Expanding our impact The first student housing in more than 50 years. The first football team in more than 40 years. The first multipurpose convocation center in southern West Virginia ever. The first engineering and technology curriculum in Ohio County. These are just some of the firsts that Bluefield State has spearheaded recently. All of them will provide opportunities for our students. All will benefit Bluefield, Mercer County and beyond. Heritage Village Medical Arts Center Honors College Convocation Center Shott Gym Wheeling Engineering and Technology Center Others Make a Donation On campus housing for the first time in more than 50 years. Housing Bluefield State students for the first time since 1968, the first phase of Heritage Village will open for Spring Semester 2022. When complete, 120 students will be part of a reinvigorated campus. The next chapter of Bluefield State. In 2021, Bluefield State acquired 68 acres of land that included a recently shuttered hospital and several associated buildings. For Fall Semester 2021, the Medical Arts Center will open a new chapter in our history. The Center will be the new home for the School of Nursing & Allied Health. It will also be home for 200 students. And that’s just a start. There are multiple opportunities to support this multi-tiered capital project. A new home for our best and brightest. Starting Fall Semester 2021, 16 students admitted to our new Honors College will get to live in our four Honors Cottages. This unique on-campus experience is reserved for those with demonstrated promise. An asset for Bluefield State and the region. When completed, the Bluefield State Convocation Center will be home to athletic events, graduations, social happenings and much, much more. It has the potential to become a major regional attraction. Meeting needs, creating futures in the Northern Panhandle. Built in 1968, Shott Gym has been home to Bluefield State athletics for more than half a century. Now, with the expansion of athletics, we need it to do more than ever before. There are multiple opportunities to keep Shott Gym working hard for another 50 years. Where dreams, and shots, have been made for more than 50 years. In 2021, Bluefield State signed a lease with the city of Wheeling, WV, to offer engineering technology classes in the former Ohio Valley Medical Center. This move followed extensive marketing research that showed a need for engineers and an absence of curricula among area colleges. There are multiple opportunities to help us turn out job-ready graduates in area that needs them. The School of Nursing & Allied Health has identified these Special Projects as essential to providing the best instructional environment for our students. (List with brief descriptions of each.) Your support will ensure that both current and future students have the tools they need to launch careers as health care professionals.