B-State Announces Fall 2023 President’s and Dean’s Lists

B-State Announces Fall 2023 President’s and Dean’s Lists

The President’s and Dean’s Lists have been announced for the outstanding academic achievements of our students for the 2023 Fall Semester. These lists recognize the hard work demonstrated by these individuals in their academic pursuits. Congratulations to 168 students who have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.80 and successfully completed at least 12…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Teachers at Bluefield State University

Inspiring the Next Generation of Teachers at Bluefield State University

Bluefield State University is proud to welcome Dr. Brittany Anderson, a distinguished scholar and native of Southern West Virginia, as a valuable addition to its teacher education faculty. With a profound passion for education and a wealth of experience in the field, Dr. Anderson is poised to make a transformative impact on the next generation…

Benjamin D. Goffin: Pioneering Remote Sensing for Agricultural Sustainability

Benjamin D. Goffin: Pioneering Remote Sensing for Agricultural Sustainability

Bluefield State University proudly celebrates the accomplishments of Benjamin D. Goffin, a 2016 graduate of the College of Engineering Technology. Fueling his passion for utilizing space-based earth observations to tackle global issues, Benjamin’s innovative work in remote sensing has earned him the prestigious title of Grand Prize winner in the esteemed 2023 AGU Michael H. Freilich…

B-State Commemorates First Cohort of Accelerated Nursing Graduates

B-State Commemorates First Cohort of Accelerated Nursing Graduates

On November 30, 2023, the first group of students in West Virginia to complete their nursing education in an accelerated program was honored in a pinning ceremony at Bluefield State University. This pioneering group includes Christen Blackburn, Zachary Cline, Hannah Goode, Julie Murphy, and Angela Trussell. The pinning ceremony is a long-standing student tradition in…

Alumnus Returns to Lead Bluefield State University

Alumnus Returns to Lead Bluefield State University

The Board of Governors of Bluefield State University is pleased to announce the appointment of alumnus Dr. Darrin Martin as its Interim President, following the resignation of Dr. Robin Capehart.  Dr. Martin will serve as Interim President while a search is undertaken for the next President of the University.  The announcement was made at a…

Robin Capehart Announces Retirement as B-State President

Robin Capehart Announces Retirement as B-State President

Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart announced that he will be retiring as president of the Institution.  At this afternoon’s Board of Governors’ meeting, the Board accepted Capehart’s resignation, effective December 31, 2023.  Until then, he will assist in the transition of responsibilities to an acting President, to be selected by the Board in the…

Former Co-Director of CDC Healthy Worksite Program to Speak at BSU, October 16

Former Co-Director of CDC Healthy Worksite Program to Speak at BSU, October 16

Sharon M. Covert, a well-known public health and chronic disease prevention leader, will be the featured speaker at October 16 presentations on Bluefield State University’s Bluefield and Beckley Center campuses.  Covert has served as the National Co-Director of the Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Worksite Program, and as Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, WV…

Humanities Challenge 2023 Slated for October 11 at BSU

Humanities Challenge 2023 Slated for October 11 at BSU

Twelve teams will compete for the championship during Bluefield State University’s Humanities Challenge, on October 11, 10 a.m. in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on BSU’s Bluefield campus.  The Humanities Challenge was developed by the BSU Humanities Department as an initiative to promote the study and cultivation of language, literature, the fine arts, music, and writing…

Bluefield State University Named 2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader

Bluefield State University Named 2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader

Bluefield State has been designated as a 2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader.  On September 18, the U.S. Department of State announced that BSU was included as one of 19 HBCUs as “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders” in recognition of their noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2022-23 academic year. “Bluefield State University believes it…

BSU Receives $444K grant from National Institute of Health

BSU Receives $444K grant from National Institute of Health

Bluefield State University has received a $444,000 Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) from the National Institute of Health.  Dr. Tesfaye Belay, a BSU Professor of Biology, authored the grant, which provides funding over three years for supporting research, creating research opportunities for students, and strengthening the research environment at the University.  The funding will support…

Ceremony at BSU’s Medical Education Center Celebrates MEC Student Lounge Makeover

Ceremony at BSU’s Medical Education Center Celebrates MEC Student Lounge Makeover

Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bluefield State University Medical Education Center (MEC) celebrated a recently completed renovation of the MEC student lounge.  A gift from the Paul & Carol Cole Foundation provided funding for the renovations. Several members of the Cole family, including Tom and Charlie Cole, sons of the late Paul and Carol Cole…

BSU Student Michael Acheampong Receives Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship

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…

Dr. Ted Lewis Named BSU Beckley President, Dr. Sarita Rhonemus Named BSU Interim Provost

Dr. Ted Lewis Named BSU Beckley President, Dr. Sarita Rhonemus Named BSU Interim Provost

Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart has appointed Dr. Ted Lewis as BSU—Beckley’s President and Dr. Sarita A. Rhonemus as Bluefield State University Interim Provost. Dr. Lewis previously served as Bluefield State Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Rhonemus was the BSU Associate Provost of Academic Affairs at the time of…

Gamma Beta Phi Chooses BSU’s Helena Taylor As Its New National Director of Operations

Gamma Beta Phi Chooses BSU’s Helena Taylor As Its New National Director of Operations

The Gamma Beta Phi National Executive Committee has announced that Helena Taylor, Educational Outreach Counselor at Bluefield State University, is the GBP Society’s new Director of Operations. Taylor, who served as the Bluefield State Chapter Advisor for Gamma Beta Phi, has been associated with the Society for nearly 20 years.  “We look forward to supporting her…

BSU’s Emily Shupe Awarded NASA WV Space Grant Research Award

BSU’s Emily Shupe Awarded NASA WV Space Grant Research Award

Graham High School grad Emily Shupe is a student who flourishes in learning. A rising junior at Bluefield State University, Shupe recently received a NASA West Virginia Space Grant research award, and she’s being considered for early admission into the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). “I’ve been interested in math and science for…