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Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

James H. Walsh, Chair
G. Steven Agee, Vice Chair
Mensel D. Dean, Jr., Secretary
Elaine C. Dellinger, Assistant Secretary
Anne B. Keeler, Treasurer

Trustees

D. Cory Adamson, Atlanta, Georgia
G. Steven Agee, Salem, Virginia
Nancy M. Bowman, Waynesboro, Virginia
Pamela S. Brady, Laurel Springs, North Carolina
J. Russell Bruner, Leesburg, Virginia
David W. Bushman, Bridgewater, Virginia
D. Bruce Christian, Lynchburg, Virginia
Mensel D. Dean Jr., Bridgewater, Virginia
Michael D. Del Giudice, New York, New York
William S. Earhart, Louisa, Virginia
Carl R. Fike, Oakland, Maryland
Mary G. Garber, Weyers Cave, Virginia
A. Wesley Graves VI, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Lawrence M. Johnson, Baldwin, Maryland
Krishna Kodukula, Princeton, New Jersey
Michael K. Kyles, Midlothian, Virginia
J. Allen Layman, Daleville, Virginia
Nathan H. Miller, Bridgewater, Virginia
Paul E. Mundey, Frederick, Maryland
Wilfred E. Nolen, Elgin, Illinois
Bonnie F. Rhodes, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Robert I. Stolzman, Providence, Rhode Island
Donna P. Walker, Sarasota, Florida
James H. Walsh, Richmond, Virginia
G. Benjamin Wampler, Nokesville, Virginia
James L. Wilkerson, Crewe, Virginia
Dewey M. Williard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Kathy G. Wright, Richmond, Virginia

Life Trustees

Doris N. Albaugh, Westminster, Maryland
Pasco M. Bowman II, Kansas City, Missouri
L. Clyde Carter Jr., Daleville, Virginia
Violet S. Cox, Bridgewater, Virginia
Susan L. Craun, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Yancey W. Ford Jr., Gordonsville, Virginia
J. Manley Garber, Woodbridge, Virginia
W. Wallace Hatcher, Harrisonburg, Virginia
James L. Keeler, Roanoke, Virginia
Marion E. Mason, Bridgewater, Virginia
Jerry F. Morris, Harrisonburg, Virginia
F. Gary Osborne, Daleville, Virginia
Paul W. Petcher, Millry, Alabama
Anne M. Reid, Roanoke, Virginia
Ronald E. Sink, Blue Ridge, Virginia
C. Ray Smith, Charlottesville, Virginia
Rodney I. Smith, Midland, Virginia
Barbara B. Stoltzfus, Mount Crawford, Virginia
J. Paul Wampler, Manassas, Virginia

Ex-Officio Trustee

Sherrie K. Wampler, Nokesville, Virginia

Administrative Officers

David W. Bushman, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
President

Roy W. Ferguson Jr., B.A., J.D.
Executive Vice President

Leslie M. Frere, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Anne B. Keeler, B.S., M.S.A., C.P.A.
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Abbie Parkhurst, B.A., M.S.
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Leona A. Sevick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Maureen C. Silva, B.S., M.N.M., Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Reginald A. Webb, B.A., M.A.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Robert B. Andersen, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Cynthia K. Howdyshell, B.S., M.B.A.
Registrar

Andrew L. Pearson, B.A., M.L., M.A.
Library Director

Raymond W. Studwell II, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Director of Academic Support and Disability Services

Faculty

David W. Bushman, President; B.S., Loyola College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland; Bridgewater College, 2013–

Leona A. Sevick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; B.A., McDaniel College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland; Bridgewater College, 2016-

Robert B. Andersen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, W. Harold Row Professor of Global Studies; B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Bridgewater College, 1990–

Professors

Carol A. Scheppard, Professor of the College; B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Lesley College; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Bridgewater College, 1998–

William E. Abshire, Anna B. Mow Endowed Professor of Philosophy and Religion; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A.Th., Bethany Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1987–

Robert B. Andersen, W. Harold Row Professor of Global Studies; B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Bridgewater College, 1990–

Stephen F. Baron, Harry G. M. Jopson Professor of Biology; B.S., M.S., University of Dayton, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 1995–

Joseph M. Crockett, Professor of Chemistry, A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Chair of Science; B.S., Hampden-Sydney College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bridgewater College, 1985–

L. Alan Eby, Professor of Psychology; B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; Ph.D., Fuller Seminary; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Jamie J. Frueh, Professor of Political Science and History; B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., American University; Bridgewater College, 2002–

Stanley A. Galloway, Professor of English; B.A., Northwest Nazarene College; M.A., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Bridgewater College, 1993–

Jean Roth Hawk, Professor of Education; B.A., Bluffton College; M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., George Peabody College for Teachers, Vanderbilt University; Bridgewater College, 2006–

Scott D. Jost, Professor of Art; B.A., Bethel College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota; Bridgewater College, 2003–

Stephen L. Longenecker, Edwin L. Turner Distinguished Professor of History; B.S., Shippensburg University; M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Bridgewater College, 1989–

Jeffrey H. Pierson, Professor of Communication Studies; B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Bridgewater College, 1992–

Philip T. Spickler, Professor of Physics; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., The College of William and Mary; Bridgewater College, 1999–

Scott H. Suter, Professor of English; B.A., James Madison University, M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., George Washington University; Bridgewater College, 2002–

Mwizenge S. Tembo, Professor of Sociology; B.A., University of Zambia; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University; Bridgewater College, 1990–

Associate Professors

Benjamin D. Albers, Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Kimberly J. Bolyard, Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., Ph.D., Indiana University; Bridgewater College, 2007–

James D. Bowling, Associate Professor of Mathe matics; B.S., Oglethorpe University; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2002–

Timothy J. Brazill, Associate Professor of Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice; B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Bridgewater College, 2004–

Holly A. Caldwell, Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.S., Bridgewater College; Master of Accountancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.B.A., University of Maryland University College; C.P.A., Commonwealth of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2003–

Amanda L. Campbell, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., James Madison University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Christine E. Carrillo, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Music; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.M., D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Scott W. Cole, Associate Professor of Theatre; B.A., Colby College; M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Washington; Bridgewater College, 2005–

Nan R. Covert, Associate Professor of Art; B.A., The College of Charleston; M.F.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Bridgewater College, 1996–

Tracy L. Deem, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Marietta College; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Bridgewater College, 2007–

J. Bryan Duncan, Associate Professor of English; B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M.A., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Sara H. Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Bridgewater College; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2010–

Lori A. Gano-Overway, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.A., Hope College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Michigan State University; Bridgewater College, 2004–

Charles W. Hale IV, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., M.S.Ed. and Ed.D., James Madison University; ATC, Board of Certification; LAT, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine; Bridgewater College, 2002–

Marcellina Hamilton, Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.S., University of Lagos; M.B.A., Delaware State University; Ph.D., Univer sity of Maryland Eastern Shore; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Robert R. Hammill, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; A.A., Waldorf College; B.A., Wartburg College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Virginia; ATC, Board of Certification; LAT, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Harriett E. Hayes, Associate Professor of Sociology; Lawrance S. and Carmen C. Miller Chair of Ethics; B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University; Bridgewater College, 1996–

Hunter G. Honeycutt, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Wake Forest University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 2006–

Melissa M. Hoover, Associate Professor of Math ematics; B.A., McDaniel College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2004–

Michael J. Hough, Associate Professor of Art; B.A.,

M.A., California State University; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; Bridgewater College, 1997–

David C. Huffman, Associate Professor of Economics; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1980–

James S. Josefson, Associate Professor of Political Science; B.S., Carroll College; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University; Bridgewater College, 2000–

Brian M. Kelley, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.S., Geneva College; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1998–

Moshe Khurgel, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Ph.D., University of Toronto; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Timothy A. Kreps, Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., Manchester College; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Bridgewater College, 2004–

Melanie K. Laliker, Associate Professor of Com munications; B.S., M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Bridgewater College, 2000–

Jill W. Lassiter, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Wake Forest University; M.S.Ed., State University of New York, College at Brockport; Ed.D., D’Youville College; Bridgewater College, 2009–

Gavin R. Lawson, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana; Bridgewater College, 1997–

Verne E. Leininger, Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Manchester College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Bridgewater College, 1998–

Edgar B. Lickey, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; M.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Barbara H. Long, Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.S., United States Sports Academy; Ed.D., Shenandoah University; ATC, Board of Certification; LAT, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine; Bridgewater College, 1999–

Maria V. Lugo, Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Sacred Heart University; M.B.A., Universidad Metropolitana; Ph.D., Walden University; D.B.A., Grenoble Ecole de Management; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Brandon D. Marsh, Associate Professor of History; B.A., Lewis & Clark College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; Bridgewater College, 2009–

Erin Morris Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Ellen M. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.A., Kenyon College; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Bridgewater College, 1996–

Deva O’Neil, Associate Professor of Physics; B.S., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz; Bridgewater College, 2010–

Kenneth S. Overway, Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Hope College; Ph.D., Purdue University; Bridgewater College, 2003–

Robyn A. Puffenbarger, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2001–

David L. Reznik, Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A., University of California-Los Angeles; M.A., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Florida; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Karen Santos Rogers, Associate Professor of Education; B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Tom E. Rosengarth, Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Westminster College; Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green University; Graduate School of Public Health Certificate Program for Health Care Professionals, University of Pittsburgh; Bridgewater College, 2005–

Christian C. Sheridan, Associate Professor of English; B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Michele M. Strano, Associate Professor of Communication Studies; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Gregory B. Tait, Associate Professor of Physics; B.A., Amherst College; M.S., University of Maryland; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Larry C. Taylor, Associate Professor of Music; B.S.M., Seton Hill University; M.M., University of Notre Dame; M.M., Emory University; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati; Bridgewater College, 2003–

Alice L. Trupe, Associate Professor of English; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Bridgewater College, 1997–

Laura R. Yordy, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion; B.A., Williams College; M.A., M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.T.S., Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Duke University; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Randall C. Young, Associate Professor of Psychol ogy; B.S., Denison University; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Bridgewater College, 2001–

Assistant Professors

Karie A. Barbour, Assistant Professor of Economics; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Johanna Birkland, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Ithaca College; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Jessica E. Brophy, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maine; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Thomas R. Campbell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., M.S., Univer sity of Pennsylvania; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Jennie M. Carr, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.A., Eastern Mennonite University; Ph.D., Northcentral University; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Mahan L. Ellison, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures; B.A., Furman University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Janne Flory, Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management; B.S., Beijing Normal University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Bobbi G. Gentry, Assistant Professor of Political Science and History; B.A., Winthrop University; M. Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York;

Bridgewater College, 2014–

Daniel Graham, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., M.Eng., University of Virginia; Ph.D., College of William and Mary; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Jacob N. Graham, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion; B.A., Ferrum College; M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University; Bridgewater College, 2013–

Carolyn J. Grasse-Bachman, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.Ed., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Delaware; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Sam Hamilton, Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Florida; M.A.T., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Donna Hancock Hoskins, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Christopher M. James, Assistant Professor of World Languages; B.A., M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2014–

Tamara Johnstone-Yellin, Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., University of Puget Sound; M.S., Ph.D., Washington State University; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Gwendolyn Jones, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ed.D., West Virginia University; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Martin A. Kalb, Assistant Professor of History; M.A., Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany; Ph.D, Northern Arizona University; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Kyle Kelleran, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Gannon University; M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Old Dominion University; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Curtis L. Kendall, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.S., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 1984–

Minhyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.A., Kyunghee University; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Yuka H. Kishida, Assistant Professor of History; B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa; Bridgewater College, 2014–

Nancy B. Klancher, Assistant Professor of Philoso phy and Religion; B.A., M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Eric A. Kniss, Assistant Professor of Art; A.A., Hesston College; B.F.A., Bethel College; M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Bridgewater College, 2014–

Kathrin Kranz, Assistant Professor of Global Studies; B.A., University of Stirling; L.L.M., London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Anna K. Leal, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Washington University; M.S., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Beth Lehman, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Goshen College; M.A., Butler University; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Kimberly D. Lohr, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.S., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 1988–

Grace A. Martin, Assistant Professor of Spanish; B.A., Morehead State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Jenny M. Martin, Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.A., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 2014–

John P. McCarty, Assistant Professor of Music; B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.M., University of Minnesota; D.M.A., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2012–

R. Eric McGregor, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; B.S., Excelsior College; M.S., Wichita State; M.S., State University of New York; Ph.D., Clarkson University; Bridgewater College, 2013–

Ian J. McNeil, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Bridgewater College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina; Bridgewater College, 2013–

Kevin M. Pallister, Assistant Professor of Global Politics; B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Jessica L. Perez, Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.S. University of Central Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Alma P. Ramirez-Trujillo, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures; B.A., Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla; M.A., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Hope Rias, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Spelman College; M.A.T., Brown University; Ph.D., Indiana University; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Chad W. Trevitte, Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Roslyn Vargas, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.S., D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Christopher R. Versen, Assistant Professor of History; B.S., M.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., Florida State University; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Jason E. Ybarra, Assistant Professor of Physics; B.S., California State University-Sacramento; M.S, San Francisco State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Arnold H. Yim, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Purdue University; Bridgewater College, 2016–

Instructors

Jennifer L. Babcock, Instructor of Communication Studies; B.A., University of Southern Maine; M.A., University of Maine; Bridgewater College, 2010–

Ernest D. Burzumato, Instructor of Sociology; B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Memphis

Victoria M. Denlinger, Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.Ed., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2012–

Lisa Ady Dewey, Instructor of Communication Studies; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; M.P.A., Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Valerie E. Dinger, Instructor of World Languages and Cultures; B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., Middlebury College; Bridgewater College, 2005–

Susan C. Dixon, Instructor of World Languages; B.A., Randolph College; M.A., Universite Paris 8; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Bridgewater College, 2014–

Cheryl B. Downs, Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., State University of New York; M.S., Marquette University; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Deborah R. Dunn-Frederick, Instructor of Nutrition and Wellness; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Benjamin M. Erickson, Instructor of Communication Studies; B.A., M.A., University of Maine; Bridgewater College, 2006–

Kara L. Folmar, Instructor of Spanish; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., Middlebury College; Bridgewater College, 2017–

Clifford D. Harmon, Instructor of History; B.A., Auburn University; M.A., University of New Orleans; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2011–

Jeffrey S. Isaacs, Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology; M.Ed., West Virginia Wesleyan College; Ed.S., Ed.D.,

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 2009–

Lacey E. Johnson, Instructor of Music; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.M., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2010–

Ronald H. Kline, Instructor of Business Administration; B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.B.A., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2008–

Ashley D. Lauro, Instructor of English; B.A., State University of New York; M.A., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 2013–

Kathleen M. McCoy, Instructor of Biology; B.A., James Madison University; M.A., The College of William and Mary; Bridgewater College, 2015–

David J. Morris, Instructor of Chemistry; M.Sc., University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; M.Chem., University of Sheffield; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Shane D. Stevens, Instructor of Computer Science; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.B.A., James Madison University; Bridgewater College, 1982–

Geraldine P. Suter, Instructor of World Languages; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., James Madison University; M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 2014–

Amy G. Thompson, Instructor of Chemistry; B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., The University of New Mexico; Bridgewater College, 2005–

Maryann L. Wolfe, Instructor of English; B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.F.A., West Virginia University; Bridgewater College, 2007–

Nicole A. Yurcaba, Instructor of English; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., Tiffin University; Bridgewater College, 2015–

Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty

(at least five years at Bridgewater)

Richard C. Adams, Music; B.M.Ed., M.Ed., James Madison University

Rabbi Joseph Blair, Philosophy and Religion; B.A., M.C.S., University of Virginia; M.H.L, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; J.D., The College of William and Mary

Cheryl E. Fauerbach, Education; B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.Ed., University of Virginia

Julie B. Foster, Education; A.A., Hagerstown Junior College; B.S., M.S., James Madison University

Robert R. Miller, College Chaplain; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.Div., Bethany Theological Seminary; D.Min., Wesley Theological Seminary

Susan D. Muterspaugh, Health and Human Sciences; B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., New York University

David Snively, Music; B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music

Rhonda L. Stees, Music; B.M.Ed., University of Illinois; M.M., Arizona State University

Dillina W. Stickley, Economics and Business Administration; J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law

David B. Vogel, Communication Studies; B.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Phillip C. Stone, President, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; J.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1994–2010

Arthur C. Hessler, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Emeritus; B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Vermont; Bridgewater College, 1998–2007

Dale V. Ulrich, Provost, Dean and Professor of Physics, Emeritus; B.A., University of LaVerne; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1958–1961, 1964–1999

Gary Adams, Professor of Music, Emeritus; B.M., M.M., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of North Texas; Bridgewater College, 1982–2012

John G. Barr, Professor of Organ and Piano, Emeritus; B.S., Manchester College; S.M.M., S.M.D., Union Theological Seminary; Bridgewater College, 1968–2003

Paul J. Bender, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; B.S., Albright College; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University; Bridgewater College, 1976–2016

Emmert F. Bittinger, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., University of Maryland; B.D., Bethany Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Maryland; Bridgewater College, 1963–1988

Barbara P. Black, Professor of Foreign Languages, Emerita; B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., Tulane University; Bridgewater College, 1983–2012

Daniel W. Bly, Assistant Professor of History, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., Temple University; Bridgewater College, 1965–1967, 1969–2003

Richard L. Bowman, Professor of Physics, A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Chair of Science, Emeritus; B.S., Eastern Mennonite College; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Bridgewater College, 1986–2012

David E. Coffman, Professor of Education, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytech nic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 1991–2012

Charles J. Churchman, Professor of English, Emeritus; B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 1967–1994

Jon L. Dellett, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; A.B., Fort Hays Kansas State College; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University; M.S., New Mexico State University; Bridgewater College, 1972–2004

James W. Eaton, Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Emeritus; B.S., M.B.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia; Bridgewater College, 1985–2012

Catherine L. Elick, Professor of English, Emerita; B.A., M.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Bridgewater College, 1988–2017

Arthur J. Gumenik, Carman G. Blough Associate Professor of Accounting, Emeritus; B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York; M.A., M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; Bridgewater College, 1990–2014

Mary Frances Heishman, Professor of Health and Human Sciences, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., James Madison University; Ed.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1970–2016

Michael S. Hensley, Harry G. M. Jopson Professor of Biology, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 1986–

Michael Hill, Harry G. M. Jopson Professor of Biology, Emeritus; B.S., Alabama College; M.S., Tennessee Technological University; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; Bridgewater College, 1972–2007

Lanny W. Holsinger, Professor of Education, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.S., James Madison University; C.A.G.S., Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridge water College, 1987–2004

Jesse E. Hopkins Jr., Edwin L. Turner Distinguished Professor of Music, Emeritus; B.S., Bridgewater College; M.M.E., James Madison University; Ed.D., Mus., University of Illinois; Bridgewater College, 1977–2012

Robert B. Houts Jr., Associate Professor of Spanish, Emeritus; B.A., Bob Jones University; M.A., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 1963–1969, 1970–1992

Manown Kisor Jr., Associate Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus; B.A., Trinity College; M.B.A., New York University; Graduate Study, Northwestern University; Bridgewater College, 1989–2005

Ralph C. MacPhail Jr., Professor of Communication Studies, Theatre, and English, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; Bridgewater College, 1972–2005

Laura Susan Mapp, Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emerita; B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., University of Tennessee; Bridgewater College, 1961–1998

W. Robert McFadden, Anna B. Mow Professor of Religion, Emeritus; B.A., Manchester College; B.D., Bethany Theological Seminary; Th.D., Boston University; Bridgewater College, 1961–1998

David K. McQuilkin, Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus; B.A., Muskingum College; M.S.(L.S.), Case Western Reserve University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University; Bridgewater

College, 1985–2009

Lowell A. Miller, Business Manager and Treasurer, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; Bridgewater College, 1958–1983

Julia I. Morton, Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Emeritus; B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University; Bridgewater College, 2003–2016

Lamar B. Neal, Associate Professor of Political Science and History, Emeritus; B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; J.D., LL.M., University of Mississippi; Bridgewater College, 1971–1998

Dean Royce Neher, Professor of Computer Science and Physics, Emeritus; B.S., McPherson College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kansas; Bridgewater College, 1961–1994

Philip F. O’Mara, Associate Professor of English, Emeritus; B.A., St. John’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Bridgewater College, 1989–2008

Susan L. Piepke, Professor of Foreign Languages, Emerita; B.A., State University of New York; M.A., University of Rochester; M.A., D.M.L., Middlebury College; Bridgewater College, 1988–2012

Raymond J. Schneider, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus; B.S., St. Joseph’s College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., George Mason University; Bridgewater College, 2002–2012

John S. Spencer, Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Emeritus; B.A., B.S., Shepherd College; M.A., Appalachian State University; Bridgewater College, 1967–2003

Daniel M. Spitzer Jr., Professor of Business Ad ministration, Emeritus; B.A., M.S., University of Virginia; M.B.A., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1989–2000

Nancy W. St. John, Professor of Family and Con sumer Sciences, Emerita; B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University; Bridgewater College, 1988–2012

Grace F. Steinberg, Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Emerita; B.S., William Woods College, M.S., University of Missouri at Columbia; Bridgewater College, 1981–2008

Sarah E. Swank, Professor of Biology, Emerita; B.S., James Madison University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Southern California; Bridgewater College, 1981–2007

Gary L. Tyeryar, Professor of English, Emeritus; B.A., Western Maryland College; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Bridgewater College, 1968–2002

Fred F. Wampler, Professor of Education, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., George Washington University; Ed.D., University of Maryland; Bridgewater College, 1957–1988

W. Steve Watson Jr., Lawrance S. and Carmen C. Miller Chair of Ethics Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Emeritus; B.A., Furman University; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Seminary; Graduate Study, Emory University; Bridgewater College, 1970–2013

John E. White, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Bridgewater College, 1960–1963, 1965–2000

Carlyle Whitelow, Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus; B.A., Bridgewater College; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Bridgewater College, 1969–1997

Leroy G. Williams, Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus; B.S., Heidelberg College, M.S., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Ph.D., George Mason University; Bridgewater College, 1995–2014

Donald R. Witters, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus; B.A., Elizabethtown College; B.D., Bethany Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University; Bridgewater College, 1968–2006

Recognizing that college costs are a legitimate concern to many students, Bridgewater College commits significant institutional resources for grants and scholarships. To assist as many students as possible, the aggregate of institutional funds for an individual student is restricted to an amount equivalent to tuition and fees and may apply only to semesters taken on campus. Institutional grants and scholarships apply to institutional costs associated with undergraduate enrollment during the academic year and exclude summer school. The financial aid office coordinates resources provided by the college, as well as state and federal aid programs to provide a substantial and varied program of financial aid.

Federal Government Financial Aid

Both returning and new students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year no sooner than October 1 and the priority deadline is March 1. Applications submitted after March 1 will be processed as long as funds are available. The FAFSA is also the approved application for need-based institutional and state financial aid programs. The financial aid office begins releasing aid packages to prospective students after March 15 on a rolling basis. Returning students receive their aid packages after June 15.

Listed below are brief descriptions of the Title IV federal aid programs for students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Full time status is enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and a minimum of 9 credit hours for graduate students. Selected federal programs can be awarded to students enrolled on a part-time basis. The analysis of the FAFSA determines eligibility for Title IV aid programs. All students are subject to satisfactory academic progress standards in order to maintain eligibility for participation. Entering freshmen and transfers are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress based upon their admission. However, after that point, satisfactory academic progress is measured according to the information listed on page 64. The financial aid office staff is available to answer questions about the issue of satisfactory academic progress for financial aid.

Title IV Federal Aid Programs

  1. Federal Perkins Loan—Undergraduate students with exceptional need may be offered Perkins awards of $500 to $2,000 per academic year. Repayment begins nine months after a student drops below half-time status. The interest rate during the repayment period is five percent. Based upon total funds borrowed, the repayment period has a limit of 10 years.Federal Pell Grant—Authorized under the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, eligible undergraduate students will receive a grant ranging from $606 to $5,920 in
  2. the 2017–2018 academic year. Eligibility is tied to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is determined by an analysis of the FAFSA.
  3. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant—Under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and subsequent amendments, grant funds are available for the neediest undergraduate students as determined by the EFC. Pell Grant recipients have first priority for these funds. Awards may range from $100 to $1,000.Federal Work-Study Program—A number of job opportunities are filled by students who meet the provisions of the federally subsidized employment program. Employment is performed under conditions established by federal aid regulations.
  4. Federal Direct Loan—If the analysis of the FAFSA determines that financial need exists and the student is an undergraduate, the student is eligible for a Direct Subsidized Loan. If no financial need exists or if the student is a graduate student, the student is eligible for a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The distinction between these categories is in regards to accrual of interest while the student is enrolled on at least a half time basis.
  5. For a Direct Subsidized Loan, the federal government covers interest while the student is enrolled at least half time. For a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, the student borrower must make interest payments while in school or have payments capitalized. Maximum annual loan limits are $5,500 for freshmen, $6,500 for sophomores, $7,500 for juniors and seniors, and $20,500 for graduate students.
  6. Federal PLUS Loan—This program is designed to assist parents of undergraduate students and graduate students in borrowing money to pay for educational expenses. To be eligible for a PLUS loan, the borrower must be creditworthy. The maximum loan is the educational cost of attendance budget less financial aid awarded. Repayment begins within 60 days of final disbursement, unless the borrower requests an in-school deferment.

Complete information about the Title IV federal aid programs can be found online at studentaid.gov.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must meet the requirements specified below in order to receive Title IV federal aid.

  • Qualitative Measure—Students must have at least a 1.700 cumulative grade point average (GPA) by completion of their second semester and at least a 2.000 cumulative GPA by completion of their fourth semester. A minimum year-end 2.000 cumulative GPA must then be maintained until graduation. Graduate students are required to attain and retain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Quantitative (Pace) Measure—Students must successfully complete at least 67 percent of the courses they attempt. Withdrawn (W) grades and transfer credits count as attempted hours for this purpose.
  • Maximum Time Frame—Students must not attempt more than 150 percent of the hours required for their degree program.

A student who does not meet the specified requirements may make an appeal for aid if extenuating circumstances existed. The financial aid committee rules on all satisfactory academic progress appeals.

Federal Aid—Return of Title IV Funds

While Bridgewater College has a refund policy for charges, outlined on page 62, a separate policy for federal aid exists as described in the “Return of Title IV Funds” regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education. The amount of aid earned is calculated on a pro rata basis through 60 percent of the payment period. The amount of unearned Title IV aid is then

returned to various Title IV aid programs, including Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and other Title IV programs. If the student has received any assistance from the Title IV funds in the order listed above, the return of funds will go to those specific programs in the order received. After 60 percent of the payment period (academic semester) has been completed, all Title IV funds have been earned and continue to be available for payment against institutional charges. It is possible for students whose accounts were paid in full at the start of a term to owe payment for the balance of charges after the return of Title IV funds is completed. The withdrawal date for use in this process can begin in several different ways. The standard procedure begins with the date that the student picks up a withdrawal form from the associate dean for academic affairs, or the date that the student orally or in writing provides an official notification to the institution of their intent to withdraw, can be the valid withdrawal date. If a student

gives no official notification, Bridgewater College has the option of using the midpoint of the payment period or a withdrawal date documented with the student’s attendance at an academically related activity. Before a student takes any action to withdraw, it would be advantageous to learn the refund policy that the business office will use as well as the implications of any refund of Title IV funds. Any questions concerning this issue should be addressed to the financial aid office. All questions concerning final resolution of the account balance in the student accounts office should be addressed to the vice president for finance.

Academic Scholarships

Freshmen

Eligibility for the following scholarships is based on cumulative high school GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT test scores and quality of high school curriculum. Annual renewal requires a minimum year-end GPA of 2.3 (C+) unless otherwise noted. Recipients receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters (does not include summer school) toward the undergraduate degree.

  1. Achieving in a Community of Excellence (ACE) Scholarships—variable stipends of $21,500, $23,500 and $24,000 for 2017–2018.
  2. President’s Merit Award—a full tuition scholarship awarded to no more than 10 resident freshmen. Annual renewal requires a year-end cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5.
  3. Church of the Brethren Scholarship—awarded to eligible freshmen who are members of the Church of the Brethren. The stipend is $2,500 for resident students and $1,500 for commuter students.

Transfers

Eligibility for the following scholarships is based on credits earned and cumulative GPA for all college work. A minimum of 12 transferable credits and a 3.0 cumulative college GPA are required for ACE scholarship consideration. Annual renewal requires a minimum year-end GPA of 2.3.

  1. Achieving in a Community of Excellence (ACE) Scholarships—variable stipends of $11,500, $13,500 and $15,500 for 2017–2018.
  2. Church of the Brethren Scholarships—awarded to eligible transfer students who are members of the Church of the Brethren. The stipend is $2,500 for resident students and $1,500 for commuter students.

Institutional Grants

  1. General Grant—Need-based grant awarded to selected students who have demonstrated financial need based upon the analysis of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Transfer Grant—$5,000 grant awarded to transfer students (never attended Bridgewater College) with a minimum of 12 transferable credits earned after graduation from high school.
  3. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship—$3,000 grant awarded to transfer students with membership in PTK from the community college system.
  4. Eagle Award—$13,000 or $18,000 grant awarded to selected incoming freshmen and $6,500 or $9,000 to incoming transfer students who do not qualify for academic scholarships.

Commonwealth of Virginia Financial Aid

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant—The amount of the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) is determined by the Virginia General Assembly. For the 2017-2018 academic session, the maximum estimated value of this grant for full-time, undergraduate students domiciled in Virginia is $3,300. A VTAG award of half of the undergraduate amount is also available to fulltime, graduate students domiciled in Virginia who are enrolled in the graduate athletic training program (CIP Code 51.0913). The VTAG application deadline is July 31, and the application form is available at bridgewater.edu/financingyoureducation.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are funded through gifts from interested alumni and friends, churches and the income of endowed funds. Each scholarship has select criteria and eligibility requirements associated with it. Bridgewater College has more than 200 endowed scholarships to award to eligible students. Endowed scholarships generally are available only to returning students.

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Bridgewater College encourages participation in athletics by fostering a challenging and versatile athletic program. Athletics is an integral part of the academic curriculum of the College, promoting leadership, self-discipline and responsibility.

The College adheres to the philosophy of intercollegiate athletic competition based upon the principles of amateurism, sportsmanship and fair play. The following guidelines have been developed for the athletic program: (1) to place a priority on the academic progress of all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics; (2) to ensure the physical wellbeing of all student-athletes during practice, travel and play; (3) to encourage the development of each student-athlete to his or her full potential; and (4) to develop excellence in all of the College’s intercollegiate athletic programs.

The College sponsors 12 intercollegiate programs for women—basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The College also sponsors 11 intercollegiate teams for men—baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and indoor track and outdoor track and field. The athletic program supports a cheerleading squad, a dance team and a Pep

Band that perform at home football and basketball games.

The College is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and follows guidelines and policies set forth by this governing body. Bridgewater’s teams compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

The College also offers a full array of intramural and club sport opportunities.

Equestrian Program

Bridgewater College owns and operates the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center (BCEC) in Weyers Cave, about 10 minutes from campus. The College’s equestrian program is based at the BCEC and includes classroom instruction, riding lessons (credit and non-credit) and riding team activities.

The equestrian teams practice, train and host collegiate horse shows at the BCEC, competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Intercollegiate Dressage Association and United States Eventing Association shows.

The BCEC has boarding facilities available for student-owned horses on an advance reservation basis. Please contact the BCEC staff at 540-480-7850 for information on boarding options.

This section contains general information regarding financial matters. Please go to bridgewater.edu/financeoffice, for specific policies and fee information.

Fees for the 2017-2018 Session (Full-time Students)


Residential

Fee Cost
Tuition $33,000
Technology Fee $400
Student Services Fee $420
Total Mandatory Fees $33,820
Residential Fee* $12,420
Total Tuition and Residential Fees $46,260


Non-Residential

Fee Cost
Tuition $33,000
Technology Fee $200
Student Services Fee $210
Total Tuition and Fees $33,410

To be considered full time, a student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester. The fee schedule assumes a full-time enrollment of at least 12, but not more than 18, credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours will be charged part-time fees. Overload charges will apply to all credit hours in excess of 18 per semester. See bridgewater.edu/financeoffice for current part-time and overload fees.

One-half of the tuition and fees total is due for each semester:

  • Fall semester payment is due August 4, 2018.
  • Spring semester payment is due December 15, 2018.

*The residential fee includes a base room in a traditional residence hall and the continuous dining meal plan. Additional fees are assessed for certain residence hall options chosen by the student.

Late Payments

Payments must be received in the student accounts office by 4 p.m. on the due dates listed above. Payments received after the due date will be assessed a late fee. After 30 days, past-due accounts are subject to additional penalties not to exceed 12 percent per year. Students may not complete class registration until satisfactory arrangements have been made with the student accounts office for payment of all fees. The College does not issue transcripts of credits for students with delinquent accounts.

Reservation Deposits

All students must confirm their intention to enroll by making a reservation deposit. The reservation deposit is applied to the fall semester charges for the upcoming year and is nonrefundable after May 1 for new students. Students admitted after May 1 must make a deposit within 10

days after admission. For returning students, the reservation deposit is due early in the spring semester (due dates to be announced each year) and is nonrefundable. Returning students who fail to make the deposit on time must pay a penalty and may not complete preliminary registration, select classes or reserve a room until the deposit and the penalty have been paid.

May Term

In order to better ensure that all students have an opportunity to take May Term courses, students who first enroll in Fall 2017 or later will have two May Terms included in their tuition. Students may enroll in additional May terms for an additional tuition fee, plus a residential fee if applicable.

All current students (enrolled for Spring Semester 2017 or earlier) will continue to have May Term included in the annual tuition and fees cost—just as the January Interterm was included in annual tuition fees at the time they first enrolled—as long as they remain enrolled at BC and have not graduated.

Any student who is a residential student in the spring can reside on campus with no additional fees for room and board if they are enrolled in a “fee-included” May Term. Living on campus during May Term is not mandatory. However, no refund for tuition, room or board will be given to students not attending May Term or who decide to live off campus.

There may be additional charges to students enrolled in May Term courses involving travel, off-campus housing or other expenses. See bridgewater.edu/may-term-faqs for more information.

Part-Time Students

A part-time student (one who is registered for fewer than 12 credit hours in a semester and who resides off campus) pays on a per-credit-hour basis in accordance with the fee schedule posted on the College website, plus a registration fee per semester. Payment must be made at the time of class registration. A part-time student is not eligible to receive scholarship aid or to reside on campus. Part-time students are not billed prior to registration.

Other Fees

In addition to the fees listed, certain elective courses require student fees that are established at the beginning of each academic year. Horseback riding and private music lessons are examples of such fee courses. Also, four-credit classes with a lab are typically charged a lab fee. Additional fees are assessed for certain dormitory rooms (single rooms, etc.) and vehicle registration, course overloads, etc. These fees are subject to change without notice. See bridgewater.edu/financeoffice for a current list of fees.

Residential Damage Deposits

A residential damage deposit is required from all students at the time the student first enrolls at the College. Returning students cover assessments that have been made against the deposit by bringing it back to the level of the initial deposit at the time of each fall registration. Students must return their residential key and checkout slips at the end of each academic year or the deposit will be forfeited. Any unused portion of the deposit will be refunded at graduation or upon withdrawal from the College once the student has properly checked out of their room. See bridgewater.edu/financeoffice for the current deposit amount.

Personal Expenses

Each student pays for his or her own personal expenses and books. Please note that students are not permitted to charge books to their student accounts.

Withdrawal from College

To withdraw from Bridgewater College at any time during a semester, a student must first confer with the associate dean for academic affairs who will provide a form requiring the signatures of appropriate College personnel. A student who fails to withdraw properly may forfeit his or her dormitory and room key deposit, will receive failing grades in all currently enrolled courses and may be ineligible for refunds as described below.

Refunds

Only limited refunds can be made when a student withdraws from the College. Advance deposits are not refunded in any instance.

The financial aid of a student who does not complete the semester for any reason will be reduced in accordance with mandatory federal guidelines. All questions concerning refund amounts should be addressed to the student accounts office.

Withdrawal Due to Health Reasons or Military Service

In the event of an approved withdrawal for health reasons or military service, a refund of tuition and fees is provided according to the following schedule:

  • During the first two weeks of the semester - 80%
  • During the third or fourth weeks - 50%
  • During the fifth or sixth weeks - 20%
  • After the sixth week - No Refund

A portion of the residential fee may be prorated. Confidential written documentation in support of a medical withdrawal must be provided by a physician or other certified medical practitioner to the associate dean for academic affairs. A student called to active military service is responsible for providing the appropriate military orders. In most cases, the supporting documentation must be received within two weeks after the withdrawal date.

Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons

In the event of an approved withdrawal for personal reasons, a refund of tuition and fees is provided according to the following schedule.

  • During the first two weeks of the semester - 50%
  • During the third or fourth weeks - 25%
  • After the fourth week - No Refund

A portion of the residential fee may be prorated.

Mandatory Withdrawal

In the event of a disciplinary suspension or administrative withdrawal, refunds are generally treated as a withdrawal due to personal reasons.

Methods of Payment

The inclusive fee for each semester is due according to the schedule on page 60. Fees for

part-time students are due at the time of official registration. All financial aid administered by the College is applied to the students’ accounts at the rate of one-half for each of the fall and spring semesters. Work-study earnings are paid directly to the student via direct deposit bi-weekly.

The College accepts cash, checks, money orders and all major credit cards for tuition payments. A service fee will be charged for all credit card payments, including debit card payments. People who prefer to pay the inclusive fee in equal installments may choose to enroll in the Tuition Payment Flex Plan administered by Advanced Education Services (AES). See bridgewater.edu/financeoffice for additional information.

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The conditions and provisions set forth in this catalog should not be considered as a contract between the College and the student. The College reserves the right to make changes in conditions and provisions.

The following are portions of some of the College’s policies and procedures. For a complete statement of, and more information on, campus policies and procedures, please refer to the student handbook, The Eagle.

Students are expected to take personal responsibility for their behavior and exhibit consideration for other students’ rights. The College makes every effort to avoid arbitrary, harsh or unfair sanctions for student violations. Good citizenship in any community requires a great deal of responsibility on the part of all members. With this responsibility comes the obligation to refrain from infringing on the rights of others, whether through placing persons in danger or jeopardizing either personal wellbeing or property. When a student displays poor citizenship, blatant disregard for College policies, minimal academic motivation, or an attitude inconsistent with reasonable expectations of a member of an academic community, the student may be subject to disciplinary review, which could result in suspension or expulsion.

The College does not permit its students to possess or use alcoholic beverages on campus. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages on campus will subject the student to disciplinary action.

Possession or use of illegal drugs by Bridgewater College students is prohibited and will subject the student to disciplinary action up to and including explusion.

For more information regarding alcohol and drug policies/outcomes, refer to The Eagle student handbook.

The College prohibits hazing, harassment in any form, gambling or the possession or handling of firearms and fireworks in the residence halls and on the campus. Smoking and use of all tobacco products is prohibited within College buildings and is not allowed within 25 feet of any campus building.

If, at any time, the conduct of any student, (a) becomes detrimental to the work of other students, (b) presents a significant risk of physical or emotional harm to members of the campus community, or (c) demonstrates that the student is not otherwise qualified to participate in College programs or activities, the College reserves the right to request, or, in some cases, require, the student to withdraw from the College community. If and when a student is asked or required to withdraw, there is no refund of tuition, fees or room charges, and board fees generally are prorated.

Permission to keep a vehicle at the College must be obtained at the Campus Police and Safety office during the time of official registration in the fall. One must register a vehicle within 24 hours of bringing it to the College. Temporary permits are also available in the event that a student needs to substitute another vehicle for the one registered. Failure to cooperate with the above principles may subject the student to a fine or other disciplinary action.