Articles from category: Faculty and Staff News
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 19, 2016
Bluefield College has partnered with Nationwide to bring savings in auto insurance to its alumni and current and retired employees.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 9, 2015
Longtime Bluefield College supporter and friend Betty Sanders Gordon, wife of BC Professor Emeritus Will Gordon, passed away, Saturday, December 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Feb 12, 2015
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the fall of 2014.
Oct 31, 2014
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the summer of 2014.
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.
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.
May 29, 2014
A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional distinctions during the spring 2014 academic term.
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.
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.
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.