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

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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.

Bluefield State Partners With Brushfork Elementary in Dr. Seuss-Themed Event that Engages Students and Families

Brushfork Elementary School and Bluefield State College Education faculty and students are pictured just before the start of a recently presented Dr. Seuss-themed drive-by parade for Brushfork students.

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.

BSC Electrical Engineering Technology Program Receives Substantial Equipment Donation from American Electric Power

American Electric Power and operating companies Appalachian Power and Kentucky Power recently donated sophisticated wireless telecommunications and radio equipment to Bluefield State College’s Electrical Engineering Technology program.  Pictured (left to right) are Nelson Linkous, AEP Telecommunication Lead Field Engineer, James Pruett, BSC Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology, and Ronn Robinson, Appalachian Power External Affairs Manager, with the Wireless Telecommunications Systems

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.

BSC Students’ Research Receives Special Recognition During 2021 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

The research project of Bluefield State College students Dakota Parnell (left) and Jesse Orell (right) was selected as “First Runner-Up” in the “Biological and Biochemical Sciences Category” at the recent Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol program in Charleston.

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.

Emerging Leaders Institute at Bluefield State College Presents “Original Roots”

Bluefield State College students in the Emerging Leaders Institute recently developed and presented “Original Roots, a program that highlighted many underappreciated and underpublicized facts about the history of Blacks in America.  Pictured (left-to-right) are Emerging Leaders Institute advisor Jani Springer, and ELI members Autumn Miller, Raenel Crenshaw, Bassy Sissoko, Brandon Anyanwu, Desmond Freeman, Ashlei Kelly, and ELI Director Linda P. Trigg

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.”

BSC Students Attend 12th Annual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference

Four Bluefield State College students attended the 2021 U.S. State Department HBCU Foreign Policy Conference, which was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pictured at last year's Conference is BSC student Beverly Owensby Briggs (left) with a US State Department representative during the 2020 annual U.S. State Department Foreign Policy. Conference.

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.”

BSC Students’ Research Featured in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

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  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 Appointed to WV Center for Nursing’s Board of Directors

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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.

BSC Receives $100K Grant from the McGee Foundation for Students’ Scholarships

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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.

BSC’s Dr. Michael Smith Selected as Finalist for Faculty Merit Foundation of WV 2020 “Professor of the Year"

BSC’s Dr. Michael Smith, Finalist for Faculty Merit Foundation of WV 2020“Professor of the Year

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"

BSC Announces 2020 Fall Semester President’s & Dean’s List

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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.

BSC Collegiate Recovery Program

BSC Collegiate Recovery Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program support students inside and outside the classroom and provide space and support for recovery meetings.