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Bluefield State College Invites Volunteers to Join in The Home Depot “We Dig BSC” Campus Improvement Day, September 27

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    Wednesday, September 11 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Bluefield)--Bluefield State College is inviting volunteers to join the campus community on Friday, September 27 during The Home Depot “We Dig BSC” Campus Improvement Day.  BSC was recently selected as one of 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the country to receive a campus improvement grant award from The Home Depot 2013 “Retool Your School” grant program.  The $20,000 grant award to BSC will underwrite landscaping, planting, and enhancement projects throughout the campus.

BSC students, employees, alumni, and community volunteers will work with representatives from The Home Depot on September 27 to work on a variety of projects throughout the day.  The “We Dig BSC” initiative begins with registration and a complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center. Volunteers will then move to specifically identified areas on campus to begin their projects.  Everyone will reconvene at 1 p.m. in the Student Center for a celebration luncheon, and then will wrap up work early that afternoon.

“The Home Depot ‘Retool Your School’ award demonstrates the powerful impact that occurs when campus and community work together toward a common goal,” commented Dr. Marsha Krotseng, BSC President.  “Thanks to this team effort, we will enhance the College’s landscaping for current and future generations to enjoy and build upon BSC’s rich heritage as the ‘Campus Beautiful.’  We’re grateful to The Home Depot for providing this wonderful opportunity on behalf of HBCUs.”

“This program does more than enhance our campus,” added Shelia Johnson, BSC’s Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs.  “It also offers the Bluefield State College community an opportunity to show our pride in the institution.”

Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about this volunteer initiative are encouraged to contact Berreda Ratliff by phone (304-327-4048) or e-mail (