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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

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

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

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.

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 (2013)

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 ...