Bluefield University in the News


by | Mar 1, 2012

Bluefield College has released its President's and Dean's Lists for the fall 2011 semester for students enrolled across the state in the school's inSPIRE adult degree completion program.

More than 300 adult students are enrolled in the college’s accelerated adult degree completion program, pursuing bachelor’s degrees in management and leadership, public safety, human services, and nursing at dozens of class sites across the Commonwealth and online across the world wide web.

Thirty-two of BC’s adult students were named to the President’s List for the fall 2011 semester for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA), while 31 inSPIRE students were named to the Dean’s List for earning a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9.

Among those listed on the President’s List for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average:
Larry Ammann, Mineral, VA
Heather Dillow, Troutville, VA
Paul Perry, Milford, VA
Elesha Wikle, Christiansburg, VA
Kasandra Board, Rocky Mount, VA
James McClain, Blacksburg, VA
Susan Thacker, Collinsville, VA
Erin Vogt, Blacksburg, VA
Lynn Birt, Chester, VA
Sonya Matthews, Petersburg, VA
Brenda Waldron, Radford, VA
Jason Burcham, Hillsville, VA
Matthew Akers, Wytheville, VA
Samantha Bloomer, Richmond, VA
Christopher Caudill, Rocky Mount, VA
Matthew Hicks, Tazewell, VA
Christopher Hodges, Roanoke, VA
Kimberly Hooper, Radford, VA
Steven May, Concord, VA
Tameka Paige, Roanoke, VA
Steven Patrick, Rural Retreat, VA
Ashley Reese, Atlantic, VA
Anne Sheppard, Blacksburg, VA
Raymond Sherwood, Bristow, VA
Charles Warnock, St. Mary’s, GA
Joshua Webb, Blacksburg, VA
Heather Williams, Galax, VA
Christopher Hayes, Dublin, VA
Willie Smith, Roanoke, VA
Allen Phelps, Mechanicsville, VA
Brandon Powers, Marion, VA
Angela Shaffier, Rockville, VA.

Among those students listed on the Dean’s List for earning a 3.5-3.9 grade point average during the fall 2011 term:
Melissa White, Princeton, WV
Tina Harvey, Christiansburg, VA
Erica Singleton, Emporia, VA
Tammy Taylor, South Hill, VA
Repersha Cummings, Richmond, VA
Tammy Doss, Christiansburg, VA
Todd Jackson, Shawsville, VA
Felicia Stretcher, Henrico, VA
Kristy Dotson, Austinville, VA
Keisha Royal, Christiansburg, VA
Rachael Cook, Troutville, VA
Kevin Harding, Dublin, VA
Allison Wade, Concord, VA
Shannon Hairfield, Amelia, VA
Christopher Vogt, Blacksburg, VA
Kayla Saunders, Roanoke, VA
Melissa Smith, Mineral, VA
Yvonne Johnson, Richmond, VA
Andrew Morris, Roanoke, VA
Victoria Allison, Pulaski, VA
Sharon Bane, Draper, VA
Tammy Holbrook, Dublin, VA
Lindsey Mathews, Roanoke, VA
Myra Adams, Christiansburg, VA
Michelle Dooley, Buchanan, VA
Lauren Anderson, Lynch Station, VA
Kelly Moreau, Chesapeake, VA
Beverly Green, Montpelier, VA
Vanessa Portillo Vasquez, Manassas VA
Rachel Wylie, Roanoke, VA
Benjamin Cook, Roanoke, VA.

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  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

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  • 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.

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  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

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  • 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.

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