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Dr. Thomas McDowell Returns to Alma Mater to Deliver BSC’s Spring 2012 Convocation Message

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    Friday, March 09 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

tom mcdowell(Bluefield)—Dr. Thomas McDowell will deliver Bluefield State College's Spring 2012 Convocation message. A Bluefield State College graduate (1986), Dr. McDowell is the Lead Pastor at Christ/St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. The convocation will begin at 11 a.m., March 28, in the Basic Science Auditorium and will focus on the theme, "A Hope-Filled Future."

"Dr. McDowell has very strong ties to this area," noted Dr. Felica Wooten Williams, BSC Executive Director of Academic Outreach Programs and advisor of the BSC Campus Ministries student organization. "As an undergraduate at Bluefield State College, he was the student editor of the college newspaper, 'The Bluefieldian.'" His community service activities included participation in the Bluefield, West Virginia Rescue Squad, the Mercer County Domestic Violence Task Force, the Mercer County Drug Abuse Task Force, and the Mercer County Family Resource Network.

"I am really looking forward to returning to my alma mater to deliver the Convocation message," Dr. McDowell said. "My most enjoyable time is when I have opportunity to share words of hope and encouragement in group settings or with those who find it difficult dealing with the chaos of living."