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BC + Virginia Baptists = Callings Fulfilled

Nov 24, 2015

Bluefield College senior Karen Sutherland has a passion for teaching. It’s a calling she didn’t realize early in life and one she later doubted would come to fruition.

Community Invited to Christmas at BC

Nov 24, 2015

Bluefield College will host its traditional Christmas at Bluefield music extravaganza, Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. each night in Harman Chapel.

BC Biology Students Study in the Amazon

Nov 11, 2015

Students at Bluefield College are learning about the Amazon Forest and other tropical ecosystems, but not from textbooks or through lectures. Instead, BC biology majors are exploring the Amazon firsthand through the school’s Global Education Program and partnerships for study abroad.

BC Ranked Among Top Colleges in South

Oct 21, 2015

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: 2016,” thanks in large part to its personal attention to students and affordability.

Narcos DEA Agents to Speak at BC and BSC

Oct 16, 2015

More than 16 years before Stephen Murphy played a key role in bringing down the most notorious drug lord of the 20th century, he was a member of the Bluefield, West Virginia, Police Department. In early November 2015, Murphy will return to Bluefield, joining Javier Pena as they discuss their role ...

BC Honors Local Journalists

Sep 29, 2015

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 16th Annual Media Appreciation Day, September 25, which featured remarks from stroke survivor and Princeton Times editor and general manager Tammie Toler and the presentation of two $1,000 Shott Excellence in Media Awards.

Runners Sprint for BC Scholarships

Sep 24, 2015

Fifty-six runners and walkers took part in Bluefield College’s Eighth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, September 19, with Josh Wolfe of Pearisburg, Virginia, earning the overall best time of the day at 20:19.

Tony Nolan Series at BC Postponed

Sep 22, 2015

Bluefield College's Christian Emphasis Week featuring guest speaker Tony Nolan has been postponed due to an unexpected development that will not allow Nolan to come to Bluefield. Originally scheduled for September 23-25, the event will be rescheduled later in the fall. Additional publcity will be ...

A Year in Review: 2014-2015

Sep 18, 2015

From record enrollment and new academic programs to honors for service and contributions to missions, Bluefield College's 2014-2015 academic year was one to celebrate. A quick year in review will tell exactly why.

BC to Honor Local Journalists

Sep 17, 2015

Bluefield College will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 16th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Friday, September 25 -- an event that will include the presentation of a Shott Excellence in Media Award to an outstanding local journalist and remarks from Princeton Times’ editor ...

BC Formally Kicks off New Academic Year

Sep 4, 2015

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 2015-2016 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation and Founders’ Day Celebration, Wednesday, September 2, featuring greetings from BC dignitaries and a keynote address from new vice president Dr. Marshall ...

BC Gives Hope to Needy Women

Sep 4, 2015

Bluefield College strives to help students identify and understand their life’s calling. It’s part of the BC mission. But that purpose does not always adhere to conventional methods or apply only to traditional college students.

Kids Explore Science at Bluefield College

Sep 2, 2015

Students on the campus of Bluefield College spent the summer learning about science, but not your typical college student and not through the usual process of instruction.

BC Opens Doors for Brazilian Students

Aug 18, 2015

Brazilian students are a common sighting on the campus of Bluefield College these days. Thanks to a variety of partnerships and cultural exchange programs, BC is showcasing its campus year-round to Brazilian students, who are quickly learning the value of a private liberal arts college education ...

BC and Baptist Teens Impact Virginia

Aug 13, 2015

Dozens of youth from Baptist churches across Virginia converged on the campus of Bluefield College this summer to make a difference in the lives of families in southwest Virginia through a faith-based community service project called Impact Virginia.

BC Begins Innovative Recruiting Program

Aug 12, 2015

Bluefield College recently announced the addition of a new student recruitment program to attract and retain prospective students.

BC Ranked Among Best Online Colleges

Jul 14, 2015

Bluefield College has been ranked among the best online Christian colleges in America by Christian Universities Online (CUO).

President Olive Rescinds Resignation

May 28, 2015

Just two days after announcing his plans to step down as president of Bluefield College, Dr. David Olive has rescinded his resignation and decided to carry on the mission of the Virginia Baptist school.

Encouraging Human Service Providers

May 21, 2015

More than 50 local human service providers, who dedicate their lives to the health and welfare of others, had the tables turned on them, Friday, May 15, when Bluefield College hosted the group on campus for a daylong conference designed to support and strengthen their efforts.

BC Confers First Ever Master's Degrees

May 21, 2015

One hundred thirty-seven seniors accepted diplomas during Bluefield College’s 93rd Annual Spring Commencement, May 9, 2015. Some graduated cum laude, magna cum laude, even summa cum laude. Others graduated from the Honors Program. But, none were more notable or more historic than the four from ...

BC Grads Urged to Pursue their Passion

May 18, 2015

One hundred thirty-seven Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas, Saturday, May 9, during the school’s 93rd Annual Spring Commencement, which also featured the conferring of the school’s first ever master’s degrees and the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate degree.

BC Earns National Award for Service

May 14, 2015

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

Students Celebrate 37th Mud Pig Day

May 14, 2015

It’s a tradition like none other -- one that has endured the tests of time for decades and with its embellished memories of origin and antics has become near legendary.

Board Approves New Master's Degrees

May 6, 2015

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered for their annual spring business meetings, April 17-18, and during the two-day session the Board approved the launch of two new master’s degree programs, reviewed reports from college leadership, welcomed new trustees and honored ...

BC to Celebrate 37th Annual Mud Pig Day

Apr 21, 2015

It’s a tradition like none other -- one that has endured the tests of time for decades and with its embellished memories of origin and antics has become near legendary.

Missionaries Share Life with BC Students

Apr 20, 2015

Dwight and Mara Williams have a deep inclination for missions, having served in the field for more than 20 years, the majority in Spain, assisting with efforts to grow the Christian church and plant seeds of faith.

BC to Make History at Spring Commencement

Apr 9, 2015

Bluefield College will celebrate a significant chapter of its history during Spring Commencement, May 9, 2015: the awarding of its first-ever masters’ degrees.

Mackey Show Marks BC Piano's 100th Year

Apr 6, 2015

Blue Mountain Performing Arts and Bluefield College will host a concert featuring critically acclaimed pianist Lynne Mackey and celebrating the 100th anniversary and restoration of BC’s Steinway grand piano, Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel Auditorium.

BC Plans Events to Celebrate Appalachia

Mar 25, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Bluefield College will host its month-long Celebration of Appalachia. Set for April 2015 and designed to increase the understanding and appreciation of the rich history, culture, people and traditions of the region in which we live, the celebration will feature ...

Celebrate Appalachia with BC Art Workshop

Mar 23, 2015

As part of its month-long Celebration of Appalachia, Bluefield College will host a ceramic art workshop, Thursday, March 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cox Visual Arts Center, featuring artist Chris Lively.

BC Named Military Friendly School

Mar 20, 2015

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

BC Announces Half-Price Tuition

Mar 13, 2015

Bluefield College is taking a bold, innovative step toward making a four-year college education more affordable and more likely lowering the debt students incur.

Music Students Get Performing Arts Lab

Feb 27, 2015

Bluefield College is bringing cutting-edge technology to its fine arts program in the form of a new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Technology Lab.

Online Criminal Justice Degree Ranked

Feb 27, 2015

Bluefield College’s online criminal justice program has been ranked among the top online criminal justice programs in the country by the Affordable Colleges Foundation, demonstrating, yet again, the value BC places on academic excellence.

Chinese Students Visit Bluefield College

Feb 12, 2015

Bluefield College students are learning about China without even leaving the country and sharing lessons about America with Chinese students from the confines of the BC campus.

479 Youth Attend BC's Winter Blast

Feb 10, 2015

Nearly 500 youth from across the region stormed the campus of Bluefield College, January 17-18, for the school’s two-day extreme winter worship weekend known as Winter Blast.

BC Dedicates New Apartment Complex

Jan 22, 2015

Students at Bluefield College are now living in some of the most modern, independent living arrangements you’ll ever find on a college campus, thanks to the opening of Bluestone Commons, a brand new apartment complex on campus and the latest state-of-the-art student housing option for BC students.

Apply Now for New Opportunity School

Jan 14, 2015

Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose circumstances have left them in poverty or some other financial or personal predicament now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School for Women at Bluefield College.

Trustees Review Facility Improvements

Dec 7, 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 (2014)

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.