High School Students Invited to Bluefield College Open House




Are you a high school student looking for a challenge? Interested in a
college ranked among the top 50 comprehensive undergraduate colleges in the
South that will help you grow academically and spiritually?

If so, Bluefield College invites you to attend its Spring Open
House/Challenge Day, Saturday, March 24, beginning with registration at 9:45
a.m., followed by a full day of college experiences and activities.

Bluefield College is a private, Christ-centered liberal arts college
located in the beautiful mountains of southwestern Virginia. Accredited by
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the college offers
challenging and personalized instruction leading to baccalaureate degrees in
21 majors of study.

Touted for its classroom technology, affordability and personalized
instruction, Bluefield College is ranked among the Top 50 comprehensive
undergraduate colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report and
recognized as the most affordable private college in Virginia by the Lumina
Foundation for Education.

The school will share details of its distinctives during the March 24
Open House/Challenge Day, which begins with registration at 9:45 a.m. in the
Dome Gymnasium, followed by an Academic and Organizations designed to
introduce prospective students to the assortment of student organizations
and activities on campus, as well as the variety of academic majors at the
school, including its newest programs in graphic communication and forensic

The Open House/Challenge Day schedule will also include a Bluefield
Family Assembly, featuring remarks from Interim President Charles Warren, an
academic overview from Vice President Elizabeth Gomez, and a
question-and-answer session with current Bluefield College students.

Later in the afternoon, prospective students and their families will
take part in campus tours, which will feature a look at BC’s video
conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments
around the world and its “SMART” classrooms that have high-tech presentation
devices, modern projection equipment, SMART Boards, computers, DVD and VHS
players, and surround-sound audio systems.

“This is a chance for prospective students to find out exactly what the
Bluefield Challenge is all about,” said George Campbell, director of
traditional admissions for BC. “They will get a personal tour of the campus
and be introduced to friendly, helpful professors. They can talk with
coaches or music and drama directors. They will even get to meet the college

The Open House/Challenge Day will also feature entertainment from
Bluefield College‚Äôs select student music ensemble Variations — whose tour
stops have included a trip to Carnegie Hall and a music mission venture to
Europe — along with personal sessions for prospects with admissions and
financial aid counselors.
“What drew me to Bluefield College was the fact that I felt like a part
of a family here,” said Shay Skipper, a BC student from Wake Forest, North
Carolina. “I went to a large high school, and I didn’t want to go to a large
university. I just feel at home here. I feel God’s presence on this campus.”
To register for the Bluefield College Open House/Challenge Day or for
more information, please call the BC Office of Public Relations at
800-872-0175 (x212) or 276-326-4212, or visit the BC web site atwww.livethechallenge.com.
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