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Bridgewater College Approves Strategic Plan Through 2020


A strategic plan to guide Bridgewater College through 2020 has been approved by the college's board of trustees.

"BC 2020: The Strategic Plan for Bridgewater College" identifies key areas that are critical to the success of Bridgewater in the next

BC Students, Professor Win Best Paper Award at Conference


Two Bridgewater College students, one alumnus and a professor of psychology have taken top honors at an international conference for a paper they wrote about the effects of alcohol-caffeine drinks on behavior.

Seniors and psychology majors Tara

Dominique Turner Awarded Petcher Scholarship


BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College student Dominique Turner received the Esther Mae Wilson Petcher Memorial Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The $1,670 scholarship was presented at the annual awards convocation on May 1.

The award

BC to Observe Earth Day April 20


Bridgewater College will observe Earth Day – which officially falls on April 22 – on Friday, April 20, with a series of events designed to raise environmental awareness.

From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., students, faculty and employees of the College will

BC Announces 2012 Baccalaureate, Commencement Speakers


Dr. Robert Neff, president emeritus of Juniata College, will deliver the message at Bridgewater College's baccalaureate service on May 11, and Dr. Darla K. Deardorff, a Bridgewater alumna who is executive director of the Association of

Brockman/Remnant to Give Recital on May 2


Paul Brockman and Kyle A. Remnant, senior music majors at Bridgewater College, will present a recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren located at 420 College View Drive.

For his organ recital, Brockman will

Junior Recital Set for April 29 at BC


Morgan N. Brooking, Zachary Haga, Jonathan Hooks and Kimberly Underwood, music majors at Bridgewater College, will present a junior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music, located at 400 E. College Street.


BC Names New Convocation and International Education Director

BC Names New Convocation and International Education Director


Dr. Jeffrey H. Pierson, professor of communications studies at Bridgewater College and a resident of Harrisonburg, has been named the college's director of convocations and international education.

Pierson will provide vision, leadership and

2012 Business Department Awards Presented


The George S. Aldhizer II Department of Economics and Business at Bridgewater College recognized five students for excellence during the annual academic awards convocation on May 1.  

Schyler C. Smiley, a junior business administration major

BC Art Majors/Minors Exhibit Senior Thesis Work April 30 - May 13


Ten Bridgewater College art majors and two art minors will exhibit their works in a senior art thesis exhibition on campus April 30 – May 13.

The art majors are Sarah Black of Richmond, Va., Hillary Greene of Hayes, Va., Linda Shelburne of

BC Announces Presidential Search Committee


Nathan H. Miller, chair of the Bridgewater College board of trustees, announced today the formation of a committee that will conduct the search for the next president of Bridgewater College.

President George Cornelius announced March 6 that he will

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