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BSC R&D Corporation Receives Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Grant

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    Friday, July 22 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Bluefield)—The Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation has received an $85,000 Minority Serving Institutions Initiative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The grant will provide training and stipends for five BSC students who will collaborate with Dr. Anthony Woart, who wrote the grant, to develop and implement a sustainable peer-led support network for a high-risk drinking and HIV/AIDS prevention, awareness, and training program.

Dr. Woart, the project director and principal investigator, and Dr. Tamara Ferguson, project liaison, and two of the participating students will attend a two-day training session in Washington, DC in September.  Dr. Cravor Jones will also assist with training student leaders and educators.

Ferguson and Woart expressed appreciation for the work of Dr. Sarita Rhonemus (Interim Director of Scholarly Research and Sponsored Programs at BSC) and Dr. Tracey Anderson (BSC’s Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness) for their assistance in grant submission and implementation.  They also noted that Ray Guy, CPA and Fiscal Manager/Treasurer, Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation, has provided professional accounting and bookkeeping services for the grant.