Our Team is here for You

Associate Director of Traditional Admissions

Education:   Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (’11)

Favorite Thing about BU:   I love that everything we do here at BU is done in the context of our faith. I am humbled and honored to be able to bring students to this place. They will be mentored and developed by many of the same faculty that shaped me and help me discover my life’s calling.

Favorite Scripture:   “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7.37-38

Hobbies:   Fly fishing, backpacking, and hiking; board games; and supporting local small businesses especially when exploring new cities for the best mom and pop coffee shops, outdoor recreation stores, and BBQ Rib houses.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-326-4465

Transfer & International Admissions Counselor

Education:   Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Favorite Thing about BU:   At BU I feel accepted and comfortable. I’m free to express my faith with my coworkers and with that comes a familial bond. Whether you’re from down the street or from across the globe you’re going to be treated like family.

Favorite Scripture:  “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Hobbies:   Reading, experimenting with new art mediums, exploring nature, and learning all that I can about cultures, history, and animals.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-326-4341

Traditional Admissions Counselor

Education:   Bachelor of Science in Psychology (’21)

Favorite Thing about BU: My favorite thing about Bluefield University is the feeling of home when you step on campus. Between the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the family-like atmosphere, it makes it feel like your home away from home.

Favorite Scripture: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Hobbies: Hiking, shopping, being on vacation at the beach, traveling, and spending time with family.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-326-4216

Traditional Admissions Counselor

EducationBachelor of Science in Communication; Virginia PreK-6 Teacher Certification

Favorite thing about BU: The atmosphere of grace.

Favorite Scripture: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Hobbies: Yoga, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Vegan Baking, and spending time with family.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-326-4214

Executive Assistant | Campus Visit and Events Coordinator

Education:   Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership

Favorite Thing about BU:   The friendly and fun atmosphere!

Favorite Scripture:   “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

Hobbies:   Shopping, vacationing at the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-326-4201

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231