A host of Bluefield College faculty and staff earned a variety of professional development distinctions during the fall 2010 semester.
Amy Ellison, BC’s controller, graduated from the College Business Management Institute (CBMI) in August. CBMI is sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers and is designed to provide higher education business officers an extensive study of current issues and procedures in business and financial management. Ellison attended CBMI during the summer for the past three years.
Mark Hipes, an admissions counselor who became interim director of admissions in 2009, was promoted to permanent director of admissions in August. A 2003 graduate of Bluefield College, Hipes has served in the BC Admissions Office since 2006.
Amanda Jordan, an admissions counselor, was promoted in August to director of institutional effectiveness. She spent two years recruiting traditional students in southwest Virginia after serving as a student herself at Bluefield College from 2001 to 2004. In addition to her bachelor’s degree from BC, Jordan holds a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Larry Sinsabaugh, an associate vice president for BC’s inSPIRE Degree Completion Program, received a promotion in September. In addition to his academic responsibilities for inSPIRE, Dr. Sinsabaugh assumed enrollment management duties for the program. In his new position, he will oversee the admissions and retention operations for inSPIRE and work closely with all enrollment management offices to serve the school’s adult students.
Annette Tabor, director of major gifts, was promoted in August to associate vice president for Institutional Advancement. A graduate of BC, Tabor has worked on staff at the college since 2002, including a stint as assistant athletics director. She has organized the college’s Golfers’ Challenge since 2002 and once served on the school’s Strategic Planning Committee.