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Articles from category: Faculty and Staff News

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.

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.

Reunion and Run to Honor Dean Dan

Mar 21, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, alumni from Bluefield College will gather in Richmond, Virginia, for a spring reunion and the formation of “Team Dean Dan,” a group of BC grads who will run in the Monument Avenue 10K.

Massey Bids Farewell to BC after 27 Years

Jan 27, 2017

When the 2015-2016 academic year began at Bluefield College, it did so without a vital “beacon of academic excellence.” When faculty and staff returned to campus, they did so in the absence of “a beloved friend,” who “inspired [them] to be a better teacher.” And when students walked ...

Grubb from Alum to Alumni Director

Jan 27, 2017

Bluefield College recently welcomed a new director of alumni relations, a familiar face to the BC family in Josh Grubb, a 2007 Bluefield College graduate and a member of the BC staff since 2014.

BC Employees Earn Distinctions

Jan 19, 2017

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff were involved in a variety of professional distinctions and transitions during the fall of 2016.

Lusk Named New Rams Football Coach

Jan 6, 2017

Dewey Lusk has been named head football coach at Bluefield College, becoming the 10th head coach in school history and the third since the program was revived in 2012.

Walker Bids Farewell to Rams Football

Dec 15, 2016

Bluefield College head football coach Ordell Walker has stepped down from his position, effective December 15, 2016, after four seasons as the leader of the Rams football team.

Meet Music Professor Dr. John Moir

Nov 16, 2016

With the start of the fall 2016 semester, Bluefield College welcomed a new assistant professor to the Department of Music. Dr. John-Scott Moir, a teacher, performer, singer and conductor with more than 25 years of experience in music, joined the BC faculty as director of choirs and voice.

Go to London with Bluefield College

Nov 11, 2016

Want to travel to London and visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and many other historic and significant sites? Then join Bluefield College students, faculty, staff and alumni on an eight-day trip, March 3-10, 2017, to ...

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.

Russian Musicians Coming to Bluefield

Oct 19, 2016

Blue Mountain Performing Arts will present world-class Russian musicians Vladislav Vals and Maxim Sepkhanov, live in concert, Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bluefield High School Auditorium.

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 to Host 25th Christian Week

Sep 20, 2016

Bluefield College will host its 25th Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 28-30, featuring three morning sessions of spiritual discourse led by evangelist Trey Bradley and a night of praise and worship led by contemporary Christian band Rush of Fools.

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 ...

Join BC's College/ Community Choir

Aug 24, 2016

Bluefield College’s Masterworks Chorale has already begun rehearsals in preparation for its Christmas at Bluefield 2016 concert and, as always, community residents are encouraged to become a part of the college/community choir.

Brewster Joins BC Faculty

Aug 16, 2016

Bluefield College’s critically acclaimed School of Education just got stronger with the addition of faculty member Dr. Thomas Brewster, an educator with more than 25 years of experience in the field as a high school teacher, assistant principal and principal; a college professor and assessment ...

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 Employees Earn Distinctions 06-16

Jun 30, 2016

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff were involved in a variety of professional distinctions and transitions during the spring of 2016.

Teaching Interfaith Understanding 06-16

Jun 28, 2016

Bluefield College professor Dr. Rob Merritt has been selected from a competitive national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding.

BC Family Mourns Loss of Teresa Stanley

Jun 15, 2016

Longtime Bluefield College staffer Teresa Croy Stanley, who served most of her BC years as director of alumni relations, passed away June 9, 2016.

Faculty, Staff Earn Year-end Awards

May 12, 2016

Bluefield College honored its employees with a faculty and staff awards ceremony, May 5, which included the presentation of a Distinguished Staff Award to Brenda Workman, a Distinguished Faculty Award to Dr. Donna Watson, and Service Awards to longtime BC employees.

Scholarships to Honor Dean Dan

May 11, 2016

In an unprecedented coordination between two Baptist institutions of higher learning, Bluefield College and Campbell University are teaming up to memorialize a fellow educator, the late Daniel G. Bowman, with two endowed student scholarships that will benefit both institutions equally.

Alumni Benefit from BC Nationwide Pact

Apr 19, 2016

Bluefield College has partnered with Nationwide to bring savings in auto insurance to its alumni and current and retired employees.

BC Co-Hosts Young Irelanders Concert

Apr 15, 2016

The Young Irelanders will bring a Celtic celebration through a unique, eclectic show of traditional Irish music, song and dance to Bluefield, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Bluefield High School.

Hipes Bids Farewell to Bluefield College

Mar 10, 2016

Bluefield College recently bid farewell to longtime staffer Mark Hipes, whose most influential accomplishments on campus during his nine-year career came in the areas of traditional admissions and alumni relations.

Local Women Invited to Wellness Seminar

Feb 1, 2016

Local women are invited to a wellness seminar at Bluefield College, Thursday, February 18, as part of the Healthy Woman series sponsored by Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Longtime BC Friend Betty Gordon Dies

Dec 9, 2015

Longtime Bluefield College supporter and friend Betty Sanders Gordon, wife of BC Professor Emeritus Will Gordon, passed away, Saturday, December 5.

Employee Transitions and Distinctions

Dec 7, 2015

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff were involved in a variety of professional distinctions and transitions during the fall of 2015.

BC Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

Oct 14, 2015

Bluefield College students, faculty and staff are bringing awareness to the importance of Title IX on college campuses and to the woes of domestic violence in our communities through a series of activities on campus in October.

BC Faculty, Staff Transitions

Jun 23, 2015

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff were involved in a variety of professional distinctions and transitions during the spring of 2015.

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.

Employees Earn Year-end Awards 2015

May 19, 2015

Bluefield College honored its employees with a year-end faculty and staff awards ceremony, May 7, which included the presentation of two Distinguished Faculty Awards to Dr. Bob Boozer and Professor Mimi Merritt, a Distinguished Staff Award to Public Relations Director Chris Shoemaker, and a ...

BC Welcomes New VP for Academics

Apr 10, 2015

Bluefield College has invited a new vice president for academic affairs to lead its next phase of curriculum growth. Dr. Marshall E. Flowers, Jr. will join the BC family July 1, 2015 and bring with him 37 years of experience in Christian higher education administration.

Writing Contest Honors BC Librarian

Mar 31, 2015

As part of its month-long Celebration of Appalachia, Bluefield College is hosting the Nora Lockett Memorial Appalachian Writing Contest, dedicated to a longtime Bluefield College librarian, the late Nora Lockett.

BC Employees Earn Distinctions (2015)

Feb 12, 2015

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the fall of 2014.

Faculty, Staff Earn Distinctions (Fall '14)

Oct 31, 2014

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the summer of 2014.

Business Women's Conference at BC

Oct 3, 2014

Bluefield College will host a Professional Business Women’s Conference, Friday, October 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., designed to help today’s workingwomen develop their leadership skills, business etiquette, health, and technology knowledge.

Richter to Lead Christian Emphasis Week

Sep 17, 2014

Bluefield College will host its 23rd Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 24-26, featuring three morning sessions of praise, worship and discourse led by Tom Richter, pastor of New Hope Christian Church in Queens, New York.

Faculty, Staff Earn Distinctions (Spring '14)

May 29, 2014

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the spring 2014 academic term.

BC Employees Garner Year-end Awards

May 28, 2014

Bluefield College honored its employees with a year-end faculty/staff awards ceremony, May 1, which included the presentation of the Distinguished Staff Award to accounts payable manager Shirley Mutter and a 30-year Service Award to maintenance director Blair Taylor.

Thorburn to Bring Harp Solos to BC

Mar 21, 2014

Harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn will present a faculty recital entitled “Twentieth-Century Harp Showpieces” on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Bluefield College’s Harman Chapel.

Alumna, Staffer Jacque Oblinger Dies

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.

BC Mourns the Loss of Friend Lisa Carr

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.

Employees Earn Professional Distinctions (Winter '14)

Jan 28, 2014

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the fall of 2013.

Former BC Dean Succumbs to Cancer

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.

Horn and Harp Recital Coming to BC

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.

Serio Serving the Underserved

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.

Professor Bryan Bids Farewell to BC

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.

College Mourns Loss of President Dobyns

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.