Moments after he delivered an inspiring commencement address to Bluefield State College’s 2019 graduating class, BSC alumnus William B. Robertson was honored. College President Robin Capehart announced that the Bluefield State Library has been named the “William B. Robertson Library” to honor the graduation speaker, whose career included service in the administrations of five United States Presidents.
Humphrey Fellow Dr. Kouame Remi Oussou of Alassane Ouattara University-Bouake, Côte d’Ivore, where he is Assistant Professor of Sociology and coordinator of career services, will engage in job shadowing Dr. Sudhakar R Jamkhandi, Coordinator of Bluefield State College’s Office of International Initiatives, May 1 – June 7, 2019 to learn strategies and activities to recruit, integrate, and retain international students and internationalize his institution’s academic curriculum.
Bluefield State College’s W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business hosted a meeting of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia’s Entrepreneurship Working Group.
The recently signed articulation agreement in Criminal Justice between Bluefield State College and the McDowell County Career and Technical Center marked a milestone for BSC. The College now has 50 active articulation agreements with regional community colleges and county high school career and technical centers.
The Bluefield State College Criminal Justice program recently conducted its 28th annual Mock Trial competition in the courtroom of Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler. This year’s competition marked the first time the BSC mock trial event has been held in Judge Sadler’s courtroom.
Bluefield State College student-athlete Raenel Crenshaw was presented the “2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award” during the College’s recent athletics banquet. The magazine “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” sponsors the award to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.
BSC News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers, week ending May , a summary of recent events of note at Bluefield State College, as well as programs/activities scheduled for the coming weeks.
Eleven students from the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, DC visited Bluefield State College today in an initiative designed to encourage and assist them in the pursuit of a college education at BSC.
Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart told members of the Princeton Rotary Club that higher education needs to be nimble. "We don't want to change for the sake of change, but we want to be able to change for the sake of improvement," he told Rotarians at their April 26 weekly meeting.
Roger Owensby, whose career as a faculty member at Bluefield State College spanned 41 years, was awarded the designation of Faculty Emeritus during the College's 2019 Employee Recognition Celebration.
Bluefield State College has recently donated several pieces of surplus furniture and equipment to Bluefield High School, assisting BHS in upgrades in multiple classrooms and one laboratory. Paul Rutherford, BSC’s Director of Purchasing, collaborated with Bluefield High School Principal Michael Collins and Don Jones, BHS Assistant Principal during the process.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Emerging Leaders Institute student organization at Bluefield State College conducted a highly productive food drive. This year's drive resulted in the collection of more than 800 nonperishable food items that were delivered to the Bluefield Union Mission on April 22.
West Virginia Senator Chandler Swope, founder and past president of Swope Construction Company, discussed "Writing Professional Articles" during a presentation to BSC students and faculty.
Dr. James Walters has been elected President of the West Virginias Academy of Science. Dr. Walters, Assistant Professor of Biology at Bluefield State College, was chosen by the Academy at its 94th annual meeting, March 30, 2019 at West Liberty University. At this year’s WVAS conference, Dr. Walters, Dr. Tesfaye Belay (BSC Associate Professor of Biology), and Dr. Young Kim (BSC Associate Professor of Chemistry) were joined by 11 BSC students, who presented and discussed research they are currently conducting at Bluefield State College.
Bluefield State College Interim President Robin Capehart told Bluefield Virginia Rotarians, "Bluefield State wants to be everybody's learning company and focus on what we do well--we teach people."
Marc Harshman, West Virginia's Poet Laureate (2012), presented a writing workshop for College and community on April 17. His visit to BSC coincided with the sixth annual celebration of creative expression, "Agora," at the College.
Dr. William Robertson, who served in an executive capacity in the administrations of five U.S. Presidents, will deliver the commencement address at Bluefield State College’s 122nd Graduation Exercises, May 11, 2019 at the Brushfork Armory. Nearly 300 students will receive degrees during the program
More than 60 engineering professionals attended the 5th annual Southern Technical Conference at Bluefield State College, April 11
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Maneesh Pandeya wrapped up an active two-day visit to the region with an April 9 lecture, "India's Customs and Traditions" at Bluefield State College.
Dr. Tina Coleman addressed an audience of nearly 200 Bluefield State College students in the institution's School of Nursing and Allied Health joined BSC faculty and community health care providers on campus, April 9.