Bluefield University in the News

INGRAM BRINGS “LANDSCAPES OF HOME” PHOTO EXHIBITION TO BC

by | Dec 11, 2018

Bluefield, VA—Bluefield College is hosting a photography exhibition titled “Landscapes of Home” by photographer Jeff Ingram, now until Feb. 15, 2019.  The show will be on display in the Bluefield College Art Gallery located on the first floor of Lansdell Hall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours may be obtained by calling Bluefield College’s Art Department at 276-326-4588. Many of the works are images from Tazewell County and national parks.

Ingram was born and raised in a small town in Edwards County, Illinois. His father, Curtis Ingram let him use their camera. In the early 1970s, he became interested in the darkroom. A photographer in town, George Calhoun showed Jeff his darkroom and taught him about film developing, and making prints.

In 1983, he graduated from Milligan College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with several computer languages in his coursework. Computers filled Jeff’s life ever since. However, it wasn’t until 2003 that he accepted a position at Lebanon High School in Russell County, Virginia as a technology teacher that his passion for photography was reignited.

With the digital camera and the computer closely aligned, he taught students a variety of subjects: computer networking, computer repair, and the uses of technology in daily life. His favorite subject to teach was digital photography. From this, he reawakened his love for photography. He took a workshop from famed Bluefield photographer Hal Brainerd and learned color techniques that mark the uniqueness of his photography.

“Photography has been a significant part of my life for the past 30 years, and yet is a field that continues to hold new beginnings for me as I explore new locations and embark on outdoor adventures,” Ingram said.

Ingram lives in Tazewell, Virginia with his wife, Sheila a 1995 Bluefield College graduate, as well as his son, Aaron Curtis, a 2018 graduate of Bluefield College. They also have a daughter, Carlee Faith. For more information about the “Landscapes of Home” exhibit, contact Bluefield College’s Art Department at 276-326-4558, or email Professor Walter Shroyer at [email protected].

Bluefield University

[email protected]276.326.4212

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

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?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

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.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • 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.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231

 

Meet our core Counseling faculty

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Moran

Associate Professor of Counseling

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program,
Title IX Confidential Counselor