The Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi congratulates the 56 students who were inducted in the 2020-2021 academic year. They join an expanding wide network of more than 70 chapters across the United States. Gamma Beta Phi has chapters located in universities and community colleges of all types and sizes. Participation in Gamma Beta Phi is a tremendous opportunity to be recognized for your contribution to public outreach and academic achievement.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will deliver the commencement address at Bluefield State College’s 124th Graduation Exercises, May 2, 2021, 3 pm, at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield. Nearly 300 degrees will be awarded during the program.
Bluefield State College Radiology students recently participated in a two-day review of material to prepare them to successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam. Kettering National Seminars representative Jana Larson led the seminar, which is designed to prepare the students beyond the course work they have received since Summer 2019, according to Melissa Haye, Director/Associate Professor of BSC’s Radiologic Technology and Imaging Science Programs
Responding to the increasing number of positive COVID cases in this region, Bluestone Health Association, Inc. and Bluefield State College are partnering to offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at BSC on April 16. Twenty-one days later, a May 7 vaccination session will be conducted for individuals who received the first COVID shot on April 16.
Award-winning novelist and author Kurt Landefeld talked about writing formal essays (speeches) as today’s featured speaker in the “Advanced Composition Class,” taught by BSC faculty member, Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi. Landefeld, who writes and produces the Bluefield State College “Blue & Gold” quarterly magazine, talked to students about the keys to writing an effective speech
The Emerging Leaders Institute of Bluefield State College recently delivered over 470 nonperishable food items to the Bluefield Union Mission.
Local elementary school students and their parents enjoyed an entertaining and educational Dr. Seuss-themed program recently through the collaborative efforts Bluefield State College and Brushfork Elementary School. The event, “All the Places You’ll Go,” marked the return of the programs between BSC and Brushfork Elementary, the College’s education partner in the Bluefield State Consortium Professional Development Schools.
Bluefield State College’s Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) students will benefit significantly through the addition of “real world” test equipment, courtesy of American Electric Power (AEP) and its operating companies, Appalachian Power and Kentucky Power.
The scientific research of Bluefield State College students Dakota Parnell and Jesse Orell received special recognition from judges during the recent Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) program in Charleston, WV. Their project was selected as “First Runner Up” in the “Biological and Biochemical Sciences Category” at the annual event.
The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) student organization at Bluefield State College recently presented “Original Roots,” an original presentation that highlighted many underappreciated and underpublicized facts about the history of Blacks in America. “The presentation was developed to increase awareness of, and appreciation for, Black History,” noted Linda Trigg, BSC faculty member and ELI Director. The students researched and developed the presentation, then presented the program and a question-answer session afterward.”
On February 25-26, 2021, four BSC students—David Buss, Clayton Chenard, Carly Helton, and Lisa Rasnick—and one faculty member, Dr. Colin S. Cavell, attended the 12th Annual U.S. State Department Foreign Policy Conference. Though normally held at the U.S. State Department in the Truman Building in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s conference was held online. This year’s theme was “Building Leadership for the Diplomats of Tomorrow.”
The research of three Bluefield State College students will be included in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol, March 5. The event, which is typically held at the West Virginia State Capitol Building, will take place virtually this year with opportunities for viewers to interact with student presenters.
Sandra Wynn, Director of the Bluefield State College Associate Degree Nursing Program, has been appointed to the West Virginia Center for Nursing’s Board of Directors. Wynn, whose appointment was made by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, is the Center for Nursing’s Board representative from the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.
Bluefield State College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the McGee Foundation to provide needs-based scholarships to West Virginia residents. At BSC, The McGee Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to as many as 20 incoming, first generation students per academic year for up to eight consecutive fall/spring semesters. The McGee Community Scholars program will serve students with entrepreneurial and leadership potential far beyond what can be measured in the classroom.
The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has selected Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Michael Smith as one of five finalists for the West Virginia’s 2020 Professor of the Year"
The Bluefield State College 2020 Fall Semester President’s and Dean’s Lists have been announced. One hundred forty-one students earned President’s List recognition and an additional 231 students merited inclusion in the Dean’s List.
The Collegiate Recovery Program support students inside and outside the classroom and provide space and support for recovery meetings.
The city of Wheeling entered into a memorandum of understanding with Bluefield State College on Tuesday for the use of property on the former Ohio Valley Medical Center campus, which the city acquired last year. According to the memorandum, Bluefield State College is looking to use a portion of property on the former hospital campus as a newly established engineering and manufacturing center for training of engineering professionals.
Forty Bluefield State College employees were administered the COVID-19 vaccine on December 31. Pictured are Edward Alexander (seated), the first BSC employee to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, administered by Bluefield State Nursing faculty member Sheila Gates, R.N. following BSC’s receipt of the first doses.
The Board of Directors of Princeton Community Hospital and the Board of Governors of Bluefield State College have agreed that Bluefield State will acquire ownership of the Bluefield Regional Medical Center to expand its Health Science programs, while Princeton Community Hospital maintains its Emergency Division and related medical services at the facility.