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More Than 350 BSC Students Will Graduate During the College’s 115th Commencement Exercises, May 12

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    Friday, May 04 2012
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sstephens(Bluefield)—More than 350 Bluefield State College students will graduate during the College's 115th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 12 at the Brushfork Armory. Brigadier General Robert L. Stephens, Jr. (US Army Retired) will deliver the keynote address.

General Stephens retired from the Army after more than 30 years, during which he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Award, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his retirement from the Army in 1993, he was appointed to the post of Director of Personnel for the State of West Virginia. He currently serves as Vice President for External Relations and Executive Assistant to the President at Clayton State University. He is a two-time recipient of the "Distinguished West Virginian Award," and he is a member and past chair of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia State University Foundation. General Stephens was born in Welch, WV and is a graduate of West Virginia State University.

The valedictorian of the Class of 2012 is Jason Farmer (4.0 grade point average/Baccalaureate—Radiologic Technology) and co-salutatorians (3.91 GPA) are Pamela Hanna (Baccalaureate—Education) and Gerald James (Baccalaureate--Regents Bachelor of Arts).

Members of the Bluefield State College Class of 1962 will also be recognized at the Commencement Exercises upon the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Bluefield State College. The Brian Delp Service Leadership Award and the BSC Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award will also be presented during the program.