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BSC Affirms Support for “Principles of Excellence” to Assist Military Veterans’ Pursuit of College Degrees

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    Thursday, August 28 2014
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)— Bluefield State College recently became West Virginia’s first four-year public higher institution to affirm the U.S. Department of Education’s “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.”  The “8 Keys” focus on educational success as a priority for our nation’s military veterans and, according to the U.S. Department of Education, “highlight specific ways that colleges and universities can support veterans as they pursue their education and employment goals.”  BSC President Dr. Marsha Krotseng signed the College’s expression of support with the concurrence of the College’s student, faculty, and staff leadership. 

“U.S. military veterans enrich the campus experience for all students,” observed Dr. Krotseng.  “Bluefield State College welcomes those who have served our nation and is committed to using proven strategies that will help them successfully achieve their goals.  These practices ultimately benefit all BSC students.”

“The 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” include creating a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being, support, and success for veterans; coordinating campus efforts for all veterans; implementing an early alert system to identify those who may need special assistance; and collaborating with local communities and organizations to align services for veterans.

Letter of Intent for BSC's Support for the "Principles of Excellence" pdflg