Are you a home-school student now looking for the right college to
attend? Interested in a personalized education with a Christian emphasis?
Want to learn in a setting that values parental involvement and at an
institution ranked among the top 50 comprehensive colleges in the South
If so, consider Virginia’s Bluefield College, and start with a
Bluefield College Challenge Day/Open House designed specifically for
home-schooled students, Monday, February 20.
The BC Home-School Challenge Day will begin with registration at 9:45
a.m., followed by campus tours at 10 a.m. The campus tours will take
prospective students and their families through, among other facilities,
BC’s video conferencing center and SMART classrooms. The school’s video
conferencing equipment connects the campus to academic environments around
the world, while its SMART classroom tools are second to none in the region
with high-tech presentation devices, modern projection equipment, SMART
Boards, computers, DVD and VHS players, and surround-sound audio systems.
The Home-School Challenge Day will continue with a greetings session at
11 a.m., featuring remarks from President Dan MacMillan and Vice President
Elizabeth Gomez about the challenge of attending the Virginia Baptist
“We want students to see Bluefield College as a challenge,” Dr.
MacMillan said, “a challenge to find out what they were created for or a
challenge to achieve their personal best. Our challenge then is to fulfill
the promise that we will help the students meet their challenge.”
The school’s select student music ensemble Variations, which recently
returned from a debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City, will
provide entertainment for the Open House guests at 11:30 a.m., followed by
special presentations from Campus Ministries, Student Services, and current
BC students who came from home-school backgrounds.
“This is a chance for prospective students who have been home-schooled
to find out exactly what the Bluefield Challenge is all about,” said George
Campbell, director of traditional admissions for Bluefield College. “They
will get a personal tour of the campus and be introduced to friendly,
helpful professors. They can talk with current students and even meet the
Followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m., the prospective students will have the
opportunity to participate in personal visits at 1 p.m. with admissions
counselors and/or financial aid coordinators.
Bluefield College is a private, Christ-centered, liberal arts college
located in the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia. Fully accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the college offers
challenging and personalized instruction leading to baccalaureate degrees in
18 majors of study, including business, criminal justice, teacher education,
fine arts, and Christian studies.
With a mission of educating promising students for a life’s work,
connecting Christian principles and learning, and changing the world one
graduate at a time, Bluefield College was recently ranked for the third year
in a row among the top 50 comprehensive undergraduate colleges in the South
in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” The college has
also been named by the Lumina Foundation for Education as the most
affordable private college in Virginia.
For more information or to make your reservation for the Home-School
Challenge Day/Open House, please call the BC Office of Enrollment Management
at 276-326-4214 or 800-872-0175.
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