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BSC Recognizes Students for Successfully Completing Big Blue Scholars Program

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    Friday, August 09 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
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Bluefield State College recently recognized students who successfully completed the Big Blue Scholars Program, designed to prepare students for college success. Pictured at a campus ceremony honoring the students are (front row: left to right) Big Blue Scholars Tessa Galford, Cassandra Lane, Autumn Bullins, Rachel Garrett, Brittany Goss, Kayla Hale, Erin Dalton, (back row, l-to-r) Big Blue Scholars coordinator Carolyn Kirby, BSC President Marsha Krotseng, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management John Cardwell, Big Blue Scholars Dylan McKinney, Zachary Shelton, Robert McReynolds, and Aaron Thompson, and Student Support Services staff Scott Pitt and Lisa Bennett. 

(Bluefield)—Eleven Bluefield State College students who graduated from the "Big Blue Scholars" program were recognized during a ceremony at the College. The students successfully completed a four-week series of academic preparation workshops. This summer's Big Blue Scholars included Tessa Galford, Cassandra Lane, Autumn Bullins, Rachel Garrett, Brittany Goss, Kayla Hale, Erin Dalton, Dylan McKinney, Zachary Shelton, Robert McReynolds, and Aaron Thompson.

Carolyn Kirby, Big Blue Scholars coordinator and BSC Student Support Services Director, noted "This program was designed to help newly admitted freshmen and transfer students for the Fall Semester gain the necessary skills to be more successful in college. These eleven students took advantage of the program and completed a series of academic preparation workshops." The workshops focused on various study skills, how to utilize technology at BSC, goal setting, and academic and career planning.

The workshops were led by Student Support Services staff members Lisa Bennett, Scott Pitt, and Kirby. Students who successfully completed the program earned three college credits in "Building Successful College Skills" and also received a $250 book scholarship that can be renewable, based on successful academic progress towards a degree. This summer's Big Blue Scholars were honored at a luncheon sponsored by the Student Affairs division and presented certificates of completion by Dr. Marsha Krotseng, President of Bluefield State College and John Cardwell, Vice-President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.