Bluefield State College’s Spring 2020 Commencement Programs Will Take Place June 12-13 at Mitchell Stadium

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The persistence and academic achievements of Bluefield State College’s Class of 2020 will be celebrated during the College’s 2020 Commencement Exercises, June 12-13 at Mitchell Stadium. 

Nearly 300 Bluefield State College graduates will be awarded degrees during two ceremonies, June 12 and June 13, at Mitchell Stadium.

Biomedical Research Article Developed & Written by BSC Students and Faculty Member Published in Professional Scientific Journa

Dr. Tesfaye Belay, BSC Professor of Biology

An esteemed scientific journal has published a biomedical research article developed and written by Bluefield State College students and a BSC faculty member.  The article in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed open access publication, involved the collaborative biomedical research efforts of seven current and former Bluefield State College students.

Mother and Daughter Are Class of 2020 BSC School of Nursing Graduates

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Mother and Daughter Are Class of 2020 BSC School of Nursing Graduates

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

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The Bluefield State College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Teacher Education Honor Society inducted 8 new members during a recent virtual ceremony. Each year, BSC’s School of Education faculty nominate outstanding teacher candidates based on their demonstrated commitment to scholarship, leadership, and stewardship.

BSC Receives $68,000 Grant Award for Renovation of Hatter Hall, the College’s Alumni House

Hatter Hall, the Bluefield State College Alumni Office

Bluefield State College will receive $68,000 for renovating Hatter Hall, the BSC Alumni House, on the campus of the College.  The grant award was announced by the National Park Service (NPS) as part of a $7.7 million grant to 18 projects in 12 states for preservation of historic structures on campuses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Bluefield State College Receives $1.685 Million in Federal CARES Act Funding

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Bluefield State College will receive $1.685 million in additional funding to help ensure learning continues during the coronavirus national emergency.  These funds are in addition to Federal Cares Act Funds received earlier by BSC—monies used to launch the Bluefield State College Emergency Relief program for students. 

The $1.685 million that BSC will receive was part of a nearly $1.4 billion in additional CARES Act Relief Funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, and institutions serving low-income students.

“B-State’s Back” Task Force Developing Action Plan For Bluefield State College

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Bluefield State College has established a task force to permit the College to resume operations safely and effectively prior to the start of Fall Semester classes in August.  BSC President Robin Capehart announced the creation of the “B-State’s Back” Task Force today (April 29).

BSC Student Milica Knezevic’s Academic Journey Continues From Serbia to BSC, and Soon, To Enter Duquesne University’s MBA Program

BSC Student Milica Knezevic To Enter Duquesne University’s MBA Program

Bluefield State College student Milica Knezevic has sought and embraced challenges and opportunities throughout her life.  As she’s entered the final few weeks prior to her graduation from BSC, she received confirmation of her admission into the prestigious MBA program at Duquesne University, and she has landed a graduate research assistantship position.

BSC Manufactures and Delivers N95 Replica Masks to BRMC and PCH

Bluefield State College student Syed Monis Ali (foreground) and Elizabeth Walters, BSC Academic Laboratory Instructional Assistant, are pictured as they install filters into N95 replica respirator masks.  The masks were produced by BSC through a collaboration involving BSC Academic Schools and Bluefield Regional Medical Center.  The masks were presented to BRMC Emergency Management Director Richard Cox on April 23. 

BSC Manufactures and Delivers N95 Replica Masks For Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Princeton Community Hospital

Five BSC Students Earn OSHA-10 Certification

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Five Bluefield State College engineering technology students have received Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA-10 certifications.  Students Kristen Taylor, Tyler Walker, Kameron Hall, Adam Hammond, and Tanner Ray received the certifications during BSC’s Spring 2020 Semester.

BSC Academic Administrator Dr. Jacquelyn Madry-Taylor Participates in White House Initiative to Discuss the African American Community and the Coronavirus

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Bluefield State College academic administrator Dr. Jacquelyn Madry-Taylor participated in the recent White House’s Public Liaison office/Coronavirus Task Force conference call.

BSC Hosts Meeting of WV Academic Business Program Professors of Business

Bluefield State College hosted the recent semiannual meeting of the West Virginia Academic Business Program Professors of Business.  The meeting at the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business on BSC’s campus focused upon entrepreneurism and West Virginia Workforce development.

Bluefield State College hosted the recent semiannual meeting of the West Virginia Academic Business Program Professors of Business.  The meeting at the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business on BSC’s campus focused upon entrepreneurism and West Virginia Workforce development.

BSC Cole of School Students and Dean Visit Seton Hall University and NYC

Bluefield State College students Matt Jackson (left) and Alexander Brugos (right) are pictured with BSC Cole School of Business Dean Phillip Imel during their recent visit to Seton Hall University.

Phillip Imel, the Dean of the W. Paul Cole, Jr. at Bluefield State College, and BSC students Matt Jackson and Alexander Brugos visited Seton Hall University recently, following an invitation from SHU Dean, Dr. Joyce Strawser. 

Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti Receives Summer Fellowship 2020 at Brandeis University

Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bluefield State College

Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bluefield State College has been awarded a Summer Fellowship 2020 with the opportunity to participate in the Schusterman Center’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. 

BSC Gamma Beta Phi Chapter and Advisor Honored at Gamma's National Convention

The Bluefield State College chapter of Gamma Beta Phi received the National Service Project Award, and BSC Gamma chapter advisor Helena Taylor was elected as an Advisor Member on Gamma's National Executive Committee, during Gamma Beta Phi's national conference.  Pictured left to right are BSC Gamma chapter student members Jesse Orell, Patricia Bailey, Emily Hicks, Brandon McCoy, Ashlei Kelly, Skylar Pentasuglia, Lindsey Castle, Angela Lambert, and chapter advisor Helena Taylor.

The Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi attended the recent national conference in Hilton Head, SC.

BSC Day at the State Legislature, Celebration of the College's 125th Anniversary

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signs SB122, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Bluefield State College.

"Diamonds in the Night," BSC Foundation's Annual Gala, April 4

"Diamonds in the Night" Enchanted Evening Set for April 4 at Bluefield Arts Center

"Diamonds in the Night," the 2nd annual Bluefield State College Foundation Student Scholarship Gala, will be celebrated on April 4, 2020, 7 pm-10 pm at the Bluefield Arts Center.

BSC’s Larry Zande Receives Master’s Degree in “Cybersecurity and Information Assurance”

 Bluefield State College’s Larry Zande has received a Master’s Degree in “Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University.  Zande, BSC’s web developer, also earned two certifications—"Certified Ethical Hacker” and “Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator,” from the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants in the process of earning his Master’s degree.

Bluefield State College’s Larry Zande has received a Master’s Degree in “Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University. 

BSC’s Dr. Tesfaye Belay Selected as Finalist for Faculty Merit Foundation of WV “Professor of the Year”

Dr. Tesfaye Belay, BSC faculty member--one of five finalists for Faculty Merit Foundation of WV "Professor of the Year"

The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has selected Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Tesfaye Belay as one of five finalists for the West Virginia’s 2019 Professor of the Year.

BSC Associate Degree Nursing program director included in "Year of the Nurse" campaign

Sandra Wynn, BSC ADN program director, is one of the nurses from throughout the world pictured in the ANA "Year of the Nurse" celebration

Sandra Wynn, Director of the Bluefield State College Associate Degree Nursing Program is among the nurses from throughout the world pictured on the American Nurses Association's "Year of the Nurse" celebration and publicity, including multimedia and social media marketing of the "Year of the Nurse" campaign.