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Bluefield University Accepting Nominations for 5th Annual Dr. Donna Watson Goodness and Light Alumni Award

by | Sep 27, 2021

Bluefield, VA – Bluefield University is accepting nominations for the 5th Annual Dr. Donna Watson Goodness and Light Alumni Award, which will be presented as a part of Homecoming and Family Weekend on Friday, October 22, at 4 P.M. in Easley Library.

After bidding farewell to Dr. Donna Hardy Watson at the close of the 2016-2017 academic year, Bluefield University took steps to ensure that her legacy would remain by creating the Dr. Donna Watson Goodness and Light Alumni Award.

Created collaboratively by the School of Education and Social Science and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Goodness and Light Alumni Award is designed to recognize teacher education graduates who are “doing great things in our schools and classrooms.” The award is given annually to recognize an alumnus who embodies Dr. Watson’s mantra of spreading goodness and light in education.

“It’s indeed a privilege to be able to recognize the legacy of Dr. Watson by honoring a graduate from our teacher education program,” said Dr. Shellie Brown, Director of Teacher Education. “This award allows us to recognize members of our outstanding alumni base with an honor that best expresses our appreciation for their service to our schools and communities.”

Bluefield University alumni and friends are invited to attend to celebrate Dr. Watson’s contributions to Bluefield University and the presentation of the 5th annual Goodness and Light Alumni Award on Friday, October 22 at 4 P.M. in Easley Library.

You may nominate an outstanding Bluefield University alumni educator for the Goodness and Light award by submitting your nomination online by September 24 at

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