When Charles Bullins accepted a “Forty Under Forty” award at the Virginia Nursing Foundation’s Annual Gala, it represented a major milestone in the career of the Wyoming East High School and Bluefield State University graduate.
Bluefield State University students Emily Shupe and Kristen Rolen from Dr. Tesfaye Belay’s laboratory presented their biomedical research posters during West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol on February 22, 2024.
A program focused on substance abuse in West Virginia, its impact, and strategies for prevention and intervention will take place on March 11, 1 pm, in the Hebert Gallery/Harris-Jefferson Student Center at Bluefield State University.
Bluefield State University's Men's and Women's basketball teams are set to participate in their first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament since rejoining the conference. The 2024 Food Lion CIAA Men's and Women's basketball tournament will take place from February 26 to March 3 at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
The President's and Dean's Lists have been announced for the outstanding academic achievements of our students for the 2023 Fall Semester. These lists recognize the hard work demonstrated by these individuals in their academic pursuits.
Bluefield State University is proud to welcome Dr. Brittany Anderson, a distinguished scholar and native of Southern West Virginia, as a valuable addition to its teacher education faculty. With a profound passion for education and a wealth of experience in the field, Dr. Anderson is poised to make a transformative impact on the next generation of teachers.
Bluefield State University proudly celebrates the accomplishments of Benjamin D. Goffin, a 2016 graduate of the College of Engineering Technology. Fueling his passion for utilizing space-based earth observations to tackle global issues, Benjamin's innovative work in remote sensing has earned him the prestigious title of Grand Prize winner in the esteemed 2023 AGU Michael H. Freilich Data Visualization Competition.
On November 30, 2023, the first group of students in West Virginia to complete their nursing education in an accelerated program was honored in a pinning ceremony at Bluefield State University. This pioneering group includes Christen Blackburn, Zachary Cline, Hannah Goode, Julie Murphy, and Angela Trussell. The pinning ceremony is a long-standing student tradition in nursing education and marks the completion of all educational requirements to be a nurse. Accelerated nursing programs allow students to earn their Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) degree in about 18 months.
The Board of Governors of Bluefield State University is pleased to announce the appointment of alumnus Dr. Darrin Martin as its Interim President, following the resignation of Dr. Robin Capehart. Dr. Martin will serve as Interim President while a search is undertaken for the next President of the University. The announcement was made at a November 20, 2023, special meeting of the Board.
Dr. Martin’s appointment is especially meaningful, because he, his mother, and his grandmother are also Bluefield State graduates. “I am passionate about Bluefield State and am committed to the next chapters of the University,” said Martin.
Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart announced that he will be retiring as president of the Institution. At this afternoon’s Board of Governors’ meeting, the Board accepted Capehart’s resignation, effective December 31, 2023. Until then, he will assist in the transition of responsibilities to an acting President, to be selected by the Board in the near future.
Sharon M. Covert, a well-known public health and chronic disease prevention leader, will be the featured speaker during October 16 presentations on Bluefield State University’s Bluefield and Beckley Center campuses.
Twelve teams will compete for the championship during Bluefield State University’s Humanities Challenge, on October 11, 10 a.m. in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on BSU’s Bluefield campus.
Bluefield State has been designated as a 2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader. On September 18, the U.S. Department of State announced that BSU was included as one of 19 HBCUs as “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders” in recognition of their noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2022-23 academic year.
Dr. Joseph Beckett has joined the Bluefield State University administrative team as the Institution’s Chief of Staff. With 40 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Beckett brings a wealth of academic administrative knowledge to the position.
Bluefield State University has received a $444,000 Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Tesfaye Belay, a BSU Professor of Biology, authored the grant, which provides funding over three years for supporting research, creating research opportunities for students, and strengthening the research environment at the University.
Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bluefield State University Medical Education Center (MEC) celebrated a recently completed renovation of the MEC student lounge. A gift from the Paul & Carol Cole Foundation provided funding for the renovations.
Bluefield State University student Michael Acheampong has enjoyed a productive summer. The BSU computer science major has received a prestigious Phi Eta Sigma Founder’s Fund Scholarship. Phi Eta Sigma is the nation’s oldest and largest freshman honor society.
Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart has appointed Dr. Ted Lewis as BSU—Beckley’s President and Dr. Sarita A. Rhonemus as Bluefield State University Interim Provost. Dr. Lewis previously served as Bluefield State Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Rhonemus was the BSU Associate Provost of Academic Affairs at the time of her appointment as Acting Provost.
The Gamma Beta Phi National Executive Committee has announced that Helena Taylor, Educational Outreach Counselor at Bluefield State University, is the GBP Society’s new Director of Operations.
Graham High School grad Emily Shupe has received a NASA West Virginia Space Grant research award, and she’s being considered for early admission into the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM).