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Open House   The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center (EBHEC) will host a Collaborative Open House on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 300 University Drive in Beaver, WV, 25813.  Colleges and Universities participating in this event include: Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University and New River Community & Technical College.  Info: (304) 256-0220, Ext. 227
School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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Title III Higher Education Program

Title III Higher Education program is for Historically Black Colleges and Universities: BRACE has substantially strengthened many areas of the College academic and support structure. Its valuable contributions benefit students, faculty, staff, community and administration in countless ways.

Abstract of Activities

Activity I

Activity I primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 9 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector.”  Activity I is designed to maintain an Office of Institutional Advancement and Planning (Development) to build the college’s infrastructure and financial stability through the acquisitions of non-cash contributions, cash contributions, other resources and the endowment. This activity includes functions such as fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Sponsored Programs, and Fiscal Management. This Activity also provides support for special projects, community relations, outreach services, small business development, grantsmanship, and volunteerism.

Activity II

Activity II primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 7 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management.” This activity enables BSC to maintain an Office of Project Administration to write the proposal and budget, plan for, coordinate and monitor the process and product of the other Activities and facilitate achievement of all project goals.  The project administrator, a member of the president’s staff, consults and plans closely with the President and maintains ongoing communication with the federal agency officials.  The administrator and aide ensure the timely preparation and submission of required information and other documentation.  The president and administrator actively participate in annual Title III workshops and other supporting conferences that occur. Through this Activity, BSC also addresses fiscal stability and financial management issues.BSC established an Office of Project Administration to write the proposal and budget, plan for, coordinate and monitor the process and product of the other Activities and facilitate achievement of all project goals.  The project administrator, consults and plans closely with the President and maintains ongoing communication with the federal agency officials.  The administrator and aide ensure the timely preparation and submission of required information and other documentation.  The president and administrator actively participate in annual Title III workshops and other supporting conferences that occur.

Activity III

Activity III primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 2 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services.” Activity III is designed to enhance institution-wide Computer Literacy and Technology Upgrade by providing computers, other equipment, networking, distance learning technology, support personnel, and training opportunities. This Activity encompasses academic computer services, administrative computer services, online courses, the Interactive Video Network and computer laboratories. Through this Activity, Title III supports the general functions of the Instructional Technology Center and the Computer Center.

Activity IV

Activity IV primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 3 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “support for faculty exchanges, faculty development and faculty fellowships to assist these faculty members in attaining advanced degrees in their fields of instruction.” Activity IV facilitates Curriculum, Faculty/Staff Development in all divisions, departments and offices. This Activity advances teaching and learning throughout various disciplines in the School of Business; the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science; the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Nursing and Allied Health; and the Virtual College. This Activity engages faculty, staff, administrators, and students in professional development opportunities such as courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars in addition to support guest lecturers, speakers, and consultants. Components of Activity IV include the Emerging Leaders Institute and the Honor’s College.

Activity V

Activity V primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 6 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success.” Activity V is designed to initiate, implement, and maintain tasks related to Enrollment Management and Multicultural Outreach. Activity V embraces multicultural outreach counseling, academic advising for student athletes, and Multicultural Outreach.

Contact Information

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Eborall at (304) 327-4316 or meborall@bluefieldstate.edu.

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