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Mann to Perform Senior Fiddle Recital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV— Glenville State College Bluegrass Music major Robbie Mann will perform his Senior Fiddle Recital on Sunday, September 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The recital is free to attend and open to the public.

Mann, from Berkeley Springs (Morgan County) West Virginia, began studying classical violin at the Shenandoah University for the Arts at age six. At the age of 13, Mann changed his focus from classical studies to Appalachian folk music under the tutelage of master fiddler Joe Hermann.

Robbie Mann

Robbie Mann

When Mann turned 16 years old he was introduced to Buddy Griffin who, at the time, was directing GSC’s Bluegrass Program. Mann auditioned for the GSC Bluegrass Band and eventually enrolled in the four-year Bluegrass Music degree program at GSC where he is entering his senior year.

“Robbie first came to us playing the old-time fiddle style. Buddy Griffin and I have been able to work with him on various instruments throughout his career here. It’s exciting to watch him mature musically. There is no doubt that he and those accompanying him have been working extremely hard this semester to put on a great Senior Recital. We would like to invite everyone out for a free evening of bluegrass influenced music,” said GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby.

“Being a Bluegrass Major at GSC has given me the resources and knowledge necessary to venture into the world as a performing musician with confidence,” said Mann.
During his recital Mann will be joined by GSC Adjunct Instructor of Piano and Fine Arts Department accompanist Anita White, GSC’s Bluegrass Band, and The Allegheny Ramblers, a strings-based folk band made up of Mann and three other GSC students.

For more information about the recital or the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at or (304) 462-6347.

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GSC Hosting Fall Fair with Graduate Schools, Post-Grad Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2014

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GSC Hosting Fall Fair with Graduate Schools, Post-Grad Opportunities

GLENVILLE, WV – On Wednesday, September 24th Glenville State College Career Services staff members will be holding a ‘Fall Fair’ in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Approximately 30 exhibitors will be in attendance, ranging from graduate schools, international volunteer and study abroad programs, federal government internships, and opportunities for veterans.

This event, the first of its kind at GSC, is intended to promote awareness of professional experiences and opportunities available through graduate schools.

“This is the first year that GSC is hosting a Fall Fair, and we are very honored that so many programs will be in attendance on the 24th. I have every confidence that this will prove to be an advantageous experience for all attendees,” said GSC Career Services Counselor Joanna DiStefano. She encourages those who plan to attend the fair to be dressed for success, bring a copy of their resume and cover letter, and to be friendly and open for conversation.

The GSC Career Services office wants to stress that this is not an employment fair, but rather a chance for current students, alumni, and members of the greater Glenville community to learn about options for deepening their professional skillset.

The annual Career Fair, which will feature over 70 regional employers and graduate schools, is tentatively set for Wednesday, March 18, 2015. For more information about the Fall Fair, Career Fair, or further career information contact DiStefano at or (304) 462-6151.

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Volleyball Downs Salem International, 3-2

Rachel Morris finished with a game high 13 digs in a win over Salem International

Glenville, W.Va. - The GSC Lady Pioneer volleyball team defeated the Salem International Tigers in their home opener at the newly constructed Waco Center in five set, 3-2.

New GSC Head Coach Katie Avery picked up her first coaching victory as a Pioneer.

GSC would take the first two sets 25-17 and 25-21. However Salem would rally and they would take the next two sets 25-19 and 25-17 as they knotted it up at 2-2. In the fifth and final set GSC would get up early and never look back as they took set five, 15-9.

For the Lady Pioneers Kayla Lowers finished the night eight kills and had one serve ace. Freshman Tahje Houston also finished with eight kills on the night.

Kaci Sullivan paced GSC with a team high 20 assists while Rachel Morris finished with a game high 13 digs. Freshman Lauren Wheatley finished with four solo blocks.

Salem was led by Rachel Hess as she had a game high 10 kills while Brittney Nebitt finished with 27 assists.

They Lady Pioneers return to action this Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th as they will play in the Davis & Elkins Volleyball Invite.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. West Liberty – Game Two

The Glenville State Pioneer football team will host West Liberty University this Saturday, September 13th at Morris Stadium, kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers will take on the West Liberty Hilltoppers this coming Saturday, September 13th in what will be the Pioneers home opener of the 2014 season.

The Pioneers come into the matchup after suffering a tough loss at Concord, 27-54. West Liberty is coming off a 13-38 loss at the hands of Shepherd.

Rahmann Lee rushed for over 150 yards last week against a stout Concord defense. He also scored three touchdowns. Newcomer Tevin Drake also went over 100 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown against Concord.

Quarterback Sean Steele threw for 159 yards as he completed 12 out of 23 passes. Steele’s favorite target was Dante Absher as he caught four passes for 72 yards. For the defense linebackers Spencer Steele, James Johnson, and Devin Cain all finished the day with eight tackles each.

West Liberty’s defense allowed the Shepherd Rams last week to rush for over 200 yards on the ground. Marc Schumacher led WLU with nine tackles (six solo).

The Pioneers were picked to finish fourth in the MEC Preseason Football Poll while West Liberty was picked to finish seventh.

The Pioneers will be looking for some revenge against the Hilltoppers as West Liberty defeated Glenville State last year, 16-13.

Even though the Pioneers fell short last year GSC racked up 376 total yards of offense against West Liberty while the GSC defense only allowed 252 yards of total offense by the Hilltoppers.

However GSC was penalized 10 times in their matchup last year.

GSC’s running back Rahmann Lee accounted for the only two touchdowns last year against West Liberty’s defense. Lee was just short of 100 yards last year against the Hilltoppers as he finished the game with 99 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Lee also was the Pioneer leading receiver last year against the Hilltoppers as he caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.

After week one of the 2014 season Rahmann Lee is ranked 4th in Division II in Rushing Yards with 2,919, he is ranked 2nd in Rushing Yards Per Game with 126.9, and he is ranked 1st in All Purpose Yards Per Game with 150.43.

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Softball Team Hosting Golf Tournament



GSC Lady Pioneer Softball Golf Tournament

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State College softball program is hosting their annual golf tournament to raise money for athletic scholarships and to aid in their pursuit of excellence on and off the field. The tournament will be held on Friday, October 24th at the Glenville Golf Club.

The tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. and is a shotgun start, it is a four person scramble. The cost is $300.00 per team which includes green fees, cart, and lunch. Prizes are dependent on how many teams play in the tournament.

Proceeds will benefit the Glenville State College Softball Team.  Please make checks payable to GSC Foundation with “softball program” inserted on the memo line of your check and mail to:

200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351 Attn: Glenville State Softball: Kristen Tunno.

Hole sponsorships are available for one hundred dollars and are tax deductible. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Tunno by phone at 304-462-6229 or by email at

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Pioneer Golf Team Finishes 11th at Hal Hansen Invitational

Men's Golf
The Glenville State men’s golf team finished 11th at the Hal Hansen Invitational hosted by Clarion University on Monday, September 8

Clarion, Pa. – The Glenville State men’s golf team finished 11th at the Hal Hansen Invitational hosted by Clarion University on Monday, September 8.

GSC finished with a team score of 665, Hunter Simmons paced the Pioneers as he finished 38th with a score of 158. Travis Covert came in 42nd with a score of 159 while Alex Lytle finished 59th with a score of 172.

Also for Glenville State Nick Calvert placed 60th with a final score of 176 and Nick Rice finished 61st with a score of 181.

The Pioneers will return to the course on Tuesday, September 16th when they travel to Glade Springs.

1 4 Gannon +14 F +3 299 291 590            
2 1 Mercyhurst College +16 F +10 294 298 592            
T3 2 California (PA) +24 F +15 297 303 600            
T3 7 Clarion +24 F +8 304 296 600            
5 T5 West Chester +30 F +16 302 304 606            
6 3 Carnegie-Mellon Univ. +31 F +21 298 309 607            
7 T5 Millersville U. +35 F +21 302 309 611            
8 8 Point Park U. +38 F +18 308 306 614            
9 9 Shepherd University +53 F +22 319 310 629            
10 T10 University of Pitt Johnstown +78 F +35 331 323 654            
11 T10 Glenville State Coll +89 F +46 331 334 665
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Lady Pioneers Place Ninth at MEC Fall Invitational

Women's Golf

Cami Roberts placed 35th with a final round score of 201 in the MEC Fall Invitational

Mechanicsburg, Ohio – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer golf team finished in ninth place at the MEC Fall Invitational hosted by Urbana University at the Indiana Spring Golf Club. Glenville State finished with an overall team score of 795.

Freshman Raven Fatool led the Lady Pioneers as she finished 10th with a score of 175, in which was her first collegiate golf match. Behind Fatool was freshman newcomer Megan Little as she finished 30th with a score of 195.

Cami Roberts placed 35th with a final round score of 201 while Hannah Stout finished 42nd with a 226. Maggie Lilly placed 43rd with a score of 232.

The Lady Pioneers golf team will return to action Saturday, September 27th when they travel to the Ohio Valley Fall Classic at the Golf Club of West Virginia.

Finish Team Round 1 Round 2 Total
Score Score
1 Concord University (WV) 0 0 0
2 Wheeling Jesuit U. 351 344 695
3 Notre Dame Coll. OH 358 350 708
4 University of Charleston 362 350 712
5 West Liberty University 357 357 714
6 West Virginia Wesl. 363 357 720
7 Urbana University 361 373 734
8 UVA-Wise 395 394 789
9 Glenville State College 405 390 795
10 Fairmont State Coll. 412 414 826
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Football Falls in Season Opener


Rahmann Lee rushed for a game high 155 yards on 19 carries and had three touchdowns

Athens, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team fell on the road in their season opener to the Concord University Mountain Lions on Saturday, September 6th by a final score of 54-27.

Concord, who was picked to finish in second place in the Mountain East Conference Preseason Poll, would jump out to a quick 16-0 lead over the Pioneers. The Mountain Lions would take that 16-0 lead into the second quarter.

The Pioneers would get on the scoreboard in the second quarter at the 12:18 minute mark after running back Rahmann Lee scored on a 22 yard run to make it 16-6, the point-after attempt would be blocked.

Concord would then score 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 33-6 lead into halftime over the Pioneers.

The Mountain Lions would add another score in the third quarter at the 12:37 minute mark as Angus Harper scored on a four yard run to take a 40-6 lead.

GSC would find the endzone at the 6:29 minute mark of the third quarter as Rahmann Lee scored his second touchdown run, this one from 22 yards out, making it 40-13.

Concord would add another touchdown as they took a 47-13 lead. However the Pioneers would answer right back as Tevin Drake found the endzone on a 74 yard touchdown run making it, 47-20.

Concord would add an early score in the fourth quarter as they went up 54-20. The Pioneers again would answer back as Rahmann Lee scored his third touchdown of the day, this one a 31 yard run, making it 54-27. That’s as close as GSC would get as they would fall to Concord by a final 54-27.

The Pioneers racked up a total of 439 yards of offense on 69 plays while the GSC defense gave up 509 total yards to Concord on 81 total plays. GSC’s ground attack rushed for 262 yards while Concord rushed for 183 yards.

GSC was penalized seven times for 68 yards while Concord had eight penalties for 45 yards.

GSC’s Rahmann Lee rushed for a game high 155 yards on 19 carries and had three touchdowns. Newcomer Tevin Drake rushed for 102 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown.

Quarterback Sean Steele threw for 159 yards as he completed 12 out of 23 passes.

Steele’s favorite target was Dante Absher as he caught four passes for 72 yards and Damon Lampkin hauled in two passes for 27 yards.

For the defense Spencer Steele, James Johnson, and Devin Cain all finished the day with eight tackles each. Freshman defensive back Antwan Wilson finished with two tackles and an interception.

For Concord Angus Jones only rushed for 21 yards on 10 carries but finished with for touchdowns.

The Mountain Lions quarterback Brian Novak went 20 of 32 for 299 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Novak’s favorite target was T.J. Smith as he caught five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Concords defense was led by Denis Ikic as he finished with eight total tackles while Nick Ortiz chipped in with six tackles.

The Pioneers return to action this Saturday, September 13th as they host West Liberty in their home opener, kickoff is set for 1 PM.

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Volleyball Falls in Season Opener to California PA

Senior Stefanie Gladders finished with 4 kills on 14 attacks, she also had 7 assist, and 3 digs in the Lady Pioneers season opener against California PA

Clearfield, Pa. - The Glenville State Lady Pioneer volleyball team fell in their 2014 season opener on the road at the Lock Haven Invitational to California PA, 0-3.

California PA took set one by a score of 25-15. California PA would then take set two by a score of 25-14 and won set three by a score of 25-8.

Senior Stefanie Gladders finished with 4 kills on 14 attacks, she also had 7 assist, and 3 digs. Kaylee Dickerson, Shyanne Loftin, and Kayla Lowers all finished the game with 4 kills each.

Rachel Morris finished with a team high 9 digs and Madison Smith finished with 2 solo blocks.

California PA was led by Laurel Miller as she finished with 6 kills and 7 digs.  Danielle Mayes finished with 5 kills on the day.

Taylor Solo finished with a team high 16 assists for California PA.

The Lady Pioneer return to action today Friday, September 5 when they take on Northwood at 3:00 pm.

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GSC Professor Helps Design National Biology Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV — Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Sawyer is part of a task force seeking to change the way non-biology majors take biology courses.

The Four Year Section First Year Undergraduate Committee, in collaboration with the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Introductory Biology Task Force, is currently seeking input on concepts and skills to be included on a student survey for biological topics for consideration when teaching and designing undergraduate biology courses for non-majors.

Dr. Sara Sawyer

Dr. Sara Sawyer

Sawyer explains that biology majors are required to learn specific material in an introductory biology course in order to progress to the next level of their major. This material, while important to these students, is sometimes unnecessary for a non-science major. “The goal of having non-science majors take a science course in college is to help make them better citizens.  They should learn things that will impact their daily lives and help them make better informed decisions in the future. However, there is no need to teach non-majors certain material. Thus, a non-majors course can be partially tailored to student interests,” said Sawyer.

The committee hopes to have the survey completed by the end of fall 2014 so that it can be administered to students at various colleges across the United States at the beginning of the spring semester. The goal is to publish the results so that all biology instructors have a better understanding of student interests.

The NABT was first established in 1938 and has thousands of members from around the U.S. Educators involved in the association aim to share experiences and expertise, keep up with trends and developments, and grow professionally.

For more information, contact Sawyer at or (304) 462-6303.

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