FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2012
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Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361ext. 6390
Glenville, WV— Each year during the legislative session, The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) sponsors Higher Education Day at the Capitol. 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 West Virginia.
West Virginia’s Higher Education Day 2012 was held in Charleston on Friday, February 10th. 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. Faculty, staff, students, and administrators from each institution manned their booth by handing out information, talking with the public, and visiting with members of the West Virginia Legislature.
The display for Glenville State College included a promotional video about the college, literature explaining GSC programs and fields of study that are available, and photographs of the campus. GSC faculty and staff attending the event were: GSC President Dr. Peter Barr, Executive Assistant to the President and Hidden Promise Scholar Program Director Teresa Sterns, GSC Hidden Promise Scholar Program Coordinator Keith Barr, GSC Hidden Promise Mentor Coordinator Jenny Boggs, and GSC Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Assistant to the President Debbie Nagy.
Four GSC Hidden Promise Scholars were also in attendance; senior Education Major Abby McCoy of Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, junior Criminal Justice major Daniel Page of French Creek in Upshur County, junior Natural Resource Management major Scottie Elliott of Camden on the Gauley in Webster County, and junior Education major Joseph Overbaugh of Mount Zion in Calhoun County. The students got met Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and had their picture taken with him. They were also acknowledged during the session of the West Virginia House of Delegates by House Majority Leader Brent Boggs
(D-Braxton) of the 34th district.
Earlier in the day, Governor Tomblin met with the Presidents and Provosts of the state’s higher education institutions as well as members of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to discuss issues facing higher education in the state.