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Three GSC Students Graduate from GSC’s Hidden Promise Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Three Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS), Brittany Hardy, Chelsey (Ball) Robinson, and Nicholas Lambert, were recognized as graduates of the Hidden Promise program at a ceremony held on December 4th.

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr welcomed the students and congratulated them on their accomplishments. “These graduates represent a critical step toward fulfilled potential; they will soon hold a Glenville State College diploma. With that sign of documented perseverance, they are joining an exclusive society, and with that membership comes broad recognition of their energy, commitment, stamina, focus, and ambition. I salute them on earning this high distinction,” said Barr.

Following a special dinner in their honor, the students gave brief remarks recalling their times at GSC and in the Hidden Promise program.

Fall 2014 Graduates with HPS Staff

Fall 2014 HPS graduates (seated; l-r) Brittany Hardy, Chelsey Robinson, and Nicholas Lambert with HPS Staff Jeremy Carter, Teresa Sterns, Stacy Adkins, and Jenny Boggs

Brittany Hardy, from Buckhannon, West Virginia, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with specializations in Early Education (PreK-K) and Elementary Education (K-6). After graduation, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in administration.

In her speech, Hardy spoke about her time at GSC and special memories from HPS pizza parties that Dr. and Mrs. Barr hosted at their home for the scholars. “President and Mrs. Barr fed me pizza, helped me, and treated me like family. I sincerely thank them. The memories I made and the knowledge I acquired here…I’ll treasure forever,” said Hardy.

Chelsey (Ball) Robinson, of Big Bend, West Virginia, is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with specializations in Elementary Education (K-6), General Math/Algebra I (5-9), and Science (5-9). During her time at GSC she was an active participant in the Baptist Campus Ministries group and Kappa Delta Pi. Robinson was also a mentor for high school students in the HPS program. After graduation, she plans to explore a career as an elementary or middle school teacher and pursue a master’s degree.

“I extend my thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Barr and everyone on the Hidden Promise staff for everything they have done for us. Hidden Promise made my time at GSC unforgettable. The people here really do care about your successes,” said Robinson.

Nicholas Lambert, from Oceana, West Virginia, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Landman Technology and a minor in Environmental Science. While at GSC he was a member of the Fishing Club and competed in two FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championships. Lambert already has a position lined up at a Parkersburg area company as a landman after his graduation from GSC.

“The chances to go on trips, especially when we went to the beach, hold some of my favorite memories. Aside from that, what this program does is just phenomenal. Sure it creates financial opportunities, but it’s so much more than a scholarship,” said Lambert.

In addition to accepting a plaque and commemorative class ring, the three new graduates also inscribed the Hidden Promise Book. In signing the volume, graduates commit to ‘always accepting the obligations and the challenges of guiding the young to education, knowledge, and love of the human spirit; to demonstrate respect for all people, and cultivate the trained, yet free, minds appropriate to sustaining and advancing a democratic way of life; and to striving to become knowledgeable, ethical, caring citizens who embody the qualities that the Hidden Promise program fosters.’ The students will become official GSC graduates on Saturday, December 13th after GSC’s December Commencement ceremony.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is a component of GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium. The program is an alliance between Glenville State College and county school districts throughout West Virginia and in Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff, and students in grades eight through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the curricula of K-12 and higher education.

Students are often inducted into the program while still in high school after being chosen by their school counselors, teachers, and principals. The scholars mentor with current college students and take part in campus visits and annual summer camps. Upon high school graduation, HPS students who opt to attend GSC receive a $1,000 scholarship which is renewable annually throughout their enrollment as a full-time student.

For more information on the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Program Director Teresa Sterns at Teresa.Sterns@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6100.

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Two GSC HPS ‘Meet & Greets’ Held in Wetzel County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Two ‘Meet and Greet’ receptions for high school participants of Glenville State College’s Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS) program recently took place in Wetzel County.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is a component of GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium. The program is an alliance between Glenville State College and county school districts throughout West Virginia and in Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff, and students in grades eight through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the curricula of K-12 and higher education.

High school scholars are chosen by their school counselors, teachers, and principals. They are then given the opportunity to interact with Glenville State College students and faculty and explore the vistas that a college education opens. The scholars mentor with current college students and take part in campus visits and annual summer camps.

Upon high school graduation, HPS students who opt to attend GSC receive a $1,000 scholarship – renewable annually throughout their enrollment as a full-time student.

The first Wetzel County reception occurred on Thursday, November 13th at Paden City High School in Paden City, West Virginia. Thirteen scholars were recognized from Paden City Middle/High School, New Martinsville Middle School, and Magnolia High School. They and their families met with GSC Hidden Promise staff members, Superintendent Dennis Albright, and Paden City High School Principal Jason Salva. Justin Lambert, current GSC student and HPS mentor for Wetzel County, was also present.

The second reception was held at Valley High School in Pine Grove, West Virginia on Thursday, November 20th. At that event sixteen scholars were recognized from Valley High School, Short Line Middle School, Long Drain Middle School, and Hundred High School. The families also met with HPS staff, Superintendent Albright, Valley High School Principal Jessica Stine, Hundred High School Principal Daniel Gottron, and Short Line Middle School counselor Sherry Croasmun.

The receptions, which were both catered by the New Martinsville Bob Evans, gave parents and students an opportunity to discuss program updates, upcoming summer camps, and other questions they may have had.

“These meetings are important because they provide an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with students and parents so they understand the many benefits of our Hidden Promise Scholars Program,” said HPS Coordinator Jenny Boggs.

To learn more about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars program, contact Boggs at Jenny.Boggs@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6059.

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Lady Pioneers Pull-off Comeback Victory

Women's Basketball

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points as the Lady Pioneers pull-off a comeback victory over the UVa-Wise Cavaliers at home on Saturday afternoon, 94-81

Glenville, W.Va. – Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points as the Lady Pioneers pull-off a comeback victory over the UVa-Wise Cavaliers at home on Saturday afternoon, 94-81.

The Cavaliers would start the game on an 11-0 run as they took 11-0 lead with under 15:00 minutes to play till halftime. However Glenville State would make run of their own and take their first lead of the game at the 7:22 minute mark, 28-27.

The Lady Pioneers would end up taking a two point lead at halftime, 47-45.

In the second half of action Glenville State would come out slow but end up building a 10 point lead, 68-58, halfway through the second half. After that lead UVa-Wise would try and make a run but the Lady Pioneers would weather the storm and hold onto the comeback victory by 13 points, 94-81.

There was six lead changes in the game and two ties.

The Lady Pioneers scored 22 points in paint and scored 14 points off of turnovers.

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Angenay Williams chipped in with 13 points while Briauna Nix scored 13 points and pulled down a team high 11 rebounds as she finshed with a double-double.

Katrina Salins scored 11 points and Paige Tuttle scored 10 points in the victory.

UVa-Wise was lead by Kayla Carey as she scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for a double-double.

The Lady Pioneers (2-3, (2-2)) return to the court December 11th when they travel to Vienna, W.Va. to take on Ohio Valley University. Game-time is set for 5:30pm.

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Pioneers Win Big Over UVa-Wise

Men's Basketball

Juwan Wells scored 10 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in the Pioneers win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.VA. – The Glenville State Pioneers jumped out to an 18 point lead, 20-2, over the UVa-Wise Cavaliers in the early minutes of the first half as the Pioneers would cruise to a huge victory, 83-57.

After the Pioneers took that 18 point lead in the first half Glenville State would never look back as they took a 27 point lead at halftime over UVa-Wise, 50-23. The Pioneers would continue their stellar play in the second half as GSC would go on to win by 26 points, 83-57.

The Pioneers never trailed in the game and their biggest lead was 31 points. Glenville State won the rebounding battle as they out-rebounded the Cavaliers 52 to 37.

Glenville State had 11 players play in the game and 10 of the 11 scored in the ballgame.

Kade Kager led the Pioneers in scoring as he scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Donte Morales and Juwan Wells both scored 10 points each. Wells also finished the game with a team high nine rebounds and a team high in assists with six.

Luke Campbell scored nine points with Sedric Nady and Brien Wiston both finished the game with eight points each while Brett Morris scored seven points in the win.

UVa-Wise was led by Oliver Thompson as he scored 15 points for the Cavaliers. He was also the only Cavalier to score in double figures.

The Pioneers (6-2, (4-0)) return to action on December 16th when they travel to Virginia Union. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm.

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Pioneers Win a Thriller in OT

Men's Basketball

Kade Kager led the Pioneers in scoring as he scored 19 points as he hit five three-pointers in the overtime win

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team forced 16 Concord turnovers and converted them into 27 points as they held on to win a thriller in overtime over the Mountain Lions, 83-81.

The Pioneers would only take a two point lead into halftime over Concord, 37-35 after a fast and exciting first half.

The excitement would continue into the second half. Glenville State would have a one  point lead with under 1:00 minute to play in the game however the Mountain Lions would comeback and knot it up at 75 all as we headed into overtime.

In overtime both teams would go up and down but Concord would take an 81-80 lead over the Pioneers with under 2:00 minutes to play. On the Pioneers next possession Kade Kager would hit a huge three-pointer as Glenville State took an, 83-81.

Concord would then call a timeout and set up a play and the Pioneers defense would be up to the task as Concord would not get a shot off as the Pioneers walked away with the two point victory, 83-81.

Kade Kager led the Pioneers in scoring as he scored 19 points as he hit five three-pointers. Brett Morris scored 17 points while Donte Morales scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Morales also dished out five assists in the win.

Also Reggie Williams chipped in with 14 points and finished with five assists for Glenville State.

Concord was led by Rob Reed as he scored 22 points.

Glenville State (5-2(3-0)) return to action this Saturday, December 6th as UVa-Wise comes calling. Game time is set for 4:00pm.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Home Game to Concord

Women's Basketball

Madison Martin had a great night as she scored 17 points as she hit five three-pointers

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers (1-3,(1-2)) had five players score in double figures but would come up short at home as they fell to Concord University, 104-96.

In the first half the Lady Pioneers would build a 15 point lead, 30-15, with 11:26 left till halftime. However Concord came roaring back and take a one point lead at halftime, 53-52.

In the second half of action Concord would take a six point lead with under nine minutes left in the game, 87-81, but Glenville State would battle back and tie it up at 87 all at the 6:43 minute mark.

However after that tie Concord would then go back up and end up building another lead as the Lady Pioneers could not pull off the come back victory as they fell by eight points, 104-96.

There were eight lead changes and seven ties in the game.

Glenville State was outscored in the paint 24 to 8 by Concord.

Concord also won the rebounding battle as they out-rebounded the Lady Pioneers 59 to 45.

Angenay Williams led Glenville State as she scored 21 points and had six rebounds. However Williams also turned the ball over six times. Also for the Lady Pioneers Madison Martin had a great night as she scored 17 points as she hit five three-pointers while freshman Kayla Tibbs chipped in with 14 points.

Paige Tuttle dished out a team high four assists and finished with 13 points while Briauna Nix only scored two points but grabbed a team high 13 rebounds.

Concord was led by Melea Smith as she scored a game high 29 points while Jacqueline Kestner chipped in with 26 points.

The Lady Pioneers return to the court this Saturday, December 6th when UVa-Wise travels to Glenville, tip-off is set for 2:00pm.

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Henderson Named to the 2014 Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1 Team

Football

Senior defensive end Gary Henderson has been named to the Henderson Named to the 2014 Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s senior defensive end Gary Henderson has been named to the 2014 Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1 Defensive Second Team.

Henderson was named to the MEC All-Conference First Team Defense back on November 18th. He led Glenville State in tackles with 99 total tackles on the year, which ranks him second in the MEC in Tackles. He ranked seventh in the MEC in Tackles for Loss and finished first in the MEC in sacks with 10.5 on the year.

Gray also ranks third in GSC’s History in Single Season Sacks.

The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition.

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2014 Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1

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Henderson and Fehoko to Play in National Bowl

Football

Senior offensive lineman Nicholas Fehoko has been selected to play in the National Bowl.

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s senior defensive end Gary Henderson and offensive lineman Nicholas Fehoko have been selected to play in the National Bowl Game.

The National Bowl Game is an annual post-season college football all-star game consisting of top players from Non-FBS schools.  The 5th Annual National Bowl Game will be played at 10am on Sunday December 7, 2014 at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida on the campus of Florida International University. The National Bowl Game showcases All-American and All Conference seniors from around the Nation that travel to the game from over 30 states representing over 400+ Division 2,3, and NAIA schools. Players travel to the game from as far as Texas, Arkansas, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Utah, South Dakota and more. The National Bowl is the elite and only current post-season all-star game to focus on players below D1/FBS that get the opportunity to play in front of several NFL and CFL scouts. The National Bowl is presented by East Preps LLC and founded by its Michael Quartey Esq., also a Professor of Sports Law at Holy Family University and former NFL Certified Sports Agent.

The rosters gives NFL/CFL scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools over the bowl weekend. The National Bowl is coached by pro coaches and features coaches such as Brian Ferguson of the AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks who will head coach the Blue Nation and pro arena coach Kevin O’Hanlon of the Trenton Freedom will head coach the Red Nation team. The game has scouts confirmed from the Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and 5 Canadian Football League (CFL) teams will be in attendance. 10 AFL and arena teams will also be in attendance such as the Tampa Bay Storm, Jacksonville Sharks, and New Orleans Voodoo making it the top Scouting weekend for Division 2, 3, and NAIA college seniors. With its location in at FIU in Miami, the bowl weekend continues to gain scouts attention with great December sunny Florida weather. All 32 NFL teams receive and review the FCS Bowl film as the game and practice film are also exclusively distributed directly to all NFL teams by NFL Films.

The game can be viewed online as a live stream at SFSN.TV at 2pm on Sunday December 7, 2014.

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Pioneer Football Banquet

Football

Glenville State Head Football Coach David Hutchison and staff would like to announce that the GSC Football Senior Banquet will be held on Sunday, February 7th at 2:00pm

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State Head Football Coach David Hutchison and staff would like to announce that the GSC Football Senior Banquet will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00pm.

The Banquet will be held on the third floor of the Alan B. Mollohan Campus Community Center in the Ballroom.

The cost of the Banquet is $20.00 per person or a $100.00 for a table for six people.

We invite you to come honor the 2014 senior class an many other award winners including the MVP’s and All Conference selections.

Please contact GSC Head Football Coach David Hutchison at (304) 462-6230 or at David.Hutchison@glenville.edu for any questions and reservations.

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Pioneers Fall on the Road to Non-Conference Opponent

Men's Basketball

Brett Morris led the Pioneers in scoring as he scored 18 points and pulled down a team high eight rebounds in the Pioneers loss to Winston Salem State

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State Pioneers had three players score in double figures but it wouldn’t be enough as the men’s basketball team fell to Winston Salem State on the road in a non-conference game by nine points, 84-75.

In the first half of action both teams would go up and down the court trying to get an early feel for each other, however Winston Salem State would take a seven point lead over the Pioneers at the 14:32 minute mark as they Rams led, 13-6.

But the Pioneers would then go on a, 7-0, run over the next couple of minutes as Glenville State took a one point lead over the Rams, 14-13, as Brett Morris drained one of two free-throws. However the Rams would take 12 point halftime, 44-32.

In the second half, Winston Salem State would hold their lead over GSC early but the Pioneers would go on a 9-0 run and at the 11:48 minute mark and cut the lead to just two points, 59-57.

Despite the Pioneers run the Rams would build an 11 point lead, 75-64, with under 3:30 left to play in the game. Glenville State would try and cut into the lead but wouldn’t not be able to as they would fall by nine points, 84-75.

The Pioneers had way too many turnovers in the ball game as they turned it over 18 times while Winston Salem State would convert those turnovers into 21 points. The Rams also had 18 second-chance points while the Pioneers only had eight in the game.

Glenville State was also out-scored in the paint as Winston Salem State scored 42 points in the paint to the Pioneers 18 points. Glenville State’s largest lead of the game was three points while Winston Salem State’s largest lead was 12 points.

Brett Morris led the Pioneers in scoring as he scored 18 points. He also pulled down a team high eight rebounds. Reggie Williams scored 17 points and handed out three assists while Luke Campbell scored 15 points all coming off three-pointers.

Winston Salem State was led by Marquez Jones as he scored a game high 22 points while Wykevin Bazemore finished with a double-double as he scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

The Pioneers (4-2, 2-0) return to action Thursday, December 4th when Concord travels to Glenville with tip-off set for 7:30 pm.

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