“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we’re excited to be part of this glorious establishment,” mentioned Asbury. “The board, together with the administration, have made some crucial selections to strategically place the college for the subsequent century. We consider the partnerships solid prior to now few years and the vital modifications underway will provide our college students, for a few years to come back, a pathway to a vibrant, purposeful, and blessed future.”
Olive mentioned that the transition to a college displays Bluefield’s transformation through the years, in addition to its dedication to creating servant-leaders.
“With the enlargement of grasp’s diploma applications and discussions of future doctoral applications, the Board of Trustees decided this was the appropriate transfer and the appropriate time to vary the identify to Bluefield College,” Olive mentioned. “It displays the longer term trajectory of the establishment as we put together for the subsequent century of Christian larger schooling.”
In 2018, a brand new Grasp of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) diploma was launched and supplied in partnership with the Edward By way of School of Osteopathic Drugs (VCOM) in Blacksburg. Its function is to help college students in gaining acceptance right into a medical faculty or different healthcare applications by means of a nine-month, 35-credit hour, face-to-face supply program. This system locations an emphasis on biomedical coursework, analysis expertise, discipline research, in addition to seminars in skilled growth.