Bluefield University in the News


by | Apr 23, 2010

More than 300 adult students are enrolled in the college’s accelerated adult degree completion program, pursuing bachelor’s degrees in three accredited majors of study at dozens of class sites across the Commonwealth.

Sixty-two of the inSpire students were named to the President’s List for the fall 2009 and winter 2010 terms for earning a grade point average (GPA) between 3.90 and a perfect 4.0, while 82 inSpire students were named to the Dean’s List for earning a GPA between 3.50 and 3.89.

Listed below are the honor students with their respective class group identification and location, along with their hometown and honor category.

Behavioral Science Group 41, Tidewater, VA

Jennifer Wendell, Chesapeake, VA, President’s List

Helene Quick, Chesapeake, VA, Dean’s List

Michelle Griffin, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Jane Carter, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Tracy Crutcher, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Behavioral Science Group 42, Richmond, VA

Lucia Fedkenheuer, Colonial Heights, VA, Dean’s List

Alisha Krukowski, Richmond, VA, President’s List

Behavioral Science Group 43, Wytheville, VA

Donna Brown, Galax, VA, Dean’s List

Debra Hawkins, Crockett, VA, President’s List

Behavioral Science Group 44, Richmond, VA

Rachel Durst-Baldwin, Midlothian, VA, President’s List

Norman Gray, Quinton, VA, Dean’s List

Judith Elliott, Richmond, VA, Dean’s List

Behavioral Science Group 46, Roanoke, Virginia

Angela Cardwell, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Marcheta Turner, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Mary Davis, Christiansburg, VA, President’s List

Teresa Price, Blacksburg, VA, President’s List

Behavioral Science Group 47, Alberta, VA

Julia Bolden, Sutherland, VA, Dean’s List

Anthony Jackson, Keysville, VA, Dean’s List

MaShonda Kennerson, Lawrenceville, VA, Dean’s List

Marjorie Williams, Dundas, VA, Dean’s List

Behavioral Science Group 48, Bluefield, VA

Melissa Breeding, Vansant, VA, Dean’s List

Delia Porter, Galax, VA, Dean’s List

Angela Cox, Hillsville, VA, President’s List

Tonya White, Pageton, WV, President’s List

Melissa White, Princeton, WV, President’s List

Amy Stiltner, Crab Orchard, WV, President’s List

Criminal Justice Group 129, Tidewater, VA

Chadwick Amburgey, Franklin, VA, Dean’s List

Edward Doyle, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Kathy Rodgers, Hampton, VA, Dean’s List

Rosalind Parke, Portsmouth, VA, President’s List

Pamela Wood, Portsmouth, VA, President’s List

Criminal Justice Group 130, Richmond, VA

Tracey Mason, Petersburg, VA, Dean’s List

Luke Zylstra, Chester, VA, Dean’s List

Kurt Mutter, Richmond, VA, Dean’s List

LaKeisha Massenburg, Petersburg, VA, Dean’s List

Jeffrey Orth, Midlothian, VA, Dean’s List

Donte’ Allen, Henrico, VA, Dean’s List

Jennifer Baldwin, Crewe, VA, Dean’s List

Sabrina Reynolds, Petersburg, VA, Dean’s List

Gary Brookman, Sandston, VA, Dean’s List

Criminal Justice Group 131, Fredericksburg, VA

Michael Berry, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Tara Berry, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Frederick Chambers, Centreville, VA, Dean’s List

Isaac Reed, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Criminals Justice Group 132, Tidewater, VA

Christopher Epperson, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Raymond Hellman, Chesapeake, VA, Dean’s List

Michael Knight, Portsmouth, VA, Dean’s List

Spencer Scroggins, Chesapeake, VA, Dean’s List

Shericka Blount, Portsmouth, VA, President’s List

Criminal Justice Group 133, Roanoke, VA

Kevin Jones, Radford, VA, Dean’s List

Criminal Justice Group 134, Bluefield, VA

Justin Thomas, Max Meadows, VA, Dean’s List

Pete Beavers, Bluefield, VA, Dean’s List

Billy Perry, Grundy, VA, President’s List

Matthew Thomas, Doran, VA, President’s List

Management Group 41, Tidewater, VA

Mark McCoy, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Kinji Ridley, Chesapeake, VA, Dean’s List

Lawrence Kalb, Hampton, VA, Dean’s List

Jeffrey Wise, Virginia Beach, VA, President’s List

Robert Young, Chesapeake, VA, President’s List

Robert Oliver, Virginia Beach, VA, President’s List

George Glazner, Chesapeake, VA, President’s List

Lawrence Reinhold, Portsmouth, VA, President’s List

Scott McClain, Suffolk, VA, President’s List

Management Group 42, Wytheville, VA

Katherine Cole, Christiansburg, VA, Dean’s List

Carol Metz, Hiwassee, VA, Dean’s List

Sean Slayton, Hillsville, VA, Dean’s List

Daniel Blount, Wytheville, VA, Dean’s List

Joshua Sharitz, Wytheville, VA, Dean’s List

Autumn Hawks, Galax, VA, Dean’s List

Carl Akers, Max Meadows, VA, Dean’s List

Shelley Carrico, Independence, VA, President’s List

Randy Bonds, Christiansburg, VA, President’s List

Management Group 43, Richmond, VA

Stella Stith, Richmond, VA, President’s List

Marlon Grant, Petersburg, VA, President’s List

John Venuti, Richmond, VA, President’s List

Debora Shaw, Richmond, VA, President’s List

Paul Holland, Glen Allen, VA, President’s List

Management Group 46, Fredericksburg, VA

Demetria Jackson, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Raymond Goins, Fredericksburg, VA, President’s List

Gwendolyn Jones, Spotsylvania, VA, President’s List

Lyn Robinson Morris, Stafford, VA, President’s List

Tommy Henderson, King George, VA, President’s List

Shelley Allmond, Fredericksburg, VA, President’s List

Bobby Addington, Aldie, VA, President’s List

Management Group 47, Roanoke, VA

Shannon Viney, Rocky Mount, VA, Dean’s List

Shannon Pendergrass, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Charles Heldreth, Daleville, VA, President’s List

April Myers, Pearisburg, VA, President’s List

Karen Emanuelson, Roanoke, VA, President’s List

Marla Mundy Hayes, Christiansburg, VA, President’s List

Patricia Preston, Rustburg, VA, President’s List

Management Group 48, Roanoke, VA

Janet Williams, Pulaski, VA, Dean’s List

Carmella Carter, Radford, VA, Dean’s List

James Frazier, Hiwassee, VA, Dean’s List

Melissa Thomas, Pulaski, VA, Dean’s List

Daniel Butler, Christiansburg, VA, Dean’s List

Blake Royal, Christiansburg, VA, Dean’s List

Megan Hess, Belspring, VA, Dean’s List

Shendale Simpson, Dublin, VA, President’s List

Richard Burton, Radford, VA, President’s List

Susan Pedigo, Dublin, VA, President’s List

Jamie Akers, Dublin, VA, President’s List

Donna Spangler, Floyd, VA, President’s List

Martha Cox, Christiansburg, VA, President’s List

Brenda Watson, Christiansburg, VA, President’s List

Sunni Dunford, Pulaski, VA, President’s List

Allan Morris, Pulaski, VA, President’s List

Joan Williams, Radford, VA, President’s List

Management Group 49, Richmond, VA

Tina Harding, Chesterfield, VA, President’s List

Carrie Nelson, Glen Allen, VA, Dean’s List

Management Group 50, Roanoke, VA

Terresa Odum, Fincastle, VA, Dean’s List

Jamiyla Walker, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Melissa Hodge, Salem, VA, Dean’s List

Corey Wray, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Anne Smith, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Stephanie Talbert, Roanoke, VA, Dean’s List

Marcy Hernandez, Vinton, VA, Dean’s List

Debbie Whorley, Roanoke, VA, President’s List

Lloyd Belcher, Forest, VA, President’s List

Management Group 51, Tidewater, VA

Marlene Ali, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean’s List

Sara Hair, Suffolk, VA, Dean’s List

Randi Akers, Newport News, VA, Dean’s List

William Dortch, Chesapeake, VA, Dean’s List

Jolanda Mungo, Norfolk, VA, Dean’s List

Trudy Ann Grace, Williamsburg, VA, Dean’s List

Kecia Brown, Virginia Beach, VA, President’s List

Management Group 52, Charlottesville, VA

Robert Byram, Crozet, VA, President’s List

Della Marsh, Palmyra, VA, President’s List

Dennis Dean, Boyd Tavern, VA, President’s List

Susan Tharp, Charlottesville, VA, President’s List

Jeremy Lavin, Palmyra, VA, President’s List

Management Group 53, Richmond, VA

Paul Hollan, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Stephen Leary, Warrenton, VA, Dean’s List

Emily Romani, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Bill Turner, Montross, VA, Dean’s List

Judith Cornish, Fredericksburg, VA, Dean’s List

Carla Cox, Fredericksburg, VA, President’s List

Management Group 54, Bluefield, VA

Amy Anders, Rocky Gap, VA, Dean’s List

Amy Childress, Tazewell, VA, Dean’s List

Melinda Stilwell, Tazewell, VA, Dean’s List

Veronica White, Richlands, VA, Dean’s List

Deborah Linkous, Bluefield, WV, President’s List

Karen Spangler, Pearisburg, VA, President’s List

Stephanie Spencer, Ballard, WV, President’s List

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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?

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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.

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  • 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.

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