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October 27, 2021

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Beaver freshman named In The Huddle Rookie of the Season

Montez Archer Jr. selected for his outstanding season at Bluffton

In The (D3FB) Huddle has named Bluffton University football player Montez Archer Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) its Rookie of the Season.

The HCAC Defensive Player, Special Teams Player and Newcomer of the Year was recently honored by the In The (D3FB) Huddle podcast for his outstanding season. Members of the podcast were stunned to find out that Jr. was his name, not his class.

Adams named NFCA All-Region for softball

Sophomore Bobbi Adams (Delaware/Rutherford B. Hayes) was named Third Team All-Central Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) following the 2021 softball season.

Adams spent time behind the plate, at third base and at first as she was DP/UT honoree on the third team. It marks the second time in three years that a graduate of Rutherford B. Hayes in Delaware has been honored by the NFCA as Adams followed in the footsteps of 2020 graduate Caylin Morstadt who was named 3rd team all-region as a junior.

Beavers in 5-team double elimination Heartland tourney

The Bluffton University baseball team defeated Rose-Hulman on Saturday, sending Bluffton into the five-team double elimination Heartland Conference Tournament at Lexington, Ky., starting Thursday, May 20.

RHIT had won 20 straight games over the Beavers heading into game one of the tournament last Friday, but Bluffton put an end to that with an 11-inning victory in the series opener.

The Beavers added a string of exclamation points on Saturday when a 9-7 Beaver victory completed the sweep.

Project management, supply chain management

University will offer new concentrations for business administration majors

Bluffton University to offer project management and supply chain management concentrations for business administration majors

Bluffton University is adding new concentrations for business administration majors in two growing and in-demand fields. Students can now choose project management or supply chain management as concentrations for the major. 

Project management, which includes leading a team to achieve specific goals, is one of the biggest skills gaps in the country and is needed in almost every industry.

121st commencement

Nearly 200 students celebrated Bluffton University graduation

The achievements of Bluffton University’s class of 2021 were celebrated Saturday, May 8, during an in-person Commencement at Salzman Stadium.

Special this year, graduates crossed the stage wearing purple stoles. The unique memento was designed as a testament to their resilience during the past year and a half and their commitment to completing their education through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Evening degree-completion for social work

Bluffton offers program for working adults • Classes begin Aug. 4

Bluffton University to offer evening degree-completion program for social work

Bluffton University is now offering a degree-completion program for its nationally accredited social work major.

Designed for working adults, the cost-effective and convenient bachelor’s program can be completed in as little as two years. 

All classes will be held one night a week, with some classes offered in an online format and some face-to-face on Bluffton’s campus. Classes for the first cohort will begin on Aug. 4, 2021.