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95th Annual Spring Commencement

May 8, 2017

One hundred thirty-seven Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas, Saturday, May 6, during the school’s 95th Annual Spring Commencement, which featured two speeches from distinguished graduates and a keynote address from Dr. John Yo Han Kim, pastor of Riverside Community Church in Daejeon, ...

Students Celebrate 39th Mud Pig Day

May 5, 2017

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.

Trent Argo Memorial Scholarship Announced

Apr 26, 2017

In an effort to preserve the legacy of Bluefield College's Trent Argo, the Argo family and Bluefield College have established the Trent Argo Scholarship for International Students.

Students Ready for 39th Mud Pig Day

Apr 25, 2017

Mud Pig Day is a time-honored tradition at Bluefield College where students get the chance to relax and participate in activities that have become legendary memories.

BC Mourns the Loss of VP Trent Argo

Apr 24, 2017

Bluefield College vice president Trent Argo passed away unexpectedly, Monday, April 24, 2017, of an apparent heart attack. A member of the BC Executive Leadership Team for the past six years, he was 55 years of age.

Korean Children's Choir Coming to BC

Apr 21, 2017

The world-renowned Korean Children’s Choir will perform live in concert on the campus of Bluefield College, Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel. The concert is open and free to the community.

A Celebration of Appalachia

Apr 20, 2017

Bluefield College celebrated the history, people, music, food and traditions of Appalachia and the culture and influence of coal with a series of activities throughout the month of April, including a daylong Appalachian Festival, April 8.

Gubernatorial Candidate to Visit BC

Apr 19, 2017

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Frank Wagner will speak on the campus of Bluefield College, Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Harman Chapel.

Entrepreneurship Panel for Students

Apr 12, 2017

Bluefield College recently hosted a Business and Entrepreneurship Panel, featuring discussions about local business opportunities led by area entrepreneurs and business owners.

Appalachian Festival Moved to Chapel

Apr 6, 2017

Bluefield College will host its traditional daylong Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 8, but with the forecast for cold and snowy weather, the event has been moved from outside on the campus quad to inside Harman Chapel Auditorium.

Virginia Living Dubs BC Top College

Mar 17, 2017

Bluefield College has been named one of the best colleges in Virginia by Virginia Living magazine, which included BC in a list of “Top High Schools and Colleges 2016” in its annual “State of Education” issue.

Global Week Features Fulbright Scholar

Mar 17, 2017

Bluefield College will host a weeklong series of lectures, presentations, films and other activities, March 27-31, designed to increase global cultural awareness and featuring presentations by visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Taina Wewer of Finland.

Home Repair for Low Income Families

Mar 15, 2017

More than 200 youth from Baptist churches across Virginia will converge on the campus of Bluefield College this summer for the purpose of restoring homes in the community as part of a program called Impact Virginia.

BC Earns Military Friendly Honor

Mar 3, 2017

Bluefield College has been named among a distinct group of colleges and universities as a Military Friendly school by Victory Media, a ratings and resources organization that provides service members and their families with the information they need to make decisions about civilian careers and ...

BC Launches Master's Degree in Nursing

Mar 2, 2017

Continuing to expand its academic offerings to meet the higher education needs of students from Central Appalachia and beyond, Bluefield College recently launched a new master’s degree program, an online master’s degree in nursing (MSN).

BC Earns Honor for Affordable HR Studies

Feb 22, 2017

Bluefield College has been recognized as one of the most affordable colleges to offer human resource studies by HumanResourcesMBA.net.

Business Program to Aid City Economy

Feb 22, 2017

Bluefield may soon see an influx of entrepreneurs, thanks in part to a recent grant from the U.S. Economic Development Authority and a professional business certificate program now offered through Bluefield College.

CRJ Program Includes Academy Training

Feb 8, 2017

Preparation for a career or calling at Bluefield College doesn’t always take place just in the classroom, particularly in the BC Criminal Justice Program, where students get valuable police academy training along with their classroom instruction.

BC Celebrates Record Enrollment

Feb 3, 2017

Bluefield College is celebrating its highest number of new traditional students in school history. Two hundred forty-two new traditional students enrolled at BC this past fall, the most traditional students ever for a new recruiting class.

Schoolteachers Do Research with BC

Jan 20, 2017

Ten Tazewell County middle school math and special education teachers recently took part in a course offered by Bluefield College designed to determine best practices in teaching mathematics and to conduct significant action research in their classrooms.

Hundreds of Youth Enjoy BC Winter Blast

Jan 20, 2017

Bluefield College welcomed 423 middle school- and high school-aged students along with their youth ministry leaders on campus, January 14-15, for the school’s annual Winter Blast.

BC Trustees Elect New Officers

Jan 18, 2017

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered on campus in October for their traditional fall business session, and during the two-day fall assembly the Board elected new officers, recognized outgoing trustees, and set new tuition rates.

111 Grads in Winter Commencement '16

Dec 19, 2016

One hundred eleven Bluefield College seniors received diplomas during the school’s 25th Annual Winter Commencement, Saturday, December 10, in a program that featured remarks from two distinguished graduating seniors and a dedication in honor of BC president Dr. David Olive, who also provided the ...

China Exchange Students Visit BC

Dec 19, 2016

Bluefield College continued its academic and cultural exchange with the country of China this fall. For the eighth year in a row, students from BC shared history, language, tradition and time with students from China as part of an international exchange program with Jiangsu Second Normal University.

Education Program Gets Reaccreditation

Dec 15, 2016

Bluefield College’s Teacher Education Program has received reaccreditation for seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The CAEP accreditation is based on the quality principles of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), which supports the ...

BC Ranked Among Top Colleges in the South

Dec 7, 2016

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: 2017,” thanks in large part to its personal attention to students and affordability.

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 (2016)

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.