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BSC Student Brady Shrader’s Academic Travels Strengthen His Career Preparation


“Broadening his horizons” and opening his eyes to a “world of opportunities,” are much more than a pair of shopworn phrases for Brady Shrader.
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BSC Senior Capstone Course Cultivates Students’ Participation in Global “Street Corner” Conversations


This spring, a group of students at Bluefield State College will gather once a week at a “street corner” to exchange ideas with other students about culture, society, politics, environment, and other topics of the day.
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“BSC Cares” Delivers Suicide Prevention and Awareness Services at Nearly 60 Programs During First Year


Created just over one year ago, “BSC Cares” has taken part in nearly 60 programs throughout the region.  The Bluefield State College-based program, funded by a $100,000+ Substance and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) grant, has engaged audiences in a variety of ways, ranging from exhibits at community events to creative programs designed to engage and educate attendees.
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BSC Alumna Kimberly Barnes Selected as Rising Business Leader in DC Beltway


Relying on the foundation of life lessons she learned in the Bluefields, Kimberly Long Barnes has earned recognition as one of the rising business and community leaders in the Washington, DC beltway.
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Bluefield State College Faculty Participate in Seminar to Promote Study Abroad Opportunities at the College


Two Bluefield State College faculty members spent a week in Santo Domingo, focusing upon expanding the role of international exchange on the BSC campus. Their takeaways from the experienced included a deeper appreciation about the benefits of international education opportunities for students and faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).
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Local couple donates $50,000 towards the Shott Foundation Challenge


Local Couple Donates $50,000

Corte Foundation’s $50,000 donation will help make a Campus Residence Hall at Bluefield State a reality


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1000 Boy Scouts to spruce up Bluefield State College Campus


As part of the Boy Scouts 2017 National Jamboree, groups will spread out throughout our region and honor the commitment to service that has defined scouting since its founding in 1910.
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Bluefield State College Receives $1.5 Million POWER Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission


The project will create the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Engineering within the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science.
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Bluefield State College announces the President's and Dean's List


One Hundred Twenty Five Bluefield State College students earned “President’s List” recognition, and 235 students received “Dean’s List,” honors for their
academic performance.
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Bluefield State College to become first Higher Ed Institution to offer Nursing Career Pathways


Representatives from the West Virginia Department of Education and Bluefield State College signed a Memorandum of Understanding to solidify nursing career pathways for West Virginia students.
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Honoring Lieutenant Aaron L. Crook, Bluefield Police Department


The heartfelt thoughts and prayers of the entire Bluefield State community go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Lt. Aaron Crook.
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$1.5M pledge jump-starts fundraiser for new BSC residence hall


The Hugh I. Shott Foundation has been a big supporter of Bluefield State College for a long time. If what was announced Thursday night comes to full fruition, no contributing entity will have ever been bigger.
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Dr. Tesfaye Belay, BSC Professor, receives $20K Research Grant


Dr. Tesfaye Belay, a Professor of Biology at Bluefield State College, has been selected to receive a $20,000 “Research Seed Grant” from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium in the fiscal year 2017-18.
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ISO to Assist with "A Taste Around the World" Event


This coming Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., the BSC International Student Organization (ISO) will be assisting with the “A Taste Around the World” event to be held at the Bluefield State College Research & Development Building at 704 Bland Street in downtown Bluefield, WV, 24701. 
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BSC Emerging Leaders Institute Annual Canned Food Drive


BSC Emerging Leaders Institute collected over 510 nonperishable items during their Annual Canned Food Drive these items were donated to the Bluefield Union Mission on April 5, 2017.
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Congratulations to Bluefield State’s own Brett Settles for being this year’s Scholarship Foundation recipient


The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $15,500 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering.
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State extends application deadline for Higher Education Grant Program until May 1


West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Community and Technical College System (CTCS) today announced that this year’s application deadline for the need-based Higher Education Grant Program has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the only application required for the grant, can be completed at https://fafsa.ed.gov.  
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Bluefield State Nursing Program Awarded $10,000 Grant to Improve Dementia Care


Dr. Bernadette Dragich and Sheila Gates, Assistant Professor of Nursing represented Bluefield State College AS. to receive a $10,000 grant to improve the quality of care and increase access to comprehensive services for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia and their family caregivers. 
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BSC hosting Biennial Regional Technology Conference


Institutional administrators, librarians, school media specialists, instructional technology coordinators and other professionals working in the digital age have an opportunity in early April to enhance their digital literacy.
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