FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2014
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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
GLENVILLE, WV – Approximately 350 freshmen arrived on campus at Glenville State College on Friday, August 15th for the 2014 fall term. Glenville State College’s class of 2018 is made up of students from throughout West Virginia, nine other states, and the District of Columbia.
Orientation and social events were provided to the new Pioneers throughout the weekend to ease the transition into student life at GSC.
Cameron Fowler and his mother Lana Bragg came from Summersville on Friday morning to start his Pioneer experience. Fowler credited the many helpers who were on hand to help him move into Goodwin Hall. His mom also was positive about the next step in her son’s life. “I’m so proud to see him starting college,” she said.
Faculty and staff continued the time-honored tradition of assisting the new students to move-in. “Move-In Day can be overwhelming for new students and their families. We all enjoy this opportunity to help our Pioneers in any way that we can; more importantly, we make our faces known and get to know some of the class of 2018,” said GSC Admissions Counselor Trae Sprague.
Parents and families of the new Pioneers also had an opportunity to meet GSC President and Mrs. Barr when they held a session for parents to inform them about what GSC offers students and the unique point-of-view of the presidential couple. “You can make a difference in their successes – they won’t always tell you that – but you can,” Betsy Barr told parents. “We feel that Glenville State is a very caring community and we’re glad that you and your student chose us,” continued President Barr.
On Sunday, August 18th a Pioneer Picnic & Community Fair allowed community businesses, churches, and organizations to set up displays to introduce and promote themselves to the new students. The event also was an opportunity for the new Pioneers to learn what the community has to offer them during their time at Glenville State College.
Upperclassmen returned to campus on Sunday, and fall semester classes started at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18th.
Students may still register at GSC until Friday, August 22nd. For more information, contact the GSC Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 462-6130 or toll free at (800) 924-2010.