BSC News

BSC Board of Governors Selects Robin Capehart as the College’s Next President

Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart

The Bluefield State College Board of Governors has selected Robin Capehart as the College's next President. The announcement was made at a September 11, 2019 special meeting of the BSC Board on the Bluefield State College campus.

Voices from the Mountains” Literary Event Coming to Bluefield State, Sept. 20

Voices from the Mountains

“Voices from the Mountains,” a September 20 literary event at Bluefield State College, will celebrate the 2019 West Virginia University Press volume, Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. During the “Voices” program, the book’s editor and four authors whose works are included will deliver selected readings. The program will take place on September 20, 2019, 11 am-2 pm in the Hebert Gallery/Harris-Jefferson Student Center. “Voices from the Mountains” is open to the public, free of charge.

BSC Student Daniel Hawks’ “Study Abroad” Experience in Japan Impacts His Career Goals

Bluefield State College student Daniel Hawks

BSC Humanities student Daniel Hawks was immersed in the Japanese language and culture institute this summer at Tenri University with which the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has partnered to offer West Virginia students a well-tailored education abroad opportunity.

Dr. James Walters Honored as BSC “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” Recipient

Dr. James Walters (right), Bluefield State College's "Outstanding Faculty of the Year" award recipient for 2018-2019, is congratulated by Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost.

During Bluefield State College’s Faculty Institute on August 14, 2019, Dr. James Walters, Associate Professor of Biology, was honored with the 2018-2019 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award.  The award is given annually to a faculty member chosen by the BSC Faculty Senate who goes above and beyond for the students and the institution. 

Bluefield State College Takes Prominent Role in WV Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

BSC President Robin Capehart (left), led a panel discussion, "Innovation and the Knowledge Economy) at the WV Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at The Greenbrier.  President Capehart is pictured (left to right) with panelists Dr. Jerry Gilbert (Marshall University President), Dr. E. Gordon Gee (WVU President), and Dr. Anthony Jenkins (WV State University President).

Bluefield State College's award-winning robotics program, the College's interim president Robin Capehart, and BSC representatives participated on multiple fronts during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at The Greenbrier.

President Capehart Addresses New BSC Students During Freshman Convocation

BSC Interim President Robin Capehart Speaks to Bluefield State freshmen during Freshman Convocation at the College



More than 220 Bluefield State College freshman attended today's Freshman Convocation at the College. BSC Interim President Robin Capehart welcomed this year's entering student class to the 125th year of the Institution.


Dr. James Walters has received the Bluefield State College "Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award" for 2019

Dr. James Walters has received the Bluefield State College "Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award" for 2019

Dr. James Walters (right) has received the Bluefield State College "Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award" for 2019. Announcement of Dr. Walters' selection was made at BSC's Fall 2019 Faculty Institute. He is pictured with Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost.

Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation Makes $10,000 Scholarship Donation to Bluefield State College

The Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation recently presented a $10,000 check to Bluefield State College to provide scholarship assistance to BSC students.  Pictured during a brief presentation ceremony at the College are (left-to-right) Dr. Jo-Ann Robinson, BSC VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Mr. Jimmy Welch, Executive Director of the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation, and Dr. Robin Capehart, BSC Interim President.

The Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation recently presented a $10,000 check to Bluefield State College to provide scholarship assistance to BSC students.

The Boyd Collection—A Pictorial History of Bluefield State College

Carl P. and Selba Boyd

Hundreds of linear feet of photographs, publications, news clippings, plaques, programs, and assorted material collected over a lifetime by Bluefield State College alumni Dr. Carl P. and Selba Meadows Boyd is on display in the William B. Robertson Library on the BSC campu

Brady Shrader Receives Brian A. Delp Service Award for 2019

Brady Shrader, recipient of the 2019 Brian Delp Service Award at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College graduate (Class of 2019) has been named the recipient of the “Brian A. Delp Service Award.”  The Delp Service Award is presented annually to honor a graduating BSC student for exemplary service to community.  The award honors the memory of Brian Aaron Delp, posthumous 2002 BSC graduate, who participated in numerous campus and community service organizations and initiatives during his years as a student at the College. 

Bluefield State College News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers week of July 3, 2019

Mahood Hall, home of the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business at BSC

A summary of recent events, achievements, and developments at Bluefield State College

BSC Chapter/Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Education Society Inducts New Members

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Bluefield State College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Teacher Education Honor Society inducted 12 new members during a recent on-campus ceremony.

Bluefield State College "Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan"

BSC's "Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan"

BSC "Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan" is now available for qualified students in their choice of more than a dozen high skilled, high wage, high demand programs.

BSC Baccalaureate Nursing Program Receives Maximum Continuing Accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bluefield State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Bluefield State College’s Baccalaureate Nursing (BSN) program was granted continuing national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bluefield State College Announces Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, Providing Free Tuition to Qualified Students

Bluefield State College Interim President Robin Capehart discusses BSC's "Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan," announced at a June 18 news conference.  Through the plan, qualified students receive free tuition in one of more than a dozen high skilled, high wage, high demand programs.

Bluefield State College is pleased to join Concord University in expanding opportunities for students in West Virginia by announcing the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, effective in fall 2019, which provides free tuition to qualified students enrolled in one of more than one dozen high-skilled, high-wage, high-demand programs.

Intravenous Training Arms Augment BSC Nursing Students Laboratory Experience

Bluefield State College nursing students Amanda Kuhn (foreground) and Thomas Gillian are preparing intravenous training arms for IV insertion during a recent nursing lab exercise at Bluefield State College.

        A student nursing laboratory at Bluefield State College recently received a “helping arm,” in fact, eight “helping arms.”  The addition of two intravenous training arms permits BSC’s nursing students to practice and perfect their techniques for blood flow, venipuncture, and phlebotomy procedures in a laboratory setting before the students perform the same procedures in a clinical setting.

BSC Radiologic Technology class of 2019 achieves 100% passage rate on ARRT exam

Congratulations, BSC Radiologic Technology class of 2019

BSC Radiologic Technology class of 2019 are all certified Radiographers with a 100% pass rate on the ARRT exam

BSC Announces 2019 Spring Semester President’s & Dean’s Lists

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The Bluefield State College 2019 Spring Semester President’s and Dean’s Lists have been announced.  One hundred thirty-seven students earned President’s List recognition and an additional 213 students merited inclusion in the Dean’s List.

BSC Robotics Participates in SWVA Economic Forum at UVA College at Wise

Pictured are BSC robotics team student members (dark blue shirts) are detailing the capabilities of their intelligent ground vehicle to members of the Ridgeview High School robotics team.

Several student members of the Bluefield State College 2018 World IGVC champion robotics team and team advisor & BSC faculty member Joseph Hazelwood, took part in the recent Southwest Virginia Economic Forum at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, VA.

Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi Announces Scholarship Winners

The BSC Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi Society awarded three scholarships to chapter members.  Pictured is Alyssa Hunt, winner of the W.R. Russ and Margaret McCauley scholarship for community service, leadership, academic excellence, and strength of character.

The Gamma Beta Phi Society awards student members, in good standing, with national scholarships each academic year. It was announced recently that three Bluefield State College students were awarded three different scholarships.