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Students took time out from classes and books to celebrate the culmination of another academic year with the school’s 38th Annual Mud Pig Day, April 28. The 2016 version featured the traditional mud pit and waterslide, along with inflatable games, mechanical bull riding, corn hole, and a Mud Pig Day first, a color throw, where students gathered in mass to throw colored powder in the air, creating air art and as it fell body art. View hundreds of Mud Pig Day photos, even videos at bluefield.edu/mpd16 .

Bluefield College alumni took time away from their work and family to invest in the lives of current BC students during a spring Ram-2-Ram Alumni Career Seminar on campus. The former students gave career advice, discussed topics related to life after college and in the work place, and answered questions asked by current BC students. Among the alumni participating: Caleb Bittler (’13), Casey Palmer Taylor (’12), Kyle Neal (’11), and Katie Warren Waugh (’11). Read more or sign up for the next Ram-2-Ram at bluefield.edu/ram2ram .

Bluefield College celebrated the history, people, music, food and traditions of Appalachia with its annual Appalachian Festival, April 9, featuring daylong old-time music, along with local craft and food vendors with handmade and homemade goods. The festival also included storytelling, lectures, local authors selling and signing books, a writing contest, and historic tours. View dozens of photos and videos from the event at bluefield.edu/appalachia .

For a month this spring, 22 current students telephoned more than 3,000 former students soliciting $43,000 in gifts and pledges to the 2016 Phonathon and the BC Fund for Scholarships. Among the students who called: Jean- Emmanuel Ahouman, Lee Harris-Brown, Victoria Doyle, Daniel Griffin, Eli Hairfield, Allie Higgins, Tyra Jackson, Cobie Marotske, Patrik Martin, Cade Mullins, Scott Murray, Courtney Oxford, Janan Perkins, MyKenzie Roach, Garrett Schilling, Darius Scott, Benjy Slator, Alexis Thompson, Haley Thompson, Olivia Thompson, Mark Winstone, and Brady Womble. More details at bluefield.edu/phonathon16 .


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