Academic Center for Excellence

promoting a culture of academic success


The mission of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is to provide resources and services that promote a culture of academic success among all Bluefield College students. The ACE staff are committed to meeting students where they are as learners. We seek to foster in them the skills, strategies, habits, and character necessary to becoming excellent students and transformational leaders.


Peer Tutoring

  • Tutoring for all subjects
  • Individual tutoring sessions
  • Group study sessions
  • Drop-in math and writing labs

Individual Academic Coaching

  • Accountability partnership
  • On-time sessions
  • 30-minute sessions weekly sessions

Small Group Learning

  • Skills workshops
  • Living-learning communities
  • Group academic coaching
  • Leadership and focus groups

Testing Services

  • CLEP testing
  • DSST testing
  • Make-up testing

Study Area

  • Computers and printer
  • Individual and group study spaces

General Student Success

  • Personal assistance with academic questions or concerns
  • Development of academic plans
  • Referrals to other BC support services


ACE arranges reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and may provide specialized academic coaching upon request. Students with a documented disability should contact Wayne Pelts, Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence, to begin this process.

For more information, select the link to Disability Services in the menu to the left of this page.


The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) exists to further Bluefield College’s goal of providing a liberal arts education that will develop the whole person.



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ACE Contact Information:

Darrin Martin, Ed. D.

Dean of Academic Support and the Academic Center for Excellence


Wayne Pelts

Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence



Academic Center for Excellence


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