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Students Enjoy New Class Technology

Dec 1, 2016

Bluefield College students are enjoying new classroom designs and technology improvements implemented in Lansdell Hall and the Science Center to provide optimal learning spaces for students beginning with the 2016-‘17 school year.

College Honors Local Journalists

Nov 18, 2016

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 17th Annual Media Appreciation Day, November 10, which featured remarks from West Virginia MetroNews Radio Network news director Jeff Jenkins and the presentation of two $1,000 Shott Excellence in Media Awards.

BC to Honor Local Journalists

Nov 4, 2016

Bluefield College will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 17th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Thursday, November 10 -- an event that will include the presentation of a Shott Excellence in Media Award to an outstanding local journalist and remarks from Jeff Jenkins, news ...

Dillon Counsels Shooting Victims

Oct 25, 2016

Part of the Bluefield College mission is to develop transformational servant leaders, but that purpose is not demonstrated only with students and not just in the Bluefield community.

BC to Honor Local Law Enforcement

Oct 11, 2016

Bluefield College’s Criminal Justice Department will honor local police, corrections and legal agencies with a weeklong celebration, October 17-22, designed to acknowledge the ways in which local law enforcement support the school and its criminal justice students.

Students Make Professions of Faith

Oct 6, 2016

Eighteen students made professions of faith during Bluefield College’s 25th Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 28-30, featuring spiritual discourse led by evangelist Trey Bradley and a night of praise and worship led by contemporary Christian band Rush of Fools.

Runners Sprint for BC Scholarships

Oct 5, 2016

Fifty runners and walkers took part in Bluefield College’s Ninth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, September 17, with Nathaniel Evans of Kopperston, West Virginia, earning the overall best time of the day at 18:19.

BC Hosts 15th Golfers' Challenge

Sep 30, 2016

Bluefield College hosted its 15th Annual Tammy Lynn Outdoor Advertising Golfers’ Challenge, August 15, at Fincastle on the Mountain in Bluefield, Virginia, and local golf enthusiasts who participated and supported the project helped the school bring in $26,400 for scholarships for BC ...

Teaching Interfaith Understanding

Sep 28, 2016

Anti-Islamic sentiment is driving U.S. and European politics, some religious scholars would say, while religious hatred fuels world terrorism. Bluefield College professor Dr. Rob Merritt sees the roots of that animosity.

BC Formally Kicks off 95th Academic Year

Sep 8, 2016

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 95th academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation and Founders’ Day Celebration, August 24, featuring greetings from BC dignitaries and a keynote address from alumnus Dr. Chris Lawson, executive pastor of ...

Caudill Changing Lives with Generosity

Sep 6, 2016

Bluefield College’s New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) is bringing newfound hope to disadvantaged women from Appalachia. Having just completed its fourth year of operation, the NOSW has helped dozens of women in poverty or some other financial or personal predicament confront their ...

BC Adds Scholarships to Graham-Beaver

Aug 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Bluefield College will join in one of the most time-honored local high school football traditions as the student-athlete scholarship sponsor for the Graham-Beaver portion of the Great American Rivalry Series, Friday, August 26.

Chemistry Teacher Certificate Program

Aug 18, 2016

Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, is partnering with the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, to launch a Teachers of Chemistry Certificate Program for teachers seeking certification to teach dual enrollment chemistry.

College Names New Campus Pastor

Jul 21, 2016

Bluefield College has named a new director of campus ministries. Dr. Henry Clary, a longtime international missionary, has the accepted the campus pastor’s post, a position brought back to the college after an extended hiatus.

BC to Send Furniture to Flood Victims

Jun 29, 2016

Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, is responding to the needs of the victims of the recent floods in West Virginia with nearly 400 pieces of furniture for those whose homes were devastated by the high water.

Phoenix Divas: Rising from Troubled Pasts

Jun 17, 2016

Bluefield College hosted its fourth annual session of the New Opportunity School for Women, May 16 through June 4, in an effort to help disadvantaged women from Appalachia confront their circumstances, overcome their conditions, and pave the way for a new and better life.

BC Named Military Friendly School

Jun 1, 2016

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

Local Teachers Join BC in Research

May 27, 2016

Nineteen Tazewell County teachers recently took part in a course offered by Bluefield College designed to determine best practices in teaching and to develop valuable action research in elementary mathematics.

BC Ranked 11th Most Beautiful College

May 18, 2016

Bluefield College has been ranked 11th among the Top 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation by Christian Universities Online (CUO), an online resource used for researching Christian higher education.

BC's 94th Annual Spring Commencement

May 13, 2016

One hundred fifty-one Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas, Saturday, May 7, during the school’s 94th Annual Spring Commencement, which featured two speeches from distinguished graduates and a keynote address from The Honorable Morgan Griffith, a member of the U.S. House of ...

Trustees Approve New Academic Programs

May 10, 2016

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered on campus, April 14-15, for their traditional spring business session, and during the two-day spring assembly the Board approved two new academic programs, funded new positions and campus upgrades, and formally recognized a fellow trustee.

Students Celebrate 38th Mud Pig Day

May 2, 2016

Bluefield College students, faculty and staff participated in yet another successful Mud Pig Day, Thursday, April 28.

Opportunities for Appalachian Women

Apr 25, 2016

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.

A Celebration of Appalachia

Apr 20, 2016

Bluefield College celebrated the history, people, music, food and traditions of Appalachia with its annual Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 9, in the Dome Gymnasium.

BC Family Mourns Loss of Wistar Trent

Apr 13, 2016

Longtime Bluefield College supporter and current member of the BC Board of Trustees Wistar Trent, 67, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, April 13 after a courageous battle with cancer.

BC Online Programs Among Best in Virginia

Apr 7, 2016

Bluefield College has been recognized as one of the best online colleges in Virginia by OnlineColleges.net.

Appalachian Festival Moved to Dome

Apr 5, 2016

Bluefield College will host its traditional daylong Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 9, but with the forecast for cold and possibly snowy weather, the event has been moved from outside on the campus quad to inside the Dome Gymnasium.

BC Earns 'A' Rating for Core Curriculum

Mar 23, 2016

For the third year in a row, Bluefield College has earned an “A” rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for its outstanding core curriculum -- a prestigious recognition reserved for a mere 22 colleges and universities in the nation in 2015-‘16.

BC Pact to Provide Mobile Dental Care

Mar 23, 2016

Bluefield College recently signed an agreement with Just Compassion, Inc. to help provide dental care services to low-income children and families in Southwest Virginia.

New Opportunity School Grads Reunite

Mar 8, 2016

Graduates of the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) at Bluefield College gathered on campus with members of the BC community, Saturday, March 5, for an NOSW alumni reunion.

Missionaries Find Respite at BC

Mar 8, 2016

Henry and Tasha Clary are committed to missions. Even as they enjoy a one-year sabbatical from their work in Uruguay on the campus of Bluefield College, they are sharing the Gospel and the value of missions with the BC family and the public at-large.

Virginia Living Dubs BC Top College

Mar 3, 2016

Bluefield College has been named among the top colleges in Virginia in Virginia Living magazine’s “State of Education 2015” issue.

BC Online Programs Ranked Nationally

Mar 2, 2016

Bluefield College has been ranked among the best online colleges in the nation by the Affordable Colleges Foundation, demonstrating, yet again, the value BC places on academic excellence and the efforts it is taking to make its programs more accessible online or on campus.

Chapel Renovations Benefit All

Feb 9, 2016

Bluefield College’s Harman Chapel is a landmark structure not only on the BC campus, but throughout the entire Greater Bluefield community, and thanks to the recent completion of major renovations, the facility, BC leaders say, has become even more prominent and far beneficial than ever before.

CRJ Program Ranks First for Corrections

Feb 3, 2016

Bluefield College’s criminal justice program has been ranked the number one overall school in Virginia for supporting corrections by CorrectionalOfficer.org.

BC to Host Christian Women's Conference

Jan 28, 2016

Women throughout the community will be challenged to live out their purpose and to live for the glory of God during an IF: Gathering, a women’s Christian conference, Saturday, February 6 at Bluefield College.

Winter Blast Features Snow Fun and Faith

Jan 26, 2016

The campus of Bluefield College and its surroundings enjoyed a fresh, young breeze, January 16-17, when more than 550 middle and high school students from four different states blew into town for the 2016 version of BC’s Winter Blast.

Economist Dubs BC Among Best Values

Jan 15, 2016

Bluefield College has been ranked among the nation’s “best values” by The Economist magazine based on the earnings of its alumni that exceed expectations.

Chinese Students Visit Bluefield College

Dec 23, 2015

As a part of Bluefield College’s ongoing academic and cultural exchange with Jiangsu Second Normal University in Nanjing, China, four Chinese students and one Chinese professor spent the fall 2015 semester on the BC campus.

Historic Nursing Grads Earn Degrees

Dec 23, 2015

Twenty-six Bluefield College nursing students were awarded bachelor’s degrees as part of Winter Commencement ceremonies, Saturday, December 12.

BC Launches Business Certificate Program

Dec 22, 2015

With a mission to “empower people to take risks on their own creative gifts,” Bluefield College recently introduced its first-ever professional certificate program for entrepreneur-minded adults interested in launching a new business and small business owners looking to improve business results.

Congrats to the Winter Class of 2015

Dec 21, 2015

One hundred ten Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas during the school’s 24th Annual Winter Commencement, Saturday, December 12, in a program that featured a keynote address from Dr. Thomas Brewster, superintendent of Pulaski County Schools and chair of the BC Board of Trustees.

BC to Host Ski and Worship Weekend

Dec 15, 2015

What do skiing, snowboarding, tubing, rock-climbing, dodge-ball, concerts, worship, and life on a Christian college campus all have in common?

Narcos DEA Agents Speak to BC Students

Dec 8, 2015

A former officer with the Bluefield Police Department whose career helped inspire the Netflix series “Narcos” came back Wednesday to the Bluefields to tell students and the public about the hunt for narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar.

BC Alumni and Friends Join #GivingTuesday (2015)

Dec 4, 2015

Bluefield College alumni and friends took part in a worldwide day of giving, Tuesday, December 1, that generated more than $5,000 for BC students.

Community Invited to Christmas at BC (2015)

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 + 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.

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 ...