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UNICENTRO Cultural Immersion Study Tour August 2018

From August 3 – 18, 2018, 2018, Bluefield State College (BSC) hosted a cultural immersion study tour of southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia for two English major students, Adriana Aleixo and Tobias Batista, from UNICENTRO, BSC’s institutional partner in Brazil.
UNICENTRO Brazil students Adriana Aleixo and Tobias Batista with Dr Martha Eborall and BSC student brady Shrader in the Botanical Gardens

Enrollment in New Online Degree Programs in Engineering Technology Grows Rapidly at BSC

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree program at Bluefield State College has quickly grown to become the largest degree generator among all baccalaureate engineering technology programs at the College.
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Dr. Ted Lewis Joins BSC Administration as New Provost

It was Bluefield State College’s commitment to students and community that attracted Dr. Ted Lewis to BSC and it’s the opportunity to expand upon that commitment that he finds exciting, as the institution’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Ted Lewis Joins BSC Administration as New Provost

Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation Makes $8,500 Scholarship Donation to Bluefield State College

The Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation recently presented a $8,500 check to Bluefield State College to provide scholarship assistance for BSC students.
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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

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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.
Spring 2017 President's and Dean's List

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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