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Bluefield State College "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's "Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan"

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


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.
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 Announces Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, Providing Free Tuition to Qualified Students


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.
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.

Intravenous Training Arms Augment BSC Nursing Students Laboratory Experience


        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.
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.

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


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

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


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


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.
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.

Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi Announces Scholarship Winners


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.
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.

MINE SAFETY EVENT AT BSC FOCUSES ON RESCUE SKILLS


Eleven of our region’s mine rescue teams competed at Bluefield State College (BSC) for its 13th annual mine rescue competition. For the second year in a row, the Wellmore Energy Red team took first place in the contest, Contura Energy Southern WV finished in second place, and the Buchanan Minerals Black team finished in third place.
Eleven mine rescue teams competed at BSC during the 13th annual mine rescue competition

BSC News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers, week ending May 17


A summary of Bluefield State College news, achievements, events, and activities, as well as events scheduled for the near future.
Mahood Hall, home of the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business at twilight

BSC President Speaks at Beckley Rotary Club


Bluefield State College Interim President Robin Capehart was the featured speaker at the May 14 meeting of the Beckley Rotary Club.
Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart was the program speaker at the May 14 meeting of the Beckley Rotary Club.

BSC Library Renamed To Honor Alumnus William B. Robertson


Moments after he delivered an inspiring commencement address to Bluefield State College’s 2019 graduating class, BSC alumnus William B. Robertson was honored.  College President Robin Capehart announced that the Bluefield State Library has been named the “William B. Robertson Library” to honor the graduation speaker, whose career included service in the administrations of five United States Presidents.
At Bluefield State College’s 2019 Commencement, BSC President Robin Capehart (right) announced that the College Library has been renamed in honor of BSC alumnus William B. Robertson (center).  The Bluefield State College Board of Governors, whose chairman, the Reverend Garry D. Moore is pictured (left) with Mr. Robertson and President Capehart, voted unanimously to rename the library to honor Mr. Robertson.

Humphrey Fellow Visiting BSC in Collaboration with College’s Office of International Initiatives


Humphrey Fellow Dr. Kouame Remi Oussou of Alassane Ouattara University-Bouake, Côte d’Ivore, where he is Assistant Professor of Sociology and coordinator of career services, will engage in job shadowing Dr. Sudhakar R Jamkhandi, Coordinator of Bluefield State College’s Office of International Initiatives, May 1 – June 7, 2019 to learn strategies and activities to recruit, integrate, and retain international students and internationalize his institution’s academic curriculum.
Humphrey Fellow Dr. Kouame Remi Oussou of Alassane Ouattara University-Bouake, Côte d’Ivore

Alliance for the Development of Southern West Virginia Meets at Bluefield State College


Bluefield State College’s W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business hosted a meeting of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia’s Entrepreneurship Working Group.
Alliance for the Development of Southern West Virginia Meets at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College Signs 50th Academic Articulation Agreement With Education Partners


The recently signed articulation agreement in Criminal Justice between Bluefield State College and the McDowell County Career and Technical Center marked a milestone for BSC.  The College now has 50 active articulation agreements with regional community colleges and county high school career and technical centers.
Bluefield State College Signs 50th Academic Articulation Agreement With Education Partner

BSC Criminal Justice Program Holds 28th annual Mock Trial Competition in Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler’s Courtroom


The Bluefield State College Criminal Justice program recently conducted its 28th annual Mock Trial competition in the courtroom of Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler. This year’s competition marked the first time the BSC mock trial event has been held in Judge Sadler’s courtroom.

Bluefield State College Criminal Justice program students in Professor Mike Lilly’s “Criminal Procedures and Evidence” class are pictured as they participated in a recent mock trial competition in the courtroom of Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler (standing center-second row).  This year’s competition was the 28th annual BSC CJ mock trial to take place at the Mercer County Courthouse.

Bluefield State College’s Raenel Crenshaw Receives “2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award”


Bluefield State College student-athlete Raenel Crenshaw was presented the “2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award” during the College’s recent athletics banquet. The magazine “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” sponsors the award to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.
Raenel Crenshaw (center), a standout scholar-athlete at Bluefield State College, was presented the “2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award,” sponsored by the magazine “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” during the College’s recent athletics banquet. Ms. Crenshaw is pictured with Dr. Guy Sims (left), Assistant to the President/BSC Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Title III, and Andrea “Omi” Oakes, BSC Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.

BSC News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers, week ending May 4


BSC News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers, week ending May , a summary of recent events of note at Bluefield State College, as well as programs/activities scheduled for the coming weeks.
BSC Criminal Justice students participate in a mock trial in the courtroom of Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler

Maya Angelou PCS Students Visit Bluefield State College


Eleven students from the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, DC visited Bluefield State College today in an initiative designed to encourage and assist them in the pursuit of a college education at BSC.
-Eleven students from the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, DC visited Bluefield State College campus. Pictured (foreground) is Dr. Jo-Ann Robinson, BSC VP for Admissions & Enrollment Management, who spoke to the students before their tour of campus.

BSC President Delivers Program at Princeton Rotary Club


Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart told members of the Princeton Rotary Club that higher education needs to be nimble. "We don't want to change for the sake of change, but we want to be able to change for the sake of improvement," he told Rotarians at their April 26 weekly meeting.
Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart speaks to the Princeton Rotary Club at the organization's April 26 meeting.