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Awards and Recognitions

BSU Honors Scholars Michael Acheampong, Joseph, Hojahnea Hodges, and Ashley Adams recently participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste Innovation Challenge ” competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 The competition involved six teams, each consisting of five members, and aimed to address the issues of food waste and hunger. The competition focused on finding innovative solutions to reduce food waste and eliminate hunger, aligning with Kroger’s “Zero Hunger Zero Waste” initiative. 

Two BSU Honors Scholars who were part of teams came in second and third place, indicating that they made significant contributions to the competition’s goals. Their success demonstrates the dedication and commitment of both BSU and BSU students’ willingness to make a positive impact in the fight against hunger and food waste.


BSU Student Michael Acheampong Receives Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship

                Bluefield State University student Michael Acheampong has enjoyed a productive summer.  The BSU computer science major has received a prestigious Phi Eta Sigma Founder’s Fund Scholarship.  Phi Eta Sigma is the nation’s oldest and largest freshman honor society.  He’s also wrapping up a lengthy summer internship at Amazon’s Tech Hub in Austin, TX. 

Acheampong accepted an invitation to join the BSU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma a year ago. “At Bluefield State, the computer science major from The Republic of Ghana, is a BSU Student Government Association senator, a member of the University’s Computer Science International Students Association and the BSU Honors College.

Founder’s Fund Scholarship applicants were evaluated on their Grade Point Average and academic excellence, involvement in Phi Eta Sigma, and participation in other service and leadership organizations.  The Scholarship Selection Committee also sought examples of each applicant’s resourcefulness, innovative initiative, and plans for continuing academic pursuits.  “The faculty and staff at Bluefield State have supported and assisted me throughout the process,” he said.