About the Foundation

The Bluefield State College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on February 6, 1969, and formed to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of Bluefield State through the promotion and solicitation of gifts.

The Foundation receives, administers and distributes the funds and properties donated to further the purpose of Bluefield State College. 

The Foundation provides scholarships and loans for Bluefield State students as well as funds for the development of faculty and staff. The Foundation also supports the following:

  • Athletics
  • Delp Color Run
  • Faculty & Staff Awards
  • Wendell Hardway Library
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Cole School of Business Awards
  • Student Organizations

Contact the foundation at: bscfoundation@bluefieldstate.edu

Our Board

  • John J. Rinehart, President
  • Stephanie Palmer, Vice President    
  • Elizabeth Pruett, Treasurer  
  • Connie Saunders, Secretary    
  • Barry Blizzard
  • Dr. Carl Boyd
  • Frank Brady
  • Debra L. Dalton, Esq.
  • Marlin Douglas
  • Susie Guyton
  • Julie Johnson
  • Matt Knowles
  • Russell Lambert
  • Lance Morgan
  • Larry Ratliff
  • Kim Ross
  • Alice Ann Sarver
  • Alcesta Wells


  • Deirdre Guyton
  • Shelia Johnson