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Bluffton student-athletes All-Academic HCAC

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the spring honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC. Bluffton student-athletes are listed at the bottom of this story.

Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes. 

Emory & Henry College men's soccer coach hired by Bluffton

Bluffton University has named Robert Richardson as its head men’s soccer coach.

Richardson had been the men’s soccer coach at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., for the last seven years.

“I want to thank President Jane Wood and Athletic Director Phill Talavinia for giving me the opportunity to become the next men’s soccer coach at Bluffton University,” said Richardson.

“I look forward to growing the program with a strong and stable team in the present while preparing for success in the future.”

HCAC announces sportsmanship awards

Beaver winners: Lemanski, Offenburger, Hill, Lindhorst, Nixon

Entire list posted at bottom of story -
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship teams for the Spring 2020 season.

Bluffton University honorees:
Baseball - Alex Lemanski
Golf - Nick Offenburger
Softball - Megan Hill
Men's track - Michael Lindhorst
Women's track - Hope Nixon 

University continues its Study Buddies in May

Free online educational enrichment for K-12 students

The Bluffton University education department will continue offering free online educational enrichment in response to K-12 school closures each Tuesday and Thursday through the month of May.

The popular service, primarily staffed by Bluffton University educator preparation majors and student teachers, began on March 8.

Study Buddies provide academic help and educational games/activities through the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Students needing academic help can log on any time between 9 a.m. and noon to be matched with a Study Buddy.

Bluffton University students honored for academic excellence

33 seniors were honored as distinguished scholars

Bluffton University is recognizing many of its top students for their academic achievements.

Thirty-three seniors were honored as distinguished scholars in their respective academic areas.

Five seniors were recognized for completion of the Honors Program. They are: Aubrey Bartel, of Newton, Kan.; Timothy Bender, of Wellman, Iowa; Alexis Cash, of Gaines, Mich.; Lydia Lugibihl, of Pandora, Ohio; and Michelle Swartley, of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Pettisville senior winner of full-tuition Bluffton scholarship

Pettisville High School senior Danielle King winner of full-tuition scholarship at Bluffton University

An incoming student at Bluffton University has been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $140,000 for four years.

Danielle King, of Wauseon, Ohio, is the February session scholarship recipient.