|BSC Announces Spring Semester 1997 Dean's and President's Lists||Thursday, June 05 1997||BSC Announces Spring Semester 1997 Dean's and President's Lists||
The Bluefield State College Spring Semester 1997 Dean's and President's Lists have been announced. Two hundred ninety-nine students earned Dean's List recognition, and an additional 114 students merited inclusion in the President's List.
Dean's List students achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and successfully completed at least twelve hours for the Spring Semester 1997. President's List students achieved at least a 3.80 grade point average and successfully completed at least twelve hours for the semester.
____________ Bastian, VA Jeffrey W Hoosier __________ Bland, VA Roger R Blankenship Tanya L Ramsey ______________ Bluefield, VA Matthew P Anderson Michelle L Hylton Robert M Murphy Judy K Thornsbury Brenda K Zappia ________________ Cedar Bluff, VA Michael S Bales Donna A Henkel Brenda S Ramsey Pamela G Sparks ________________ Centreville, VA Jeffrey B Houchins ________________ Falls Mills, VA Jeffery B Fields _______________ N Tazewell, VA Daniel C Bowling ___________________ North Tazewell, VA Heather M Hamm Wendy L Whitt __________________ Pounding Mill, VA Cullen P Medley _______________ Rich Creek, VA Kimberly D Linkous ______________ Richlands, VA Robin D Harrison Cynthia L Vinson _____________ Tazewell, VA Mark C Beggs Joshua A Roberts _______________ West Point, VA Bryan C Bishop ____________ Wolford, VA Fabian D Stacy _____________ Alderson, WV Laurel H Alderson Steven W Baker Kelly J Bumgarner Bradford L Crane Billie J Gray Margaret C Hypes ___________________ Allen Junction, WV Timothy M Oren ____________ Anawalt, WV John D Pack Denise M Sandifer ___________ Asbury, WV Deborah M Hughes ___________ Athens, WV Dena R Wiley ______________ Ballengee, WV Paulette D Sims ___________ Beaver, WV Amber L Lilly ____________ Beckley, WV Stephen M Alexander Shannon L Dickens Chris B Farrish Towanna M Harris Alesha A Lilly Angela M Pannell Blake R Percival ______________ Bluefield, WV Manal S Al-Dhaif Sammie L Andrews Carla R Aton Katherine A Beckett Dionisa E Blair Shannon R Bowling Christina G Bragg Tammy L Brooks-Smith Tracy N Buckner Jeffrey S Bullion Jeremy A Burgess Tracie M Carosi Romy S Caywood Helen J Chaffins Elizabeth B Copley Mandy M Cox Chris-Tenna M Davidson Liyong Diao Sonnie W England Kermit C French Christie L Gaither Sharon E Gunn Gayle L Hicks Cynthia L Higgins Kelly E Hurt Tamara L Johnson Christine L Kegley Christopher M Lafferty Linda K Lanter Angela D Lowe Shawn D Lusk Chastity D McGlothlin Kimberly E Moore Rhonda R Musick Carri A Neal Anneka J Perry Elishia D Pierce Daniel A Rasi Karen S Ray Barbara F Royce William A Sarver Delissa D Sigmon Scott A Smith Daniel Smothers James H Stiltner Amanda G Stroupe Stephanie R Surface Anne M Tomblin Rajan Tripathi Sharon G Turner James S Vines Lisa L Walker Erich G Walls Melanie A Walls David W Waselchalk Crystal D White Robert M Williams, Jr. Wendi L Yost _____________ Bluewell, WV Chad R Mathena Michelle A Phelps-Bailey ____________ Bradley, WV Brenda C Halsey Kelli E Turner ____________ Brenton, WV Melissa S Hatfield Tonya R Vance ____________ Buckeye, WV Gina K Duncan ________ Bud, WV Larry C Dunn _______________ Camp Creek, WV Rebecca L Hedrick ____________ Charmco, WV Jeremiah Whitlow ______________ Coal City, WV David W Fink __________ Covel, WV William W McBride ____________ Crawley, WV James K Cox _____________ Crumpler, WV Derek M Harris Lisa M Stanley _____________ Cucumber, WV Phillip E Tunnell ____________ Daniels, WV Mildred A Maddy Tara Sizemore _________ Davy, WV Kelli M Hall ____________ Fairlea, WV Lisa L Redden _________________ Fayetteville, WV Stuart A Taylor ______________ Frankford, WV Michael G Anderson Melissa D McMillion ______________ Gap Mills, WV Chrystal M Clarkson Shannon L Glover _________ Gary, WV John D Radnoczi _______________ Greenville, WV Todd J Dowdy ______________ Hillsboro, WV Ricky J Barkley Vanessa R McLaughlin ___________ Hinton, WV Abraham C Lilly ___________ Iaeger, WV Willie A Owens Brian E Roberts ____________ Keiffer, WV Melinda D Blankenship _____________ Keystone, WV Mechelle L Nichols ____________ Kimball, WV Deborah L Burks Donna P Goebel _____________ Lashmeet, WV Allan W Williams ___________ Leslie, WV Ginger M Harper ______________ Lewisburg, WV Renee J Brooks Craig J Brown Dawn N Campbell Franklin W Hamm Heather D Hinkle Julia L Kowal Sherry L Pauley Lori L Shafer _____________ Lindside, WV Mike L Christian ____________ Mallory, WV Traci L Simpson ______________ Marlinton, WV Amanda J Barb Jessica N Beverage David A McClure Elizabeth P Parker Rhonda R Smith Kathryn D Wilson ____________ Matoaka, WV Melissa D Williams ____________ McComas, WV Angel M Taylor ___________ Mohawk, WV Stephanie G Cline Katrina L Hunt _____________ Montcalm, WV Tammy L Bell Kristie A Folks Lana L Haynes April D Riggs Trena R Simpson _______________ Morgantown, WV Prashant M Patel ___________ Nettie, WV Cynthia G Russell ____________ Newhall, WV Clinton I Fields ______________ Northfork, WV James E Houghtaling Heather M Jackson _____________ Oak Hill, WV Hillay D Law ____________ Pageton, WV Carla C Cameron Earl R Farmer Christie L Wooldridge _______________ Peterstown, WV James A Amos Gary L Fields Benjamin D Frazier Amy R Gravely Bryan L Reed Melissa D Walters ______________ Pineville, WV Tonya E Adkins Franklin A Bradford Michael S Britton ______________ Princeton, WV Carole A Akers Bader M Al-Adwani Faisal H Al-Dousari Abdullah A Al-Fouzan Naser M Al-Hendal Mesh'al A Al-Melhem Jassim M Al-Obaidan Linda C Allen Stephanie D Allen Krista A Archer Lorri L Bailey Aaron H Belcher Tera L Billings April A Billips Lisa K Burton Sheila V Cheeks Karen L Clark Adam L Coleman Christie N Cook Amy M Davidson Sharon G Davis Ryan S Ellison Cari B Farley Heather L Farley Debra J Fedele Helen E Flinchum Michael E Hess Michelle L Holland Michael A Jones Charles K McKenzie Mindi M Mullins Jeremy S Powell Pamela J Shew Melissa Shrewsbury Suzanne L Six Lisa R Smith Veronica L Steele Ryan T Stinson James B Sudderth Kevin S Thompson Matthew S Vestal Emily D Weeks Tina C White Christopher S Young _______________ Prosperity, WV Kimberly J Wrenn _____________ Quinwood, WV Charles E Duggan Michael E Lewis Heather I Osborne _____________ Rainelle, WV Christine K Bradley James L Carson Stephen B Gutshall Becky J Hodge Amanda S Martin Jeremy D Osborne Veronica A Pack ___________ Raysal, WV Angela B Bryant Christina L Hughes ___________ Renick, WV Phyllis A Harris Jaime R Lockhart Patricia A Perkins _________ Rock, WV Lori A East William E Magarowicz Dusty L Mills Amanda J Riggs _______________ Ronceverte, WV Amy L Baker Jennifer L Baker Jeffery S Beane Ralph W Brewer Rebecca L Burns Amy R Cogar Mark S Feury Stephanie L Holley Cindy L Justice Debra L Loudermilk ___________ Rupert, WV Connie J Bennett Ruth A Lester Candice C Osborne Brandie R Stover __________ Simon, WV Lonnie E Blankenship Carla D Hatfield ________________ Spanishburg, WV Matthew T Farley ___________ Squire, WV Heather L Wingo ______________ Stanaford, WV Katrina M Treadway _________________ Stony Bottom, WV Linda L Adams ___________ Thorpe, WV Polly S Laxton __________ Union, WV Melissa D Johnson John S Long II ________ War, WV Lonny A Branch Fanny "Ellen" E Williams __________ Welch, WV Angela D Belfiore Jennifer T Brown Jason R Grubb Joe Hassan, III Heather L Hendricks Maria D Hicks Robin A Jones Anthony J Lewis Kristala K Stress _____________________ White Sulphur Springs, WV Addie T Goodrich Latisha A Kersey Edwina S Mann Jon R McDowell __________ Yukon, WV Roman C Lawson
|BSC Sign Agreement to Establish Associate of Applied Science Program in Occupational Development--Child Care Practitioner||Wednesday, June 04 1997||BSC Sign Agreement to Establish Associate of Applied Science Program in Occupational Development--Child Care Practitioner||
In response to an increasing demand for qualified child care professionals, Bluefield State College has established an "Associate Degree in Occupational Development--Child Care Practitioner," in affiliation with the Child Care Development Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). Representatives of BSC, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, WV Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist, Mercer County Economic Opportunities Corporation, Princeton Community Hospital, The Council of the Southern Mountains/McDowell County Head Start, and Greenbrier County Head Start participated in an agreement-signing ceremony at the College. Dr. Betty Rader, BSC Provost, noted, "This program meets the guidelines of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. It involves 300 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training." The 64-credit hour program is designed for students who complete the RAP in Child Care Development Specialist and required college coursework. Dana Daugherty, State Director of the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, added, "This AAS degree program will complement the occupational specialty classroom education and on-the-job training already available through apprenticeship programs at selected County Head Start programs by providing general studies and technical support knowledge and skills." Selected county Head Start programs have requested implementation of this degree program, citing the continuing need for better educated aides and other child care workers, Daugherty observed. Recent welfare reform legislation ensures that, as former welfare recipients enter the workplace, more child care facilities will be started to provide day care for the increasing number of small children needing such care. "Graduates of the Occupational Development--Child Care Practitioner program will provide competent, caring employees to staff these facilities," he concluded. In addition to Daugherty and Rader, other participants in the signing ceremony included Dr. Robert Moore (BSC President), Cynthia Beal (Chairperson, WV Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist), Webster Gilbreath (Program Manager/Mercer County Economic Opportunities Corporation), Willa Whittaker (Director/Princeton Community Hospital Day Care Center), Helen K. Carson, Director of Health & Education, The Council of the Southern Mountains McDowell County Head Start), and Terri Wontrobski (Director/Greenbrier County Head Start).
|Carey Woods Named New Women's Hoop Coach, Director of Intramurals at BSC||Tuesday, June 03 1997||Carey Woods Named New Women's Hoop Coach, Director of Intramurals at BSC||A highly-successful women's head basketball coach from within the West Virginia Conference is moving to Bluefield State College to succeed Tom Jessee as head coach of the Lady Blues. Carey Woods, whose Davis and Elkins Lady Senators were in the thick of the WVIAC championship battle last season, will take over a BSC program that has posted a 177-85 mark during the past nine seasons under Jessee. After coaching BSC to four WVIAC championships and NAIA national tournament appearances twice, Jessee submitted his resignation earlier this year to move to Florida, where his wife will complete her medical residency requirements after her recent graduation from the West Virginia School for Osteopathic Medicine and he will continue coaching. The Lady Blues posted a 17-win campaign last year, and return several veterans including guards Jennifer Douglas, Wendy Black, and Deneeka Burs, along with baseline players Shelley White and Leslie Roberts. Woods will also serve as BSC Director of Intramurals and head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams.|
|Advisory Committee for GCCC's Lodging Operations Program Provides Input||Monday, June 02 1997||Advisory Committee for GCCC's Lodging Operations Program Provides Input||The Curriculum Advisory Committee for the new associate degree Lodging Operations program at the Greenbrier Community College Center of Bluefield State College met recently to provide input. Advisory Committee members include Rod Stoner (The Greenbrier Resort), Ashby Berkley (Pence Springs Hotel), Tootie O'Flahery (Swift Level), Leslee McCarty (Current B and B), Marlene Ferguson (State Fair of WV), John McIlhenney (Lewisburg Visitor Center), Cary Butler (Snowshoe Mountain Resort), Nan Morgan (General Lewis Inn), Cheryl Griffith, Natalie Sandell (Creek Side), Rhonda Floyd (Super 8 Motel), Cara Hefner (Pocahontas Tourism Commission), Mary Pearl Compton (WV House of Delegates), Dr. David Perkins (GCCC Director), Dr. Lessor of mat advise the College regarding courses and content, serve as a liaison with the community to share information about the program, and assist in career placement of graduates. The establishment of the Lodging Operations Program Advisory Committee represents a significant step in strengthening the quality and usefulness of the program,'" Dr. Perkins noted. "The advice we receive will benefit both program participants and lodging employees in the Greenbrier Valley."|
|BSC Department of Nursing Co-Sponsors Ned Shott Cancer Conference||Monday, June 02 1997||BSC Department of Nursing Co-Sponsors Ned Shott Cancer Conference||The Bluefield State College Department of Nursing is one of five co-sponsors of the Ned Shott Cancer Conference, June 14, at Fincastle Country Club. The Ned Shott Cancer Conference is a resource for management of cancer patients. The conference is designed to update healthcare professionals on breast and lung cancers, management of cancer pain, Internet medical resources, and ways to improve the cancer patient's quality of life. Other sponsors include the American Cancer Society, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, and Community Hospices of America, Inc.--The Virginias. Planning committee members included Dr. Charles Olmsted (chairman), Dr. Joel Schor (vice-chair), Sherry Kincaid (ACS), Sherry M. Ciccolini (ACS), Vicki Webb (Community Hospices of America), Beth Pritchett (MSN-Bluefield State College), June Shott (BRMC), Patricia Worsham (CME coordinator), and Jay Valeyko (vice president). Advance registration is due by June 6, 1997. Additional information may be obtained by calling (304) 327-8770.|
|Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Chartered, New Initiatees Inducted, at Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC||Monday, June 02 1997||Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Chartered, New Initiatees Inducted, at Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC||Nine students have been inducted into the Beta Zeta Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the Greenbrier Community College Center of Bluefield State College. The Beta Zeta Epsilon chapter was chartered and new chapter members inducted during a ceremony at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, May 4. Initiates include: David Christian, Kathleen Ewing, Karen Poe, and Todd Scott (Lewisburg); Diana Greene and William Renn, II (Ronceverte); Jeffery Russell (Rupert); Lucy Bell (Maxwelton); and Charlotte Barbe (Quinwood). Michael Palm, Director/Student Support Services at GCCC, and Dr. Lucie Refsland, Associate Professor of Mathematics, are chapter advisors. Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has been recognizing student academic achievement in two-year colleges for 75 years, with chapters in all 50 states and in Canada. During Sunday's chartering/initiation ceremonies, Brady Surles, Phi Theta Kappa's regional coordinator (West Virginia/Virginia) presented the charter to Dr. David Perkins, Director of the Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC.|
|May Activities Report||Friday, May 30 1997||May Activities Report||
|GCCC Summer Session, First Term, Begins May 27||Monday, May 19 1997||GCCC Summer Session, First Term, Begins May 27||
General Registration for the the first Summer Session at the Greenbrier Community College Center of Bluefield State College will be conducted May 27-28 (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.). Classes begin May 27, and a May 28 deadline has been established for registration and payment of fees.
The first summer session ends June 26. Additional information and Summer 1997 schedules may be obtained by contacting the Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC at (304) 645-3303.
|BSC Education Majors Participate in Program to Promote Lifetime Readers||Friday, May 16 1997||BSC Education Majors Participate in Program to Promote Lifetime Readers||
As part of the "The Reading Process," an education course at Bluefield State College, 30 students majoring in education recently participated in the "Yes! We Read Together" program, sponsored by the West Virginia State Reading Council. The program is a statewide, three-year campaign, in conjunction with the West Virginia Reading Association, dedicated to promoting lifetime readers.
Through this project, BSC students promoted literacy in a five-county region, investing approximately 300 hours' effort in work with 30 children (ages 6-12). Mitzi Litton, adjunct instructor for the course, noted, "Research has shown that a balanced reading program in which both oral and silent reading are practiced in school and out of school develops independent strategies and skills, as well as a love of reading."
"Before starting their student teaching experience, the BSC student participants were given the opportunity to understand the joys of reading to, and with, elementary age children," Litton said. The young children read stories of their own choice, then created and illustrated their own stories. Some made complete books or journals of their works. BSC education majors participating in the program included: Rebecca Bandy, Amee Barrett, Mark Beggs, Linda Britton, Michelle Carosi, Jackie Colobro, Robin Davis, Sharon Davis, Heather Farley, Mellissa Ferrell, Mona Finney, Christy Gleason, James Gray, Brandice Hatfield, Donna Henkel, Mark Jenkins, Ollena Keene, Samantha Keene, Barbara Lane, Charla Maynard, Jody Neal, Mary Rice, Kacey Rohrer, Beki Sharpe, Edwin Stress, Ellen Williams, Shonda Wilson, Kristin Winfrey, and Melissa Wolfe.
|BSC Students Gain "Hands-On" Experience in International Engineering Technology Competition||Wednesday, May 14 1997||BSC Students Gain "Hands-On" Experience in International Engineering Technology Competition||
Recently, members of the student section/International Society (ISA) for Measurement and Control at Bluefield State College traveled to Chicago to compete with student teams from the United States, Canada, Russia, and Latin America in a day-long international student competition.
BSC's electrical engineering technology students were also involved in seminars designed to provide the opportunity to put their skills to the test. Seminars included a conduit seminar and hands-on tube bending seminar, along with a glass tower demonstration.
BSC's student section team competed in the ISA Bowl, during which they answered questions on basic and advanced instrumentation and control theory and practice. The ISA Practical competition gave students two instrumentation and control exercises developed by local industry professionals.
BSC associate professor of electrical engineering technology Roy Pruett, Student Section Advisor for the Bluefield chapter, noted the BSC team finished fourth in the international competition. "Our students gained hands-on experience from the competition and also had the opportunity to meet exhibitors and potential job contacts in the future," he said. BSC students attending the Chicago program, and team members, included: Sonny Ciampanella, Kenneth Holt, Bryon Bishop, Mike Simmons, Jason Osborne, James Pruett, and Shannon Bowling.
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