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

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    Monday, February 24 2014
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
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Bluefield StateCollege students are pictured on the steps of the State Capitol during the annual “Higher Education Day at the State Legislature” at the State Capitol, February 21.

(Bluefield)—A contingent of 11 Bluefield State College students, along with faculty, staff, and administrators participated in the annual "Higher Education Day at the State Legislature," February 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 their tour guide.

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 very positive 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.