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Hidden Promise Scholars Hold Community Meet & Greets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Staff members and mentors of the Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS) Program met with high school students and their families from over 30 counties so that participants and their families could learn more about the HPS program.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is an alliance between Glenville State College and 41 county school districts across West Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff and students in grades K through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning K-12 and higher education curricula.

“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 GSC HPS Coordinator Jenny Boggs.

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

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Two GSC Students Participate in National Ceramics Competition

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2014

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Ryan Singleton and Amanda Wallbrown

Ryan Singleton and Amanda Wallbrown

GLENVILLE, WV—Amanda Wallbrown of Rosedale, WV and Ryan Singleton of Burnsville, WV, two Glenville State College studio art majors, recently took part in the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition in Texas.  While both were honored by their selection to compete, Wallbrown was further recognized with a Merit Award that was accompanied by a $50 prize.

“This is really important to me because out of 764 who applied, only 124 were granted entry into the competition and Ryan and I were the only two artists from West Virginia who made it. Not only did we get to participate in this contest but we got to represent West Virginia and GSC,” said Wallbrown. “Winning an award made the experience that much better,” she added.

Wallbrown's entry in the competition

Wallbrown's entry in the competition

“This was an exciting opportunity for me to showcase my art to others and help put GSC on the map,” said Singleton.

Wallbrown was on hand at the opening and awards reception in San Angelo on April 11th to represent GSC. Entries in the competition were judged by ceramic artist Leopold Foulem from Montreal, Canada.

Singleton's entry in the competition

Singleton's entry in the competition

“I am very proud of both of my art students. To get into a juried national art competition is not an easy thing. To receive an award like Amanda did is really a big deal,” said GSC Associate Professor of Art Liza Brenner.

The competition is hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, Texas every two years and is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The show runs until June 29th.

For more information on the Studio Art degree program at Glenville State College, contact Brenner at (304) 462-6346.

Wallbrown's entry (foreground, lower right) among others at the 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition  |  Photo: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Wallbrown's entry (foreground, lower right) among others at the 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition | Photo: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

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DeMatteo Receives GSC Faculty Award of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2014

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Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (left) with 2014 Faculty Award of Excellence recipient Dr. Art DeMatteo

Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (left) with 2014 Faculty Award of Excellence recipient Dr. Art DeMatteo

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Professor of History Dr. Art DeMatteo is the 2014 recipient of the GSC Faculty Award of Excellence. DeMatteo, who has worked at GSC for ten years, received the award at the 140th GSC Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10th.

“Commencement Saturday was one of the best days of my life. Winning the Faculty Award of Excellence completely floored me; I never saw it coming. We have so many outstanding teachers on our campus, many of whom also deserve recognition, so the award is extra-special to me, and very humbling, as well. This honor also inspires me to work even harder to be an even more effective teacher,” said DeMatteo.

Other faculty members who nominated DeMatteo for the award observed that he “has developed a reputation as a tough but fair instructor who receives high marks in all categories of student evaluations,” and that students respect his “professional enthusiasm” and “entertaining and spirited lectures.”

“One of the best things about teaching here at Glenville is the positive attitude of the students. Many of them are first-generation college students and, with maybe a few exceptions, they seem to understand the importance of the opportunity they have. They are very teachable and very respectful. I usually cannot wait to get to class every day – the students make it fun and rewarding,” said DeMatteo.

DeMatteo received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1986 and a Masters of History in 1988 from Cleveland State University. In 1999, he was awarded a Doctorate in Urban and Labor History from the University of Akron. He is a past President of the Gilmer County Historical Society, is the Faculty Advisor for the GSC Social Science Honor Society Pi Gamma Mu, is a member of GSC’s Faculty Senate, and participates in the GSC Honors Program Task Force. In October of 2012, he served as a member of a distinguished panel at a public forum that discussed the ‘Electoral College process and the National Popular Vote Bill’ at West Virginia State University.

He has been married to his wife, Betty, for 38 years. The couple has two daughters, three grandsons, and two step-grandchildren.

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Warner Receives Student Leadership Award at GSC Commencement

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2014

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Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (left) presents the 2014 Student Leadership Award to Kyle Warner

Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (left) presents the 2014 Student Leadership Award to Kyle Warner

GLENVILLE, WV – Kyle Warner, a 2014 Glenville State College Accounting and Management graduate, was presented with the Student Leadership Award at GSC’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10th. He is the son of James Warner of Gassaway (Braxton County), West Virginia and is a 2009 graduate of Braxton County High School.

“Considering the several other graduates who had the right qualifications for this award, it was a very humbling experience when my name was called at commencement. Receiving this award is very special to me – it makes me feel that all my late nights of studying, intense football practices, and rigorous days in general have paid off.  It’s very pleasing to know that all my leadership qualities and accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed over my five year career. It’s an honor and a privilege to represent Glenville State College and all the graduating class of 2014,” said Warner.

Nominations from fellow students and faculty members highlighted Warner’s qualifications. A student called his college career, “nothing short of amazing.” Another referred to him as, “the perfect candidate for the award.”

During his GSC career, Warner was a member of the Pioneer Football Team for five years. He was a three year starter at defensive end and the 2013 team captain. He was also a Resident Assistant at Pioneer Village for four years, President of GSC’s Professional Business Leaders organization, and a business tutor for Student Support Services on campus. He also was recognized by GSC’s Business Department as the Outstanding Accounting Student and was honored with the Ernest H. Smith award for being the graduating business student with the highest grade point average. Additionally, he was a public school mentor for two years at Glenville Elementary School.

In the time leading up to his GSC graduation, Warner was a highly sought after job candidate – he had three offers from different accounting firms in the Charleston area. He recently signed a contract to begin working with the one of the top four largest accounting firms in the world, Ernst and Young. He begins his employment with them at their Charleston location in October of 2014.

“I credit my father for being a great influence in my life; he’s made me the man I’ve become today. I also appreciate all of the instructors in GSC’s Business Department who have trusted in me and molded me. I plan to move forward in my career and transition my hard work ethic from the classroom over to the corporate world. I will do my best to represent Glenville State College,” concluded Warner.

In his spare time Warner is an avid bass fisherman. He also enjoys working out, lifting weights, and health and nutrition.

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Fifty Students Named GSC Honor Graduates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 21, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Fifty members of Glenville State College’s Class of 2014 have been recognized as honor graduates. The students received their honor stoles at the annual Honor Graduates Reception held on May 8th in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. The top graduates completed their degree requirements in July 2013, December 2013, or May 2014 and most of them participated in the 140th GSC Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10th.

The following students are 2014 GSC honor graduates:

Amanda J. Abramovich of Auburn (Ritchie County), Katrina N. Adkins of Clay (Clay County), Brittany A. Bayless of Craigsville (Nicholas County), Carol J. Bearce of Pullman (Ritchie County), Ryan M. Bennett of Lizemores (Clay County), Ezekiel G. Bonnett of Coxs Mills (Gilmer County), Samantha J. Brookover of Auburn (Ritchie County), Lindsay B. Browning of Canvas (Nicholas County), M. Catherine Butcher of Glenville (Gilmer County), Carly M. Caldon of Le Roy (Jackson County), Tyler J. Carr of Gassaway (Braxton County), Maria M. Clothier of Millstone (Calhoun County), Janis R. Collins of Heaters (Braxton County), Derrick M. Crawford of Gauley Bridge (Fayette County), Randy S. Cremeans of Barboursville (Cabell County), Courtney L. Cutlip of Left Hand (Roane County), Robert B. DeWees of Gay (Jackson County), Craig A. Estep of Glasgow (Kanawha County), Racheal L. Fetty of Spencer (Roane County), Ashley B. Gauldin of Sutton (Braxton County), Donald E. Grant of Weston (Lewis County), Sue Guthrie of Thornton (Taylor County), Jacqueline K. Hashman of Glenville (Gilmer County), Courtney S. Holcomb-Bennett of Lizemores (Clay County), Miranda L. Hughart of Summersville (Nicholas County), Sonnie B. James of Burnsville (Braxton County), Marc A. Jones of Gassaway (Braxton County), Katelyn M. Lake of Hacker Valley (Webster County), Sarah J. Lewis of Buckhannon (Upshur County), Tate M. Linder of Mineral Wells (Wood County), Howard ‘Trey’ Meeks of Saint Marys (Pleasants County), Trent A. Moats of Franklin (Pendleton County), Stephanie D. Myer of Wilbur (Tyler County), Robert P. Neal of Hinton (Summers County), Amanda L. Perry of Craigsville (Nicholas County), Casey D. Pritt of Glenville (Gilmer County), Christopher L. Rhodes of Gassaway (Braxton County), Connie L. Roberts of Sutton (Braxton County), Megan Lynnette Rollins of Gassaway (Braxton County), Morgan A. Scarpellini of Hamlin (Lincoln County), Elora D. Shock of Glenville (Gilmer County), Ashley R. Smallwood of Sutton (Braxton County), Thomas P. Snyder of Camden (Lewis County), Casey D. Toler of Heaters (Braxton County), Sherry Villers of Paden City (Wetzel County), Kyle J. Warner of Gassaway (Braxton County), Loretta ‘Nikki’ Whytsell of Grantsville (Calhoun County), Katherine J. Williams of Spencer (Roane County), Jenny N. Wolfe of Glenville (Gilmer County), and Laura M. Young of Mount Lookout (Nicholas County).

GSC honor graduates are recognized based upon academic distinctions. Students with grade point averages between 3.85 and 4.00 are acknowledged as summa cum laude, averages between 3.70 and 3.84 are recognized as magna cum laude, and GPAs between 3.50 and 3.69 are honored as cum laude.

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GSC Awards Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Over thirty upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from throughout West Virginia have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Braxton County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Bonnie Bender of Gassaway, Keturah Cowling and Jacob Haymond of Sutton, Elizabeth Jackson of Frametown, and Jordan Batton of Flatwoods. All five received the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Bender will be majoring in biology and is the daughter of Elizabeth Bender. Cowling will be majoring in criminal justice and is the daughter of Joe and Sherry Cowling. Haymond will be majoring in natural resource management and is the son of Margret Davis. Jackson will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Tela Jackson. Batton will be majoring in business education and is the son of Leasa Crump.

Calhoun County resident Kelsey Jett of Orma received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in mathematics education and is the daughter of Steven and Jenna Jett.

Doddridge County residents receiving scholarships included: Rachel Casteel of West Union, Megan Ruppert of Salem, and Lindsey Travis of New Milton. Casteel received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in mathematics education and is the daughter of Robin Reinig. Ruppert received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Timothy and Beverly Ruppert. Travis received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Marvin and Robin Travis.

Fayette County residents receiving scholarships include Breanna Bennett of Fayetteville and Daniel Pritt of Oak Hill. Both received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Bennett will be majoring in music, also received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship, and is the daughter of James and Lori Bennett. Pritt will be majoring in health and physical education and is the son of David Pritt.

Gilmer County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Hannah Roberts of Coxs Mills, Dravin Gibson of Glenville, and Amanda Lamb of Linn. Roberts received the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Alvon F. and Phyllis D. Rohrbough Scholarship, the Howard Burk Scholarship, the Eula Bush Short Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in biology and is the daughter of Owen and Anita Roberts. Gibson received the Bertha Olsen Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He plans to major in music. Lamb received the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science and is the daughter of Ronald and Angela Lamb. Additionally, GSC senior biology major Emily Ramezan of Glenville received the Dr. Mary Jo Pribble Scholarship. Ramezan is the daughter of Dave and Janette Ramezan.

Harrison County resident Kolby Abruzzino of Bridgeport received the Honors Academic Scholarship, the General Meritorious Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in behavioral science and is the son of Tony and Deb Abruzzino.

Jackson County resident Evan Merical of Millwood received the Honors Academic Scholarship, Fine Arts Education Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in music and is the son of Lonnie and Willard Merical.

Kanawha County residents among the scholarship recipients included Tahje Houston of Charleston and Jesse Austin Broussard of Elkview. Houston received the Gracie Viola Bosely Scholarship, the Holt-Wiant Memorial Scholarship, the Ruth Ann Nedermier Scholarship, the John C. Shaw Scholarship, and the Honors Academic Scholarship. She plans to major in biology and is the daughter of Carolyn Taylor. Broussard received the Honors Academic Scholarship. He plans to major in management and is the son of Kristie Broussard.

Lewis County resident Hannah Barron of Jane Lew received the Roanoke Methodist Scholarship. She will be majoring in graphics and digital media and is the daughter of Charla Barron.

Nicholas County resident Carrie Huffman of Tioga received the John R. and Annie C. Wagner Scholarship, the Turner Science and Math Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Huffman will be majoring in biology and is the daughter of Rodney and Pamela Huffman.

Pleasants County resident Garrett Furr of Saint Marys received the Charles and Barbara Morgan St. Marys Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Furr will be majoring in social studies education and is the son of James Furr.

Pocahontas County resident Steven Casto of Marlinton received the Clark Jr. and Marjorie Hardman Scholarship. He will be majoring in land surveying technology and is the son of Sara Casto.

Raleigh County resident Nathaniel Adkins of Fairdale received the Isadore Nachman Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in English and is the son of Richard Adkins and Tina Bradford.

Randolph County resident Kayla Palmer of Elkins received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Michael and Debora Bates.

Roane County residents receiving scholarships included: Matthew Hayes of Walton, Travis Hammack of Spencer, and Cassandra Williams of Spencer. Hayes received the Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship, the Claudia Kelly Hays Memorial Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in social studies education and is the son of Tammy Huffman. Hammack received the Claudia Kelly Hays Memorial Scholarship, the General Meritorious Scholarship, the John C. Shaw Scholarship, and the Honors Academic Scholarship. He will be majoring in music and English and is the son of Fred and Mary Hammack. Williams received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be a general studies major and is the daughter of Patricia Williams.

Upshur County residents receiving scholarships included Skylar Fulton of Rock Cave and Chantelle Leggett of Buckhannon. Fulton received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Micky Fulton. Leggett received the 2011 Miss WV Law Enforcement Teen Queen Scholarship. She will be majoring in elementary education and multi-categorical special education and is the daughter of Tammy Leggett.

Webster County resident Amber King of Hacker Valley received the Isadore Nachman Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in English education and is the daughter of Lori King.

Wyoming County resident Courtney Williams of Oceana received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Williams will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Michelle Williams.

The Lorena Hefner Scholarship is named for Lorena Hefner who was born on September 3, 1908 in Burnsville, West Virginia and was one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941 and began her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established the Lorena Hefner Scholarship for students attending Glenville State College who are from Braxton County.

The John C. Shaw Scholarship was established in 1985 by John C. Shaw, who was the Glenville State College President from 1901-1908. This scholarship is awarded to academically talented freshmen from West Virginia.

The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship was established by the two sisters in 1997 to show appreciation for the education that they received from GSC. The scholarship is awarded to students who are entering or who are already enrolled in the teacher education program at Glenville State College with academic promise.

The Honors Academic Scholarship is a component of the GSC Honors Program and is designed to help selected students develop scholarship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, civic engagement, and academic enrichment in the classroom and beyond. To be eligible, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who successfully complete the GSC Honors Program will receive special distinction on their transcripts and during graduation ceremonies.

The Alvon F. and Phyllis D. Rohrbough Scholarship was established in 1994 by Alvon F. “Nate” and Phyllis D. Rohrbough to provide scholarships to students in the fields of music and biology. Nate was Athletic Director and coach of all sports at GSC from 1926 to 1946.

The Howard Burk Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of A.M. Burk who taught for 25 terms at Gilmer County High School and in memory of Cora D. Burk. This scholarship supports graduates of GCHS who are pursuing coursework in pre-engineering or pre-medicine at Glenville State College.

The Eula Bush Short Scholarship was established by the family of Eula Bush Short. The scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from Gilmer County High School with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, a minimum ACT score of 22, and who have participated in extracurricular activities and served as an active community volunteer.

The Dr. Mary Jo Pribble Scholarship was established in 1998 for the support of a student majoring in a science field. The student recipient for this award will be a science major exhibiting academic merit.

The Bertha Olsen Scholarship was established in 1980 in honor of Professor Emerita Bertha E. Olsen, who was a music teacher for 42 years at GSC. This scholarship goes to a student majoring in music.

The Gracie Viola Bosely Scholarship was established in 2005 by the estate of Gracie Viola Bosely. Applicants are required to submit an essay to the Scholarship Committee for review. Awards are made in the following priority: graduates of Grafton High School, other Taylor County residents, and then any other West Virginia resident.

The Holt-Wiant Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. William W. Davis and Mrs. Mary L. Davis to honor the memories of the Holt and Wiant families who were among the earliest settlers in Gilmer County. Preference will be given to a history student with an interest in West Virginia history.

The Ruth Ann Nedermier Scholarship was established in 1990 by Ruth Ann at the time of her passing. It is for the purpose of general scholarship awards.

The Roanoke Methodist Scholarship was established in 1982 to aid and assist capable students of the United Methodist faith from Lewis County. Preference is given to those students who actively attend a United Methodist Church and exhibit academic proficiency.

The John R. and Annie C. Wagner Scholarship was established in 2006 by the son of John and Annie in memory of his parents. It is awarded to a science major from central West Virginia.

The Turner Science and Math Scholarship was established in 1978 in memory of Byron and Elizabeth Turner. Dr. Turner served as Professor of Chemistry from 1946 to 1976 when he retired from GSC. This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student in science and math.

The Charles and Barbara Morgan St. Marys Scholarship was established in 2013 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morgan, both Glenville State College graduates. The scholarship is available for graduates of St. Marys High School majoring in education, business, or computer science.

The Clark Jr. and Marjorie Hardman Scholarship was established in 2010 by Mr. D. Stephen Hardman to honor the memory of his parents. It also recognizes the important role GSC played in their education, pursuits, and accomplishments. This scholarship is awarded by the Land Resources Department. First preference is given to West Virginia residents. The award shall be made to a student beginning their sophomore year that has displayed high academic achievement.

The Isadore Nachman Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Isadore Nachman by his late wife, Nataleah Nachman. This scholarship is awarded to a student in the field of journalism or English.

The Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship was established in 1996. This endowed scholarship provides assistance to students who attend Glenville State College; with first priority given to students from Roane and Ritchie Counties, then Gilmer, Doddridge, and Calhoun Counties. Academic promise and financial need, as well as participation in high school, extra-curricular, community, and church activities are all taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for four years given that the student demonstrates acceptable academic performance.

The Claudia Kelly Hays Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Claudia Kelly Hays, a 1952 graduate of Glenville State College and former Roane County teacher. The scholarship was started by her husband, Bernard R. Hays, a Calhoun County native and 1935 Glenville graduate. Recipients are selected from Roane and Calhoun County high schools.

For more information about Glenville State College Scholarships, contact the GSC Foundation at (304) 462-6380.

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GSC Students Complete Teaching Internships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2014

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GSC's Spring 2014 Student Teaching Interns

GSC's Spring 2014 Student Teaching Interns

GLENVILLE, WV—Twenty-seven Glenville State College students have completed their student teaching internships at various public schools throughout the area.

Alisha Ashley Abbott completed her student teaching in English (5-adult) at Calhoun County Middle High School with Jeremy Johnson and David Weese and at Walton Middle School with Pam O’Brein. Dr. Shara Curry and Dr. Melody Wise were Abbott’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Robie and Vicky Abbott of Gandeeville (Roane County), West Virginia.

Katrina Nicole Adkins completed her student teaching in English (5-adult) at Gilmer County High School with Grace Wine and Traci Evans. Don Sheets and Dr. Melody Wise were Adkins’ GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Chris and Trina Adkins of Clay (Clay County), West Virginia.

Cary C. Barlow completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-adult) at Braxton County Middle School with Lori Dittman and at Braxton County High School with John Drake. Don Sheets was Barlow’s GSC supervisor. He is the son of Jason and Lori Rosenburg of Troy (Gilmer County), West Virginia.

Brittany Ann Bayless completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and General Math-Algebra I (5-9) at Gauley River Elementary School with Rose Gordon and at Summersville Middle School with Jennifer Davis. Frances Fry was Bayless’ GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Allen and Kelly Bayless of Craigsville (Nicholas County), West Virginia.

Matthew Ryan Brohard completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-adult) at Gilmer County High School with Lindsey Bush and Karen McClain. Don Sheets was Brohard’s GSC supervisor. He is the son of Marvin and Melinda Brohard of Spencer (Roane County), West Virginia.

Laura Young Brown completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and General Math-Algebra I (5-9) at Summersville Elementary School with Aime Thomas, at Richwood Middle School with Lutrisha Little, and at Richwood High School with Brian McPherson. Frances Fry and Joseph Wood were Brown’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Don Blake and Carol Young of Summersville (Nicholas County), West Virginia. She is married to Robert Brown of Summersville, West Virginia. Together they have three children Makenna and Raegan Brown and Sydney Lycans.

Jacob Daniel Clevenger completed his student teaching in English (5-adult) at Lewis County High School with Debbie Wyman and at Ritchie County Middle School with Melanie Davis. Dr. John Taylor, Dr. Melody Wise, and Dr. Shara Curry were Clevenger’s GSC supervisors. He is the son of Daniel and Mary Lou Clevenger of Smithville (Ritchie County), West Virginia.

Shelby Lynn Colson completed her student teaching in Health & Physical Education (PreK-adult) at Parkersburg High School with Chris Way and at Mineral Wells Elementary School with Joe Kiger. Dr. Shara Curry and Janet Bailey were Colson’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacy Colson of Brazil, Indiana.

Myra Dawn Hartman completed her student teaching in Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6), Elementary Education (K-6), and Early Education (PreK-K) at Doddridge County Elementary School with Trista Murphy and Mendi Leggett. Shelly Ratliff and Tara Cosco were Hartman’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Roy and Pamela Hartman of Franklin (Pendleton County), West Virginia.

Katelyn Michelle Lake completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Flatwoods Elementary School with Betty Taylor and Michelle Wilson. Frances Fry was Lake’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Cecil and Linda Lake of Hacker Valley (Webster County), West Virginia.

Sarah Jo Lewis completed her student teaching in Early Education (PreK-K) and Elementary Education (K-6) at Union Elementary School with Jessica Thompson and Megan Bacorn. Dr. John Taylor and Shelly Ratliff were Lewis’ GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Jerry and Brenda Lewis of Buckhannon (Upshur County), West Virginia.

Tate Michael Linder completed his student teaching in Health & Physical Education (PreK-adult) at Mineral Wells Elementary with Joe Kiger and at Parkersburg High School with Chris Way. Dr. Shara Curry and Janet Bailey were Linder’s GSC supervisors. He is the son of Mike and Connie Linder of Mineral Wells (Wood County), West Virginia.

Sara Danielle Linger completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6) at Normantown Elementary School with Tena Church and at Flatwoods Elementary School with Suzanne Wine. Tara Cosco was Linger’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Jeff and Tedra Linger of Walkersville (Lewis County), West Virginia.

Howard “Trey” O. Meeks III completed his student teaching in Business Education (5-adult) and General Math-Algebra I (5-9) at Parkersburg High School with Barry Khul and at Blennerhassett Middle School with Derek Oilfield. Dr. Shara Curry, Dr. Sherry Jones, and Joseph Wood were Meeks’ GSC supervisors. He is the son Howard and April Meeks of St. Marys (Pleasant County), West Virginia.

Kathleen Hope Morris completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Glenville Elementary School with Susan Chapman and Julie Perrin. Shelly Ratliff was Morris’ GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Robert and Jenny Morris of South Charleston (Kanawha County), West Virginia.

Stephanie Dawn Myer completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) at Normantown Elementary School with Julie Allen and Debbie Shiflet and at Troy Elementary School with Isac Osborne. Tara Cosco and Dr. John Taylor were Myer’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Jeff and Beth Myer of Wilbur (Tyler County), West Virginia.

Siona Nicole Osborne completed her student teaching in Business Education (5-adult) at Gilmer County High School with Lora Chapman. Dr. Sherry Jones and Dr. Kevin Cain were Osborne’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Cathy Gibson of Auburn (Ritchie County), West Virginia. She has a son, Darren Lanham.

Amanda Justice Perry completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Glade Creek Elementary School with Delia Tinney and Michele Vickers. Frances Fry was Perry’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Pat and Debbie Justice of Lyonsville (Nicholas), West Virginia. She is married to John Perry of Summersville, West Virginia. They have two children Madison and Carmen Spencer.

Shereé Danielle Raines completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Sand Fork Elementary School with Sharon Jones and Tanya Stewart. Shelly Ratliff was Raines’ GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Philip and Tammy Raines of Walton (Roane County), West Virginia.

Jon Arron Rasnick completed his student teaching in Health & Physical Education (PreK-adult) at Troy Elementary School and Normantown Elementary School with Amy Chapman and at Gilmer County High School with Waylon Kincaid. Janet Bailey was Rasnick’s GSC supervisor. He is the son of Roger and Jan Rasnick of Orange, Virginia.

Kayla Dawn Roberts completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and in Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6) at Wirt County Primary Center with Luann Ayers and Brandi Criss-Johns. Tara Cosco was Robert’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Rodney and Connie Roberts of Mineral Wells (Wood County), West Virginia.

Charles R. Smith completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-adult) at Buckhannon Upshur High School with Brent Kimble and at Buckhannon Upshur Middle School with Tim Bennett. Dr. John Taylor was Smith’s GSC supervisor. He is the son of Chuck and Carol Smith of Buckhannon (Upshur County), West Virginia.

Regina Dawn Thomas completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) at Summersville Elementary School with Beverly Rylant and Mary Dorsey. Frances Fry was Thomas’ GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Jim and Loretta Gomez of Racine (Boone County), West Virginia. She is married to Ron Thomas of Mount Nebo (Nicholas County), West Virginia. Together they have two children Ryon and Rayse.

Rachael Michelle Tomblin completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Sand Fork Elementary School with Crystal Conrad and Carrie Mann. Shelly Ratliff was Tomblin’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Johnny and Robin James of Normantown (Gilmer County), West Virginia. She is married to Ryan Tomblin of Sand Fork, West Virginia. Together they have one child, Ryder.

Samantha Kelly Vance completed her student teaching in Early Education (PreK-K) at Gauley River Elementary School with Teresa Brown and Rose Gordon. Frances Fry was Vance’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Richard and Beth Vance of Craigsville (Nicholas County), West Virginia.

Loretta “Nikki” Whytsell completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and in Early Education (PreK-K) at Smithville Elementary School teaching with Kristin Stewart and Betsy Wells. Shelly Ratliff was Whytsell’s GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Richard Whytsell and Kelly Church of Grantsville (Calhoun County), West Virginia.

Katherine Joan Williams completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6) at Glenville Elementary School with Amanda Poole and at Burnsville Elementary School with Megan Facemire. Tara Cosco was Williams’ GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Terry and Carol Williams of Spencer (Roane County), West Virginia. She also received the Outstanding Student Teacher Award for Spring 2014.

These students received their degrees at the 140th Glenville State College Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in GSC’s Waco Center.

For more information about the Teacher Education Program at Glenville State College, contact (304) 462-4119.

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Simmons to Play Golf for Pioneers

Men's Golf
Hunter Simmons has signed his Letter of Intent to play Golf at Glenville State this coming fall

Spencer, W.Va. - Hunter Simmons has signed his Letter of Intent to play Golf at Glenville State this coming fall.

Hunter played his High School golf at Roane County High School. In his senior year he average was a 77, he was a Two-Time AA State Champion, a Two-Time LKC All-Conference Player.

He chose to become a Pioneer because of the community atmosphere on campus. “I want to help my teammates bring the golf program back where it once was.  I look forward to continuing my education while getting to do something I love as well……Playing Golf,” stated Simmons.

The Pioneers will look to have a strong Men’s Golf team this coming fall.

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Travis Covert to Play Golf at GSC

Men's Golf
Travis Covert has signed to play golf for the Pioneers next fall

Poca, W.Va. - Travis Covert has signed his National Letter of Intent to play Golf for the Glenville State Pioneers next fall. Travis is from Poca High School, in Poca W.Va.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, and the Vice President of DECA.

Travis has played on the Poca High School golf team for four years, and helped them to four straight runner-up finishes at the WV State Golf Tournament.  Individually he finished in the top ten the last three years with his best finish as 3rd.  He was 1st team all-state in 2012, 1st team all Cardinal Conference in 2012 and 2013, and was awarded academic All Conference honors all four years.  He also finished 1st at the WVGA High School Series at Lewisburg Elks and the team won the Capital City Classic at Big Bend in 2013.

Travis also competed on the WVGA Callaway Junior Tour and the Plantation Junior Golf Tour.  On the 2013 Callaway tour he finished 4th at the Cobb Course at Glade Springs, 3rd at Canaan Valley, and 2nd at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood.  On the 2013 Plantation Tour he finished 4th on the Grizzly Course at the Golf Center of Kings Island in Ohio, and 2nd at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Kentucky.

Travis chose Glenville State College because of the low student to faculty ratio, and the fact that Glenville has a great Chemistry program and facilities.  He also wanted to be able to make an immediate impact on the golf team and feels that he can help Glenville become a competitive team in the Mountain East Conference.

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GSC Class of 2014 Receives Their Diplomas; Rust Delivers Keynote Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2014

For more information:
Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV – The first official event was held in Glenville State College’s new Waco Center as graduates took part in the 140th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10th.

The Glenville State College Class of 2014 includes graduates who completed requirements for an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, criminal justice, teacher education, and natural resource management among others. The GSC Class of 2014 is made up of more than 220 students who completed their degree requirements in July 2013, December 2013, and May 2014. The graduates come from several counties throughout West Virginia as well as nine other states (California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Virginia) and Serbia.

Keynote Speaker Mike Rust

Keynote Speaker Mike Rust

Keynote speaker, benefactor, and 1973 Glenville State College alumnus, Michael T. Rust, shared knowledge that he gained during his time as a student. “The three main things I took away from my time here is what I refer to as the ‘M, two L, and C doctrine,’” said Rust. “‘M’ for mentor – have one and be one to others, two ‘Ls’ for being a good listener and always continuing to learn, and finally ‘C’ for simply caring about others.” He also encouraged the graduates to reach for the stars while always remembering to retain their human compassion. Rust then reminded the graduates of advice his father had once given him. “He told me to aim to become the CEO of a company – not Chief Executive Officer but rather the Chief Example Officer.”

Rust is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Hospital Association. The organization is made up of 131 hospitals and health systems across the state of Kentucky. Additionally, he serves as President and CEO of the organization’s four subsidiary corporations. Rust was also honored as GSC’s Alumnus of the Year in 2013. During the Commencement Ceremony, Rust was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from GSC.

GSC's newest Emeriti Faculty: Dr. Sherry Jones, Dr. Mike Smith, and Dr. Kathy Butler

GSC's newest Emeriti Faculty: Dr. Sherry Jones, Dr. Mike Smith, and Dr. Kathy Butler

Dr. Kathy Butler, Dr. Sherry Jones, and Dr. Mike Smith were bestowed with the title of Emeriti Faculty at the event. Additionally, 23 members of the GSC Class of 1964 were honored as fifty year graduates. Recognizing the fifty year graduates has become a tradition at the GSC commencement.

Glenville State College also presented individual awards during the ceremony to an outstanding faculty member and graduate. Professor of History Dr. Art DeMatteo received the 2014 Faculty Award of Excellence. The 2014 Student Leadership Award was given to graduating senior Kyle J. Warner of Gassaway (Braxton County), West Virginia.

New Glenville State College alumni exit the Commencement Ceremony

New Glenville State College alumni exit the Commencement Ceremony

GSC President Dr. Peter B. Barr told the graduates, “My great hope is that your Glenville State College education has sustained and advanced your aspirations for family, further education, workplace success, and above all ‘for making this world a little better place.’ My wife, Betsy, and I congratulate you on this extraordinary occasion and we wish for your continued happiness and success.”

Fall classes at GSC will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014. For information on enrolling and beginning your journey as a GSC Pioneer, contact the Glenville State College Office of Admissions at www.glenville.edu or (304) 462-6130.

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