Frank Hart, whose service to Bluefield State College spanned six decades, has been selected to receive ABET’s (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) most prestigious honor—the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award. According to ABET’s website, the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award “honors an individual whose rare commitment and enduring impact has made ABET a better organization.” The award is ABET’s highest honor.
Bluefield State College was selected as a 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship. Bluefield State College received $10,000 which was distributed to 18 students to help with their academic expenses.
Chapuchi Bobbo Ahiagble, a ninth-generation Master Weaver from Denu, Ghana presented an educational lecture at Bluefield State College on October 27
Bluefield State College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Applied Sciences of Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS), Germany, to promote student and faculty exchanges, collaborative faculty research, and information exchanges.
Bluefield State College student Jessica Holley-Davis is utilizing a Ascendium Education “Project Success” paid internship opportunity at the Mercer County Health Department.
The Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi has been selected as an “Exemplary Chapter (2020-2021)” by the Gamma Beta Phi Society’s National Headquarters. The BSC chapter is one of only 16 chapters nationally to receive the Society’s “Exemplary Chapter Award.”
Sharon M. Covert, Executive Director/Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter, will be the featured speaker at Bluefield State College on October 25. The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 1 pm in the Basic Science Auditorium.
Bluefield State College’ Katrina Davis and Ashlie Louden are the first recipients of the Ohio Valley Educational Opportunity Scholarship program. Bluefield State Provost Dr. Ted Lewis announced the scholarship program’s creation earlier this month in Wheeling. The College will provide $250,000 to students from the Ohio Valley to attend Bluefield State.
Bluefield State College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ionian University, Corfu, Greece to promote student and faculty exchanges, collaborative faculty research, and information exchanges
Bluefield State College student Jeffery Rayfield’s career goal is to work in a medical setting. He recently completed a BSC Project Success internship opportunity at Mercer Medical Group’s offices in Princeton and Athens, WV to gain a greater understanding the field he will soon enter.
Local attorney Raeann Osborne will be a featured presenter at a September 13 program, “Child Abuse, Child Advocacy & Mandate Reporters,” at Bluefield State College. The program, which begins at 1 pm in the Basic Science Auditorium on BSC’s campus, is open to the public.
A record-setting enrollment increase at Bluefield State College—that’s what fall semester 2021 numbers indicate, according to BSC officials. On August 31, 2021, the total number of students enrolled was 12.6% higher than it was on the same date one year ago.
Virginia Zanotti was recently recognized as Bluefield State College’s top Engineering Technology Freshman for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and as the recipient of the Claude B. Dalton Scholarship. She is a Civil Engineering Technology Major from Argentina and currently holds a 4.0 GPA. She is a student worker and is also a member of the Bluefield State College Women’s Tennis Team.
Bluefield State College Robin Capehart recently delivered the State of the College address to an in-person audience in the Hebert Gallery/Student Center and to a virtual audience online. Since Capehart's arrival at BSC in 2019, the College has reversed a significant enrollment decline and is now the fastest growing public college in West Virginia.
Bluefield State College faculty member Sherri Williams is the College’s “Faculty of the Year (2020-2021) Award recipient. The “Faculty of the Year” award is selected by BSC faculty and presented to recognize the honoree’s contributions to student learning inside and outside the classroom, as well as their contributions to academic and community initiatives
Bluefield State College officials have announced that more than $870 thousand dollars in COVID-related funding will be distributed to BSC students this month. “Every student registered for classes when the Fall 2021 Semester began on August 12 will receive a direct payment,” noted College President Robin Capehart.
For Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti, the wait was worth the experience. The current Associate Professor of Sociology was chosen to take part in the competitive and prestigious Summer Institute for Israel Studies Summer 2020 Fellowship, under the auspices of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. But the COVID pandemic forced the rescheduling of the Institute for 2021, and so, earlier this summer, she was among a dozen faculty members from universities and colleges across the United States and beyond who took part in the multidimensional experience of Israeli life and society.
BSC’s mission of preparing students for global citizenship will be realized with new languages and cultural studies offerings in 2021-22.
The Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation recently presented a $10,000 check to Bluefield State College to provide scholarship assistance for BSC students.
Eighth-grade students from Mercer, McDowell, and Monroe Counties with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in real hospital environments during the three-day West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at Bluefield State College and Princeton Community Hospital, July 27-29.