FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2014
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Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College employees have showcased their signature Hidden Promise Scholars Program at Higher Education Day 2014 held at the State Capitol in Charleston on Friday, February 21st. GSC’s exhibit included promotional literature explaining GSC programs, fields of study that are available, and photographs of the campus.
“This event is a wonderful way for us to show off the many things our faculty, staff, and students are doing at Glenville State College. It also provides a unique opportunity for our students to meet legislators and interact with the public,” said GSC President Dr. Peter Barr.
In addition to Dr. Barr, Glenville Sate College was represented by two GSC Hidden Promise Scholars: junior nursing major Shelby Montgomery of Left Hand (Roane County), West Virginia and art major Quentin Murphy of Mount Zion (Calhoun County), West Virginia. The Hidden Promise Program is an alliance of GSC and 41 county school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut aimed at increasing the number of high school and college graduates. The program currently has nearly 1,800 scholars system-wide and more than 100 full-time students enrolled on the Glenville State campus.
Both Montgomery and Murphy were acknowledged during the session of the West Virginia House of Delegates by House Majority Leader Brent Boggs (D-Braxton County) of the 34th district. Boggs is a 1976 GSC graduate.
Also in attendance from GSC were Hidden Promise Scholars Program Director Teresa Sterns, Hidden Promise Scholars Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and Alumni Relations Director/Special Assistant to the President Debbie Nagy.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) sponsors Higher Education Day every year during the regular legislative session. The annual event is designed to salute West Virginia’s higher education institutions and to inform students, policymakers, and the public about post-secondary educational opportunities in the Mountain State. Representatives from more than thirty of the state’s colleges and universities set up displays in the upper rotunda of the West Virginia State Capitol Building promoting their institutions.
For more information about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program and the WV Higher Education Day, contact Sterns at Teresa.Sterns@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6100.