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GSC’s Yeager Airport Earth Day Adoption Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 11, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV–Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff will continue to plant trees and flowers at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Tuesday April 22nd.  The efforts are part of their ongoing ‘Adopt-an-Airport’ annual Earth Day event.

“Since completing the tree plantings in 2011, GSC has continued to work each Earth Day to further beautify Yeager Airport.  This year, GSC Hidden Promise scholars will participate in planting trees and daffodils around new airport signage halfway up Airport Road,” said project organizer and GSC Public Relations Specialist Bob Henry Baber.  “In the past, Land Resources students as well as members of the Student Government Association, the GSC Baseball Team, and multiple campus clubs and organizations have all pitched in to this great ‘green’ project,” added Baber.

Starting in 2008, GSC’s Land Resources Department faculty, staff, and students created a comprehensive plan and led a series of interventions that planted over 10,000 trees in a successful effort to reforest the hillside within the viewshed of Interstates 64 and 79.  Baber says that area was denuded when a significant portion of the mountainside was removed to extend the runway for safety reasons.

Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff take a break from Earth Day 2013 planting and mulching activities at Charleston’s Yeager Airport

Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff take a break from Earth Day 2013 planting and mulching activities at Charleston’s Yeager Airport

“This is a great opportunity for our Hidden Promise students to make West Virginia a prettier place and to fulfill our program’s strong commitment to community service.  We’re excited to be a part of Earth Day activities,” said GSC Hidden Promise Director Teresa Sterns.

The Hidden Promise Program is an alliance of GSC and 41 county school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut aimed at increasing the number of high school and college graduates.  The program currently has nearly 1,800 scholars system-wide and more than 100 full-time students enrolled on the Glenville State campus.

For more information about GSC’s Yeager Airport Adoption Earth Day event, contact Baber at Bob.Baber@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6390.

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GSC Hidden Promise Program Showcased at WV Higher Education Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 13, 2014
For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College employees have showcased their signature Hidden Promise Scholars Program at Higher Education Day 2014 held at the State Capitol in Charleston on Friday, February 21st.  GSC’s exhibit included promotional literature explaining GSC programs, fields of study that are available, and photographs of the campus.
“This event is a wonderful way for us to show off the many things our faculty, staff, and students are doing at Glenville State College.  It also provides a unique opportunity for our students to meet legislators and interact with the public,” said GSC President Dr. Peter Barr.

Higher Ed Day

Pictured from left to right: Junior Hidden Promise Scholar Shelby Montgomery from Left Hand (Roane County), West Virginia, Hidden Promise Scholars Program Director Teresa Sterns, Hidden Promise Scholar Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and junior Hidden Promise Scholar Quentin Murphy from Mount Zion (Calhoun County) in front of Glenville State College’s 2014 West Virginia Higher Education Day display booth

In addition to Dr. Barr, Glenville Sate College was represented by two GSC Hidden Promise Scholars: junior nursing major Shelby Montgomery of Left Hand (Roane County), West Virginia and art major Quentin Murphy of Mount Zion (Calhoun County), West Virginia.   The Hidden Promise Program is an alliance of GSC and 41 county school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut aimed at increasing the number of high school and college graduates.  The program currently has nearly 1,800 scholars system-wide and more than 100 full-time students enrolled on the Glenville State campus.

Both Montgomery and Murphy were acknowledged during the session of the West Virginia House of Delegates by House Majority Leader Brent Boggs (D-Braxton County) of the 34th district.  Boggs is a 1976 GSC graduate.

Also in attendance from GSC were Hidden Promise Scholars Program Director Teresa Sterns, Hidden Promise Scholars Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and Alumni Relations Director/Special Assistant to the President Debbie Nagy.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) sponsors Higher Education Day every year during the regular legislative session. 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 the Mountain State.  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.

For more information about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program and the WV Higher Education Day, contact Sterns at Teresa.Sterns@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6100.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Double Header to UVA-Wise

Softball

GSC's first baseman Mackenzie Smith takes the throw from shortstop Morgan Scarpellini as they get the UVA-Wise hitter out

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball team battled the UVA-Wise Cavaliers on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex, however GSC dropped both games to the Cavaliers as UVA-Wise won game one 7-1 and won game two 10-0.

In game one the Lady Pioneers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Morgan Scarpellini hit an RBI double scoring Carly Caldon.

Then in the top of the second UVA-Wise would tie it up at 1-1 after an 

sacrifice fly scored a run. UVA-wise would then take their first lead of the game in the top of the third inning after they scored another run taking a 2-1 lead over GSC.

UVA-Wise would then have a huge sixth inning as they scored five runs as they went on to defeat the Lady Pioneers, 7-1.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Carly Caldon went 1 for 3 and scored a run. Brittany May pitched all seven innings allowing 10 hits, 7 runs, and had a strike out.

In the second game, UVA-Wise would take a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. The Cavaliers would add another run in the top of the third inning as they took a 4-0 lead. After that it was all Cavaliers from there on out as the Lady Pioneers could not get their bats going, they would fall in the second game of the double header 10-0.

Morgan Scarpellini had the only hit for GSC aas she went 1 for 3 in the game. Sam Weaver pitched all seven innings allowing 8 hits, 10 runs, and finished with 7 strike outs.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Tuesday, April 22nd at home as West Virginia Wesleyan travels to Glenville for a double header. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.

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Softball Drops Double Header to Concord

 

SoftballGlenville, W.Va. – The GSC Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header to Concord University on Saturday afternoon by scores of 4-12 and 2-6.

In game one of the double header Concord would strike first as they took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first after Allie Reid hit a single as Jessica Seymour and Kristen Rose both crossed the plate. But GSC would come right in the bottom of the first and make it 2-1 as Carly Caldon scored on a wild pitch.

However Concord would add to their lead in the top of the second as they would score three runs to take a 5-1 lead over GSC.

GSC’s Kayleigh Huck would hit a three run homerun in the bottom of the third inning as the Lady Pioneers pulled within one, 5-4.  

Concord would again add to their lead in the top of the sixth inning as they scored three runs to take a 8-4 lead over the Lady Pioneers. Then in the top of the seventh Concord’s Brantlea Wood hit a solo homerun and later in the inning Kristen Rose hit a three run homerun as Concord went up 12-4.

GSC would try and make a late come back but Concord would prove to be to much as the Lady Pioneers fell in game one 12-4.

GSC finished the game with 10 hits while Concord finished with 12 hits.

Kayleigh Huck led GSC as she went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a homerun. Brittany May pitched 4 innings allowing 7 hits and gave up 5 runs.

In the second game of the double header, both teams struggled to get their bats working as we headed into the fourth inning scoreless.

However the tie would be broken in the top of the fourth after GSC’s Sam Weaver walked in a run as Concord took a 1-0 lead.

Then GSC would tie it up at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning as Morgan Scarpellini hit an RBI double as Carly Caldon scored.

Concord however would not be finished as they added five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-1 lead over GSC. The Lady Pioneers would have one last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning. GSC’s Johnni Tillman would hit a solo homerun but the Lady Pioneers would come up short as they fell to Concord in game two, 2-6.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Johnni Tillman went 1 for 3 with a homerun. Sam Weaver pitched all seven innings as she allowed 9 hits, gave up 6 runs, and struck out 7 batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to the diamond Sunday, April 13th when UVA-Wise travels to Glenville for a double header. Game time is set for 1:00pm

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GSC Concert Band and Honors Band Concerts April 25th-26th

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2014

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV –The Glenville State College Fine Arts Department faculty and staff are preparing for their sixth annual honors band festival. The event will take place on April 25th and 26th.

The honors band consists of high school and middle school students from around the state. These students will rehearse for two full days before giving a final performance on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

As part of the honors band festival, the GSC Concert Band members will give their annual performance on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“The annual GSC Honors Band Festival is becoming a more popular event every year. For two days, we have roughly 75 students on the GSC campus working on music for a culminating concert. Our concert is the showcase entertainment for the honor band participants and their music teachers and band directors,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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Softball Sweeps West Virginia Tech

Softball

Morgan Scarpellini helped the Lady Pioneers sweep West Virginia Tech as she went went 2 for 2 with 4 RBI’s and had two homeruns

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball team swept the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears on Wednesday afternoon by a final score of 6-5 and 3-0.

In the first game of the double header Morgan Scarpellini got the Lady Pioneers on the scoreboard first as she hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first inning scoring Kayleigh Huck as GSC took a 2-0 lead.

However West Virginia Tech would tie it up 2-2 in the next inning after a two run homerun by Tech’s Ashley Boggs.

West Virginia Tech would then take their first lead of the game in the top of the third inning after a solo homerun from Breigh Renner, 3-2.

GSC’s Scarpellini would come up big again for the Lady Pioneers as she hit another two run homerun in the bottom of the second, scoring Huck again, as GSC retook the lead, 4-3.

Morgan Scarpellini would later add another run for GSC as she scored in the bottom of the fifth on a wild pitch as the Lady Pioneers would go up 5-3.

West Virginia Tech would add one run in the top of the sixth after a wild pitch from Sam Weaver allowed Megan Blythe to score making it 5-4 GSC.

West Virginia Tech would have one last chance in the top of the seventh inning. Tech would load the bases and tie it up at 5-5 after RBI by Ashley Boggs as Kat Lively scored.

GSC would then win it in the bottom of the seventh inning as Kayleigh Huck scored on a balk by West Virginia Tech’s pitcher Mackenzie Wilson as the Lady Pioneers won, 6-5.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 2 with 4 RBI’s and had two homeruns. Briana Jackson finished with 2 hits while Kayleigh Huck went 2 for 4 and scored 3 runs.

Raven Greer picked up the win for the Lady Pioneers as she pitched 2.1 innings allowing 3 hits, a run, and struck out 4 batters.

West Virginia Tech was led by Ashley Boggs as she went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run.

In the second game of the double header, the Lady Pioneers scored first in the bottom of the second inning as Brittany Spencer scored on a wild pitch as GSC took a 1-0 lead.

GSC would add a two more runs in the bottom of the third inning as they took a 3-0 lead over West Virginia Tech.

And that would be enough as GSC would go on to win game two 3-0.

Brittany Spencer went 1 for 2 with an RBI and scored a run while Mackenzie Smith finished with an RBI.

Sam Weaver pitched all 7 innings allowing just 1 hit, walked 1 batter, and struck out 4 batters.

West Virginia Tech only hit came from Aquila Fox.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Saturday, April 12th when Concord travels to Glenville.

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Metz Named to MEC Men’s Golf All-Conference Team

Men's Golf

GSC golfer Matt Metz was named to the MEC Men's Golf All-Conference Second Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Matt Metz has been named to the Mountain East Conference Men’s Golf All-Conference Second Team.

Fairmont State’s Jess Ferrell is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, West Liberty’s Matt Iceton is the Freshman of the Year, and Charleston’s Will Johnson is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

In addition to the award winners, the league announced the All-MEC teams. Joining Ferrell and Iceton on the first team were Thibaut Carmingnano (Charleston), Evan Muscari (Concord), Ryan Thomson (West Liberty) and Brian Bir (Notre Dame).

John Baggott (Notre Dame), Joe Burkinshaw (Shepherd), Roberty Fleming (Shepherd), Harry Howell (Charleston), Matt Metz (Glenville State) and Jamin Smith earned second team honors. Seven players earned honorable mention honors.

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring in select Mountain East Conference events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

First Team
Thibaut Carmingnano (Charleston)
Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State)
Matt Iceton (West Liberty)
Evan Muscari (Concord)
Ryan Thomson (West Liberty)
Brian Bir (Notre Dame)

Second Team
John Baggott (Notre Dame)
Joe Burkinshaw (Shepherd)
Robert Fleming (Shepherd)
Harry Howell (Charleston)
Matt Metz (Glenville State)
Jamin Smith (Charleston)

Honorable Mention
Chris Ferrell (Shepherd)
Clint Lowe (UVa-Wise)
Adam Mitchley (Urbana)
Ben McMillion (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Brady Noland (Concord)
Tyler Hartzell (Fairmont State)
Matt Dunning (Notre Dame)

Player of the Year: Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State)
Freshman of the Year: Matt Iceton (West Liberty)
Coach of the Year: Will Johnson (Charleston)

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Moore Named to MEC Women’s Golf All-Conference Team

Women's Golf

GSC's senior golfer Sammi Moore has been named to the MEC Women's Golf All-Conference Second Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Glenville State College senior Sammi Moore has been named to the Mountain East Conference Women’s Golf All-Conference Second Team. Moore finished 16th overall in the MEC Southern Regional on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8th as she scored a 180 after two rounds at Berry Hill Golf Course in Charleston, West Virginia.

Wheeling Jesuit’s Kasey Frazier is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Notre Dame College’s Brianna Stokes is the Freshman of the Year, and NDC’s Colleen Groomes is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

In addition to the award winners, the league announced the All-MEC first and second teams. Frazier was joined on the first team by Concord’s Marina Erice and Stephanie Peareth, West Virginia Wesleyan’s duo of Becky Gossard and Kayla Linger and Notre Dame’s Michiko Smith.

On the second team consists of Christi Bilas (Notre Dame), Mackenzie Cluesman (UVa-Wise), Kelli Garrett (Charleston), Sammi Moore (Glenville State), Courtney Tierney (Urbana) and Kenzie Turner (Charleston).

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring in select Mountain East Conference events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

First Team
Marina Erice (Concord)
Kasey Frazier (Wheeling Jesuit)
Becky Gossard (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Kayla Linger (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Stephanie Peareth (Concord)
Michiko Smith (Notre Dame College)

Second Team
Christi Bilas (Notre Dame College)
MacKenzie Cluesman (UVa-Wise)
Kelli Garrett (Charleston)
Sammi Moore (Glenville State)
Courtney Tierney (Urbana)
Kenzie Turner (Charleston)

Honorable Mention
Sarah Adamowski (Charleston)
Katie Casey (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Chelsea Cluesman (UVa-Wise)
Alex Smith (Concord)
Brianna Stokes (Notre Dame)
Kelsi Trippett (West Virginia Wesleyan)

Freshman of the Year
Brianna Stokes (Notre Dame College)

Player of the Year
Kasey Frazier (Wheeling Jesuit)

Coach of the Year
Colleen Groomes (Notre Dame)

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GSC Summersville Classes Open House April 9th

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2014

For more information: Annette Barnette
Public Relations and Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

Glenville, WV – Local residents can still earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in teacher education from Glenville State College by attending classes in Nicholas County.  A partnership between GSC and New River Community and Technical College continues and allows area students to complete the degree requirements at NRCTC’s Summersville campus.

GSC Dean of Education Dr. Kevin Cain said, “The Teacher Education Division at Glenville State College continues to work proudly with the New River Community and Technical College faculty and staff at their Summersville location to bring a four-year program in education to citizens in that part of West Virginia.”

An informational session about the program is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 9th beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the NRCTC Summersville campus commons area.  Meeting organizers will discuss the education degree program and how to enroll.  They will also discuss the fall GSC courses that will begin on August 18th at New River CTC’s Summersville campus.

“Glenville State College is committed to the partnership established with New River CTC to provide college classes to people who live in and around the Summersville area.  This program allows students an opportunity to take classes close to home and save time and money while working toward a teaching degree.  West Virginia benefits from the qualified teachers who graduate from these programs and then go on to educate the youth in our state,” said GSC Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming Kathy Gilbert.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Cain at Kevin.Cain@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6201 or Gilbert at Kathy.Gilbert@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6124.

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Lady Pioneers Softball Sweeps West Liberty

The GSC Lady Pioneers swept West Liberty on Saturday afternoon

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers swept the West Liberty Hilltoppers on Saturday afternoon in a double header. GSC took game one by a score of 5-1, they also took game two by a final of 5-1.

In game one, GSC’s Brittnay Spencer went 2-2, sparking the Glenville State Lady Pioneers to a 5-1 victory in seven innings over West Liberty University.

She singled in the first and fifth innings.

West Liberty University couldn’t get anything going as long as Samantha Weaver was pitching. West Liberty University managed just one hit off of Weaver, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during her three innings of work.

Brittany May got the win for Glenville State Lady Pioneers. She tossed four innings of shutout ball. Brittany struck out one, walked none and gave up three hits.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI single by Brittnay.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers scored three runs of its own in the sixth. Glenville State Lady Pioneers scored on an RBI double by Mackenzie Smith, an RBI single by Charity Ramsey, and a passed ball.

In the second game of the double header, Glenville State beat West Liberty University 5-1 in seven innings behind Morgan Scarpellini, who went 2-3.

She singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.

Samantha Weaver‘s seven strikeouts were enough to push Glenville State Lady Pioneers past West Liberty University. Samantha allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks over seven innings.

The lone run of the game for West Liberty University crossed the plate in the first inning on an RBI single by Sumner.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring three runs on two singles.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers piled on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Morgan kicked things off with a double, scoring Brittnay Spencer.

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