Bluefield University in the News


by | Apr 20, 2010

Elected to the highest seats of Spring Court royalty for 2010 were Queen Lindsey Hazelwood of Stuart, Virginia, and King Luke Davis of Mathews, Virginia.

Hazelwood is a junior majoring in graphic communications. She is also a resident advisor, a member of the Student Union Board (SUB), and a reporter for the student newspaper, The Rampage.

Davis, a senior majoring in business administration, is also a resident advisor and president of the Student Union Board (SUB). In addition, he is a member of Beta Chi Delta fraternity and the men’s varsity soccer team.

Joining Hazelwood and Davis on the college’s 2010 Spring Court, as selected by the BC student body, were Princess Alexandria Jones, Prince Nathan Cronk, Duchess Kia Gilliard, Duke Chris Keller, Baroness Cheznee Daily, Baron Shawn Howell, Lady DeArra Darling, and Lord Christian Ruark.

Jones, a senior from Camden, New Jersey, is a BC psychology and criminal justice major. She is also vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA), president of Kappa Psi Omicron sorority, and a resident advisor.

Cronk is a senior from Floyd, Virginia, who is majoring in exercise and sport science. He also is a resident advisor and a member of SUB.

Gilliard is a sophomore from Cross, South Carolina. She is an exercise and sport science major and a member of the women’s varsity basketball team.

Keller, a junior from Midland, Virginia, is majoring in history education. He also plays bass guitar for the band Starting Over.

Daily is a freshman from Mooresville, North Carolina. She majors in physical education and is a member of the women’s varsity volleyball team.

Howell is a sophomore music major from Bluefield, Virginia. He is a member of a variety of BC voice ensembles and the fraternity Beta Chi Delta.

Darling is a sophomore from Powder Springs, Georgia. She majors in business administration and is a member of the women’s varsity basketball and varsity tennis teams.

Ruark, a senior from Parsonsburg, Maryland, is an exercise and sport science major. He also is a resident hall director and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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