Bluefield University in the News


by | Jan 12, 2012

Bluefield College has released its President's and Dean's Lists for traditional students for the fall 2011 semester.

Forty-one BC students were named to the President’s List for earning a grade point average (GPA) between 3.9 and 4.0 during the fall semester, while 70 students were named to the Dean’s List for earning a GPA between 3.5 and 3.8.

Among those students earning placement on the fall 2011 President’s List with a 3.9 to 4.0 GPA:

Jarred Angles, North Tazewell, VA

Allyson Armbrester, Stuart, VA

Cody Bentley, Castlewood, VA

Lindsey Burris, Independence, VA

Donovan Buterakos, Bluefield, VA

Leah Cline, Tazewell, VA

Jacob Coleman, Falls Mills, VA

Eliezer Cordero, Bridgeport, CT

Erin Darnell, Orange, VA

Allison Deel, North Tazewell, VA

Andrew Dickerson, Santa Clara, CA

Courtney Dutton, Abingdon, VA

Autumn Elledge, North Wilkesboro, NC

Lydia Freeman, Bristol, VA

Aaron Georgiades, Virginia Beach, VA

Angel Hackney, Grundy, VA

Emilie Hagee, Bastian, VA

Megan Hardison, Yorktown, VA

Melissa Hubert, Smyrna, DE

Celia Jones, Brookneal, VA

Keri Joyce, Cedar Bluff, VA

Jessica Looney, Bastian, VA

Amber MacDonald, Beckley, WV

Lisa May, Danville, VA

Stephen Melhorn, Bellbrook, OH

Emily Minter, King George, VA

Christa Neal, Fayetteville, WV

Kimberly Neel, Bluefield, VA

Emily Reynolds, Falls Mills, VA

Brittany Rhoton, Gate City, VA

Wully Rojas, Woodbridge, VA

Anna Sale, Yadkinville, NC

Katherine Santschi, Fredericksburg, VA

Emily Sears, Hinton, WV

James Shelton, Raven, VA

Kelsee Smith, Saltville, VA

Hannah Spicer, Rocky Gap, VA

Stefany Turner, Dublin, VA

Breanne Vencill, Tazewell, VA

Rachel Williams, Evington, VA

Elisabeth Willson, Amissville, VA.

Among the students earning placement on the fall 2011 Dean’s List with a 3.5 to 3.8 GPA:

Rutger Allen, Bastian, VA

Joseph Andrews, Chesterfield, VA

Aaron Arnold, Rocky Gap, VA

Autumn Arnold, Wytheville, VA

Julia Austin, Rockville, VA

Courtney Bell, Saint Marys, GA

John Bergner, Mooresville, NC

Caleb Bittler, Fincastle, VA

Alandra Blume, Forest Hill, WV

Melinda Blume, Forest Hill, WV

Alexander Brown, Richmond, VA

Jordan Bryan, Bluefield, VA

Cary Carpenter, Roanoke, VA

Antonia Cataldi, Warrenton, VA

Beverlie Connor, Roanoke, VA

Samantha Corker, Spotsylvania, VA

Cheznee Daily, Mooresville, NC

Holly Dillon, Bluefield, VA

Kalyn Dolan, Gladys, VA

Alexander Dove, Richmond, VA

Yeda Duarte, Bluefield, VA

Rebecca Flannery, Virginia Beach, VA

Joshua Fore, Gladstone, VA

Jessica Fox, Bluefield, VA

Kara Georgiades, Virginia Beach, VA

Kevin Gravier, Princeton, WV

Jeshua Harder, Sterling, VA

Amanda Heller, Chesapeake, VA

Orville Herndon, Swords Creek, VA

Angela Highlander, Hampton, VA

Nicholas Hinkle, Princeton, WV

Robert Howard, Lilburn, GA

DuyThanh Huynh, Richlands, VA

Micah Johnson, Tazewell, VA

Marjorie Jones, Virginia Beach, VA

Joshua King, Spotsylvania, VA

Ashley Lam, Fredericksburg, VA

Kelley Lambert, Princeton, WV

Heather Lane, Bluefield, WV

Hannah Lawrence, Bluefield, VA

Ethan Lewis, Powhatan, VA

Bethany Liddle, Galax, VA

Della Limbert, Lititz, PA

Samantha Magyar, Bland, VA

Rachel Marble, Poplar Grove, IL

Jade McDaniel, Union, WV

Jennifer McKay, Stafford, VA

Tequila McNeal, Columbia, SC

Gregory Moon, Midlothian, VA

Kristine Morgan, Bastian, VA

Tracy Muncy, North Tazewell, VA

Brittany Musick, Honaker, VA

Casey Palmer, Roanoke, VA

Hannah Parobek, Lower Burrell, PA

Lauren Pillow, Chesapeake, VA

Brittany Porter, Max Meadows, VA

Timothy Prater, Grundy, VA

Jacqueline Puglisi, Winchester, VA

Bradley Schmitt, Blacksburg, VA

Meredith Simkins, Hampton, VA

Will Simpson, Charlotte, NC

Cody Snow, Yadkinville, NC

Tyler Snow, Fancy Gap, VA

Joshua Soto, New Rochelle, NY

Rachael Stairs, Beaverdam, VA

Sarah Stevens, North Tazewell, VA

Ashley Strickland, Galax, VA

Elizabeth Tinsley, Montross, VA

Matthew Whidden, Lockport, NY

Summer Wilding, Sandusky, OH.

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