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Two GSC Students Elected to Public Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV-Conner Ferguson, a Gilmer County native, and Brianna McClain, a Lewis County native, are both students at Glenville State College who are getting involved in local politics at a young age. The pair were elected to the Democratic Executive Committees of their respective counties in the recent statewide election on May 13, 2014.

As filing day approached both students were in the midst of their midterm exams, so it was a huge decision for them to step up and take on another task. Both Ferguson and McClain ran unopposed in their districts, but were still willing to take on the task of a political campaign.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at a campaign fundraiser with GSC sophomore Conner Ferguson

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at a campaign fundraiser with GSC sophomore Conner Ferguson

Ferguson, a GSC sophomore marketing major and Gilmer County’s newly elected executive committee member out of the Dekalb-Troy district, said, “I’ve been around politics for many years; I joined the Young Democrats Club at Gilmer County High School and eventually became the President of the organization. I decided that it was time to get off the side lines and run for office myself!”

While in that organization he had the opportunity to meet many state lawmakers and even got to work with Senator Joe Manchin’s campaigns for Governor and United States Senator and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s campaigns. Ferguson also serves as the Publicity Director of GSC’s Student Government Association, is a Brother in the fraternity Sigma Omega Beta, a member of Greek Council, and is a member of Pioneers for a Cause.

GSC sophomore Brianna McClain with Delegate Meshea Poore (D-Kanawha County) at Lewis County’s Meet Your Candidate night

GSC sophomore Brianna McClain with Delegate Meshea Poore (D-Kanawha County) at Lewis County’s Meet Your Candidate night

McClain, a GSC sophomore computer and information systems major and Lewis County Freemans Creek district executive committee member said, “My past involvements have made me the person that I am today, being involved with the community is my heart and soul! I can’t get away from it, it’s everything to me! Helping others and watching the community grow in different organizations can really show one the right path in life!”

McClain is also very active in her community and on campus. She is involved in the Weston Rotary Club, Lewis County’s Democratic Women’s group, and the Alum Bridge Neighborhood Watch Program. She also works at Foster Feed in Weston and is very active in the Hidden Promise Consortium at GSC.

“I think it is an excellent example of how Glenville State College has leaders in the student body that are being true pioneers, not just on the campus, but also in our communities. These students will become lifelong leaders, and that is the kind of student and individual that Glenville State College wants to help provide to our communities,” said GSC’s Dean of Student Life Duane Chapman.

Both students will formally take office on July 1, 2014.

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Swimming Lessons Being Held at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Swimming lessons soon will be held at Glenville State College for local residents.

Sign-ups will take place Tuesday, June 17th, Wednesday, June 18th, and Thursday, June 19th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the GSC Pool, located in the basement of the Physical Education Building. Student swimming abilities will be tested during sign-ups.

Lessons are geared toward anyone ages four to 12 years of age. However, teens and adults are welcome to sign up as well.

The weekly lessons will begin on Monday, June 23rd and will take place Monday through Thursday, with Friday as a make-up day. Lessons last between 30 to 45 minutes each and will occur between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Group instruction is $40 per student, semi-private classes are $50 dollars per student, and private lessons are $100 dollars per student. Each consists of four lessons.

Glenville State College Pool

Glenville State College Pool

“We are happy to offer swimming lessons to area youth again and to provide this service to our local communities,” said GSC Aquatics Manager Jennifer Wenner. “Students can also download the American Red Cross ‘Swim App’ – it’s a great companion to the Red Cross ‘Learn-to-Swim Program.’ It also helps keep swimmers motivated and gives water safety information,” she continued.

For more information on the swimming lessons, contact Wenner at Jennifer.Wenner@glenville.edu or at (304) 462-6436.

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GSC ROTC Cadets Participate in Battle of Bulltown Staff Ride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2014

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Kanawha Area Park Ranger Tommy Smith (center) briefs Battle of Bulltown Staff Ride participants

Kanawha Area Park Ranger Tommy Smith (center) briefs Battle of Bulltown Staff Ride participants

Napier, WV — Members of the Glenville State College Army ROTC program recently took part in a ‘Staff Ride’ at the Bulltown Historic Area located in Braxton County, West Virginia. Bulltown was the site of an 1863 Civil War battle. A Staff Ride is an opportunity for members of a military organization to study historic operations and apply current principles, while fostering a sense of camaraderie with their brethren of the past. During the field phase of the event, participants travel to the site and apply their military knowledge to what they have learned from research conducted in earlier phases.

“The strategic and tactical actions before, during, and after the Battle of Bulltown provide valuable lessons to today’s military personnel,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kanawha Area Park Ranger Tommy Smith, Ph.D.

The Battle of Bulltown on October 13, 1863 was a significant victory for Federal forces garrisoned at the Bulltown Fort. Union troops there were under the command of Captain William H. Mattingly of Parkersburg. The Federals, in a defensive position, had only a fraction of the force of the Confederates and resisted repeated advances from Confederate forces throughout the day. Even though Mattingly suffered a critical thigh wound, the Federals suffered no casualties. Due to Mattingly’s resolve, Confederate commander Colonel William L. ‘Mudwall’ Jackson, cousin to the famous ‘Stonewall,’ was stymied in his efforts to cut the Federal lines of communication from the eastern and western armies of the Union. This battle was the last significant offensive by Confederates in West Virginia.

GSC ROTC Cadet Eric Plummer (center, in hat) in a replica Civil War Era Union Uniform

GSC ROTC Cadet Eric Plummer (center, in hat) in a replica Civil War Era Union Uniform

Eric Plummer of Bluefield, West Virginia is a recent GSC graduate who participated in the Staff Ride. He is now a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant stationed at Fort Knox and said of the Ride, “It was a very informative experience and told the story of our forefathers that fought in the Civil War. I think that more people should go and experience Bulltown or similar events to gain a better knowledge and appreciation for our state history.”

Joining GSC ROTC cadets in this first Bulltown Staff Ride were students from West Virginia State University and Marshall University’s ROTC programs. After the day’s events, Smith stated, “The Army Corps of Engineers was proud to offer this first-ever Staff Ride for many of the state’s ROTC staff and cadets. The participants added much to the historic interpretation of this battle. We hope more military personnel will follow their lead and visit Bulltown.”

For more information about this event or the Glenville State College ROTC program, contact Sergeant First Class Daniel Webb at Daniel.Webb@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6285 or Major Charles Beirne at Charles.Beirne@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6287.

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GSC’s Lamar Mallory Signs with the Albury-Wodonga Bandits

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Glenville State College’s Lamar Malloy has signed to play for the Albury-Wodonga Bandits in Australia.

Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State’s Lamar Malloy has signed to play for the Albury-Wodonga Bandits in Australia.

The Bandits are a part of the SEABL (South East Australian Basketball League) in the ABA.

Albury won the SEABL Championship in 2012 and has started slowly this year due to injuries, but look for Lamar to give them some new life as they start to make a playoff run at the end of the summer.

Lamar posted 18.9ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2stg and shot a remarkable 68.1% from the field during his senior year at Glenville State. He also led Glenville State to its first NCAA Tournament appearance and earned all-conference first team and Division II Atlantic Region second team selections.

Lamar averaged 19.0ppg and 9.3rpg in the Portsmouth Showcase presented by Eurobasket.

Lamar will arrive in Albury on Saturday, June 14th and will suit up to play in Saturday night’s game against the number one team in Geelong.

Mallory is expected to give them an athletic presence at both ends of the court.

Coach Brad Chalmers said he thought the Ohio native would be an explosive talent.

“Lamar is an extremely athletic player who can play both big man positions comfortably,” Chalmers said.

“He’s an excellent offensive threat from various positions.

“He can also create off the dribble and is an aggressive finisher and offensive rebou-nder.

“Most pleasingly though is the fact that he also fits our main criteria of being a willing defensive presence who gives us some much needed agility and rim protection.

“In the short-term, we think he will help the team to continue to win games in an extremely even competition.”

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GSC Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble on International Stage Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2014

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(L-R) Derrick Lowe, Chris Baber, Bobby Davis, Brooke Gladfelter, Ethan Hacker, GSC Assistant Professor of Music Lloyd Bone, Renee Ritenour, Jon Reid, Brittany Lott, Josh White, Ben Stingo, Ryan Deems, Seth Stemple, and Erin Bush (not pictured Leon Hart)

(L-R) Derrick Lowe, Chris Baber, Bobby Davis, Brooke Gladfelter, Ethan Hacker, GSC Assistant Professor of Music Lloyd Bone, Renee Ritenour, Jon Reid, Brittany Lott, Josh White, Ben Stingo, Ryan Deems, Seth Stemple, and Erin Bush (not pictured Leon Hart)

GLENVILLE,WV—The Glenville State College Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd E. Bone Jr., was recently invited to perform at the 2014 International Tuba and Euphonium (ITEC) Conference at Indiana University.  Glenville State College’s group was one of only 45 tuba and euphonium ensembles from around the world that were invited to perform.  As a display of its talent GSC’s ensemble performed the first known operetta for a tuba and euphonium ensemble for the 2014 conference.

The operetta was an original work composed and arranged by a GSC student and a recent alumnus Seth Stemple and Ryan Deems.  It showcased students’ dual talents as several of them had singing roles in addition to playing. “We tried to include as many styles of music as we could in the time allotted for our performance,” said Stemple.

“This was a highly prestigious invite as the ITEC is the largest low brass conference in the world and took place at the largest music school anywhere. We are part of a group that includes ensembles from many of the top music schools around the globe. It is a testament to the high quality of the GSC Department of Fine Arts,” said Bone.

GSC's Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

GSC's Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

GSC’s ensemble consisted of: Brittany Lott from Cabins (Grant County), Leon Hart from Parkersburg (Wood County), Seth Stemple from Fairmont (Mairon County), Josh White from Saint Marys (Pleasants County), Jon Reid from Clear Creek (Raleigh County), Ben Stingo from Adrian (Upshur County), Ethan Hacker from Exchange (Braxton County), Derrick Lowe from Chapmanville (Logan County), Brooke Gladfelter from Buffalo (Putnam County), Bobby Davis from Oak Hill (Fayette County), Erin Bush from Mineral Wells (Wood County), Renee Ritenour from Kearneysville (Jefferson County), Ryan Deems, a May 2011 graduate, from Bridgeport (Harrison County), and Chris Baber, a December 2013 graduate, from Craigsville (Nicholas County).

This not the first prestigious invitation for the group. They previously performed at the ITEC in 2012 in Austria, in 2010 in Arizona, and in 2008 in Ohio. The group also played at the 2007 United States Army Band Competition. Additionally, they were twice invited to perform at the West Virginia Music Education Association State Conference.

“I never thought attending GSC would give me the chance to perform on a national stage, let alone share that stage with world-class musicians,” said Stemple. “The event was very well organized and was a wonderful experience,” he added.

For more information on the GSC Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble or other Fine Arts Department programs, contact Department Secretary Sheri Skidmore at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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Incoming Freshmen Invited to Register at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Incoming Glenville State College freshmen, who will be members of the Class of 2018, are invited to complete their course registrations on Saturday, June 21st at GSC’s Registration Day.

The day’s activities begin at 9:00 a.m. with a check in and continental breakfast in the Land Resources Area of GSC’s new Waco Center followed by a brief welcome and class registration until 11:30 a.m. Representatives from GSC’s Financial Aid Office will be on hand during the morning to answer questions and tours of the newly opened Waco Center will be available throughout the day.

“Registration Day is a fantastic event for our new students to receive academic advising and prepare their fall schedules. Our goal is to get them familiar with their new home for the next four years. We are excited to welcome the Class of 2018 into the new Waco Center and show everyone the changes on our dynamic campus,” said GSC Director of Admissions Ashley Weir.

After the event, students and their families are invited to enjoy the Annual West Virginia State Folk Festival in downtown Glenville. The Folk Festival has celebrated Appalachian history and culture for over 50 years. Festivities run from Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd.

For more information, contact admissions@glenville.edu or (800) 924-2010.

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New GSC Pioneer Mascot Named

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014

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New Pioneer Mascot for 2014-2015 school year, Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley

New Pioneer Mascot for 2014-2015 school year, Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley

GLENVILLE, WV—Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley, a junior from Dundalk, Maryland, has been named the Glenville State College Pioneer Mascot for the 2014-2015 school year.

“I am very excited to be the new mascot, this is a great honor for me and I cannot wait to get out there and get the crowds motivated while continuing pioneer traditions and possibly coming up with some new ones,” said Hensley.

During his time at GSC Hensley has become the President of the GSC Science Fiction & Fantasy Guild, played the lead in a GSC Theatre production as well as several other acting roles, and has become a tutor for the GSC Student Support Services. Out of all of these though, Hensley says that his greatest accomplishment is the amount of friends that he has made while attending Glenville State College.

“I am so excited to have Robert as our Pioneer for the 2014-15 school year here at Glenville State College. His energy and involvement on campus are actually what the campus and community need. From clubs to plays to concerts to football games you always see him in attendance. He truly is a Pioneer,” said Dean of Student Life Duane Chapman.

As the GSC Pioneer, Hensley will attend GSC football and basketball games, tournaments, and other school events. The Pioneer is charged with working with GSC students, faculty, and staff to positively promote and support the college. The official uniform of the GSC Pioneer mascot is a set of buckskins, a coonskin hat, and a musket. Hensley becomes the 75th student to portray the Pioneer Mascot since the tradition began during the 1933-34 school year.

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GSC Spring 2014 President’s Honor List Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Spring 2014 President’s Honor List has been announced. To be named to the GSC President’s Honor Roll, students must have a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The students making the GSC President’s Honor List are listed as follows according to their counties of residence:

Berkeley County: Steven E. Pifer

Braxton County: Kathy J. Childers, Larissa E. DeLuca, Marc A. Jones, Melissa L. Petry, Christopher L. Rhodes, Cami D. Roberts, Connie L. Roberts, Megan L. Rollins, Ashley R. Smallwood, Sharon R. Yost

Calhoun County: Sarah B. Lane, Emily L. Snyder

Clay County: Casey A. Burdette, Courtney E. Cole, Julie A. Greenlee, Courtney S. Holcomb-Bennett, Catherine N. Nottingham, Lauren K. Stover

Fayette County: Kennedy M. Cochran

Gilmer County: Amanda J. Abramovich, Ezekiel G. Bonnett, Jonathan E. Clark, Ashley R. Gish, Tara B. Grieco, Edgar D. Lewis, Hannah M. McCune, Andrea E. Osborne, Jodie L. Parsons, Casey D. Pritt, Brett M. Rinehart, Ashley D. Woodford

Hardy County: John D. Judy, IV

Harrison County: Samuel A. Brooker, Bradley M. Stutler

Lewis County: Joseph T. Perry, Jami K. Rice, Thomas P. Snyder

Lincoln County: Morgan A. Scarpellini

Logan County: Kaitlyn A. Bircheat

Nicholas County: Sarah J. Hypes, Betul Kudurogianis, Annabeth R. Marsh. Fred A. Roberts, III, Morgan L. Smyth, Kathryn A. Younts

Preston County: Chad M. Bishop

Raleigh County: Katie N. Nary, Nicholas G. Yale

Randolph County: Loyle T. Fortney

Ritchie County: Samantha J. Brookover, Sara A. Rollins

Roane County: Kayla D. Simons

Upshur County: Sarah A. Gillespie, Benjamin T. Stingo

Wayne County: James M. Egnor

Webster County: Harvey M. Hawkins

Wyoming County: Morgan L. Lambert, Brandon L. Peck

Out of State: Emmanuel Hernandez, Kayleigh A. Huck, Garrett J. Rinehart, Spencer A. Steele

GSC Spring 2014 President’s Honor List Announced
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GSC Spring 2014 Provost’s Honor List Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Spring 2014 Provost’s Honor List has been announced. To be named to the GSC Provost’s Honor Roll, students must have grade point averages between 3.5 and 3.9 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The students making the GSC Provost’s Honor List are listed as follows according to their counties of residence:

Barbour County: John D. Cockerham, Jr.

Berkeley County: Brianna D. Caison, Tia M. LeMaster

Boone County: Tammy F. Charcandy, Michele L. Epling, Mackenzie R. Smith

Braxton County: Crystal L. Barrow, Robert C. Cline, Bryan K. Foster, Jr., Ashley B. Gauldin, Jesse L. King, Kristen F. Meadows, Ryan C. Singleton, Annetta L. Snyder, Casey D. Toler, Emmitt R. Wayne,  Mischell L. Workman, Clara D. Wymer

Calhoun County: Moriah J. Creelfox, Sr., Danielle N. Kendall, Justin G. Morris, Megan L. Prater, Anthony B. Richards, Randy R. Smith, Amara A. Yoak

Clay County: Ryan M. Bennett, James R. Hubbard, Erica D. Perdue, Erica L. Whitney

Fayette County: Brittany L. McGuire

Gilmer County: Autumn D. Bloom, Teayria G. Cool, Conner T. Ferguson, David A. Finley, Bethany B. Frymier, Clair L. Gilbert, Monica L. Goguen, Larisa D. Gordon, Hollie N. Gragg, Landon P. Gumm, Jacqueline K. Hashman, Debra K. Huffman, Christina L. Jenkins, Nicholas B. Lambert, Adrian D. Patterson, Heather C. Patterson, Emily E. Ramezan, Charity C. Ramsey, Anthony M. Rock, Jason D. Rosenburg, Kristal M. Sheets, Zandel M. Sponaugle, Valeri M. Sprouse, Abigail L. Stalnaker, Gregory T. Steele, Jason K. Taggart, Jenny N. Wolfe, Tiffany D. Young

Greenbrier County: Jacob R. Harper, Nathan A. Lilly

Harrison County: Joshua L. Smith

Jackson County: Carly M. Caldon

Jefferson County: Renee V. Ritenour

Kanawha County: Jonathan Z. Massey, Ella M. Messinger, Marcus A. Reed

Lewis County: Mariah L. Daniels, Richard C. Jones, II, Hunter E. McWhorter, Kayla B. Rose, Charlotte C. Squires

Logan County: Derrick O. Lowe

Marion County: Alexander D. Joseph, Seth J. Stemple, Paige M. Turtle

Marshall County: Laiken J. Boyd, Toni L. Doman, Chad E. Ingram

Morgan County: Colton L. Brandenburg, Robert B. Mann, Jr.

Nicholas County: Andrew J. Bailes, Marcella R. Bragg, Jasin S. Coulter, Chelsea D. Dorsey, Ashley M. Dyer, Alexandria D. Fitzwater, Nathan M. Kincaid, Benjamin J. Neal, Jonathan E. Nicklow, Kathryn G. Waddell

Ohio County: Christopher A. White

Pendleton County: Holly G. Crider, Albert L. Martin, II, Trent A. Moats

Putnam County: Alyssa B. Gladfelter

Raleigh County: Maygon A. Mollohan

Randolph County: Jacob M. Yocum

Ritchie County: Jesse M. Alborano, Joshua C. Kaplan, William N. Sarine, II, Jared M. Shipe, Kimberly A. Smith

Roane County: Shelby L. Montgomery

Upshur County: Brittany N. Hardy, Abigail E. Moore

Webster County: Matthew I. Perkins, Brendan M. Rumney

Wirt County: James L. Lynch

Wood County: Anthony M. Jones, Kayla A. Lowers, Brooke N. Radabaugh, Meghan D. Ruddlesden, Shelby M. Scott, Jade E. Spencer, Katelyn R. Walls

Out of State: James T. Cooper, Stefanie J. Gladders, Kenyell N. Goodson, Kevin J. Gray, Ashlee N. Henry, Tyler R. Jamison, Graydon T. Jedamski, Alfonso Medina, Stephen G. Mickle, Art’om T. Rank, Shauna L. Salopek, Ryan S. Spangenberg, Sean A. Steele, Abigail M. Totman, Tanner M. Wright

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GSC Fitness Center Organizing 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run and Fastest Kid in Town Contest

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014

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Participants of a previous Folk Festival 5K leave the starting line

Participants of a previous Folk Festival 5K leave the starting line

GLENVILLE, WV – Staff members in Glenville State College’s Fitness Center are again organizing the annual 5K Walk/Run and ‘Fastest Kid in Town’ contests. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Fastest Kid in Town contest will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21st.  Both events will start in downtown Glenville, West Virginia (Gilmer County) during the annual West Virginia State Folk Festival, which takes place Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd.

Early registration fees for each event are $15. Fees for registration after June 7th are $20. Participants can still register on the morning of June 21st beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Main Street in Glenville just outside the United Bank. The Fastest Kid in Town contest is for children up to ten years old. Everyone who pre-registers will receive a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and age groups.

“The Glenville State College Fitness Center staff would like everyone’s support in our efforts to provide healthy activities for individuals and families. I encourage all to join us at this wonderful event,” said GSC Fitness Center Director Christine Ramsey.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the GSC Fitness Center. Click here to download a registration form or contact Ramsey at (304) 462-6440 for more information.

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