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Articles from category: Faculty and Staff News

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 David Olive has rescinded his resignation and decided to carry on the mission of the Virginia Baptist school.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

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

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

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.

America's Got Talent to Feature BC Professors

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.

BC Partners with Boy Scouts in Service

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.

Employees Earn Professional Distinctions (June 2013)

Jun 26, 2013

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

BC's Mister Jennings: A Hall of Fame Coach

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 ...

BC Honors Employees with Year-end Awards (2013)

May 9, 2013

Bluefield College honored its employees with a year-end faculty/staff awards ceremony, Thursday, May 2.

Serio Dubbed Dean of BC Dental School

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 ...

Faculty Recital to Feature Trumpet, Harp

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.

Shroyers Showcase Art at BC

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.

Submit Your Works to BC's Bluestone Review (2013)

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.

College Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

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.

'Hope' for Domestic Violence Victims

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.”

Faculty, Staff Earn Distinctions (Nov. 2012)

Nov 29, 2012

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the fall 2012 academic semester.

Dr. Merritt to Share Poetry with Community

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.

BC Employees Earn Distinctions 09-12

Sep 6, 2012

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the summer of 2012.

One More Football Debut for BC's Compton

Aug 24, 2012

This will be a debut unlike any other Mike Compton has experienced over the course of his personal gridiron odyssey.

Bascom Brings Latin America to BC

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.

BC Employees Earn Distinctions: June 2012

Jun 1, 2012

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the spring 2012 semester.

Pennington is New Assistant Director of Nursing

May 21, 2012

Bluefield College recently hired longtime nurse Tammy Pennington to serve as assistant director of the school’s new nursing program.

Success Bell inSPIRES Richmond Students

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.

Employees Honored for Service, Quality

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.

BC to Bring the World to Students

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."

BC's Garrett Puts Service Above Self

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.

Reeses Take Theatre Talents on the Road

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.

BC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

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.

Employees Earn Professional Distinctions 12-11

Dec 14, 2011

A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff recently earned a variety of professional development distinctions.

BC Welcomes New VP for Enrollment

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.

Gordon, Armbrister to be Honored

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.

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.

Faculty and Staff Earn Distinctions 05-11

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.