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BSC June Activities Report

Campus Activities

  • Conducted BSC Web Site Steering Committee meetings and significantly expanded BSC Home Page information available on Internet


  • Held first of two new student orientation sessions, with more than 220 students participating, along with families and friends


  • Conducted PowerPoint workshop for faculty and staff


  • Received and began distribution of new Student Services brochure


  • Developed in camera-ready form new BSC viewbooks, and delivered to printers


  • Proceeded with work on a variety of campus improvement projects, finalizing work on sidewalks, patios, and building entrances


  • Work continued on the renovation/relocation project at BSC's Greenbrier Community College Center


  • Elevator construction progressed at BSC's Administration Building (Conley Hall). All main campus buildings will be elevator-equipped when this project is completed


  • Prepared for publication and distribution to more than 8000 BSC alumni and friends the Summer 1997 edition of the "Blue & Gold," a 12-page College magazine

    Partnership Activities


  • Received State College System approval to offer a new A.S. degree program in aquaculture (fish farming), beginning with the Fall 1997 Semester


  • Established A.S. program, "Occupational Development--Child Care Practitioner," in affiliation with Child Care Development Specialist Required Apprenticeship Program (RAP). Selected county Head Start programs had requested implementation of this degree program to meet an increasing demand for qualified child care professionals


  • BSC student elected chair of Advisory Council of Students to the State College System


  • Telecast throughout Bluefield-area cable system two Bluefield City Board of Director's meetings and the monthly Mercer County Board of Education meeting


  • Hosted and provided live televised coverage of Bluefield High School's 1997 graduation exercises


  • Featured Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce during BSC-TV program promoting literacy


  • Director of BSC's Instructional Technology Center, Center for Extended Learning, and Academic Computing has been selected to deliver presentation at the League for Innovation in the Community College's 1997 "Conference on Information Technology"


  • Nursing faculty member will be a featured presenter at the fifth annual Associate Degree of Nursing Faculty Development Conference in Dayton, OH, August 7-8


  • Participated as an exhibitor in the Beckley Main Street's "Health and Fitness Fair," and in the 1997 Appalachian Hardwood Expo in Bluefield


  • BSC's Department of Nursing served as a co-sponsor and a host site for the Ned Shott Cancer Conference, June 14, in Bluefield


  • Hosted, with the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, a "Lunch & Learn's seminar, "Managing Stress in Positive Way's"


  • Participated in Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce's "Quality of Living" program


  • Participated in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies' "Train the Trainer" program at Industrial Plating & Machine, Princeton


  • Curriculum Advisory Committee for new A.S. Lodging Operations program at BSC's Greenbrier Community College Center met to advise College of developments in the lodging industry, and to provide input regarding courses and content


  • BSC Center for International Understanding is directing Customized Technical Assistance Training Programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


  • Current CIU-directed customized training programs include "Rural Social Services in a Market Economy" for 17 Russian officials, and "Effective Government and Media Relations" for mayor and press secretary of Ogre, Latvia


  • CIU has been awarded contract by USAID to implement training for 20 Russian and Ukrainian business persons and professionals. The program, "Entrepreneurism, Local Governance, and the Legal Profession & Legal Institutions," will begin in September, 1997, in collaboration with the Charleston-based "Russia-West Virginia Foundation"


  • Proceeding with plans to establish a CIU office for international trade and investment--export assistance services, in Saratov, Russia, in collaboration with S.C. Myers & Associates (Washington, D.C.)


  • CIU has established partnership with Heritage World Travel to design technical assistance training programs for U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. trade Development Administration to promote international trade


  • CIU participated in the "International Pavilion" during Princeton's "Summerfest," June 20-22


  • CIU administrative assistant attended Precertification Workshop, sponsored by the WV Small Business Development Office and the Regional Contracting Assistance Center in Beckley


  • Center for Economic Enhancement & Occupational Development developed customized Autocad 14 training program for Pemco, Inc. (Bluefield, VA)


  • Completed a Microsoft Office training program for DS parts (Bluefield, WV). This program was funded through the Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program


  • Continued a customized National Electric Code continuing education class for approximately 20 American Electric Power Company employees (Bluefield, WV & Beckley, WV)


  • Assisted Turner Vision (Bluefield, WV) in implementation of a compensation and performance evaluation system. The system was designed in a project funded by the Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program and will result in a more clearly defined human resources development for the firm, which has more than 400 employees


  • Met with representatives of Hubbard Farms, Inc. (Lewisburg), owner of the British United Turkeys of America (BUTA) and the Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program. The purpose of the meeting was to begin development of a training plan for the firm, focusing upon their employees' communication and supervisory skills


  • Met with One Valley Bank (Princeton, WV) President and senior management to discuss computer training and customer service training for the bank's employees at locations in Bluefield, WV, Princeton, WV, and Athens, WV


  • Completed a needs analysis and training plan for Med Response, a home health care agency (Bluefield, WV, Bluewell, WV, & Welch, WV). The information was submitted as part of an application to the WV Workforce Training Program secure funding assistance for some of the training initiatives outlined in the plan


  • Completed a continuing education class for real estate appraisers to prepare them for the USPAP examination


  • Scheduled meeting with Brown, Edwards, and Company to discuss computer training for its employees


  • Participated and provided training on a WV Competitive Skills Training Module at the WV Community and Technical College Retreat at Oglebay Park


  • Completed a Profiles International Job Testing seminar for 15 representatives of nine local firms


  • Completed a continuing education training program on Engineering Economics for representatives of three local firms


  • Completed the Critical Care Nursing Review for 20 RNs and LPNs


  • Completed the third program in the series Women's Health Care Issues for Nurses, with 32 nurses attending