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Fall Interns Complete Student Teaching for GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2014

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Fall 2014 Student Teachers

GSC’s Fall 2014 Student Teachers - front row (l-r): Brittany McGuire, Kaitlyn Yerby, Kathryn McCallister, Ashley Dyer, Brittany Hardy, Brittany Lott, Shana Gribble; back row: Ronald Mullins, Andrew Bourgeois, Scott Ullom, Breken Gray, Jacob Masters, Brandon Hines, Chelsey Robinson

GLENVILLE, WV-Fourteen students have completed their student teaching internships for Glenville State College.

Andrew Lee Bourgeois completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-Adult) at Spencer Middle School and Wirt County High School with Deana Kendall, Joe Cottrill, and Elizabeth Gilchrest. Dr. Shara Curry was his GSC supervisor. He is the son of David and Sandra Bourgeois of Ripley, West Virginia. Bourgeois also graduated as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

Ashley Marie Dyer completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Social Studies (5-9) at Cherry River Elementary and Richwood Middle School with Aundreasha Bayless and Steve Deitz. Her GSC supervisor was Francis Fry. She is the daughter of Bill and Sharon Glasscock of Richwood, West Virginia and Mike and Leah Dyer of Craigsville, West Virginia. Dyer also was named Outstanding Student Teacher by the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

Breken Shay Gray completed his student teaching in Biological Science (9-Adult) and General Science (5-Adult) at Clay County Middle School and Clay County High School with Melody Hubbard and Cristie Fitzwater. His GSC supervisors were Dr. Joe Evans and Frances Fry. He is the son of Rusty and Janette Gray of Clay, West Virginia.

Shana Marie Gribble completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and General Math-Algebra I (5-9) at Smithville Elementary School and Ritchie County Middle School with Carrie Cronin and Jackie McBrayer. Dr. Shara Curry and Joseph Wood were Gribble’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Rodger and Carol Gribble of Harrisville, West Virginia and Charlotte Jones of Ellenboro, West Virginia. She and her husband Roger have three children Riley, Alexis, and Reagan.

Brittany Nicole Hardy completed her student teaching in Early Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Glenville Elementary School with Amber Frashure and Julie Perrin. Her GSC supervisor was Dr. Shelly Ratliff.

Brandon Shawn Hines completed his student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Glade Creek Elementary and Gauley River Elementary with Lori Symes and Sonja Craft. His college supervisor was Francis Fry. He is the son of Nelson and Carol Hines of Richwood, West Virginia.

Brittany Danielle Lott completed her student teaching in Music (PreK-Adult) at Mineral Wells Elementary and Parkersburg South High School with Beth Buskirk and Eric Staats. Her GSC supervisors were Dr. Shara Curry and Dr. David Lewis. She is the daughter of Robert and Glenna Lott of Cabins, West Virginia.

Kathryn Michelle McCallister completed her student teaching at Burnsville Elementary with Debbie Carroll and Melinda Wilson. Her GSC supervisor was Francis Fry. She previously graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development. She is the daughter of Johnny Barnette of Sutton, West Virginia and Mary Ann James of Grafton, West Virginia. Kathryn has three children Andrew, Owen, and Bailey McCallister.

Brittany Leigh McGuire completed her student teaching in Music (PreK-Adult) at Buckhannon Upshur High School and Peterson Central Elementary with Jeremiah Smallridge and Andrea Heath. Her GSC supervisors were Dr. John Taylor, Dr. David Lewis, and Connie O’Dell. She is the daughter of Robin and James McGuire of Beckley, West Virginia.

Jacob Allen Masters completed his student teaching in Music (PreK-Adult) at Nicholas County High School, Alum Bridge Elementary, Roanoke Elementary, and Jane Lew Elementary with Jason Hypes and Whitney Ballard. His GSC supervisors were Francis Fry, Dr. David Lewis, and Dr. John Taylor. He is the son of Beth Barker and Bret Masters of Prichard, West Virginia. Masters also graduated as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

Ronald Joseph Mullins completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-Adult) at Spencer Middle School and Wirt County High School with Joseph Cottrell, Deana Kendall, and Isaac Goff. Dr. Shara Curry was his GSC supervisor. He is the son of Joe and Becky Mullins of Ripley, West Virginia.

Chelsey (Ball) Robinson completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6), General Math-Algebra I (5-9), and Science (5-9) at Wirt County Primary and Middle School with Erin Traywick, Brandy Harris, and Sue Roberts. Dr. Shara Curry, Joseph Wood, and Dr. Joe Evans were Robinson’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Randy and Brenda Ball of Grantsville, West Virginia.  She is married to Matt Robinson of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Scott Adam Ullom completed his student teaching in Health and Physical Education (PreK-Adult) at Mineral Wells Elementary and Parkersburg High School with Joe Kinger, Jay Cronin, and Donald Reeves. Dr. Shara Curry and Janet Bailey were his GSC supervisors. He is the son of Jon and Nancy Ullom of Evans, West Virginia. Ullom also graduated as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

Kaitlyn Louise Yerby completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6), Multi-Categorical (K-6), and English (5-9) at Mineral Wells Elementary and Edison Middle School with Nancy Inman, Roger Bush, and Gretchen Enges. Her GSC supervisors were Tara Cosco and Dr. Melody Wise. She is the daughter of Randy and Anita Yerby of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Yerby also graduated as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

Senior teacher education students take part in an internship during their final semester at GSC. At the conclusion of their internship, students must complete a presentation illustrating their mastery of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards as well as the standards of their particular area of study.

These students were eligible to participate in the 2014 GSC December Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 13th. For more information about the Teacher Education Program at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4119.

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Lady Pioneers Give Back to Glenville Community

Women's Basketball

Freshman guard Kayla Tibbs serves lunch to senior citizens on Thursday at the Gilmer County Senior Center.

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State Head Women’s Basketball Coach Charles Marshall and his staff along with all of the Lady Pioneers basketball squad served lunch at the Gilmer County Senior Center on Thursday, December 18th.

The meal include ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, a roll, and desert.

The Lady Pioneers got to enjoy some Christmas music as well as chants of Let’s Go Pioneers from the crowd.

“It was a great show of support for the community and I would like to thank the Senior Center for allowing use to come down and serve them,” stated Head Coach Charles Marshall.

“It was wonderful for them to come down and sever the seniors they really enjoyed them and love watching them play. It was a great day for the young and the old to get to mingle,” stated the Executive Director Sallie Mathess.

The Lady Pioneers will host Winston Salem State University this Saturday, December 20th at home with tip-off scheduled for 2:00pm

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MEC Announces 2015 Grid Slate

Football

The Mountain East Conference today released the 2015 football schedule

Bridgeport, W.Va. – The Mountain East Conference today released the 2015 football schedule, highlighted by a 10-game, Thursday night “Game of the Week” package. The 2015 slate features an 11-team, 10-game, round-robin schedule for the third-consecutive season.

“We are excited about the 2015 football schedule, and particularly pleased about the opportunities a Thursday night package provides for our members,” said MEC Commissioner Reid Amos. “We strongly believe that having a consistent presence on Thursday night will greatly enhance our league’s profile while creating excitement on our campuses.”

A total of 13 games will be played on Thursday night throughout the 11-week schedule. Every team in the MEC will play on Thursday at least once during the season and the league will have competition on Thursday night in 10 of the 11 weeks.

The season will start the first week of September with Notre Dame traveling to Charleston and West Virginia State at Fairmont State on Thursday, Sept. 3. The regular season ends on Saturday, Nov. 14, with NCAA Playoffs beginning the following week.

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GSC Honors Long-Time Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College honored fourteen faculty and staff at its annual Service Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 12th in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr presented service award pins and certificates of appreciation for their years of service to Glenville State College. The event was held in conjunction with the annual employee holiday luncheon.


Those recognized included:

40 Years of Service
Rick Sypolt – Department of Land Resources, Professor Emeritus

35 Years of Service
Patty Snyder – Academic Affairs, Executive Secretary

30 Years of Service
Neal Benson – Institutional Research and Reporting, Director
Cheryl McKinney – Department of Business, Associate Professor of Business

25 Years of Service
Dr. Gary Arbogast – Department of Business, Professor of Economics
Janet Bailey – Athletic Director and Department of Education, Associate Professor of Physical Education
Jerry Burkhammer – Resident Life, Director
Nalani Dolpies – Robert F. Kidd Library, Library Associate
Elbon James – Physical Plant, Trades Specialist
Lois Miller – Dining Services, Accounting Assistant

20 Years of Service
Dr. Alison Witte – Department of Science and Mathematics, Assistant Professor of Nursing

15 Years of Service
Suzetta Burton – Physical Plant, Campus Service Worker
Dr. Kevin Cain – Department of Education, Associate Professor of Education
Carol Goodrich – Department of Business, Administrative Secretary
Jason Phares – Office of Technology, Information Systems Manager
Connie Stout O’Dell – Department of Education, Director of Teacher Education Field Placement
Richard Turner – Physical Plant, Maintenance Worker

Those with thirty or more years of service were earlier recognized by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for their dedication at a ceremony held in Charleston. The years of employment for these awards were calculated through June 30, 2014.

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Acrobatics & Tumbling Open House

A&TGlenville, W.Va. – Glenville State College Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach Amber King would like to announce that Acrobatics & Tumbling will hold an Open House on Saturday, February 14th.

Student-athletes that are interested in competing in Acrobatics & Tumbling will get a Q&A with Admissions and Financial Aid. They will also receive a campus tour.

Also there will be an information session with Head Coach Amber King as well as a complementary dinner. Attendees will also receive free admission to the Glenville State Men’s Basketball game against Notre Dame College which starts at 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn about this fast growing sport and how to be a part of it at Glenville State College.

For more information please contact Amber King at amber.king@glenville.edu and please R.S.V.P to Amber King no later than February 11th.

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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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