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GSC to Host Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 15, 2014

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Glenville, WV – The annual Glenville State College Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28th. The event will be held in GSC’s Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom at 12:00 p.m.

Attendees of the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Attendees of the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon listen to opening remarks

“I want to invite everyone to attend this annual luncheon. We will be presenting vital information about breast cancer prevention and treatment as well as recognizing all survivors,” said GSC Campus Health Nurse Ronda Williams, R.N.

This year’s guest speaker will be Helen Morris who will be talking about personal experiences after her diagnosis. “The main thing to remember is that cancer is a word, not a sentence,” said Morris.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Those planning to attend should reserve a seat by Friday, October 24th. To make reservations or for additional information, contact Ronda Williams at (304) 462-6430.

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Special Oktoberfest Dinner at GSC on October 23rd

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The public is invited to Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. for GSC’s Oktoberfest Premium Night.

The menu for the dinner includes: chicken cordon bleu, beef sauerbraten, grilled brats with sauerkraut, soft pretzels with cheese sauce and German mustard, beer battered onion rings, medley of green beans, asparagus, and carrots, a spätzle station, German potato salad, full salad bar, and cheddar cheese soup. Desserts for the special dinner will include: baked apple strudel, black forest cake, German chocolate cake, and carrot cake.

Costs for the Oktoberfest Premium Night are $ 13.75 for guests, $ 12.75 for seniors, $12.50 for faculty and staff using Flex Dollars, $10.30 for students using Flex Dollars, and $6.50 for children under 12.

Reservations are welcome and can be made by contacting the GSC Dining Services Office at (304) 462-6360. Reservations may be left on the voice mail.

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Volleyball Suffers Road Loss at Alderson Broaddus


Rachel Morris led the team in digs with six on the night

Philippi, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers volleyball team suffered a road loss Tuesday night to non-conference opponent Alderson Broaddus Battlers in three sets, 0-3.

The Lady Pioneers would suffer their worse loss of the season in the first set as AB took set one, 25-4.

Glenville State would battle back in the second set but end up falling, 25-19. Alderson Broaddus would then finish off the Lady Pioneers in the third and final set, 25-10.

Glenville State was led by freshmen Lauren Wheatley and Tahje Houston as they both finished the game with four kills each. Shyann Loftin finished the night with three serve aces.

Rachel Morris led the team in digs with six on the night while Stefanie Gladders and Kaci Sullivan both had six assists in the game.

Alderson Broaddus was led by Elise Wolff as she finished with a game high 12 kills.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Friday, September 17th when they travel to Shepherd University. Gametime is set for 7pm.

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Lady Pioneers Golf Team Places Seventh at MEC Championship

Women's Golf
Freshman Megan Little finished the MEC Women’s Golf Championship with a score of 282 as she placed overall 25th

Daniels, W.Va. - The Glenville State Lady Pioneers golf team finished seventh at the MEC Women’s Golf Championship this Tuesday, October 14th at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, West Virginia.

Glenville State finished the three-day, 54 hole tournament, with a score of 1,145.

Freshman standout Raven Fatool finished the tournament in 20th with a 272 score while fellow freshman Megan Little finished with a score of 282 as she placed overall 25th.

Maggie Lilly finished 35th with a score of 298 while Cami Roberts shot a 299 as she finished 36th. GSC’s Hannah Stout finished 38th with a score of 305.

Notre Dame won the championship with a three-day total of 1,006 while Wheeling Jesuit finished runner-up with a score of 1,023.

MEC Championship Team Scores

1. Notre Dame Coll. OH 339 337 330 1006 +142

2. Wheeling Jesuit U. 344 334 345 1023 +159

3. West Virginia Wesl. 349 341 352 1042 +178

4. University of Charleston 342 352 356 1050 +186

5. West Liberty Univ 359 363 355 1077 +213

6. Urbana University 373 350 366 1089 +225

7. Glenville State College 388 371 386 1145 +281

8. UVA-Wise 395 387 389 1171 +307

9. Fairmont State Coll. 420 408 401 1229 +365

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Glenville State Announces the Addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling

Acrobatics and Tumbling
Glenville State becomes the twelfth school in the country to add Acrobatics & Tumbling (A&T)

Glenville, W.Va. - Amber King, after guiding the King University Tornado Acrobatics and Tumbling team in their 2013-2014 inaugural season, has accepted the head coaching job at Glenville State, athletic director Janet Bailey announced Tuesday.  As Glenville State becomes the 12th school in the country to add Acrobatics & Tumbling (A&T), King becomes the first coach in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) to start two programs.  Also in the NCATA, are Alderson-Broaddus (WV), Azusa Pacific (CA), Baylor (TX), Fairmont State (WV), Hawai’i Pacific, King (TN), Quinnipiac (CT), Adrian (MI), Gannon (PA), and National Champion University of Oregon.  Recruitment will be the initial focus of the program, and the team will be ready for intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2016.

Acrobatics and Tumbling competitions are typically held as a meet between 2-4 teams. Each competition is exciting, fast paced, and audience friendly. Each team has up to 28 competitors on their game-day roster and compete in six events including: Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling, and Team Event. Teams compete and are evaluated in each event receiving a score. In a competition, a team can score up to 300 points, with the team with the highest overall score declared the winner.  For a quick look at the action from a typical meet, click on Acro Video.

 ”Amber King is committed to developing a championship program helping young ladies achieve their very best on the competition floor, in the classroom, and in life,” said Athletic Director Janet Bailey.

“I am excited to introduce Acrobatics and Tumbling to Pioneer sports. This emerging sport will increase athletic opportunities for women at Glenville State. Coach King has an established reputation in the sport. The Glenville State community can expect that Acrobatics and Tumbling will continue the Pioneer tradition of excelling performance in the gymnasium and the classroom,” said Glenville State President Dr. Peter Barr.

King, a native of Piney Flats, TN, is ready to pioneer GSC’s first foray into A&T.  King exclaims, “I am excited to bring this sport to the Glenville State campus and community.  I have been extremely impressed with President Barr, Athletic Director Janet Bailey, and the entire community, as they embrace this opportunity for female student-athletes. I’m honored to be a part of this amazing sport and I look forward to also serving this community, as we teach the skill set of acrobatics and tumbling to the youth of Gilmer County.”

In the inaugural competition season at King, the Tornado earned a National Championship Tournament berth with team strengths in Acro, Pyramid, and Toss events.  Coach King’s recruitment efforts led the now second year program to double in size.  

Off the mat, King looks forward to plugging in with GSC’s active group of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  King states, “I have enjoyed integrating into the college and community. You can truly feel the family atmosphere here.  I am excited to show off Glenville State to our future athletes.”  

Prior to developing Acrobatics and Tumbling at King University, King elevated the King University cheer program to a competitive level.  The newly competitive 2012 team finished fifth at Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta, GA, and third at Canam Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC. Prior to returning to her alma mater, King served as head cheer coach at Newberry College (SC). During 2011-2012 season, she choreographed competition routines for CANAM and CCA National events.  She was named to the Top-25 Coaches in America by the CCA, after a trio of spectacular finishes in competition. King led her team to a First Runner-up honor at the CANAM Nationals, a National Championship in the All-Girl CCA Nationals, and was crowned Grand Champion as the best overall college team at the 2012 CCA Nationals.

In 2008, King earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a Minor in Coaching from King University.  For three years as an undergraduate, King was a teaching instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association traveling the Mid-South region.  In 2009, Coach King developed the tumble/cheer ministry through the Celebration Church Dance Ministry in Blountville, TN.  She taught weekly tumbling classes to children 5-18 years old and choreographed routines for them.

In 2012, King completed her Master’s Degree in Coaching Education from nearby Ohio University.  Amber resides in Glenville, WV with her husband, Greg, and five year old son Jack.

Stay tuned for details for an upcoming press conference with regional media outlets.  For more information about the sport, go to  For more information on Glenville State Acrobatics and Tumbling, recruiting, or scholarship, please contact head coach Amber King at (423)306-1989 or

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Glenville State’s Rahmann Lee and Earon Settle Tabbed as MEC Players of the Week

Glenville State’s running back Rahmann Lee and defensive back Earon Settle Tabbed as MEC Players of the Week

Bridgeport, W.Va. - Rahmann Lee (Glenville State), Earon Settle (Glenville State) and Kelly Carter (Urbana) have earned Mountain East Conference Player of the Week honors.

Lee, a junior from Capitol Heights, Md., is the Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Pioneers to a 34-30 win over Charleston. Lee led all MEC rushers last week with 129 yards and also found the end zone twice. He added four catches for 31 yards and one touchdown, including the game-winning score from eight yards out with four seconds left. 

Settle, a freshman from Suitland, Md., earns Defensive Player of the Week accolades for his role in Glenville State’s win over UC. He had a game-high 14 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, in addition to forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass.

Carter, a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, is the Special Teams Player of the Week after recording 161 all-purpose yards against No. 23 Concord. Carter had a 97-yard kickoff return against the Mountain Lions, which is second only to his 100-yard kickoff return last season in MEC history.

Other Top Performances:

Offense: Jeff Ziemba (Shepherd) threw for a career-high four touchdown passes … Brian Novak (Concord) had 300 yards passing and four touchdowns … C.J. Germany (Notre Dame) had eight grabs for 263 yards … Zach Schademan (West Virginia Wesleyan) hauled in six passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns … Anton McCallum (West Liberty) had 118 yards receiving on three catches … Le’Velle Spivey (Urbana) pulled in six passes for a team-high 125 yards and two touchdowns … Zach Pate (Fairmont State) had a career-high eight catches for 101 yards.

Defense: Josh White (West Liberty) picked off a pair of passes for the Hilltoppers … James Gumpton (Shepherd) led the Rams with 11 tackles in a shutout win … Gary Saylor (Concord) recorded a team-high eight tackles and had three tackles for a loss … Derrick Bavol (Notre Dame) had nine tackles and set a new school record with 3.5 sacks … Calvin Pringles (Fairmont State) had four tackles, an interception and forced a fumble.

 Special Teams: C.J. Davis (Shepherd) had a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown against UVa-Wise … Andy Ellington (Concord) was 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 52-yarder … Griffin Yocum (West Liberty) averaged 41.8 yards per punt …  Emmaneul Smith (Notre Dame) had 149 yards on six kick returns … Tanner Wright (Glenville State) booted a pair of field goals

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Pioneers Pull-off Upset Over Charleston, 34-30


Quarterback Sean Steele went 22 for 39 for 323 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Pioneers 34-30 victory over Charleston

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team pulled-off a huge upset over the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Homecoming, 34-30.

The Pioneers would play a great first half as they took a seven point lead into halftime over the Golden Eagles, 17-10.

However Charleston would come out in the third quarter and score 13 straight points as they took the lead 23-17 over GSC. But the Pioneers would not give in as they scored on their first possession of the fourth quarter, as Sean Steele connected with tight end Jake Harper from 36 yards out, to re-take the lead, 24-23.

The Pioneers would then add to their lead with 4:26 left to play as Tanner Wright hit a 29 yard field goal as GSC went up, 27-23.

But the Golden Eagles would score on their next drive as Jermaine Kelly hit John Knox on a touchdown pass from 27 yards out as Charleston took a, 30-27 lead with only 2:07 left to play.

However the Pioneers would be cool and collected as they would drive down to the Golden Eagles eight yard line. GSC would find the endzone on  third down as Sean Steele rolled out and hit Rahmann Lee, for an eight yard touchdown pass, as the Pioneers pulled-off the upset victory, 34-30.

Both teams had a good day rushing the ball as Charleston rushed for 163 yards on the ground while Glenville rushed for 170 yards. The Pioneers racked up 493 total of offense on 80 plays while the GSC defense allowed Charleston 344 total yards on 70 yards.

Both teams turned it over once on the day, Charleston lost a fumble while the Pioneers threw an interception.

Charleston however only had four penalties for 30 yards while the Pioneers had seven penaltites for 97 yards.

Rahmann Lee led the Pioneers rushing attack as he rushed for 129 on 32 carries and two touchdowns.

Quarterback Sean Steele went 22 for 39 for 323 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Settle’s favorite target was Dante Absher as he caught nine passes for 145 yards, a career high for Absher. Lee also caught four balls for 31 yards and the winning touchdown.

Freshman defensive back , Earon Settles, led the Pioneers defense with 14 total tackles on the day. He also had 2.5 tackles for, one pass break-up, and forced a fumble. Linebacker James Johnson chipped in with six tackles.

For Charleston Quarterback Jordan Paul went 15 for 26 for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Wideout John Knox caught eight passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

The Pioneers return to action next Saturday, October 18th when they travel to Wise, Virginia to take on Mountain East Conference newcomer UVA-Wise. Kickoff is set 1:00pm.

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Give On-Line

The Glenville State College Foundation has recently enhanced the procedures for on-line Giving.  To make your donation to the Foundation you just have to click the “Donate Now” button located under either the “Alumni and Friends” or “Give” drop down menus above.  The secure link will allow your donation to be charged to your credit card and save the time and postage of mailing a check or calling in to the Foundation office.  On-line giving will automatically go into the Annual Fund drive.  If you wish to make a donation to another Fund, please call the Foundation office at (304) 462-6380.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. University of Charleston – Game Six (Homecoming)

FootballGlenville, W.Va. -Glenville State fell to West Virginia Wesleyan, 38-35, last Saturday at Ross Field.

The Bobcats improved to 2-3 overall and 2-3 in MEC play. Glenville State slipped to 1-4 overall and 1-4 in conference play. Three of Glenville State’s four losses have come by less than four points.

Jeremy Musselman was 14-of-18 for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Tyler Bolen came on to complete 18-of-25 for 187 yards and two more scores to pace the Bobcats. Michael Anderson added 119 yards on the ground for WVWC.

Rahmann Lee rushed for 152 yards on 23 carries for the Pioneers. Sean Steele was 10-of-21 for 181 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

An action-packed first half saw the Bobcats take a 24-20 into halftime. The two teams traded touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarter, and WVWC held a 38-35 lead with 3:37 left. The Bobcats, though, were able to pick up a crucial first down on 4th-and-1 and then was able to run out the clock to hold on to the win.

This week the Pioneers return home to I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium to take on the University of Charleston Golden Eagles. It is also Homecoming for the Pioneers.

Last year the Pioneers feel on the road at Charleston, 17-10. Rahmann Lee was held to just 55 rushing yards while quarterback Sean Steele threw for 122 yards but had three costly interceptions.

UC’s offense racked up 264 total yards of offense while GSC finished last year’s contest with just 173 total yards. Last year’s contest also saw six total fumbles in the game with UC fumbling it four times and the Pioneers fumbled it away twice.

Saturday’s kickoff is set for 1:30 pm.

Game Day Links below:

Game Notes: GSC vs. University of Charleston

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Sammi Moore and Jon Rasnick Named Williams and Montrose Award Winners

Football and Women's Golf
Sammi Moore and Jon Rasnick Named William and Montrose Award Winners

Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State College and Glenville State Athletic Department would like to congratulate Sammi Moore and Jon Rasnick as they have been named the 2014 Williams and Montrose Award winners.

Sammi Moore is the Williams Award winner; she is a native of Elizabeth, West Virginia and is the daughter of Gary and Janet Moore. She graduated from Glenville State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Business Administration Management and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership.

Moore is a four year member of the Lady Pioneers Women’s Golf team.  Moore was named to the WVIAC All-Conference Second Team in 2011-12 and was named to the MEC All-Conference Second Team in 2013-14. Moore also won several Tournaments during her career. She also is the only women’s golfer in school history to make All-Conference honors.

Moore now workers for Physical Therapy Providers PPLC, in Ravenswood, West Virginia where she resides with her fiancée Scott Wilburn.

The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an associate professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at the College in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964. Williams Wing of Pickens Hall was named for her on April 27, 1974.

The Williams Award is presented each year during Homecoming to the most outstanding female athlete who has graduated in the preceding class. This yearly selection recognizes the deserving female athlete and serves as a tribute to Miss Williams who was a role model and mentor to many women in her 47 years of teaching, the last 17 of which were at GSC.

The Montrose award winner goes to Jon Rasnick; he is a native of Orange County, Virginia and is the son of Roger and Jan Rasnick. He graduated from GSC with a Bachelor’ Degree in Health Education and Physical Education.

Rasnick had an outstanding career at Glenville State; he was a four year starter for the Pioneer football team from 2009-2013. His sophomore year he was named to the WVIAC Honorable Mention Team, junior year he was named to the WVIAC All-Conference First Team, and during his senior year he was named MEC All-Conference First Team and was elected to the Don Henson Football Gazette Super Region One Third Team.

Rasnick is now a member of the Pioneer Football Coaching Staff where he coaches the offensive line.

The Montrose Award was established in 1952 and is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.

This award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer, Coach “Babe” Jones.

Montrose established himself as one of the most promising backs in Pioneer history during his freshman year. Perhaps his greatest performance came in the game against Shepherd, when he passed and ran his team to a 34 to 0 victory.

Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.

Glenville State College and the Athletic Department would like to congratulate these two fine young individuals for all of their success on and off the field.

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