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Banner Year for BC Fundraising

Sep 5, 2012

Alumni and friends of Bluefield College are celebrating a banner year of giving as their contributions to the school hit the $3.3 million mark for the 2011-2012 fiscal year -- the highest gift total in BC history.

Rams Return to the Gridiron

Aug 31, 2012

The wait is over. Football has finally returned to Bluefield College. The school’s first intercollegiate gridiron team since 1941 took the field, August 25, to not only battle the University of Pikeville at Mitchell Stadium, but to begin a new era in BC athletics and a new chapter in BC history.

BC to Host 5K Run for Elswick Scholarship

Aug 14, 2012

Bluefield College will host its Fifth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship Challenge, Saturday, September 15, and when the athletes hit the road for the 5K run they’ll be sprinting for more than just awards and accolades. They’ll be running for scholarships and to preserve the memory of a ...

Credit Bureau Gives Aid to BC Students

Aug 8, 2012

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

VCF Grant Brings Scholarships to BC

Jul 18, 2012

Students at Bluefield College will have access to even more financial aid this year, thanks to a $121,416 grant from the Virginia College Fund.

Virginia Baptists Serve on Mission at BC

Jun 15, 2012

As part of its institutional mission and commitment to the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Bluefield College is dedicated to “service to God and the community.” Students are often found serving on mission at home and abroad, participating in service projects to support the community, ...

BC Students Serve on Mission in New York

Jun 8, 2012

As part of Bluefield College’s mission to be Christ-centered and in service to God and the community, eight BC students took advantage of their Spring Break in March to work with at-risk kids in an afterschool program in New York City.

BC Brings Mission Field to Students

Jun 7, 2012

Bluefield College is well known for its student mission trips abroad. But, when students aren’t able to travel overseas to experience missions firsthand, the school simply brings the mission field to them through its Missionary-in-Residence Program.

BC Earns National Award for Service '12

Jun 6, 2012

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

BC Launches Special Education Program

May 25, 2012

To meet the needs of school systems across the region and to assist students who desire to work with children and adolescents who have special needs, the Bluefield College Teacher Education Program has added Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 to its degree programs offered for teacher ...

Trustees Discuss Capital Improvements

May 16, 2012

Capital improvement projects were the topics of discussion -- and plenty of them -- when Bluefield College’s Board of Trustees gathered on campus for its annual spring meetings in April.

BC, Chick-fil-A Partner for Leadership Training

May 8, 2012

Dozens of local business and civic leaders gathered on the campus of Bluefield College, May 4, for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a professional development opportunity featuring simulcast speeches from the likes of CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, the NFL’s Tim Tebow, leadership expert John Maxwell, and ...

BC Hosts Media Appreciation Day

Apr 27, 2012

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 13th Annual Media Appreciation Day, April 19, which featured remarks from performance improvement specialist Spencer Wood and the presentation of a $1,000 award for excellence in media.

Shott Foundation Gives $1 Million to BC

Apr 26, 2012

Construction of Bluefield College’s state-of-the-art Campus and Community Wellness Center (CCWC) is one million steps closer to reality, thanks to a grant unveiled by the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation during a ceremony on the BC campus, Friday, April 20.

BC Dedicates Cenutry-old Quilt

Apr 25, 2012

While the hand-made quilt was a necessary commodity for warmth in every remote house in Appalachia in the early 1900s, it also served a decorative piece or an expression of love or remembrance of a person, time or place.

BC to Host Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Apr 12, 2012

CNN's Soledad O'Brien, the NFL's Tim Tebow, leadership expert John Maxwell, college football's Urban Meyer and other internationally known leaders and speakers are coming to Bluefield College, Friday, May 4, by way of broadcast technology and the Chick-fil-A Leadercast program.

BC Plans Eva Easley Quilt Dedication

Apr 6, 2012

As part of its yearlong "Celebration of Appalachia," Bluefield College will honor the service and contributions of a longtime supporter of the school, the late Eva Easley, by dedicating an Appalachian quilt in her name during a ceremony on campus, Friday, April 20.

BC to Honor Local Journalists (2012)

Apr 4, 2012

Bluefield College will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 13th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Thursday, April 19 -- an event that will include remarks from nationally known performance improvement specialist Spencer Wood and the presentation of a Shott Excellence-in-Media ...

Appalachian Author Speaks for BC Series

Mar 22, 2012

Award-winning author Rebecca Elswick, creator of the book "Mama's Shoes," spoke on the campus of Bluefield College, Tuesday, March 20 as part of the school's yearlong symposium, "A Celebration of Appalachia."

BC Students Get $200,000 from Keesee

Mar 1, 2012

Bluefield College students will soon have access to more financial aid, thanks to the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund of Martinsville, Virginia, who recently awarded the school a $200,000 grant for student scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Ralph Sampson Speaks for BC Scholarships

Feb 24, 2012

Basketball Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson has achieved much success. The 7'4" phenomenon won three NCAA Player of the Year awards, an NBA Rookie of the Year honor, and three NBA All-Star selections.

BC Showcases Fine Arts to Prospects

Feb 17, 2012

Bluefield College showcased its fine arts programs and outstanding students in art, music and theatre to prospective college students during an open house event, Friday, February 17.

BC Slates New Nursing Classes

Feb 6, 2012

Bluefield College will launch a new session of study in its brand new nursing program, March 5, 2012.

Winter Blast Features Adventure, Faith

Jan 24, 2012

Three hundred thirty-three youth from 12 different churches across Virginia stormed the Bluefield College campus, January 14-16, for the school's three-day extreme winter worship adventure known as Winter Blast.

BC Partners with Medical Center

Dec 21, 2011

Bluefield College and Clinch Valley Medical Center are partnering to bring rural health care, health care education, and community revitalization to southwest Virginia, particularly the Town of Pocahontas.

Tazewell County Supports BC Nursing

Dec 20, 2011

Bluefield College received a significant show of support from the community for its new nursing program when the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors delivered a $4,000 check to the school, Wednesday, December 14.

Golfers' Challenge Nets $41,000 in Aid

Dec 1, 2011

Bluefield College recently hosted its 10th Annual Alpha Natural Resources Golfers' Challenge at Pipestem State Park and Resort, and local golf enthusiasts who participated and supported the project helped the school earn more than $41,000 for student-athletes.

Trustees Study Enrollment, Finances, Growth

Nov 17, 2011

Bluefield College's Board of Trustees gathered on campus for its annual fall meetings in October, and during the two-day session the group evaluated enrollment and financial figures, discussed proposed plans for a new townhouse complex and Campus and Community Wellness Center, and elected officers ...

BC Students Celebrate Baptist Heritage

Nov 16, 2011

Bluefield College celebrated its history and culture with an annual Baptist Heritage Day ceremony in October, featuring a keynote address from Baptist historian Dr. Bill Leonard, founding dean of Wake Forest University Divinity School.

Jeannette Walls Speaks for BC Symposium

Nov 11, 2011

Bluefield College is "Celebrating Appalachia" with a yearlong symposium of lectures, concerts, exhibits, discussions and other activities designed to honor the history, traditions, people and accomplishments of the Appalachian culture.

BC Enrolls Historical Freshman Class

Nov 10, 2011

Bluefield College is celebrating its second largest freshman class in school history and the highest number of new students to enroll at BC since 2001.

BC Part of Interfaith Service Program

Oct 20, 2011

Bluefield College is among a choice group of Christian colleges in the United States to be selected to participate in President Barack Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

Ackens Join Rams Football Boosters

Oct 11, 2011

Local business and civic leader William "Bud" Acken and his wife, Tammy, are now Bluefield College Rams, specifically charter members of the Rams Football Booster Club, thanks to a major gift to the recently revived BC football program.

BC Expands Nursing to Mountain Empire

Oct 11, 2011

Bluefield College is taking its new nursing program further into southwest Virginia, thanks to a partnership with Mountain Empire Community College.

'Glass Castle' Author to Speak at BC

Oct 6, 2011

Bluefield College is celebrating Appalachia with best-selling author and journalist Jeannette Walls, whose road to success began in McDowell County, West Virginia.

Students Challenged to Hear God's Whisper

Oct 6, 2011

Bluefield College students were challenged to develop a more intimate relationship with God during the school's 20th Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 28-30.

BC Ranks Among Top Colleges in the South

Sep 29, 2011

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: 2012."

Record Numbers Run in BC's Elswick 5K

Sep 16, 2011

A misty morning fog greeted the 89 participants of Bluefield College's Fourth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, Saturday, September 10.

BC Cuts Tuition for inSPIRE Program

Sep 9, 2011

More benefits and less cost with all majors now online in transformed degree completion program.

Duremdes Week to Challenge, Inspire

Sep 8, 2011

Bluefield College will host its annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 28-30, featuring the nationally renowned ministry of Generation Next evangelist David Nasser and the uplifting music of Dana Jorgensen.

Convocation Kicks off New Year - 2011

Sep 2, 2011

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off the 2011-'12 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President's Convocation, August 31.

BC Joins Thai College in Global Exchange

Aug 31, 2011

Bluefield College students will soon be gaining a greater understanding of the culture, history, language and customs of the country of Thailand, thanks to the development of a new international exchange program between BC and Mahidol University.

BC Celebrates Dining Hall Renovations

Aug 22, 2011

When Bluefield College students return for the fall 2011 semester, they just might not recognize the school's dining hall, thanks to the completion of a quarter-million-dollar renovation project this summer.

BC Welcomes National Merit Student

Aug 12, 2011

Bluefield College will welcome a National Merit student to campus this fall. National Merit Commended Student Anna Sale of Yadkinville, North Carolina, will become a part of BC's 2011 freshman class, further demonstrating the quality of the students choosing to attend the private Christian school.

Credit Bureau Foundation Gives Scholarships

Aug 12, 2011

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

Former Professor Supports BC Football

Aug 1, 2011

With less than two months remaining before the first Bluefield College football game in 70 years, supporters continue to step forward to invest in the return of the program.

BC and Baptist Teens 'Impact Virginia' (2011)

Jul 29, 2011

Two hundred thirty youth from 13 Baptist churches across Virginia converged on the campus of Bluefield College, July 24-30, to make a difference in the lives of families in southwest Virginia through a faith-based community service project called Impact Virginia.

BC Scores Well in National Survey

Jul 20, 2011

Bluefield College outshines other colleges in the Southeast when it comes to caring professors, an emphasis on community service, and the integration of faith in learning, according to a 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

P. Buckley Moss Paints Harman Chapel

Jul 17, 2011

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BC Board Explores Residential Expansion

Jul 13, 2011

Bluefield College's Board of Trustees gathered on campus for its annual spring meetings in April, and during the two-day session the group approved further study of a new residence facility, welcomed five new members to the Board, approved three faculty promotions, and endorsed a new budget with ...