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GSC Honored by The Inter-Mountain Readers’ Poll


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Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361 ext. 6390

Glenville, WV— Glenville State College has won both the ‘Best College’ and ‘Best Employer’ categories in The Inter-Mountain newspaper’s 2012 ‘Best of the Region’ readers’ poll. In addition, Emil Suder, GSC Assistant Coordinator of Correctional Education & Off-Campus Programming, has been selected as ‘The Best Teacher’ and was also named ‘Best Volunteer’ by the poll. Suder is a repeat winner of the poll having taken the same honors for three consecutive years.

“I am very appreciative of this honor,” said Suder. “I love working with people and love teaching.”

Suder is a native of Elkins. He earned an Associate Degree in Business from Davis & Elkins College in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2006. He received a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and has completed post-graduate work. He coordinates and teaches classes at the Federal Correctional Institution-Gilmer as well as at GSC’s off-campus locations. Suder spends many hours in volunteer community service through his association with the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. Currently, he is the Grand Master, the highest officer at the state level, and is the youngest person to hold that title.

Glenville State College was also named ‘Best College or University’ in The Inter-Mountain’s reader poll in 2010.

The Inter-Mountain, which covers several West Virginia counties including Randolph, Barbour, Upshur, Pocahontas, Tucker, and Pendleton, has conducted the poll for the past ten years. Ballots are printed in the paper asking readers to write in their choices for the best businesses, services, and people in the region. The paper, that is published Monday through Saturday, has a circulation of about 9,500.

Visit to view the complete results of the Readers Poll which were published in the July 31st issue of The Inter-Mountain.

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