Articles from category: Alumni News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Dec 2, 2014
Bluefield College alumna Brittany Garton is bringing hope to the children of Romania.
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.
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.
Nov 5, 2014
Bluefield College alumnus and former BC baseball player Mark Vinson has made his way to The Big Show.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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. ...
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 ...
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.
Jul 14, 2014
Thanks for Coming Our Way: A Birthday Wish to an Old BC Soldier
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Oct 7, 2013
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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.
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.
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, ...
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.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
May 21, 2013
Bluefield College criminal justice graduates Andrew Jarvis and Jeshua Harder are continuing their educational experience after BC.