Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association, the Annual Bluefield State Awards Banquet recognizes current students, staff members and recognized student organizations for academic excellence, leadership, service, and overall achievement during the academic year.

Honorees will receive recognition through the Annual Banquet on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The application deadline was Monday, April 4, 2022.

Descriptions for the following awards and applications are listed below.


Introduction
2022 Bluefield State Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, April 22, 2022
Clover Club, Bluefield WV
6:00 p.m.


The Annual Awards Banquet is a very special evening for the Big Blue Nation because we celebrate the many outstanding students, organizations and employees that have helped make the 2021-2022 academic year such a great success.

Many student, organization, faculty, staff, and School awards are given at the Banquet. Some of the highlighted awards include the Recognized Student Organization of the Year Award, the Student Leader of the Year Award, the SGA Blue Flame Awards, Faculty of the Year Awards, and the John Cardwell Award for distinguished service.

For many decades the BSC Awards Banquet has been a distinguished part of the College’s rich tradition. This year’s event will be in person for the community on Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m.
SGA Senator of the Year Award
The Student Government Association Senator of the Year Award is given each year to the one (1) Senator who best represents the mission and vision of Bluefield State College. The winner of the award has best demonstrated positive leadership in his or her role representing their student constituency throughout the academic year.
W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business Faculty Member of the Year Award
This award honors a faculty member from the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business who demonstrates high achievement in three areas: teaching, scholarship or creative work, and service to the college community. The award winner will be an excellent role model for students and colleagues. Nominations from all faculty ranks in the Business School are welcome and will be considered for this prestigious honor.
School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty Member of the Year Award
This award honors a faculty member from the School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences who demonstrates high achievement in three areas: teaching, scholarship or creative work, and service to the college community. The award winner will be an excellent role model for students and colleagues. Nominations from all faculty ranks in the School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences are welcome and will be considered for this prestigious honor.
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Faculty Member of the Year Award
This award honors a faculty member from the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics who demonstrates high achievement in three areas: teaching, scholarship or creative work, and service to the college community. The award winner will be an excellent role model for students and colleagues. Nominations from all faculty ranks in STEM are welcome and will be considered for this prestigious honor.
School of Nursing & Allied Health Faculty Member of the Year Award
This award honors a faculty member from the School of Nursing & Allied Health who demonstrates high achievement in three areas: teaching, scholarship or creative work, and service to the college community. The award winner will be an excellent role model for students and colleagues. Nominations from all faculty ranks in the School of Nursing & Allied Health are welcome and will be considered for this prestigious honor.
SGA Blue Star Staff Member of the Year Award
The Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award annually recognizes a member of the college staff who demonstrates loyalty, outstanding performance, commitment, and dedication to Bluefield State. To be selected for the award, the nominee must possess exemplary conduct and courtesy, service to the College beyond job responsibilities, outstanding performance in one or more job-related areas, and a collaborative working relationship with the campus community. Professional/Non-Teaching, Technical/Paraprofessional, Clerical/Secretarial, and Physical Plant/Maintenance/Service staff are considered for this prestigious honor.
Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award
The Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award annually recognizes a member of the college administration who demonstrates loyalty, outstanding performance, commitment, and dedication to the Bluefield State. To be selected for the award, the nominee must possess exemplary conduct and courtesy, service to the College beyond job responsibilities, outstanding performance in one or more job-related areas, and a collaborative working relationship with the campus community. Administrative/Managerial employees are considered for this prestigious honor.
John Cardwell Distinguished Service Award
Named in honor of long-serving campus administrator and former Vice President for Student Affairs, the John Cardwell Award is given to one (1) member of the Bluefield State community (employee, student, or alumni) who has demonstrated significant service to the students and the College. With the spirit of “leaving things better than you found them,” the award is presented annually at the Banquet.
W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business Awards
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business annually awards students with departmental and school awards of recognition and excellence. Nominated by the Schools faculty & staff and selected by the Dean’s Office, several awards, including the Outstanding Business School Student Award, are chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, service to the school and college, and community involvement.
School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences Awards
The School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences annually awards students with departmental and school awards of recognition and excellence. Nominated by the Schools faculty & staff and selected by the Dean’s Office, several awards, including the Outstanding Student Award, are chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, service to the school and college, and community involvement.
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Awards
The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics annually awards students with departmental and school awards of recognition and excellence. Nominated by the Schools faculty & staff and selected by the Dean’s Office, several awards, including the Outstanding Student Award, are chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, service to the school and college, and community involvement.
School of Nursing & Allied Health Awards
The School of Nursing & Allied Health annually awards students with departmental and school awards of recognition and excellence. Nominated by the Schools faculty & staff and selected by the Dean’s Office, several awards, including the Outstanding Student Award, are chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, service to the school and college, and community involvement.
Executive Board Member of the Year Award
The Executive Board Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual who served on an executive board of a student organization and who has made significant contributions to the Bluefield State community. Nominees should have gone above and beyond the capacities of their role on the executive board and demonstrated a commitment to leadership, involvement and/or mentorship.
Outstanding Recognized Student Organization of the Year Award
The Outstanding Recognized Student Organization of the Year Award is given annually to recognize the student organization that has been a leader among all of the student organizations at the College. The student organization will need to have demonstrated remarkable spirit and has made a positive difference to the campus and local community throughout the academic year. The student organization must be recognized and officially registered with the college. In addition, the student organization must be free of disciplinary or probation sanctions for at least three years.
Outstanding Campus Advisor of the Year Award
This award is presented annually to an advisor who goes above and beyond to assist and support their recognized student organization. Nominees should display high involved with their organization, dedication to the campus community, be a positive role model for students, and play a positive role in the co-curricular experience of Bluefield State College Students.
Campus Program of the Year Award
The Campus Program of the Year recognizes a program or event sponsored and supported by a recognized student organization that contributed in a positive manner to Bluefield State’s campus life through and impactive event on campus. The award recognizes the planning and presentation of an outstanding campus program or activity and demonstrates thorough event planning, effective utilization of budget and resources, and successful marketing strategies. Nominations will highlight the value and impact of the program, the creativity of the event idea, the popularity (attendance) of the event, and will explain how the program met its intended purpose. Eligible programs will have occurred during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Nathan Cook Brackett Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award
Presented by the Division of Student Affairs, the Nathan Cook Brackett Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award recognizes a student who consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, high academic achievement, and service to Bluefield State community. Nominations should list campus and community involvement, highlight specific BSC honors and achievements, demonstrate the nominee’s leadership in academics, service, co-curricular involvement and/or campus employment, and provide rationale for why the nominee is deserving of this recognition. Nominees must be a Junior/Senior student based upon total credit hours.