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Bluefield State College Receives $7500 Grant to Fund Student Empowerment/Suicide Prevention Program

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    Wednesday, October 02 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Bluefield)—The Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation has received a $7,500 grant to fund a program that provides students with human services internships and facilitates the development of suicide prevention activities conducted by student peer leaders. The grant is awarded by Morehouse School of Medicine Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health. Dr. Anthony Woart, BSC Professor of Sociology and Director/Minority Health Institute, authored the grant, which will fund the “BSC Student Empowerment/Suicide Prevention Behavioral Health Program,” that enables three BSC students to gain experience as summer interns at ResCare, Inc., a human services agency that offers behavioral health services to people of all ages and abilities.

Dr. Woart expressed appreciation for the work of Dr. Sarita A. Rhonemus (Interim Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at BSC) and Dr. Tracey Anderson (BSC’s Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness) for their assistance in completing the grant submission process.  He also noted that Ray Guy, CPA and Fiscal Manager/Treasurer, Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation, will provide professional accounting and bookkeeping services for the grant.