from as far as Florida and Michigan and as near asBluefield returned to their alma mater, October 11-13, to celebrate Homecoming 2013, featuring a special reunion for Golden Graduates, the presentation ofalumni awards, the crowning of the Homecoming Court, and ...

Tribute to Football Great Pete Young

Oct 18, 2013

Chandos “Pete” Young was not only one of the greatest football players to ever play for Bluefield College, but arguably one of the nation’s most prolific running backs of his time.

College Presents 2013 Alumni Awards

Oct 17, 2013

Bluefield College recognized three distinguished graduates and one longtime BC professor for service and success during the school’s annual Homecoming Alumni Awards Dinner, Saturday, October 12.

BC Honors Golden Graduates

Oct 16, 2013

Bluefield College honored members of its class of 1963 with induction into the school’s Golden Graduates Society during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 11-13.

Strong Showing for BC Education Grads

Oct 9, 2013

Bluefield College’s School of Education is well known for producing quality educators for the region’s secondary school systems. Graduates from the BC School of Education are sprinkled all throughout area schools, creating a distinct Bluefield College presence in classrooms everywhere in ...

Something for Everyone in BC Auction

Oct 7, 2013

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

Homecoming 2013: Fun for All

Oct 1, 2013

It’s not your typical alumni event, not even an occasion just for students. Bluefield College’s Homecoming 2013, Friday through Sunday, October 11-13, is a community affair with something for everyone, including former students, current students, and the community at-large.

Football and More in Rams Home Opener

Sep 20, 2013

It’s here…the wait is over…finally…at long last! The home season opener for the Bluefield College Rams football team is set for Saturday, September 21 at 6 p.m. at Mitchell Stadium, and the long-awaited event will feature more than just Rams football against Kentucky Christian University.

Make History: Join the BC Stadium Band

Sep 6, 2013

Bluefield College is celebrating the revival of intercollegiate football, back on the BC campus in the fall of 2012 after a 70-year hiatus. And with the return of Rams football comes the advent another new project at BC -- one the school hopes will involve not only students, but also alumni, ...

Bickfords Create BC Scholarship Funds

Aug 20, 2013

Student-athletes, students from rural Virginia, and promising students with average grades are set to be the beneficiaries of two new Bluefield College scholarship funds,created by BC alumna Peggy Emert Bickford and her husband, Steven.

Take the BC Golfers' Challenge

Jul 24, 2013

Looking for a golf challenge -- one with an opportunity to win a car and other great prizes? Interested in testing your green skills against the area’s best, while at the same time providing valuable scholarship support to student-athletes at Bluefield College?

Petrone Transformed by BC Football

May 21, 2013

More often than not it's an extraordinary occurrence that tends to change a person’s life. But, in the case of Pete Petrone, a young man a couple of years out of highschool, it was a minor occurrence, something completely ordinary -- but maybe with a touch of divine intervention or at least a ...

BC Grad Provides Disaster Relief

May 21, 2013

We all watched this past November as Hurricane Sandy with its 100-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rainfall ravaged the Mid-Atlantic United States. We saw the flooded streets, the devastated homes and the countless victims deal with the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclone of the 2012 ...

CRJ Students Graduate from Academy

May 21, 2013

Bluefield College criminal justice graduates Andrew Jarvis and Jeshua Harder are continuing their educational experience after BC.

Alumni Director Bids Farewell to BC

May 21, 2013

After four years as a student and four additional years as a member of the administrative staff, Bluefield College alumni director Josh Cline has bid farewell to his alma mater.

Smurf Turf: A New BC Tailgate Tradition

May 20, 2013

Sadie Hawkins Day. Sledding down Rish Hall hill. Mud Pig Day. Now, the Smurf Turf just might soon become one of those Bluefield College traditions that alumni and students celebrate and remember for years to come.

got juice? Former Ram Headed to NBA

May 15, 2013

“got juice?” That’s what the Rams fans’ signs read in the Dome Gymnasium from 2006 to 2010. A creative imitation of the famous “got milk?” advertising campaign of the mid 1990s, the question was rhetorical for Bluefield College men’s basketball fans.

BC Grad Gives $10,000 to CCWC, More Gifts Needed

Dec 19, 2012

Bluefield College continues to draw closer to breaking ground on its landmark Campus and Community Wellness Center (CCWC), thanks to gifts from alumni and friends like Justin Hamm, a BC grad from Bluefield, West Virginia, who just gave $10,000 toward the cause.

Paul Watson: A BC Entrepreneur

Nov 20, 2012

PW’s Hometown Bistro. It’s the place locals do lunch during workdays in Bluefield. It’s the hot spot for high school and college kids with the munchies on weekends. It’s one of the busiest, most popular sub shops in town, owned by entrepreneur and Bluefield College alumnus Paul Watson.

Alumni Celebrate Homecoming, Football

Nov 16, 2012

It wasn’t your typical alumni reunion, not even the standard entertaining Homecoming weekend. Bluefield College’s Homecoming 2012, October 26-28, was one for the history books and one no BC grad will soon forget, thanks to the revival of intercollegiate football, which headlined the three-day ...

Study Says BC Grads Are High Earners

Nov 15, 2012

A wages report for Virginia college graduates completed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) says that Bluefield College graduates earn some of the highest salaries in the state.

BC Presents 2012 Alumni Awards

Nov 9, 2012

Bluefield College recognized three distinguished graduates with alumni awards and honored a longtime staff member with an Honorary Alumna distinction during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 27.

Two Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Nov 9, 2012

Bluefield College honored one of its outstanding former athletes and one of its most successful coaches of all time with induction into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 27.

Board Recognizes Trustee Jack Marcom

Nov 9, 2012

The Bluefield College Board of Trustees met on campus, October 19-20, for an annual fall business meeting that included recognition for a longtime Board member, activity concerning the proposed dental school, and the election of new trustees.

Gold Grads Honored during Homecoming

Nov 7, 2012

Bluefield College honored members of its class of 1962 with induction into the school’s Golden Graduates Society during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 26-28.

Purchase a Vacation for BC Scholarships

Oct 26, 2012

Through a special vacation package service, Bluefield College is offering alumni and friends the opportunity to purchase their next family trip through the school, while also supporting the BC Fund for Scholarships.

Homecoming: We've Got a Seat for You

Oct 12, 2012

It’s not your typical alumni event, not even an occasion just for students. Bluefield College’s Homecoming 2012, Friday through Sunday, October 26-28, is a community affair with something for everyone, including former students, current students, and the community at-large.

Banner Year for BC Fundraising

Sep 5, 2012

Alumni and friends of Bluefield College are celebrating a banner year of giving as their contributions to the school hit the $3.3 million mark for the 2011-2012 fiscal year -- the highest gift total in BC history.

Fans Invited to Adopt a Ram Football Player

Aug 18, 2012

Just days remain before Bluefield College kicks off its 2012 football season -- the school’s first in more than 70 years. Alumni and community involvement in the revival of the sport on the BC campus has been tremendous to date, but now BC leaders are calling on fans to get even more involved ...

Alumni Invited to Fall Regional Reunions

Aug 10, 2012

Bluefield College will host a series of reunions and gatherings for alumni and friends across the region, beginning August 13 and continuing through November 13.

Chantel Blunt: From Victim to Victor

Jul 17, 2012

Graduates of Bluefield College’s inSPIRE degree completion program often speak of the significance of earning that long anticipated bachelor’s degree.

Veronica Brooks: An Unarmed Instrument

Jun 27, 2012

As an occupational therapist at Princeton Community Hospital, Bluefield College alumna Veronica Brooks works mostly with people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Virginia Baptists Serve on Mission at BC

Jun 15, 2012

As part of its institutional mission and commitment to the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Bluefield College is dedicated to “service to God and the community.” Students are often found serving on mission at home and abroad, participating in service projects to support the community, ...

Wood Finds Passion, Faith at Bluefield College

Jun 15, 2012

“Live your passion!” It’s the Bluefield College brand. Whether it is to lead, learn, perform, compete, worship, serve, or simply belong, students find their passion, nurture it -- even live it at Bluefield College.

You're Never too Old to Earn Your Degree

Jun 13, 2012

Harriett Libby finished Middlesex High School in Saluda, Virginia, in 1960, married Howard Roane that September, and set her heart on finishing her education with a college degree.

Alumni, Friends Invited to Richmond Gatherings

May 30, 2012

Alumni and friends in Greater Richmond, Virginia, are invited to learn more about the exciting things taking place at Bluefield College during a 167 Club event for the college’s Capturing the Imagination campaign.

BC's Garrett Puts Service Above Self

Mar 30, 2012

Service above self. It's not just a mission statement at Bluefield College; it's a way of life. And not just for students, but for faculty and staff, as well.