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 for BSC students.  Pictured during a brief presentation ceremony at the College are (left-to-right) Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost, Jimmy Welch, Executive Director of the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation, and Tammy Martin, BSC Financial Aid Director.

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

West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at BSC and PCH July 27-29 Offers 8th Grade Students a “True Nursing Experience”

WV Junior Nursing Academy

Eighth-grade students from Mercer, McDowell, and Monroe Counties with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in real hospital environments during the three-day West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at Bluefield State College and Princeton Community Hospital, July 27-29.

William B. Robertson Memorial Service, July 29 at BSC

William B. Robertson Memorial Service July 29 at BSC

The life and legacy of the late William B. Robertson will be celebrated during a memorial service, July 29, 2021 beginning at 1 pm in the Basic Science Auditorium on the BSC campus.  Robertson, a BSC alumnus, was recognized in 2019 when the Bluefield State College library was renamed in his honor.

The Coal Institute Presents Scholarship Award to Bluefield State College

The Coal Institute

Bluefield State College has been selected as one of eight institutions of higher education to receive a $2000 scholarship from The Coal Institute.  One BSC student will be awarded the scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Bluestone Health Association and BSC Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Bluestone Health Association and BSC Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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 July 29 and August 6.  Three weeks following the first vaccine (August 20 and 27, respectively) a second vaccination session will be conducted for individuals who received their first COVID shot on July 29 and August 6.

Higher Learning Commission Commends Bluefield State College for its Commitment to Student Success

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has recognized Bluefield State College for its commitment to student success as demonstrated by the successful completion of the Persistence and Completion Academy.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has recognized Bluefield State College for its commitment to student success as demonstrated by the successful completion of the Persistence and Completion Academy.

Bluefield State College Foundation Announces $250,000 Grant from the AEP Foundation

Bluefield State College was awarded a $250,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation’s Delivering on the Dream:  Social and Racial Justice Grant Program during a June 30 ceremony at the College.  Pictured during the program (left-to-right) are Dr. Amir Nassirharand (Interim Dean/BSC School of STEM), Dr. Ted Lewis (BSC Provost), Dr. Deirdre Guyton (BSC Director of Alumni Affairs), Mr. Chris Beam (Appalachian Power President and COO), and Prof. Joey Hazelwood (Director/BSC Engineering Department).

The Bluefield State College Foundation today announced that the American Electric Power Foundation has awarded it a $250,000 grant. The gift is part of the AEP Foundation’s Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice Grants program, which is a five-year, $5 million commitment to fund organizations with programs dedicated to advancing social and racial justice in communities American Electric Power serves.

William B Robertson, Distinguished BSC Alum, Has Passed Away

William B. Robertson

Statement from Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart, Following Today's Death of William B. Robertson, Distinguished BSC Alumnus

Bluefield State College Signs MOU with El Salvador-based Institution of Higher Education

Bluefield State College has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the ESCUELA ESPECIALIZADA EN INGENIERIA ITCA FEPADE in El Salvador.  Dr. Ted Lewis (seated), Bluefield State College Provost, is pictured with Interim Dean of the BSC School of STEM Dr. Jan Czarnecki (standing/left),Bluefield State Computer Science Chairman Dr. Bill Bennett (standing, right) and Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi (standing, far right), Director/International Initiatives at BSC, during the signing ceremony at the

Bluefield State College has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the ESCUELA ESPECIALIZADA EN INGENIERIA ITCA FEPADE in El Salvador.  BSC Provost Dr. Ted Lewis, Interim Dean of the BSC School of STEM Dr. Jan Czarnecki, the College’s Computer Science Chairman Dr. Bill Bennett, and Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi, Director/International Initiatives at BSC, took part in the signing ceremony, June 16.

BSC Named Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader

HBCU Fulbright Leader

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has again recognized Bluefield State as one of 20 institutions nationwide designated a “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader 2019-2020.”

BSC Announces 2021 Spring Semester President’s & Dean’s Lists

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The Bluefield State College 2021 Spring Semester President’s and Dean’s Lists have been announced.  One hundred twenty-one students earned President’s List recognition and an additional 221 students merited inclusion in the Dean’s List.

8th annual Agora Virtual Event

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The 8th annual 2021 virtual Agora, A Celebration of Creative Expression is now available for viewing at https://bluefieldstate.edu/agora/virtual-agora-2021.

34th Annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament Summary

Sixteen teams took part in the 34th annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament at Fincastle Golf Course in Bluefield Virginia, May 17.  The yearly gathering raises funds for the Bluefield State College School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Team Lusk, whose members included Anthony Lusk, Lance Morgan, Stevie Steele, and Erick Workman (pictured, left-to-right) won this year’s tournament.

Sixteen teams took part in the 34th annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament at Fincastle Golf Course in Bluefield Virginia, May 17.  The yearly gathering raises funds for the Bluefield State College School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Education Options Now Available for BSC Rad Tech Grads & Working Technologists

Melissa Haye, Bluefield State College RadTech Program Director

Bluefield State College Radiologic Technology graduates and local working technologists can now choose from additional modality options when expanding their education beyond radiography. “Through a new agreement between Bluefield State and Chattanooga State Community College, our students can obtain additional certification in the modalities of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, and Computed Tomography. This agreement is in addition to the current Nuclear Medicine modality,” explained Melissa Haye, BSC Associate Professor of Radiologic Technology.

56 Students inducted into BSC Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi 

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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 to Deliver Bluefield State College’s 2021 Commencement Address, May 2 at Mitchell Stadium

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

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.

BSC Radiology Students Take Part in Seminar to Prepare for ARRT Certification Examination

Jana Larson (pictured) recently presented a two-day seminar for Bluefield State College Radiology students to augment their preparation to successfully complete the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists’ Certification Exam. 

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

Bluestone Health Association-Bluefield State College COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Ned Shott Gym, April 16

Vaccination at BSC

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.

BSC's Kurt Landefeld Discusses Speech Writing in Advanced Composition Class

Kurt Landefeld

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.

With community and campus support, the Emerging Leaders Institute recently delivered more than 470 nonperishable food items to the Bluefield Union Mission.   Pictured (left-to-right) are Bluefield State College Emerging Leaders Institute members Desmond Freeman; Brandon Anyanwu (ELI President), Raenel Crenshaw, Bassy Sissoko, Autumn Miller, and Ashlei Kelly (ELI Secretary).  BSC faculty member Linda P. Trigg is ELI’s Director.

The Emerging Leaders Institute of Bluefield State College recently delivered over 470 nonperishable food items to the Bluefield Union Mission.