Bluefield University in the News


by | Apr 20, 2011

One hundred twenty-two Bluefield College seniors will accept diplomas during the school’s 88th Annual Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 7, featuring a keynote address from well-known author, educator, trainer and speaker Dr. Dale Henry.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. outside on the campus lawn at the foothills of East River Mountain in the BC Quad, and in addition to the conferring of degrees the program also will feature the presentation of the school’s Wampler-Caudill Distinguished Faculty Award to a traditional faculty member and two Wampler-Caudill Distinguished Student Leadership Awards to a traditional student and to an adult student in the inSPIRE degree-completion program.

Dr. Henry, the founder and president of Your Best Unlimited, will offer the day’s Commencement address. He speaks to and trains more than 100,000 professionals and executives each year about achieving your personal best and reaching the highest level of individual and team excellence.

A onetime associate dean of professional and graduate studies at Tusculum College in Tennessee, Dr. Henry now serves as a consultant and leadership trainer for companies like Levi Strauss, AT&T, FedEx, Xerox, Sun Trust, and the Disney Company. He has been honored with numerous business and educational awards and has been featured on several television and radio talk shows around the world.

Bluefield College candidates for graduation for spring 2011 include:

Jennifer Anne Bliss, Gainesville, Virginia

Jennifer Marie Bohannan, Merrimack, New Hampshire

Marland Katherine Funk, Ivanhoe, Virginia

Patricia A. Goebel, Ellerslie, Maryland

Sally Ann Goebel, Ellerslie, Maryland

Stephanie N. Helbert, Wytheville, Virginia

Kyle Douglas Neal, Princeton, West Virginia

Scott David Polhamus, Roanoke, Virginia

Keenan Rainer, Warrensville, Ohio

Samantha Jo Sturgill, Chilhowie, Virginia

Danielle Olivia Workman, Princeton, West Virginia

James M. Young, Newport News, Virginia

Vida A. Adusei-Poku, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Faye Lauren Frances Anderson, Stafford, Virginia

Lyndsey Jane Barton, Vinton, Virginia

Amanuel Bekele, Addis Abala, Ethiopia

Wes Blair, Draper, Virginia

Bethany Issiaca Blankenship, Huntington, West Virginia

Kelsey Nicole Blevins, Marion, Virginia

Rachel Christine Blosser, Halifax, Virginia

Shericka Javette Blount, Portsmouth, Virginia

John Michael Bohon, Roanoke, Virginia

Lisa Chinell Branch-Clements, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Shamika LeaTeashia Brown, Brodnax, Virginia

Alexandria Danielle Carter, Alderson, West Virginia

Jessie Capitolia Cash, Natural Bridge, Virginia

Jamie Isabelle Cassell, Clarksburg, West Virginia

Amy Stiltner-Childress, Tazewell, Virginia

Ashley Brook Clampitt, Chilhowie Virginia

Erica Paige Coleman, Vansant, Virginia

Judith Lynn Cornish, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Tina Diane Sparks-Kwun, North Tazewell, Virginia

Angela M. Cox, Hillsville, Virginia

Carla Jayne-Graube Cox, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Kendra Heimerich, Hopewell, Virginia

Joni Lee Dadras, Christiansburg, Virginia

Angela Denise Davenport, Emporia, Virginia

Mary Ann Davis, Christiansburg, Virginia

Michelle Leigh Diomedi, Salem, Virginia

Angela Lee Eller, King George, Virginia

Frank Allen Erdt, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Heather Ann Ferrell, Narrows, Virginia

Jeffrey A. Field, Fort Collins, Colorado

Takashi Monique Franklin, Alken, South Carolina

William S. Funk, III, Richmond, Virginia

Brittany Lynn Garton, Gordonsville, Virginia

Raymond Scott Goins, Stafford, Virginia

TrudyAnn Marie Grace, Williamsburg, Virginia

Michelle Griffin, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Justin Todd Haga, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Michael Layne Hall, Richmond, Virginia

Travis Hayton, Bluefield, Virginia

Nicholas Bryan Heimerich, Warsaw, Virginia

Jennifer I Hohman, Mt. Morris, Illionis

Paul E Hollan, Mountain City, Tennessee

Janet McClanahan Horn, Bluefield, West Virginia

Kelly Marie Hudson, Stafford, Virginia

Michael Charles Hutton, Vinton, Virginia

Demetria Y. Jackson, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Jacob A. Johnson, Tazewell, Virginia

Joseph P. Johnson, Tazewell, Virginia

Paula Lorraine Johnson, Richmond, Virginia

Christopher Russell Keller, Midland, Virginia

Rongerlar L. Kelly, Chesapeake, Virginia

Joshua Robert Kennon, Halifax, Virginia

Wendi Kay Tudor, Midlothian, Virginia

Alisha Joy Krukowski, Richmond, Virginia

Stefanie Leigh LaForce, Baltimore, Maryland

Ryan William Lambert, Salisbury, Maryland

Michael Stephen Lastfogel, Richmond, Virginia

Sherise Diane Lee, Chesterfield, Virginia

Thomas Meade Lewis, Tazewell, Virginia

Heather Marie Looney, Bastian, Virginia

LaKeisha Sherelle Massenburg, Petersburg, Virginia

Max M. Matko, Richmond, Virginia

Michele Yolanda McNair, Chesapeake, Virginia

Michael Wayne Messier, Haymarket, Virginia

Theresa Dawn Moretto, Princeton, West Virginia

Allan Wayne Morris, Pulaski, Virginia

Sandy Ellen Motyleski, Woodbridge, Virginia

Carl A. Mueller, Richmond, Virginia

Salvatore Robert Mule’, Glen Allen, Virginia

Kristin Shupe Neal, Pocahontas, Virginia

Sheena Courtney Neal, Panther, West Virginia

Zachary Covelia Nester, Newbern, Virginia

Aaron Parkin, Newtown, Wales

Ashley Erin Poe, Richmond, Virginia

Richard Michael Poindexter, Jr., Roanoke, Virginia

Adrian Martell Powell, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Rachel Leigh Price, Bluefield, Virginia

Sabrina Michelle Reynolds, Colonial Heights, Virginia

Emily Nicole Romani, Fredericksburg, Virginia

James Eric Rowland, Lynchburg, Virginia

John Thomas Russell, Roanoke, Virginia

LeAndra Nicole Sabatino, Parksley, Virginia

Evan Grant Sherman, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Yvonne L. Sigman, Bastian, Virginia

Shendale Leigh Simpson, Dublin, Virginia

Karen Elaine Spangler, Pearisburg, Virginia

Stephanie D. Spencer, Ballard, West Virginia

Diana L. St. Clair, Bluefield, Virginia

Karlee Alissa Steffey, Ridgeway, Virginia

Stephanie N. Stegich, Stafford, Virginia

Kathy T. Stoner, Christiansburg, Virginia

Michael B. Taylor, Lynchburg, Virginia

Justin T. Thomas, Max Meadows, Virginia

Kelly Nicole Thompson, Roanoke, Virginia

Marcheta L. Turner, Roanoke, Virginia

Charles Clifford Walton, Chilhowie, Virginia

Katie Elizabeth Warren, Princeton, Virginia

Nicholas K. Waymire, Manassas, Virginia

Andrew W. Weaver, Weyers Cave, Virginia

Travis Weaver Weyers Cave, Virginia

Tonya Gail White, Pageton, West Virginia

Veronica Gillespie White, Richlands, Virginia

Laura Meagan Whittington, Richlands, Virginia

Brian S. Wikle, Princeton, West Virginia

Kiara Edone Williams, Springfield, Virginia

Emily Witt Wingfield, Gloucester, Virginia

Tiana Shanelle Wood, Richmond, Virginia

Jacob D. Woodrum, Bluefield, West Virginia

Jennifer Lynne Wynes, Pence Springs, West Virginia.

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