Alumni Awards

A Tradition of Recognition & Respect 

Each year, during Homecoming & Family Weekend, the Bluefield College Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni for their professional and personal accomplishments as well as their service to the community. Those recognized are nominated by their peers.

Nominations must be made by April 30 to be considered for that year’s induction ceremony. Below, you’ll find information about each alumni award, including the BC Athletics Hall of Fame, and the nomination form. Please be sure to include as much information as possible about the nominee to ensure the selection committee has adequate information to make a determination.

Hall of Distinguished Graduates

The alumnus/alumna selected for this award must meet the following requirements:

  • The individual must be a Bluefield College graduate age fifty years or older.
  • Through their life they must have reached outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state, or nation.
  • They also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directions. They must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College.

All Bluefield College graduates are eligible for this award. Alumni that did not graduate from Bluefield College are not eligible for this award.  This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

Honorary Alumni Award

This award was established to honor individuals who are not alumni of Bluefield College. However, they are to be commended and given honorary alumni status due to their significant contributions of service and support to the College and its mission and vision. This person must also be a representation of the values and mission of Bluefield College.

This award will be presented each year at Homecoming to no more than one individual or couple.

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award

The alumnus/alumna selected for this award must meet the following requirements:

  • The individual must be a Bluefield College alumnus/alumna, and at least forty years old.
  • Throughout their life, they must have reached outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state, or nation.
  • They also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directions. They must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College.

All Bluefield College Association members are eligible for this award. This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

Distinguished Young Alumnus/Alumna Award

The alumnus/alumna that is selected for this award must meet the following requirements:

  • The individual must be a Bluefield College graduate forty (40) years old or younger, and exhibit the values and mission of Bluefield College.
  • Outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state, or nation will be the criteria used to select individuals.
  • Other criteria will include the display of significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and the individual must also represent the value and mission of Bluefield College.

Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. He/She must display significant service and contribution to the Alumni Association of Bluefield College.

All Bluefield College graduates are eligible for this award. Alumni that did not graduate from Bluefield College are not eligible for this award. This award will be given to only one recipient each year at Homecoming.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is presented each year at Homecoming to an individual, alumnus/alumna or friend of Bluefield College, who displays service to the College through service. The measurement of service can be identified through fundraising, recruiting, support, or faithful service to the College, and the event should be a significant endeavor. This individual must also be a representative of the values and mission of Bluefield College.

Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award

Bluefield College holds service as a core value. It is seen in student activities, the College’s academic programs, and is a way of life for the faculty, staff, and alumni of the College. Therefore in 2004, the Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award was created.

This recipient should be either a Bluefield College graduate, alumni, faculty member, staff member, or student. The individual should display continual service and compassion in his/her ministry. He/She also must have displayed significant leadership to his/her community through service or profession, and represent the values and mission of Bluefield College. Recipients must not be a current sitting member on the Association Board of Directors. This award will be given to only one recipient or couple each year at Homecoming.

Athletics Hall of Fame

The Bluefield College Athletic Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute and give recognition to former athletes, coaches, and others of meritorious service who have made exceptional contributions to the athletic programs of the College.  Membership shall consist of athletes, coaches, trainers, athletic administrators, and others of meritorious service who fulfilled the purpose of this established award.  Inductees will be selected by a committee of the following individuals:

  • Bluefield College Director of Alumni Relations, Chair
  • Bluefield College Athletic Director
  • Two coaches from the active coaching staff at Bluefield College
  • The faculty representative to athletics at Bluefield College
  • The Bluefield College Alumni Association Vice President
  • A Bluefield College Alumni Association member

Athlete Criteria:

  • One must have been an athlete as documented in the College’s records.
  • The nominee must have graduated from Bluefield College.

At least two years of the nominee’s intercollegiate athletic competition must have been at Bluefield College.

Omar Reed '10 BC Athletics Hall of Fame Award Winner

Alumni Awards Reception 2017
Omar Reed (’10) – BC Athletics Hall of Fame

Amber Macdonald '12 Distinguished Young Alumna Award Winner

Alumni Awards Reception 2018
Amber Macdonald (’12) – Distinguished Young Alumna

Rod Hale '60 Christian Service Award Winner

Alumni Awards Reception 2016
Rod Hale (’60) – Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award

Howard Mayo '88, Mark Blevins '92, Lamont Woods '92, Daniel Brown '85

Alumni Awards Reception 2015
Howard Mayo (’88), Mark Blevins, Lamont Woods (’92), Daniel Brown (’85)

Tim Sharp '74 Hall of Distinguished Graduates Award Winner

Alumni Awards Reception 2015
Tim Sharp (’74) – Hall of Distinguished Graduates

Alumni Award Nomination Form

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