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BSC Welcomes New Institutional Advancement Director Betty Carroll

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    Monday, November 19 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

betty carroll(Bluefield)—A passion for helping students and community prompted Betty Carroll to seek the position of Director/Institutional Advancement and Planning at Bluefield State College. About one month ago, she joined BSC and she's been working at a brisk pace to contact alumni and community residents.

Carroll, a North Tazewell, VA resident, worked in the Institutional Advancement office at Bluefield College for 13 years, most recently as Director of Annual Giving. "I'm excited about the opportunity at Bluefield State College. There are lots of ways for our alumni to help BSC students, many of whom are first generation college students. For alumni who had a great educational experience at BSC and is now employed in their chosen fields, supporting scholarship opportunities helps them to 'give forward' and assist another generation of students to attend and graduate from Bluefield State."

"Business and community also have a love for this College," she continued. "We share the same community. Bluefield State College's students, employees, events, and programs help to enrich the quality of life for the entire region."

She also stressed the growing importance of private support in the life of the College. "As state funding for higher education in West Virginia continues to decline, support from alumni and businesses becomes increasingly important to sustaining the quality of education at all public colleges, including Bluefield State," she observed.

"Additionally, there are tax advantages for donors who give to the College before the end of the year. Our office has several programs that can help individuals and businesses wishing to take advantage of these end-of-year deductions and, at the same time, help our students. Many students depend on scholarship help to begin, then to remain in school and graduate. Scholarship support can make the difference between dropping out of college and graduating." Additional information can be obtained by contacting Carroll by phone (304-327-4031) or e-mail (

BSC's Office of Institutional Advancement and Planning is located in Conley Hall, Room 309.