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Articles from category: Alumni News

Sproles Scholarship to Aid BC Students

Feb 3, 2012

Students at Bluefield College now have access to even more financial aid, thanks to the generosity of alumnus Dr. John H. Sproles.

Alumni Gifts Continue for Football Startup

Dec 16, 2011

Alumni and friends continue to show support for the new football program. In fact, three BC grads recently stepped forward with major gifts to the Rams Football Booster Club.

Former BC Baller Making Waves in NBA-D

Dec 16, 2011

Former Bluefield College men's basketball player Omar "Juice" Reed scored a team-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help push the Austin Toros past the Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Gordon, Armbrister to be Honored

Nov 17, 2011

Former students and colleagues are invited to join current students, faculty and staff in honoring retired Bluefield College professors Will Gordon and David Armbrister, Saturday, December 17, during Winter Commencement.

Former BC Basketball Star Heading to NBA-D

Nov 7, 2011

BC Basketball a "stepping-stone" for player's dream to play pro

Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2011

Oct 28, 2011

A host of alumni and friends returned to the Bluefield College campus to celebrate Homecoming 2011, October 13-16.

BC Inducts Three into Sports Hall of Fame

Oct 27, 2011

Bluefield College honored three of its outstanding former athletes with induction into the school's Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 15.

College Honors Golden Graduates

Oct 24, 2011

Bluefield College honored members of its class of 1961 with induction into the school's Golden Graduates Society during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 13-16.

BC Presents Esteemed Alumni Awards

Oct 21, 2011

Bluefield College recognized three distinguished graduates with alumni awards and honored two longtime staff members with Honorary Alumni distinctions during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 15.

Homecoming 2011: Now and Then

Sep 30, 2011

It's not your typical alumni event, not even an occasion just for students. Bluefield College's Homecoming 2011, October 13-16, is a community affair.

BC Alumnus Makes Theatre Debut

Aug 21, 2011

Bluefield College alumnus Dave Ebert will make his debut on the big stage in a drama called "The Blind Pig."

Shop for BC Gear in the New Online Bookstore

Jul 20, 2011

Want to stock up on BC apparel, Ram athletic gear, or gifts from your alma mater, but you can't make your way to the on-campus Bookstore?   We've got the answer: Bluefield College's new Online Bookstore, where shopping for your favorite BC merchandise is just a click away.   Shop online ...

P. Buckley Moss Paints Harman Chapel

Jul 17, 2011

Print available for sale by mail now. Autographed prints for sale on May 21.

Show Your BC Pride Wherever You Go

Jul 15, 2011

Show your Bluefield College pride wherever you go with a Virginia BC specialty license plate. Visit

MyBC: Your Connection to Bluefield College

Jul 1, 2011

Looking for a long-lost friend from BC or need to contact your former classmates about a reunion? Want to take advantage of the convenience of online giving or check your contribution history to the school? Maybe you'd like to view an alumni events calendar or get monthly updates from your alma ...

Whitmore Scholarship to Last Forever

Jul 1, 2011

The Whitmore Memorial Scholarship at Bluefield College has been providing vital financial aid to BC students for many years. It will continue do so for many more years to come, thanks to John and Patricia Whitmore, who recently endowed the scholarship with a major gift to the fund to ensure that ...

Alumni Give Generously to Phonathon

Jun 2, 2011

Bluefield College recently completed its spring 2011 Annual Fund Phonathon, and alumni and friends of the college pledged more than $45,600 to the effort -- the highest pledge total in BC Phonathon history.

BC to Host Richmond Golf Tournament

May 27, 2011

Bluefield College will host its First Annual Greater Richmond Golf Tournament, Monday, June 27 at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club in Richmond.

Praying for Scars

May 24, 2011

Alumna Brandy Campbell ('02) loves to write. She also loves to serve on mission. In this feature story, she shares in her own words how she combines her passion for writing with her passion for missions.

Four BC Grads Named Teacher of the Year

Apr 22, 2011

Bluefield College's Teacher Education program produced four Teachers of the Year in 2011 alone.

What's on your mind?

Apr 15, 2011

We want to know what's on your mind.

Alumni Put Permanent Mark on East River Hall

Mar 16, 2011

Markers have been placed in East River Hall to honor alumni and friends who generously support BC.

Alumni Invited to Broadway in Roanoke

Mar 14, 2011

Greater Roanoke and New River Valley alumni and friends are invited to a BC reunion and fellowship gathering as part of "Broadway in Roanoke" at the Roanoke Civic Center, Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.   Enjoy a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" with BC alumni and friends. Seats ...

Gentry Shares Life on Farm with Secretariat

Feb 18, 2011

Most people don't know alumnus Bobby Gentry played a key role in one of the most astounding athletic feats in the annals of sports.

BC Grad Publishes War Memoirs

Feb 18, 2011

This past Christmas, alumnus Fred Troy had no trouble finding a gift for his family.

Lamanca Scholarship Honors Sports Great

Feb 8, 2011

The memory of a BC sports legend will live through the Lamanca Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Agees Aid Christian Studies Students

Feb 8, 2011

BC students studying for a career in Christian ministry now have access to more financial aid.

Rebecca Stevenson Lowry: Transformed

Feb 4, 2011

Bluefield College transformed Rebecca Stevenson Lowry. Now, it's her turn to transform students at Westmoreland (VA) County Schools.

Alumna Sara Hubble: Making BC Proud

Jan 26, 2011

As part of its vision and mission, Bluefield College prides itself on preparing innovative learners and transformational leaders to impact their communities.

Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2010

Nov 3, 2010

Hundreds of alumni, from as far as California, returned to their alma mater, Friday through Sunday, October 15-17, to celebrate Homecoming 2010.

BC Honors Golden Graduates (2010)

Oct 29, 2010

Bluefield College honored its class of 1960 with induction into the school's Golden Graduates Society during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 15-17.

BC Presents Coveted Alumni Awards (2011)

Oct 27, 2010

Bluefield College presented its annual alumni awards to two distinguished former students and honored a longtime BC friend with an Honorary Alumna Award during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 15-17.

Who Will Be the Next Coach Mullie Lenoir?

Jun 14, 2010

Original content from "Lighthouse on the Hill: The Bluefield College Story" by Rev. David M. Armbrister

Bogdan Ready to Relinquish Claim to Fame

Jun 4, 2010

Alumnus Richard J. "Dick" Bogdan never knew his claim to fame would be scoring the last touchdown for Bluefield College football. It's a claim he's ready to relinquish.

Alumni James Bryant and Joe Mills: Innovative Learners and Transformational Leaders

Mar 30, 2010

Bluefield College alumnus Joe Mills followed the Yellow Brick Road, an infamous "6.2 mile-long obstacle course through the woods, complete with barbed wire, cargo nets and plenty of mud" as part of the FBI's National Academy in Quantico this spring.

Bluefield College Alumna Polly Franks Has a Passion for Justice

Jan 19, 2010

Article by freelance writer Crystal Kieloch Imagine the scene at the local hospital emergency room where a five-year-old girl is frightened and silently crying as the forensic nurse examiner enters the room.

Bluefield College's Pam Gordon Has a Passion for Learning

Dec 20, 2009

The Wikipedia entry for Clintwood, Virginia, lists a population of 1,549 people and a median household income of a little over $22,500. The entry also identifies two notable persons from Clintwood: an NFL football player and an executive of the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bluefield College Alumna Pledges $100,000 to Campus and Community Center

Sep 25, 2009

Courtney Simpkins donates to Bluefield College

Alumnus Leroy Williams Leads Massive Renovation Effort on Campus

Sep 17, 2009

transformational leader: n. - a person with vision and passion, who inspires others to achieve great things; one who injects enthusiasm and energy into something they care about or something they want to see succeed.

Jayton Patterson: What Might Have Been

Sep 1, 2009

On January 15, 2005, as Bluefield College alumnus Sgt. Jayton Patterson led his Marines down a village lane in Babil Province, south of Baghdad, he halted them. Something didn't look right. Ordering them to stay put, he moved out. It would be his last command.

Alumna Lesley Gray: A Transformational Leader in Service to God and the Global Community

Jul 8, 2009

No other person in the history of the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) of Virginia furthered the cause of missions more than the late Miss Alma Hunt. She provided superior leadership for the WMU for 26 years, garnered millions of dollars in support of world missions, and traveled to 93 countries on ...

Alumnus, Turned Sports Performance Specialist Speaks and Shares Testimony at BC

Nov 18, 2008

Sports performance improvement specialist Spencer Wood, whose clients include the likes of NCAA Final Four teams, recently offered a series of seminars and a testimony of faith for student-athletes at Bluefield College.

Bluefield College Golfers' Challenge Nets $40,000 for Student-Athletes

Oct 20, 2008

Bluefield College recently hosted its Seventh Annual Alpha Natural Resources Golfers' Challenge at Pipestem State Park and Resort, and local golf enthusiasts who participated or supported the project helped the school earn more than $40,000 for student-athletes -- the highest gift total for a BC ...

Bluefield College, Greater Bluefield and Virginia Baptists Pay Tribute to the Late Eva Easley

Oct 8, 2008

A family, a church, a college, a community, Virginia Baptists and other friends came together to mourn the loss of Eva Vest Easley, who died August 29, 2008, but more importantly to recognize and celebrate the lifetime of service and hospitality of this beloved community servant.

BC Alumnus Gets Promotion after Earning Degree

Sep 22, 2008

Connie Maasry, an adult degree completion graduate from Richmond, Virginia, was recently hired as a special education teacher at Woolridge Elementary School in Midlothian, Virginia.

Alumnus Jesse Cole Begins Ministry, Publishes Book

Sep 17, 2008

Alumnus Jesse Allen Cole of Pontiac, Michigan, recently published his first book, Understanding Your Season: Removing the Frustration from Pursuing Your Destiny.

Bluefield College Mourns the Loss of Longtime Friend Rudy Wood

Aug 7, 2008

Longtime Bluefield College friend Rudolph Malcolm Wood, the husband of alumnus and former BC trustee Helen Siner Wood, died August 7, 2008.

Bluefield College Alumnus Gives Back to Alma Mater through Scholarship

Jul 31, 2008

Bluefield College alumnus C. Ray Wingrove is giving back to his alma mater.

Bluefield College Alumnus Earns State Teacher Education Award

Jul 30, 2008

Bluefield College alumnus David Bailey, a native of southwest Virginia who now lives in Richmond, Virginia, recently received the Policy Maker Award from the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (VACTE).

Bluefield College Alumni Give Generously to Annual Fund Phonathon

Jul 1, 2008

Bluefield College recently completed its spring 2008 Annual Fund Phonathon, and alumni and friends of the college pledged more than $44,000 to the effort -- the highest pledge total in BC Phonathon history.