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Director of Traditional Admissions

Education:   Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Tourism Management and pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration

Favorite Thing about BC:   I enjoy the amazing feeling of being a part of a community the second I step on campus. I especially love the passion, and compassion, that the faculty and staff have for the students and each other.

Favorite Scripture:   “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

Hobbies:   Golfing, fishing, hiking, spending time with friends and family – pretty much anything with a social component and being outdoors!

Email: mhamilton@bluefield.edu

Phone: 276-326-4602

Associate Director of Traditional Admissions

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

Favorite Thing about BC:   I love that everything we do here at BC 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.

Territory:   Tazewell County, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, States west of the Mississippi

Email: spolhamus@bluefield.edu

Phone: 276-326-4465

Transfer & International Admissions Counselor

Education:   Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Favorite Thing about BC:   At BC 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.

Territory:   Transfer, International, Re-Admit, Dual Enrollment

Email: ecoppola@bluefield.edu

Phone: 276-326-4341

Traditional Admissions Counselor

Education:   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (’20)

Favorite Thing about BC:   I enjoy the simplicity of nature, and Bluefield has amazing scenery all four seasons of the year.

Favorite Scripture:   “God is within her she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” Psalms 46:5

Hobbies:   Volleyball, hiking, swimming, traveling, and being with the ones I care about the most!

Territory: Local Virginia Counties: Buchannan, Russell, Bland, Wythe, Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery

City of Bristol, Central Virginia, Northern Virginia, Eastern Half of North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington DC, Maryland, Northeast States

Email: wphipps@bluefield.edu

Phone: 276-326-4216

Traditional Admissions Counselor

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

Favorite thing about BC: 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.

Territory: Local Virginia Counties: Smyth, Grayson, Washington, City of Galax

Homeschool, Southside Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, West Virginia, Western Half of North Carolina, South Carolina, Southeastern States

Email: jmerie@bluefield.edu

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 BC:   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: jdillon@bluefield.edu

Phone: 276-326-4201