Articles from category: Faculty and Staff News
Feb 17, 2014
Jacquelyn “Jacque” Pero Oblinger, a 1948 Bluefield College graduate who returned to work for her alma mater in the late 1970s after a distinguished career in broadcast journalism, died February 14, 2014 in Wytheville, Virginia.
Jan 29, 2014
Lisa Carr, wife of former Bluefield College vice president for advancement, Tom Carr, passed away Sunday, January 26 in Searcy, Arkansas, after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
Jan 28, 2014
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the fall of 2013.
Jan 24, 2014
After nearly three years of battling a rare soft tissue cancer, Bluefield College alumnus and former BC dean of students Dan Bowman has succumbed to the disease, passing away Thursday, January 23.
Jan 6, 2014
Bluefield College will present a music recital of horn and harp music, Tuesday, January 14, featuring harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn and horn player Emily Boyer.
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.
Dec 18, 2013
Since 1986, Professor Scott Bryan has been a fixture in the classroom and around campus at Bluefield College. For nearly three decades, students in the BC Division of Exercise and Sport Science have enjoyed Dr. Bryan’s engaging and spirited lectures and discussions.
Nov 14, 2013
Dr. Roy A. Dobyns, 82, of Dandridge, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at the Jefferson County (TN) Nursing Home on November 12, 2013.
Aug 9, 2013
When contestants perform next week in the wildly popular NBC television show America’s Got Talent, two Bluefield College music professors will be among the participants vying for the summer series’ million-dollar prize.
Jul 18, 2013
When the Boy Scouts of America decided to conduct what is now being called the “biggest service project in America,” members of the Bluefield College family decided it was only natural to get involved.
Jun 26, 2013
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the spring 2013 academic semester.
Jun 26, 2013
One of Coach Keith Jennings’ goals in life was to prove you don’t have to be taller than six feet to be a great basketball player. That lesson and many other valuable principles are what he instills in the men’s basketball players at Bluefield College. It’s what makes him a “hall of ...
May 9, 2013
Bluefield College honored its employees with a year-end faculty/staff awards ceremony, Thursday, May 2.
Apr 22, 2013
Bluefield College, a private Christian college in southwest Virginia, has named the inaugural dean for its School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Francis G. Serio, a professor of dentistry and associate dean for clinical affairs from East Carolina University, who has served in various academic fields ...
Mar 20, 2013
Bluefield College will host a music faculty recital, featuring instrumental professors Dr. Charles Priest on trumpet and Colleen Potter Thorburn on harp, Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel.
Feb 19, 2013
Bluefield College will host an art show featuring the works of Walter Shroyer and Linda Weatherly Shroyer, beginning February 22 and concluding with a reception honoring the artists on April 13.
Feb 1, 2013
Bluefield College invites its students and the local community to get creative and submit works of literature and art to the 20th edition of The Bluestone Review.
Dec 7, 2012
Bluefield College welcomed a host of new employees to the BC family for the fall 2012 semester, including four new members of the faculty and 15 new members of the administrative staff.
Dec 5, 2012
Bluefield College employees, along with members of the school’s women’s basketball team, are helping females who escape domestic violence situations find hope in the aftermath through a community outreach project called “Baskets of Hope.”
Nov 29, 2012
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the fall 2012 academic semester.
Oct 25, 2012
Bluefield College professor and author Dr. Rob Merritt will offer a reading of poetry and discussion from his book, “The Language of Longing,” Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Bluefield Branch of the Tazewell County Public Library.
Sep 6, 2012
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the summer of 2012.
Aug 24, 2012
This will be a debut unlike any other Mike Compton has experienced over the course of his personal gridiron odyssey.
Jul 18, 2012
Bluefield College professor Dr. Cindy Bascom knows there is no better way to learn about different cultures or to develop a global perspective than to actually live and study among the natives of a foreign country.
Jun 1, 2012
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the spring 2012 semester.
May 21, 2012
Bluefield College recently hired longtime nurse Tammy Pennington to serve as assistant director of the school’s new nursing program.
May 8, 2012
Staffers for Bluefield College's inSPIRE degree completion program say a "success bell" placed in the Richmond Regional Office is a great example of 'out-of-the box' thinking that is motivating not only office workers, but also Richmond inSPIRE students.
May 3, 2012
Bluefield College recognized service and excellence in its employees during a year-end Faculty-Staff Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 3, which featured the presentation of the school’s annual Distinguished Staff Award.
Apr 4, 2012
Bluefield College will host a weeklong series of lectures, films, discussions and other activities designed to increase global cultural awareness and to "bring the world to BC students and the community."
Mar 30, 2012
Service above self. It's not just a mission statement at Bluefield College; it's a way of life. And not just for students, but for faculty and staff, as well.
Mar 1, 2012
Over the past 10 weekends, Bluefield College theatre professors Charles Reese and Rebecca McCoy-Reese have trekked five hours, each way, across nearly the entire state of Virginia, from southwest Virginia to Fredericksburg in north central Virginia.
Jan 6, 2012
With the start of a new academic year at Bluefield College and with recent growth on the BC campus, the school welcomed a host of new faculty and staff for 2011-2012.
Dec 14, 2011
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff recently earned a variety of professional development distinctions.
Dec 6, 2011
Bluefield College recently welcomed a new member to its leadership team. Trent Argo, a higher education executive with more than 20 years of experience in college admissions, joined the BC family in November 2011 as the new vice president for enrollment management.
Nov 17, 2011
Former students and colleagues are invited to join current students, faculty and staff in honoring retired Bluefield College professors Will Gordon and David Armbrister, Saturday, December 17, during Winter Commencement.
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.
May 26, 2011
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the winter and spring of 2011.
May 20, 2011
Bluefield College has named a founding director for its new nursing program. Dr. Carolyn Keen Lewis, a nurse with more than 20 years of experience in health care service and education, has accepted the call to lead the school's inaugural registered nurse to bachelor's degree in nursing (RN-BSN) ...
May 5, 2011
BC recognized its employees during a year-end awards ceremony, which featured the presentation of Service Awards and the naming of Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award recipients.
Dec 17, 2010
A host of faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions this fall.
Dec 1, 2010
After orchestrating one of the most extraordinary turnarounds in BC women's basketball history, head coach Steve Hardin has bid farewell to the Lady Rams.
Oct 1, 2010
Bluefield College welcomed several new full-time faculty and staff to the BC family for the start of the 2010-'11 academic year, including four new professors and seven new members of the administrative staff.
Jul 27, 2010
The name "Rita" is a good name. Its origin lies in an abbreviated version of the Spanish word "margarita," from which we also derive the name "Margaret," which means "pearl," that admirable, precious, valuable gem.
Jul 1, 2010
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the spring 2010 semester.
Jun 8, 2010
Bluefield College honored its employees during a year-end awards ceremony, which featured the presentation of service awards to a host of longtime faculty and staff and the naming of Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award winners.
Jul 1, 2009
Bluefield College degree completion professor Dr. Larry Sinsabaugh has been promoted to associate vice president for degree completion programs and director of the school's Richmond Degree Completion Center.
Jun 1, 2009
Bluefield College's Ruth Blankenship has been promoted from associate vice president to vice president for institutional advancement.
May 1, 2009
Ten full time employee positions at Bluefield College have been eliminated in order to help the college realize its operating budget for 2009-2010.
Jul 30, 2008
Bluefield College colleagues, friends and family of the late Dr. Gare LeCompte wanted to pay tribute to this longtime instructor in the school's adult degree-completion program.
Jul 28, 2008
Bluefield College professors Rob Merritt and Phyllis Owens recently represented Bluefield College as presenters for the Appalachian Studies Conference at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.