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Trustees Review Facility Improvements

Dec 5, 2014

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered on campus in October, and during the two-day fall session the group discussed current facility improvements, elected new officers and members, recognized retiring trustees, and approved budget numbers for 2015-‘16.

BC Ranked Among Top Colleges in South

Nov 14, 2014

Bluefield College has been ranked among the Top Tier Colleges in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges: 2015,” thanks in large part to its personal attention to students and affordability.

BC Recognized for Low Student Debt

Nov 11, 2014

Bluefield College has been ranked among the top Christian colleges in America for graduating students with low debt burden.

Want to Study Web, Mobile Programming?

Nov 4, 2014

In response to demand and the growing fascination with web and mobile technology, Bluefield College has developed a new academic program for students: web and mobile programming.

BC Hosts Business Women's Conference

Oct 22, 2014

More than 50 local businesswomen spent the day on the campus of Bluefield College fine-tuning their leadership skills, business etiquette, technology knowledge, and health as part of a BC Professional Business Women’s Conference.

BC Celebrates Enrollment Growth

Oct 8, 2014

Bluefield College is celebrating its highest student enrollment since 1998 and its second highest student population numbers in the history of the school.

Locals Benefit from BC Mission Camp

Oct 8, 2014

Nearly 400 youth from across the country stormed the campus of Bluefield College for a week in July for more than just a summer retreat. In Bluefield as part of a faith-based community service program called Group Workcamps and partnering with BC on a joint mission to be in service to the ...

26 Professions during Duremdes Week

Oct 8, 2014

Twenty-six students made professions of faith during Bluefield College’s 23rd Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 24-26.

Bluefield College Ends Dental School

Oct 7, 2014

Bluefield College has ended its efforts to develop a dental school for southwest Virginia.

Rams Secure First Football Win Since '41

Sep 26, 2014

A well-balanced offensive attack led the Bluefield College Rams football team to history, Saturday, September 13, as a 46-24 win over The Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia, secured Bluefield’s first win since the program was reinstated and brought to varsity status in 2012.

BC Takes Criminal Justice Major Online

Sep 25, 2014

New and improved! That’s the marketing catch-phrase that can easily define the non-traditional criminal justice program at Bluefield College, set aside for a year for curriculum development and now back this fall in a completely online format for students needing added flexibility and ...

Rams Equip Middle Schooler for Football

Sep 18, 2014

Bluefield College has the equipment needed for players of just about any size. Bluefield Middle School, not so much.

Runners Invited to Elswick 5K

Sep 9, 2014

Bluefield College will host its Seventh Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, Saturday, September 27, 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 ...

County Renews Aid for Dental School

Sep 8, 2014

Tazewell County officials have submitted an amended grant application to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for the proposed Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine project.

BC Formally Kicks off New Academic Year

Aug 29, 2014

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 2014-2015 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation and Founders’ Day Celebration, Wednesday, August 27, featuring recognition for new BC students, special music, and a keynote address from Dr. David ...

Appalachian Women Find Hope at BC

Aug 15, 2014

Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose circumstances have left them in poverty, shame or some other financial or personal predicament often feel a sense of hopelessness about the future.

Kids Explore Science at BC Camp

Aug 1, 2014

Kids love bugs and frogs, getting outdoors and blowing up things, and Bluefield College used those interests to teach local youth the marvels of math and science through a summer Math-Science Camp, June 23-26.

Kids Explore Fine Arts during BC Camp

Jul 18, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, Bluefield College hosted its Summer Fine Arts Camp, July 14-18, for local kids, ages four to 13.

Dental School Project Suspended

Jun 30, 2014

The proposed dental school project between Bluefield College and Tazewell County has been put on hold until the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission determines whether it will fund the venture.

Forbes.com Article Defends BC ROI

May 29, 2014

In a Forbes.com article, writer Susan Adams asks the question, "Are colleges listed in PayScale.com's rankings really the worst return on investment?" Find the answer in her full feature here.

Hope for Human Service Providers

May 22, 2014

More than 70 local human service providers, who dedicate their lives to the health and welfare of others, had the tables turned on them, Friday, May 16, when Bluefield College hosted the group on campus for a daylong conference designed to support and strengthen their efforts.

125 Seniors Receive Diplomas

May 13, 2014

One hundred twenty-five Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas, Saturday, May 3, during the school’s 92nd Annual Spring Commencement, which also featured the presentation of a Student Leadership Award, a Distinguished Faculty Award, and an Honorary Doctorate.

Apartment Complex Construction Begins

May 9, 2014

Workers are moving dirt, laying foundations and building, again, on the campus of Bluefield College in the wake of the BC Board of Trustees’ approval of the construction of a new apartment complex, a response to the continued growth of the school’s residential population.

BC Honors Local Journalists

May 8, 2014

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 15th Annual Media Appreciation Day, April 30, which featured remarks from Associated Baptist Press News-Herald editor Robert Dilday and the presentation of two $1,000 Shott Excellence in Media Awards.

Trustees Approve Advisory Council

May 5, 2014

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered on campus, April 4-5, and during the two-day spring session the Board created a new advisory council, discussed shared governance, elected new officers, and approved faculty promotions.

BC to Honor Local Journalists

Apr 18, 2014

Bluefield College will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 15th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Wednesday, April 30 -- an event that will include remarks from Associated Baptist Press News-Herald editor Robert Dilday and the presentation of a Shott Excellence-in-Media Award to ...

BC Celebrates Appalachian Culture

Apr 15, 2014

As part of its annual "Celebration of Appalachia," Bluefield College hosted its Third Annual Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 12, featuring bluegrass music, artisan and food merchants, book sales and signings, art exhibits, and a host of other family fun.

Global Education Week with Doc Greenberg's Jazz

Mar 28, 2014

Bluefield College will host a weeklong series of lectures, presentations, workshops, readings, films and concerts, Monday, March 31 through Saturday, April 5, designed to increase global cultural awareness and to “bring the world to BC students and the community.”

BC Denounces Flawed Atlantic Article

Mar 27, 2014

A recent article posted on TheAtlantic.com claims certain colleges are a waste of money, but a quick look at the author’s research methods and the data used to draw the conclusions shows that the story, itself, is a big waste of time.

BC Earns Military Friendly Distinction

Mar 14, 2014

Bluefield College has been selected as a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE).

Bluefield College Heading Back to AAC

Mar 3, 2014

It’s Homecoming at Bluefield College, but the BC family is not celebrating the return of former students to campus, but instead the return of the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams to a friendly and familiar place -- the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).

Winter Blast Features Snow Fun and Faith

Jan 31, 2014

Three hundred fifty-five youth from across the region stormed the campus of Bluefield College, January 18-19, for the school’s two-day extreme winter worship weekend known as Winter Blast.

2012-2013: A Year-in-Review

Jan 9, 2014

The unveiling of plans for a new dental school was just one of several milestones that marked the 2012-2013 academic year. Read more in BC's Year-in-Review.

Golfers' Challenge Earns $42K for Students

Dec 19, 2013

Bluefield College recently hosted its 12th Annual Golfers’ Challenge at Fincastle on the Mountain in Bluefield, Virginia, and local golf enthusiasts who participated and supported the project helped the school bring in $42,296 for student-athletes.

Serio Serving the Underserved

Dec 19, 2013

The Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine, scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, claims as part of its mission the task of bringing dental care and improved oral health to residents of southwest Virginia and Central Appalachia who traditionally have not had access to dental services.

Second Semester Set for Master's Program

Dec 13, 2013

Bluefield College will begin its second-ever semester for its master of arts in education (MAEd) program on January 13, 2014. Registration for the spring ‘14 term is running now through the first day of classes, but as leaders in the School of Education prepare for the new term, they do so with ...

BC Signs Pact with School of Law

Dec 13, 2013

Students in Bluefield College’s criminal justice program now have easier access to law school, thanks to a new pact with the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

School of Nursing Earns Accreditation

Dec 11, 2013

Bluefield College’s School of Nursing has received a nationally coveted stamp of approval. Following a nearly yearlong process of evaluation, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted the school full accreditation for its RN-to-BSN program.

School Violence and Campus Safety

Nov 22, 2013

At a time when school shootings are unfortunately more common and safety on a college campus a greater priority than ever before, a recent presentation on school violence and campus safety at Bluefield College was more than fitting and well received by students and administrators.

BC Celebrates Baptist Heritage Day

Nov 21, 2013

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) began in limited fashion in 1823 as a result of the research of two teens from Bedford County studying the needs of Baptist churches in Virginia and the ways in which believers could support congregations across the state.

Credit Bureau Gives BC Scholarships

Nov 14, 2013

Students at Bluefield College are continuing to get vital financial aid, thanks to the longstanding generosity of the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation.

Runners Sprint for BC Scholarships (2013)

Nov 5, 2013

Nearly 100 runners and walkers took part in Bluefield College’s Sixth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, September 7, with Nick Whited of Bluefield, Virginia, earning the overall best time of the day at 17:58.

BC Ranked Among Top Colleges in South (2013)

Sep 24, 2013

Bluefield College has been ranked among the Top Tier Colleges in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges: 2014,” thanks in large part to its personal attention to students, quality of incoming freshmen, and generous financial aid.

BC Slates Christian Emphasis Week (2013)

Sep 19, 2013

Bluefield College will host its 22nd Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 25-27, featuring the challenging messages of pastor Clayton King and inspirational music of worship leader Robbie Alderman.

News of BC Dental School's Aid Spreads

Sep 13, 2013

While the dentist might be a dreaded visit for some, it turns out other people in Southwest Virginia aren't going at all.

BC Kicks off Year with President's Convo

Sep 13, 2013

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 2013-2014 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation, August 28, featuring a special presentation from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and a keynote address from ACTA vice president Dr. ...

BC One of 22 Schools to Get ACTA 'A' Rating

Aug 28, 2013

Bluefield College has achieved something only one other college in Virginia has achieved. In fact, BC has reached a milestone that only two percent of colleges in America are celebrating today.

BC Earns National Award for Service

Aug 8, 2013

For the sixth year in a row, Bluefield College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary service efforts.

Brazilian Students Visit Bluefield College

Jul 24, 2013

Students from Brazil are learning firsthand what it’s like to attend college in America. More specifically, they’re learning what it’s like to attend Bluefield College in southwest Virginia, thanks to BC’s summer study exchange program with English Extreme, a language school in southeast ...

BC Board Talks Dental School, Promotions

Jul 12, 2013

The Bluefield College Board of Trustees recently convened on campus for its annual spring business meetings, which included a tour of the proposed School of Dental Medicine, promotions for BC faculty, and recognition for new and retiring trustees.