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BSC Contingent Participates in “Higher Education Day at the State Legislature”

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    Tuesday, March 26 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

higher ed day Bluefield State College students are pictured with House of Delegates member John Shott (center) during the annual “Higher Education Day at the State Legislature” at the State Capitol, March 21.

(Bluefield)—A contingent of 15 Bluefield State College students, along with faculty, staff, and administrators participated in the annual "Higher Education Day at the State Legislature," March 21. The BSC delegation made the trip to Charleston to meet state legislators, attend State Senate and House sessions, and discuss issues of importance and concern to the College. The students, all of whom are enrolled in Dr. Colin Cavell's political science classes this semester, also visited the State Supreme Court of Appeals. There, they learned about the history of West Virginia's highest court and they engaged in a question/answer session with Rory Perry, the Clerk of the State Supreme Court.

BSC President Marsha Krotseng took part in Higher Education Proclamation presentations in the Governor's Reception Room and the House and Senate chambers. "Higher Education Day provides an important focus on the difference West Virginia's colleges and universities make in individual lives and in the state as a whole," noted Dr. Krotseng. The BSC president also cited Higher Education Day as an opportunity for BSC students to see democracy in action.

"Higher Education Day helps connect state policymakers, prospective students, and the general public with our institutions and showcase our programs of excellence," she added.