Bluefield University in the News


by | Jan 20, 2011

Bluefield College has released its President’s and Dean’s Lists for traditional students for the fall 2010 semester.

Twenty-four traditional BC students were named to the President’s List for earning a grade point average (GPA) between 3.9 and 4.0 during the spring semester, while 53 traditional 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 2010 President’s List with a 3.9 to 4.0 GPA:

Kimberly Alcorn, Anchorage, AK

Mi Hyun Bell, Bluefield, VA

Hannah Brooks, Bristol, VA

Erica Coleman, Vansant, VA

Jacob Coleman, Falls Mills, VA

Courtney Dutton, Abingdon, VA

Brittany Garton, Gordonsville, VA

Megan Hardison, Yorktown, VA

Melissa Hubert, Smyrna, DE

Jacob Johnson, Tazewell, VA

Joseph Johnson, Tazewell, VA

Keri Joyce, Cedar Bluff, VA

Felicia Marmo, Palm Bay, FL

Lisa May, Danville, VA

Stephen Melhorn, Bellbrook, OH

Emily Minter, King George, VA

Kimberly Neel, Bluefield, VA

Michelle Neel, Tazewell, VA

Brittany Rhoton, Gate City VA

Brittany Sebring, Chesapeake, VA

Evan Sherman, Newport, PA

Kelsee Smith, Saltville, VA

Kelly Thompson, Cloverdale, VA

Alyssa Weddle, Laurel Fork, VA.


Bluefield College students named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List included:

Jarred Angles, North Tazewell, VA

Jeremy Bartlett, Bluefield, WV

Cody Bentley, Castlewood, VA

Bonnie Blackburn, Winston-Salem, NC

Bethany Blankenship, Wayne, WV

Kelsey Blevins, Marion, VA

Jennifer Bliss, Gainesville, VA

Melinda Blume, Forest Hill, WV

Jennifer Bohannan, Merrimack, NH

Ashley Clampitt, Chillhowie, VA

Beverlie Connor, Roanoke, VA

LeAnn Deel, Maxie, VA

Shannon Denton, Tazewell, VA

Andrew Dickerson, Santa Clara, CA

Holly Dillon, Bluefield, VA

Kalyn Dolan, Gladys, VA

Keith Filer, Bluefield, WV

Lydia Freeman, Bristol, VA

Kara Georgiades, Virginia Beach, VA

Patricia Goebel, Bluefield, WV

Stephanie Helbert, Wytheville, VA

Angela Highlander, Hampton, VA

DuyThanh Huynh, Doran, VA

Celia Jones, Brookneal, VA

Ethan Lewis, Powhatan, VA

Bethany Liddle, Galax, VA

Jessica Looney, Bastian, VA

Amber MacDonald, Beckley, WV

Kristin Neal, Pocahontas, VA

Sheena Neal, Tazewell VA

Hannah Parobek, Lower Burrell, PA

Lauren Pillow, Chesapeake, VA

Adrian Powell, Chattanooga, TN

Rachel Price, Bluefield, VA

Charles Puglisi, Winchester, VA

Jacqueline Puglisi, Winchester, VA

Courtney Robertson, Dry Fork, VA

Katherine Santschi, Fredericksburg, VA

Emily Sears, Hinton, WV

Yvonne Sigman, Bastian, VA

Hannah Spicer, Rocky Gap, VA

Sarah Stevens, North Tazewell, VA

Ashley Strickland, Galax, VA

Jonathan Taylor, Bluefield, VA

Elizabeth Tinsley, Montross, VA

Stefany Turner, Bland, VA

Breanne Vencill, Tazewell, VA

Katie Warren, Princeton, WV

Travis Weaver, Weyers Cave, VA

Summer Wilding, Sandusky, OH

Emily Wingfield, Gloucester, VA

Jacob Woodrum, Bluefield, WV

Danielle Workman, Princeton, WV.

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