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GSC Running Back Rahmann Lee Named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American First Team

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Dante Absher has been named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Honorable Mention team

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s senior running back Rahmann Lee has been named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American First Team Offense.

Lee ranked first in the MEC in All Purpose Yards with 1,639, ranked second in the MEC in Scoring with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second in Rushing with 1,120.

Lee also was ranked nationally in several categories, he ranks 13th in All Purpose Yards in Division II, ranks 29th in the nation in Scoring and ranks 42nd in Division II in Rushing Yards.

Lee, is also only 185 rushing yards away from breaking Glenville State College’s All-Time Career Rushing Record which was set back in 2008 by Jerry Seymour.

On the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Second Team the Pioneers had senior offensive lineman Leon Hill and linebacker James Johnson. Hill, is a huge offensive lineman, he stands at 6’6″ and weighs 320 pounds a great force for the Pioneers upfront. Johnson was second in tackles for the Pioneers last season with 84 on the year.

Also for the Pioneers wide receiver Dante Absher, running back Tevin Drake, and offensive lineman Jonathan Dupree have all be named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Honorable Mention list.

Absher, led the Pioneers in receiving with 854 yards on 57 catches and scored six touchdowns. Drake, was second in rushing for Glenville State with 842 yards and scored four touchdowns. Dupree, is a great leader on the offensive line and plays a big role in helping the rushing and passing offense.

USA College Football’s 26th Annual Division II Preseason All-American Teams represents outstanding student/athletes who have been nominated and selected by members of football writers associations, head coaches, sports information directors and the staffs of Lindy’s Sports and USA College Football. Every player listed on these teams, including honorable mention status, are eligible to participate in the NCAA-compliant 2016 USA College Football Bowl that was established in 1995, absorbed the D-II Cactus Bowl in 2011 and will be played on January, 18 2016.

Congratulations to these Pioneers and good luck on the upcoming 2015 season.

USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Teams Full List

Football

Jonathan Dupree has been named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Honorable Mention team

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GSC Student Brings New Color to Campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College is seeing some new landscape work thanks to Criminal Justice major Stephanie Giffin of Mineral Wells (Wood County), West Virginia.

“I have always had an interest in landscaping and gardening and I’m excited to combine my interests with the chance to add some color and inviting looks to GSC’s campus,” said Giffin.

Goodwin Hall Landscaping

GSC students Jade Spencer (left) and Stephanie Giffin (right) take a break from their landscaping work atop a giant stack of bagged mulch

In a recent conversation with GSC Residence Hall Director Jerry Burkhammer, Giffin volunteered her skills to help update the planter in front of Goodwin Hall, the main residence hall on campus. Lowes of Parkersburg donated flowers and potting soil in response to a request made by Burkhammer and Giffin. Since then, she has been working to spruce up the landscaping by removing some old plantings and even creating a new Pioneer blue flower box in the shape of the Glenville ‘G.’ Giffin became certified in landscaping through a horticulture and gardening class during her time at Parkerburg South High School.

“One day we were discussing ways to improve the looks on campus when Stephanie mentioned that she could do landscaping. She then drafted a plan, on her own, which was approved by the campus Physical Plant. Stephanie has been hard at work since picking up the supplies from Lowes. I am very excited and proud of her,” said Burkhammer.

To add the finishing touches Giffin and fellow student Jade Spencer recently spread new mulch throughout the updated planter.

Continuing into the summer Burkhammer hopes to work with Giffin and other volunteers to update the landscaping for Pioneer Village as well.

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GSC Courses to be Offered this Fall at BCHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2015

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Off-Campus Fall GSC Courses at BCHSGLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College is continuing its tradition of offering a wide array of evening classes in Braxton County to accommodate students who might have difficulty making it to the GSC campus to take classes during the day. Several weekly evening Glenville State College courses are scheduled to be held this Fall at Braxton County High School in the Braxton County Center.

Class offerings include: Survey of American Literature I (Mondays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), Principles of Macroeconomics (Mondays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), The Financial System and Economy (Mondays 6:45-9:15 p.m.), Principles of Sociology (Mondays 6:45-9:15 p.m.), Critical Reading and Writing I (Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), United States History to 1877 (Tuesdays 6:45-9:15 p.m.), Labor Management Relations (Tuesdays 6:45-9:15 p.m.), Earth Science with Lab (Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), College Algebra (Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), Principles of Marketing (Wednesdays 6:45-9:15 p.m.), Public Speaking (Thursdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), Principles of Accounting II (Thursdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.), and Computing Concepts (Thursdays 6:45-9:15 p.m.). Classes will begin on Monday, August 17.

“We are very pleased that we will be offering off-campus courses again this semester at the Braxton County Center. These classes certainly make it easier for more people to take advantage of the educational opportunities of Glenville State College,” said Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming Kathy Gilbert.

Hefner Scholarships are available to cover the tuition and fees of two courses for qualifying students. To qualify, you must be an adult resident of Braxton County who graduated from high school at least three years ago. BCHS juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may also enroll for these courses at a discounted dual credit rate. Students are responsible for textbook costs.

All who are interested in furthering their education are encouraged to enroll in these classes. There will be an Open House at the Braxton County Center on Monday, August 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the BCHS Commons Area where you can register and have questions answered. For more information or to register now, contact Kathy.Gilbert@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6124.

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Scholarships Awarded to New and Continuing GSC Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Twenty-two upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from throughout West Virginia and three continuing students have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Berkeley County resident Desiree Payne of Hedgesville received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in general science.

Braxton County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Emily Bleigh of Sutton and Logan Stump of Gassaway. Both received the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Bleigh will be majoring in accounting and is the daughter of Regina Bleigh. Stump will be enrolled in a four year undeclared program and is the daughter of Larry Stump and Kim Dennison.

Calhoun County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Autumn Cunningham of Big Bend and Erica Jones of Big Springs. Cunningham received the Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science. Jones received the 2014 Queen Flora Pageant Scholarship, Jean Adams Smith Scholarship, Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship, General Meritorious Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship, and Honors Academic Scholarship. Additionally, Sarah Lane of Arnoldsburg received the Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship. Lane is a senior at GSC majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Maxine Lane.

Fayette County resident and GSC junior Kennedy Cochran received the Dr. Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship. She is majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Clinton and Lisa Cochran.

Gilmer County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Matthew Montgomery of Linn and Katelyn Benson, Sharon McCumbers, Trevor Wright, and Clair Gilbert, all of Glenville. Montgomery received the Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship, Gilbert Reed Scholarship, Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship, Howard Burk Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in chemistry and is the son of Mark and Charlene Montgomery. Benson received the Espy W. Miller and Rosales Poling Miller Scholarship, the John C. Shaw Scholarship, and the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in English and is the daughter of Neal and Renita Benson. McCumbers received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, William Torlidas Scholarship, Earle Bennett Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and Fine Arts Education Scholarship. She will be majoring in music. Wright received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, the Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and the Fine Arts Education Scholarship. He will be majoring in social studies education and is the son of Willard and Michelle Wright. Additionally, GSC senior Clair Gilbert received the Virginia West English Scholarship. She is majoring in English and is the daughter of Tom and Kathy Gilbert.

Jackson County resident Clayton Swisher of Ripley received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in music and is the son of Greg and Melanie Swisher.

Kanawha County resident Maura James of Saint Albans received the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Dr. Paul and Virginia Caltriader Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in chemistry and is the daughter of Scott and Rebecca James.

Lewis County resident Mitchell Queen of Weston received the John and Ida Warder Ray Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in natural resource management and is the son of Stony and Deborah Queen.

Logan County resident Megan Thompson of Chapmanville received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Chris and Heather Thompson.

Nicholas County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Ashley Mangold and Justin Woods of Summersville and Daniel Bailey of Craigsville. Mangold received the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science and is the daughter of Brent and Tracey Cavendish. Woods received the Joel T. and Grace March Creasy Scholarship, the Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship, GSC Board of Governors Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in biology. Bailey received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Jennifer Bailey.

Raleigh County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Briannah Todd of Lester and Luke Carpenter of Glen Daniel. Todd received the Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in history and political science and is the daughter of Brian Todd. Carpenter received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in accounting and is the son of Kevin and Kimberly Carpenter.

Roane County residents receiving scholarships included: Cassidy Taylor of Newton and Karlee Nutter of Spencer. Taylor received the Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship, Ella Murray Orr Scholarship, Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship, Lela Brooks Baily Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in multi-categorical special education and is the daughter of Ron and Marilyn Taylor. Nutter received the 2013 Nicholas County Fourth of July Jamboree Teen Queen Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Kevin and Phyllis Nutter.
Tucker County resident Catherine Chambers of Parsons received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in math and is the daughter of Margaret Chambers.

Wood County resident Taylor Broadwater of Vienna received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in health promotion and is the daughter of Terri Broadwater.

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 President of Glenville State College 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 who show academic promise.

The Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship was established in 1998 through the generosity of Leonard B. and Gladys (Tripett) Marshall. Graduates of Calhoun County High School receive financial assistance through this scholarship. Students must demonstrate academic promise and have financial need.

The Jean Adams Smith Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. David W. Smith and the family and friends of Jean Adams Smith to provide scholarships to students from central West Virginia majoring in Early Childhood Education. Preference is given to students from Gilmer County.

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 Meritorious Scholarship Fund was established through the GSC Foundation to award scholarships on the basis of academic qualifications.

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 Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship was established in 1999 to support students of Glenville State College. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and show promise of leadership. Scholarship recipients must plan to pursue a teaching career in elementary education and have the support of at least three Glenville State College faculty members.

The Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in recognition of Butler’s commitment to education and the preparation of teachers. It is to be awarded annually to an outstanding third year teacher education student at Glenville State College and will to be chosen by the teacher education faculty. The scholarship can be renewed if the student remains academically qualified in their senior year.

The Espy W. Miller and Rosalea Poling Miller Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memories of the late Dr. and Mrs. Espy Miller. Dr. Miller retired from GSC in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Language. She was also an educator in Gilmer County. The scholarship is awarded to a Gilmer County High School graduate in the upper one-third of their graduating class. The student must be an English or English Education major at GSC and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship will fund the difference between the student’s available aid package and actual full costs including tuition, room and board, books, and other fees. Because these students will more than likely reside in Gilmer County, if the students choose to commute, then a stipend for transportation will be paid each semester.

The Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship fund was established in 2000 to be used for educational purposes and granted to worthy students chosen by the Glenville State College Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to students who reside in Gilmer County.

The Gilbert Reed Scholarship was established in 1981 by Mr. Reed’s wife, Gladys and other family and friends. It was meant to honor his commitment to the young people of central West Virginia as a friend, teacher, and principal. The scholarship is given to students from Gilmer or Braxton counties who have unmet financial need.

The Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by his wife, Viola Virginia Vannoy and two sons, Robert R. and Donald C. Vannoy. Herman W. Vannoy graduated from Glenville State College in 1934. While at GSC, he excelled on the football team. Mr. Vannoy had fond memories of his time on campus and wished to give other students an opportunity to obtain a higher education and participate in sports. Recipients for this scholarship must be from either Ritchie or Gilmer County.

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 William Torlidas Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Torlidas’ daughter to honor his long career in education administration. Mr. Torlidas, a 1951 GSC graduate, retired after many years as Superintendent of Schools in South Park, Pennsylvania. This scholarship is for any student with financial need.

The Earle W. Bennett Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of Earle W. Bennett who attended Glenville Normal School from 1911 to 1914.

The Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship was established in 1992 to support students graduating from Gilmer County High School with preference given to mature students coming back to school who want to be teachers. This fund was established by Oleta Collins Davis.

The Virginia West English Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor Miss Virginia West, Professor Emeritus, who served as Professor of English and Chairwoman of the Language Division at Glenville State College. The recipient must be an upperclassman majoring in education who shows academic potential, demonstrates leadership abilities, and is ready to enter the student internship.

The Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. Caltrider who was a 1956 graduate of Glenville State. Because of his ‘fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution, and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty,’ Dr. Caltrider and his wife, Virginia, established a scholarship to benefit WV students in the Science and Math Department.

The John Warder Ray Scholarship fund was established in 1992 in memory of John Warder Ray by Ida Warder Ray. Its purpose is to support worthy, talented, industrious, and needy students graduating from Lewis County High School in Weston, West Virginia.

The Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy Scholarship was established in 1998 by Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy who graduated from Glenville State College in 1948 and 1954, respectively. This scholarship is to be awarded to students graduating from Richwood and Nicholas County High Schools.

The Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship fund was established in 1979 by John H. and Ann H. McCutcheon of Summersville, West Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy students who have graduated high school (or its equivalent) in Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties.

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 Ella Murray Orr Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Ella Murray Orr for scholarships to be used in her field of special education. Mrs. Orr was a 1934 graduate of Glenville State College.

The Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Mrs. Hamric by her husband, Edward. It is awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education, with preference given to students from Roane County and the surrounding area.

The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 GSC graduate, to repay the debt of gratitude she feels for the opportunities she gained in life from her education at Glenville State. It is intended for a West Virginia student majoring in education.

The D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship fund was established in 1977 by Dr. Berlin Chapman to honor Dr. D. Banks Wilburn who retired from Glenville State College having served 13 years as president and providing 42 years of service to the public education system in West Virginia. This fund supports special college activities, scholarships, and faculty/staff development. Special consideration is given to Health and Physical Education majors.

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

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Glenville State Athletics Presents: The Coaches Corner Show

GSC Athletics

The Coaches Corner is a new weekly sports show all about Glenville State Athletics live on location at the 10th Hole

Glenville, W.Va. – The Coaches Corner is a new weekly sports show all about Glenville State Athletics that will rotate monthly at different businesses in Glenville. For the month of June the show will be held at the 10th Hole.

The first Coaches Corner show will be recorded live on location at the 10th Hole Restaurant and Bar in Glenville on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Glenville State’s Director of Athletic Media Relations Jonathan Griffin will serve as host.

The show will air on tape delay the following day and will feature GSC head coaches, assistant coaches, athletic administrators, and student athletes. Viewers can watch the show on the Glenville State College Shentel cable channel as well as on the Glenville State Athletics YouTube Channel and the GSC Athletic website. Shentel customers can find GSC TV on Channel 182.

Thanks to Greg Smith and Jason Lockard for sponsoring the show. “Greg and I are looking forward to hosting the Coaches Corner at the 10th Hole. We would like to invite everyone down to help show their support, enjoy a good time, and meet and talk with the coaches,” stated Lockard. In addition to being a 1976 GSC graduate, Smith also serves on  Glenville State College Board of Governors and is an avid supporter of the college and its athletic programs.

The 10th Hole, a premier location for sports in Glenville, features two 45 inch HD flat screen TV’s, covering Pioneer and NCAA sports as well as the major professional sports. The 10th Hole also has a full menu, a large selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and an assortment of beer and spirits.

The 10th Hole is located at 209 South Lewis Street in Glenville.

For more information, contact Griffin at Jonathan.Griffin@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6238.

The month of July the show will be held at the Pioneer Grille. If you have a business that is interested in hosting the show please contact Jonathan Griffin at (304) 462-6238 or by email at jonathan.griffin@glenville.edu

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Minton Receives GSC Faculty Award of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 9, 2015

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Commencement Awards 2015 Jon Minton

2015 Faculty Award of Excellence recipient Dr. Jonathan Minton (left) with President Barr

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College’s newest Faculty Award of Excellence recipient is Associate Professor of English Dr. Jonathan Minton. He received the award at the 141st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

“I work with a truly exceptional faculty and staff, so I feel completely honored to receive the Faculty Award of Excellence. I am grateful beyond words,” said Minton. “I was indeed surprised when President Barr asked me to join him onstage at Commencement. In fact, when he was describing the person receiving the award as being ‘a poet,’ my first thought was that one of my colleagues writes poetry, and I didn’t even know it.”

In nominations for the recognition a former student said that he created ‘an ideal learning environment’ while another colleague called him ‘a great classroom teacher who is affable, empathetic, and always finds time to help a student in need.’ A staff member also observed that he ‘goes out of his way to engage students in the classroom with topical and pop culture references.’

Minton has been a faculty member at GSC since 2005. In addition to his teaching duties, he also serves the campus as a Faculty Senator, is an advisor to the Trillium, GSC’s literary magazine, Honors Program Director, Faculty Marshal, and member of several campus committees. Off campus he edits the online literary journal Word For/Word.

“I’ve been a long-time faculty advisor for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild, along with Melissa Gish and Charles Schmidt. They do all the real work. I handle our banking account and some of the paperwork. I’m also an advisor for Sigma Omega Beta. They are a terrific fraternity. And I am the director of GSC’s Honors Program. We’re about to begin our third full year and I am very proud of our Honors Students,” he said.

“There are so many things I love about teaching at GSC. The college has been very good to me. Plus, I get to spend my time thinking about, researching, and writing about literature. And then I get to share this with intelligent young adults. I literally have the greatest job in the world,” he concluded.

Minton is originally from North Carolina, where most of his family still lives. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature at North Carolina State University. He lived in Buffalo, New York for a time where he received a Ph.D. in Poetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also spent time in Detroit, Michigan and Helena, Montana and, as he puts it, has gotten very used to harsh winters. Following the ceremony he was surprised to learn that his parents, Allene and Eddie, were in the audience on commencement Saturday. They had made the trip from North Carolina unbeknownst to him.

Each spring the campus community is invited to nominate an outstanding faculty member for this award. Faculty Award of Excellence recipients must be full-time and have taught at GSC for at least two years to be eligible. Names of the honorees are displayed on a permanent plaque in the Heflin Administration Building.

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Glenville State Athletics Names New Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches

Track & Field

Nicholas Spino has been named the new head Track & Field Coach for the Glenville State Pioneers

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State College Athletic officials would like to announce the hiring of new head Track & Field Coach Nicholas Spino and new head Cross Country Coach Nathan Edwards.

Coach Spino is originally from Jeannette, Pennsylvania where he attended Jeannette Senior High School and graduated in 2008. After high school he attended Seton Hill University where he was a member of the Griffins Track & Field team for four years. During his career at Seton Hill, Spino was the WVIAC 400 Hurdles Champion (2009), NCAA Provisional Qualifier in the 400 Hurdles finishing 29th in the Nation (2009), WVIAC runner up in the 110 Hurdles (2010-2011), WVIAC runner up in the 400 Hurdles (2010), member of the WVIAC 4×400 relay championship team (2011), and a member of the WVIAC Men’s Track & Field Championship Team (2013). Spino graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.

After his running career Spino attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. While at WVWC he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Bobcats Cross Country and Track & Field teams for two year.

During his time as an assistant coach he helped coach the Bobcats to seven Mountain East Conference (MEC) Championships. He coached 10 All-Conference Hurdlers, four MEC Individual Event Champions, two NCAA DII Provisional Outdoor Qualifiers, one NCAA DII Provisional Indoor Qualifiers, one NCAA DII Second Team All-American Athlete, and had numerous Academic All-American Individuals.

Spino will also serve as the Assistant Cross Country Coach for the Pioneers.

Cross Country

Nathan Edwards has been named the new Cross Country Coach for the Glenville State Pioneers

Nathan Edwards comes to the Pioneers as the new Head Cross Country Coach.

Coach Edwards is from Uhrichsville, Ohio and attended Claymont High School where he graduated in 2008.

After high school Edwards attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he was a member of the Bobcats Cross Country and Track & Field Teams for four years.

During his cross country career he was a Four Time WVIAC All-Conference member, an All-Region member, and helped lead West Virginia Wesleyan to two Team Conference Titles in 2008 and 2009.

During his Track & Field career he was a 10K Champion (2009), holds the 10K record at WVWC, and won Four Track & Field Team Championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Edwards graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from West Virginia Wesleyan.

After his running career he returned to WVWC and graduated with his Master’s Degree in General Science Education.

While in graduate school, Edwards coached six men and 12 women All-Conference Cross Country runners, one All-Region Female Cross Country runner, Two Time All-Conference Women’s 800 meter Champion, one MEC Women’s 400 meter Champion, Two Time All-Conference Women’s 4×4 Teams, won seven MEC Cross Country and Track & Field Team Titles, and had several Academic All-American Individuals.

Edwards will also serve as the Assistant Track & Field Coach.

Both Spino and Edwards reside in Glenville.

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Glenville State Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team Presents BINGO

Men's and Women's Basketball

Glenville State Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team Presents BINGO

Glenville, W.Va. – The Pioneer and Lady Pioneer basketball teams at Glenville State College are sponsoring bingo at the Waco Center on Saturday, June 20th during the West Virginia State Folk Festival.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bingo game will start at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 per person. Bingo prizes include: Longaberger Baskets, Case Knives, Greenbrier Classic Golf tickets, Keith Urban & The Band Perry tickets, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton tickets, Pittsburgh Zoo passes, Columbus Zoo & Waterpark Passes, Kennywood Park passes, cash, and much more.

Also during the event there will be 50/50 drawings, auctions, and several door prizes.  For more information about the event, visit us online at www.glenville.edu/athletics or call (304) 481-9824.

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KEYANNA TATE PARTICIPATED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS iBALL PRO COMBINE

Keyanna Tate has been given the opportunity to take her game to the next level as one of the premier players selected to participate in the prestigious iBall Pro Combine

Bowie, Md. –  Keyanna Tate has been given the opportunity to take her game to the next level as one of the premier players selected to participate in the prestigious iBall Pro Combine.

This innovative two-day event, was held May 30-31 at Pottstown Senior High School (750 N. Washington St., Pottstown, PA 19464) will feature some the nation’s top free agents as they compete in front of NBA, WNBA and FIBA scouts for the consideration of contracts at the U.S. and international professional basketball level.

iBall United is a full service player management, marketing and consulting firm focused on building professional careers. The company decided to create the iBall Pro Combine for athletes as an effective yet highly efficient tool for capturing the attention of WNBA and FIBA scouts in one controlled setting.

Tate, who is a forward for Glenville State College, is an MEC All-Conference Selection who led the Lady Pioneers in scoring with 18.2 points and rebounding with 7.5 per game.

From action-packed tournament-style games and world-class drills, to intensive speed and athletic tests, iBall Pro Combine demonstrates what it takes to play at the professional level. Data for all registered players is shared internationally before, during, and after iBall Pro Combine to inform scouts on key metrics associated with professional evaluation. These include:

▪              Athleticism.

▪              Reading Plays And Decision-Making.

▪              Levels of Contribution to A Winning Team.

▪              Attitude.

For more information about the iBall Pro Combine, please visit www.iballunited.net.

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Spring 2015 President’s Honor List Announced

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State College has announced the names of GSC students who attained the President’s Honor List for the Spring semester. To be named to the President’s Honor List, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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

Berkeley County: Tia M. LeMaster, Steven E. Pifer, Denver J. Tasker, Lawrence C. Wolf

Braxton County: Robert C. Cline, Larissa E. DeLuca, Erica D. Perdue, Erica N. Toler

Calhoun County: Moriah J. Creelfox, Sr., Sarah B. Lane, Randy R. Smith, Emily L. Snyder

Clay County: Casey A. Burdette, Dalton M. Holcomb, Carlee R. Scott, Katie Stover

Fayette County: Kennedy M. Cochran, Dallas A. Duncan

Gilmer County: Erin E. Bush, Andrew B. Butcher, Jonathan E. Clark, Elisabeth A. Coombs, David A. Finley, Michaela L. Gumm, Wenjie Liu, Hannah M. McCune, Valeri M. Sprouse

Kanawha County: Jesse A. Broussard, McKenzie M. Edmonds, Dillon Lane, Nicholas P. Rice

Lewis County: Anissa R. Cox, Kayla B. Rose

Marion County: Alexander D. Joseph

Marshall County: Chad E. Ingram

Mineral County: Kevin M. Brockett

Monongalia County: Brian L. Hayhurst

Nicholas County: Andrew J. Bailes, Marcella R. Bragg, Rachel A. Brown, Nathan M. Kincaid, Benjamin J. Neal, Kathryn G. Waddell

Pendleton County: Dorothy A. Daughtry, Tyler J. Gardiner, Albert L. Martin, II

Putnam County: Jessica A. Layne

Raleigh County: Joshua M. Carter, Maygon A. Mollohan

Randolph County: Tyler Fortney, Donald D. Lambert, Angela R. McWilliams

Roane County: William D. Alderman, Kathy J. Childers

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

Webster County: Kaitlyn S. Lowther, Brendan M. Rumney

Wirt County: James L. Lynch

Out of State: Raven P. Fatool, Lane C. Janek, Graydon T. Jedamski, Misty R. Johnson, Kellie N. Kinsinger, Spencer A. Steele, Ernesto Torres, Emily A. Walker, Brian S. Williams

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