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Pioneers Continue Winning Streak

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored a game high 27 points as the Pioneers beat Virginia Union, 73-70

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer men’s basketball team won its third straight game in a row as they defeated Virginia Union University, 73-70, on Tuesday night on the road.

The Pioneers would take a three point halftime lead, 40-37.

In the second half Virginia Union would battle back and take a three point lead of their own at the 9:47 minute mark, 56-53. However the Pioneers would weather the storm and retake the lead with less than two minutes to play, 73-67.

Virginia Union would hit a late three-pointer to come within three points but the Pioneers would run the clock out as they held on to the road victory, 73-70.

There were four ties in the game and six total lead changes.

Glenville State shot extremely well form the floor as they shot 50 percent for the game.

Donte Morales scored a game high 27 points as he hit five three-pointers. Brett Morris was the only other Pioneer in double figures as he scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Sedric Nady led Glenville State in assists with six in the game while Juwan Wells led the team in rebounds with eight.

Virginia Union was led by Ray Anderson with 23 points.

The Pioneers (7-2,(4-0)) return to the court this Saturday, December 20th when they travel to Alderson Broaddus University with game time set for 4:00pm.

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GSC Brass Ensemble to Perform at Charleston Town Center Mall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—The Glenville State College Brass Ensemble will again be entertaining shoppers at the Charleston Town Center Mall on Saturday, December 20th with a selection of holiday music.

The GSC Brass Ensemble at the Charleston Town Center Mall during a previous performance.

The GSC Brass Ensemble at the Charleston Town Center Mall during a previous performance.

The ensemble is under the direction of GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Department Chair Lloyd Bone and consists of seventeen students. They will be performing from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Macy’s Court in the mall on what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, the Saturday before Christmas.

“This is really great exposure for GSC. We have been given a premier time slot, and we will have the opportunity to play for thousands of people as they go about their holiday shopping,” said Bone. “Mall employees tell us they receive many great comments about our group and we really enjoy being invited back year after year,” he added.

For more information about the GSC Brass Ensemble or music degree programs at GSC, contact Bone at Lloyd.Bone@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Road Game at Livingstone

Women's Basketball

Keyanna Tate scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds as the Lady Pioneers fell to Livingstone

Glenville, W.Va. – The GSC Lady Pioneer women’s basketball team dropped a road game to non-conference opponent Livingstone College, a member of the CIAA Conference, on Saturday night 87-73.

In the first half of action both teams would battle back and fourth early, however with about five minutes to go till halftime Livingstone would make a run and go up by seven points at halftime, 35-28.

In the second half the Lady Pioneers would battle back and take a one point lead, 43-42, with 15:56 left to play. But after that lead Livingstone would bounce back and they would build a 12 points lead, 70-58 with less than seven minutes left in the game.

The Lady Pioneers would try and battle back but the deficit would be too great as Livingstone would go on to defeat Glenville State, 87-73.

The Lady Pioneers ended up shooting only 28 percent from the floor while Livingstone shot 41 percent for the game.

Glenville State had four players score in double figures with Keyanna Tate scoring 16 points and grabbing four rebounds. Katrina Salins and Angenay Williams both finished with 12 points each and freshman Kayla Tibbs chipped in with 11 points.

Paige Tuttle dished out a team high four assists while Briauna Nix pulled down a team high five rebounds.

Livingstone College was lead by Kyra Crosby as she scored a game high 25 points and grabbed a game high 15 rebounds for a double-double on the night.

The Lady Pioneers (2-4,(2-2)) retune to the court Saturday, December 20th when Winston Salem State travels to Glenville. Tip-off is set for 2:00pm.

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GSC December Graduates Receive Their Diplomas; Heffelfinger Gives Keynote Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College’s first full winter commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, December 13th.

The graduates, officially part of the Class of 2015, completed requirements for an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, criminal justice, teacher education, and natural resource management among others. The grads were made up of approximately 90 students who completed their degree requirements in July and December 2014. The students come from several counties throughout West Virginia as well as seven other states (California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia).

President Barr, Honorary Degree recipient and keynote speaker Rich Heffelfinger, and former board chair Sue Morris

President Barr, Honorary Degree recipient and keynote speaker Rich Heffelfinger, and former board chair Sue Morris

Charleston-area businessman Richard Heffelfinger delivered the keynote address and was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from Glenville State College. The honorary degree is one of higher education’s most significant accolades and it serves the dual purpose of recognizing extraordinary individuals and inspiring graduating students. It is awarded to distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for achievement and distinction. Heffelfinger serves as the Executive Vice President at Rubin Resources and is the chairman of GSC’s Board of Governors. He is also a Glenville State College graduate from the Class of 1980.

Heffelfinger reflected on his own time at GSC and offered the graduates some advice. “Remember to dream and take an active role in your dreams. Don’t just hope things happen; make them happen. Never be afraid to ask for help. Most people are willing to help you if you truly want it. And I don’t think we can say this enough – congratulations on completing your degree,” said Heffelfinger.

Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr concluded the ceremony with these sentiments, “Today, the Class of 2015 celebrates the passage from being a Pioneer on campus to being a Pioneer on larger stages across the state and the nation. Each of you has become a vital member of the Glenville State College family – your family. You should leave this occasion proudly and ready to take your places in the world.”

Spring semester classes at GSC will begin on Monday, January 12, 2015. For information on enrolling and beginning your journey as a GSC Pioneer, contact the Glenville State College Office of Admissions at www.glenville.edu or (304) 462-6130.

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Glenville State College Battle of the Bands Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Hidden Promise Consortium (HPC) is sponsoring a Battle of the Bands competition that will culminate on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in GSC’s new Waco Center. Proceeds will be donated to charity.

All semi-professional bands in and around West Virginia are eligible to enter. Interested bands must submit no later than March 31, 2015, a 10-20 minute recording of themselves to BOTB@glenville.edu along with an entry fee of $50. Entries submitted prior to February 2, 2015 will qualify for a reduced fee of $35. Bands of all musical styles and genres are welcome.

Those judged to be the top four entries will be invited to GSC in May to compete live onstage for a grand prize of $1,000 and a two hour recording session in the campus recording studio. All four performing bands will receive a cash prize.

Staffers in GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium are organizing the contest. Visit www.glenville.edu/botb for competition rules and to sign up. To learn more, contact GSC HPC Coordinator Jeremy Carter at (304) 462-6060.

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Lady Pioneers Basketball Game Cancelled

Women's Basketball

The Glenville State Lady Pioneer women’s basketball game that was scheduled for today December 11th at Ohio Valley University has been cancelled

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer women’s basketball game that was scheduled for today December 11th at Ohio Valley University has been cancelled.

The game has been rescheduled for January 15th at 5:30 pm at the WACO Center.

For all Glenville State Lady Pioneer basketball news go to www.glenville.edu/atheltics

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Glenville State Men’s Team Ranked 25th in Division II Media Poll

Men's Basketball

– The Glenville State Pioneer basketball team is ranked 25th in the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer basketball team is ranked 25th in the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA.

The Pioneers are 6-2 overall and are undefeated in the Mountain East Conference at 4-0. They are averaging 81.0 points per game. They are ranked sixth nationally in three-point field goals per game.

This is the first time this year that the Pioneers have been ranked. They also are ranked second in the Atlantic Regional Poll only behind West Liberty.

The Pioneers return to action Tuesday, December 16th when they travel to Virginia Union.

2014-15 DII Media Poll Sponsored by D2SIDA (Dec. 9)

Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Votes Previous Ranking

1 West Liberty (W. Va.) (8) 7-0 337 1

2 Florida Southern (4) 6-0 325 3

3 Bellarmine (Ky.) 6-0 321 4

4 Central Missouri (2) 8-0 313 5

T5 Metropolitan State (Colo.) 6-1 271 6

T5 Tarleton State (Texas) 7-0 271 7

7 Southern Connecticut State 7-1 239 2

8 Minnesota State-Moorhead 10-0 236 9

9 Mount Olive (N.C.) 9-0 235 10

10 Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 8-0 215 11

11 Barry (Fla.) 6-0 193 14

12 BYU Hawaii 6-0 191 23

13 Minnesota State 7-1 171 13

14 Indianapolis 7-0 168 19

T15 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 8-1 134 17

T15 Colorado-Colorado Springs 8-0 134 RV

17 Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 4-1 123 21

18 Newberry (S.C.) 8-0 114 22

19 Le Moyne (N.Y.) 8-1 88 19

20 California Baptist 6-1 69 12

21 Missouri-St. Louis 6-0 64 RV

22 Augustana (S.D.) 6-1 60 20

23 Colorado Mines 6-0 49 RV

24 Saint Anselm (N.H.) 6-1 37 RV

25 Glenville State (W.Va.) 6-2 36 NR

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Three GSC Students Graduate from GSC’s Hidden Promise Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Three Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS), Brittany Hardy, Chelsey (Ball) Robinson, and Nicholas Lambert, were recognized as graduates of the Hidden Promise program at a ceremony held on December 4th.

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr welcomed the students and congratulated them on their accomplishments. “These graduates represent a critical step toward fulfilled potential; they will soon hold a Glenville State College diploma. With that sign of documented perseverance, they are joining an exclusive society, and with that membership comes broad recognition of their energy, commitment, stamina, focus, and ambition. I salute them on earning this high distinction,” said Barr.

Following a special dinner in their honor, the students gave brief remarks recalling their times at GSC and in the Hidden Promise program.

Fall 2014 Graduates with HPS Staff

Fall 2014 HPS graduates (seated; l-r) Brittany Hardy, Chelsey Robinson, and Nicholas Lambert with HPS Staff Jeremy Carter, Teresa Sterns, Stacy Adkins, and Jenny Boggs

Brittany Hardy, from Buckhannon, West Virginia, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with specializations in Early Education (PreK-K) and Elementary Education (K-6). After graduation, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in administration.

In her speech, Hardy spoke about her time at GSC and special memories from HPS pizza parties that Dr. and Mrs. Barr hosted at their home for the scholars. “President and Mrs. Barr fed me pizza, helped me, and treated me like family. I sincerely thank them. The memories I made and the knowledge I acquired here…I’ll treasure forever,” said Hardy.

Chelsey (Ball) Robinson, of Big Bend, West Virginia, is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with specializations in Elementary Education (K-6), General Math/Algebra I (5-9), and Science (5-9). During her time at GSC she was an active participant in the Baptist Campus Ministries group and Kappa Delta Pi. Robinson was also a mentor for high school students in the HPS program. After graduation, she plans to explore a career as an elementary or middle school teacher and pursue a master’s degree.

“I extend my thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Barr and everyone on the Hidden Promise staff for everything they have done for us. Hidden Promise made my time at GSC unforgettable. The people here really do care about your successes,” said Robinson.

Nicholas Lambert, from Oceana, West Virginia, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Landman Technology and a minor in Environmental Science. While at GSC he was a member of the Fishing Club and competed in two FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championships. Lambert already has a position lined up at a Parkersburg area company as a landman after his graduation from GSC.

“The chances to go on trips, especially when we went to the beach, hold some of my favorite memories. Aside from that, what this program does is just phenomenal. Sure it creates financial opportunities, but it’s so much more than a scholarship,” said Lambert.

In addition to accepting a plaque and commemorative class ring, the three new graduates also inscribed the Hidden Promise Book. In signing the volume, graduates commit to ‘always accepting the obligations and the challenges of guiding the young to education, knowledge, and love of the human spirit; to demonstrate respect for all people, and cultivate the trained, yet free, minds appropriate to sustaining and advancing a democratic way of life; and to striving to become knowledgeable, ethical, caring citizens who embody the qualities that the Hidden Promise program fosters.’ The students will become official GSC graduates on Saturday, December 13th after GSC’s December Commencement ceremony.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is a component of GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium. The program is an alliance between Glenville State College and county school districts throughout West Virginia and in Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff, and students in grades eight through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the curricula of K-12 and higher education.

Students are often inducted into the program while still in high school after being chosen by their school counselors, teachers, and principals. The scholars mentor with current college students and take part in campus visits and annual summer camps. Upon high school graduation, HPS students who opt to attend GSC receive a $1,000 scholarship which is renewable annually throughout their enrollment as a full-time student.

For more information on the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Program Director Teresa Sterns at Teresa.Sterns@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6100.

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Two GSC HPS ‘Meet & Greets’ Held in Wetzel County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Two ‘Meet and Greet’ receptions for high school participants of Glenville State College’s Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS) program recently took place in Wetzel County.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is a component of GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium. The program is an alliance between Glenville State College and county school districts throughout West Virginia and in Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff, and students in grades eight through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the curricula of K-12 and higher education.

High school scholars are chosen by their school counselors, teachers, and principals. They are then given the opportunity to interact with Glenville State College students and faculty and explore the vistas that a college education opens. The scholars mentor with current college students and take part in campus visits and annual summer camps.

Upon high school graduation, HPS students who opt to attend GSC receive a $1,000 scholarship – renewable annually throughout their enrollment as a full-time student.

The first Wetzel County reception occurred on Thursday, November 13th at Paden City High School in Paden City, West Virginia. Thirteen scholars were recognized from Paden City Middle/High School, New Martinsville Middle School, and Magnolia High School. They and their families met with GSC Hidden Promise staff members, Superintendent Dennis Albright, and Paden City High School Principal Jason Salva. Justin Lambert, current GSC student and HPS mentor for Wetzel County, was also present.

The second reception was held at Valley High School in Pine Grove, West Virginia on Thursday, November 20th. At that event sixteen scholars were recognized from Valley High School, Short Line Middle School, Long Drain Middle School, and Hundred High School. The families also met with HPS staff, Superintendent Albright, Valley High School Principal Jessica Stine, Hundred High School Principal Daniel Gottron, and Short Line Middle School counselor Sherry Croasmun.

The receptions, which were both catered by the New Martinsville Bob Evans, gave parents and students an opportunity to discuss program updates, upcoming summer camps, and other questions they may have had.

“These meetings are important because they provide an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with students and parents so they understand the many benefits of our Hidden Promise Scholars Program,” said HPS Coordinator Jenny Boggs.

To learn more about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars program, contact Boggs at Jenny.Boggs@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6059.

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Lady Pioneers Pull-off Comeback Victory

Women's Basketball

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points as the Lady Pioneers pull-off a comeback victory over the UVa-Wise Cavaliers at home on Saturday afternoon, 94-81

Glenville, W.Va. – Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points as the Lady Pioneers pull-off a comeback victory over the UVa-Wise Cavaliers at home on Saturday afternoon, 94-81.

The Cavaliers would start the game on an 11-0 run as they took 11-0 lead with under 15:00 minutes to play till halftime. However Glenville State would make run of their own and take their first lead of the game at the 7:22 minute mark, 28-27.

The Lady Pioneers would end up taking a two point lead at halftime, 47-45.

In the second half of action Glenville State would come out slow but end up building a 10 point lead, 68-58, halfway through the second half. After that lead UVa-Wise would try and make a run but the Lady Pioneers would weather the storm and hold onto the comeback victory by 13 points, 94-81.

There was six lead changes in the game and two ties.

The Lady Pioneers scored 22 points in paint and scored 14 points off of turnovers.

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Angenay Williams chipped in with 13 points while Briauna Nix scored 13 points and pulled down a team high 11 rebounds as she finshed with a double-double.

Katrina Salins scored 11 points and Paige Tuttle scored 10 points in the victory.

UVa-Wise was lead by Kayla Carey as she scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for a double-double.

The Lady Pioneers (2-3, (2-2)) return to the court December 11th when they travel to Vienna, W.Va. to take on Ohio Valley University. Game-time is set for 5:30pm.

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