|BSC's Michael Jones Chairs Advisory Council of Students to State College System||Thursday, June 26 1997||BSC's Michael Jones Chairs Advisory Council of Students to State College System||
Michael Jones, a Bluefield State College accounting major, has been elected chairman of the Advisory Council of Students (ACS) to the State College System of West Virginia. A former resident of the McDowell County community of Isaban, Jones was elected to the post at the June 9 ACS meeting in Charleston.
As the ACS chair, Jones will hold a voting seat on the State College System Board of Directors. "I will get input from the ACS representatives at other Colleges in the State College System, and from Bluefield State, so I may represent the views of students on a statewide basis at Board meetings," he commented.
The 20-year old Jones is one of the youngest chairs in ACS history. ACS' major issues for the 1997-98 academic year include the availability of financial aid, maintaining lines of communication with state legislators, continuing improvements in campus access for student with disabilities, and improving awareness of ACS among students throughout the nine-college State College System.
A Princeton High School graduate, Jones sees the '97-'98 academic year as one filled with opportunity. "I'm excited about being in a position to serve the students of the state, bringing their views and priorities to the Board of Directors," he said.
|BSC Receives Approval to Offer New Degree Program in "Aquaculture"||Tuesday, June 24 1997||BSC Receives Approval to Offer New Degree Program in "Aquaculture"||
Bluefield State College has received approval from the State College System of West Virginia to offer an associate degree program in aquaculture (fish farming), beginning with the Fall 1997 Semester.
The aquaculture program, which will be taught through BSC's Beckley Campus with aquaculture-specific courses to be offered on site at Minaqua's Lillybrook operation, is the first of its kind in West Virginia.
The restricted enrollment, two-year program is designed to cultivate graduates' "skills in technology, critical thinking, computer literacy and communication necessary in aquaculture." Aquaculture has been identified as an emerging industry with excellent employment prospects within southern and southeast West Virginia, according to results of research into employment opportunities within the industry.
"The future of aquaculture in the United States is bright and expansion is expected to continue," noted Aquaculture Magazine Buyer's Guide 1996. "The demand for aquaculture products will continue to remain high because the wild fish harvest has reached its limit and aquaculture is the only means of producing the supply of products needed by the consumer."
BSC and the West Virginia Department of Education have been involved in a cooperative relationship since the initial stages of the aquaculture program's planning and development. Representatives from the aquaculture industry have also been involved as partners in the planning process. The aquaculture program will be administered as a degree program of the Division of Engineering Technology and Computer Science.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the BSC Office of Admissions at (304) 327-4065.
|Dr. Blevins Selected to Deliver Presentation at National Conference||Monday, June 09 1997||Dr. Blevins Selected to Deliver Presentation at National Conference||
Dr. Thomas Blevins, Director of Bluefield State College's Instructional Technology Center, Center for Extended Learning, and Academic Computing, has been selected to deliver a presentation at the League for Innovation in the Community College's 1997 "Conference on Information Technology."
His presentation, "Planning, Delivering, and Evaluating Distance Learning Content through Instructional Performance Systems Software (IPSI)" will be a featured activity in the four-day conference, October 12-15, in Atlanta, GA.
IPSI consists of "CourseBuilder," "Lesson Builder," "Grade/Folio Book," and "ExamTaker." "This expert system provides a pedagogical model which prompts faculty in the appropriate instructional design of learner outcomes, syllabus/course outline, and lesson plans, and matches exam items to the content goals and the appropriate learning theory. For publication purposes, contact Dr. Tom Blevins, Director, Instructional Technology Center, Center for Extended Learning, Academic Computing, and Professor of Education and English at Bluefield State College, (304) 327-4059, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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||
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