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GSC Team Advances to Business Plan Competition Finals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College freshman Rachel Brown, a Pre-Nursing major from Summersville, West Virginia has landed a spot in the West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition (WVCBPC) finals. Brown and her teammate, Andrew Hamilton, have developed what they call a personal safety application for smartphones.

The app, called SAFEverywhere, can be activated easily during an emergency and quickly notifies first responders and a preselected contact list about the crisis. It continuously streams information to the contacts until turned off.

GSC student Rachel Brown with her partner Andrew Hamilton at an earlier West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition event

GSC student Rachel Brown with her partner Andrew Hamilton at an earlier West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition event

“Andrew and I are truly excited to compete in the finals. We believe that we have a great business proposal and hope to come back with $10,000 to start SAFEverywhere!” said Brown.

The duo has spent of lot of time since the preliminary and semi-final competitions researching and networking. David Ramsburg with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and WVU LaunchLab was appointed as their business coach. Additionally, they are working closely with GSC Department of Business Associate Professors Cinda Echard and Cheryl McKinney. Echard and McKinney have been the campus liaisons for the WVCBPC since its inception in 2008.

This year marks just the second time that a GSC student has teamed in the competition with a student from another college. Hamilton, who is Brown’s cousin, is a geology major at West Virginia University.

“For many college freshmen, hitting the books and finding the best place for pizza is a top priority; however, for Rachel an additional priority was spreading her entrepreneurship wings. This is the first time that a pre-nursing major at GSC has entered the competition and we are so proud that she is now on her way as one of five finalists in her category. Rachel has demonstrated creativity and passion, both characteristics that make a great entrepreneur,” said Echard.

Now that the competition is entering its final phase, Brown and Hamilton will attend a weekend workshop at West Virginia University in Morgantown with the other finalists in February. In the meantime, they will work toward completing their actual business plan which is due in late March. To assist with the process, the teams receive a $1,000 stipend. Finalists also have access to a free online course, Entrepreneurship 489, designed to provide relevant material to the teams. Upon completion of the competition, students earn three college credit hours from the course.

In addition to the Lifestyle & Innovation category that SAFEverywhere falls into, there are two others, Hospitality & Tourism and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The categories all have up to five teams or individuals competing for three separate $10,000 grand prizes.

The final round of the annual competition will be held on April 10th at WVU. The teams will have 15 minutes to present their plans and prototypes to the panel of professional judges. A ten-minute question and answer session will follow. After all the presentations are made there will be a dinner, a reception, and awards ceremony.

For more information about the competition, contact Echard at Cinda.Echard@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6257.

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Glenville State Falls to FSU

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored 21 points in the Pioneers 79-72 loss to Fairmont State

Glenville, W.Va. -The #24 Glenville State Pioneers had four players score in double figures but would come up short as they dropped a home game to MEC rival Fairmont State, 79-72.

After an exciting and fast pace first half the Glenville State Pioneers would find themselves up by four points over Fairmont State, 38-34, at halftime.

In the second half Fairmont State would come out and tie the game up at 42 all at the 17:28 minute mark. After that tie the Fighting Falcons would go on a 9-2 run as Fairmont State took a, 51-44 lead with 14:40 left to play.

Fairmont State would then extend their lead to 11 points at the 10:12 minute mark, 59-48.

Glenville State would then make a late run as Brien Winston would make a layup and get fouled. Winston would then make the free-throw as the Pioneers pulled within three points, 71-68, with only 3:37 left to play.

Despite the late run the Pioneers would come up short as they fell at home to Fairmont State by seven, 79-72.

There were seven ties and four lead changes in the game.

Fairmont State scored 26 points off of turnovers while Glenville State only scored seven points. The Falcons also scored 26 second chance points while the Pioneers only scored nine second chance points.

Both teams shot 44 percent from the floor however Fairmont State shot 25 percent from behind the three-point line while Glenville State shot 23 percent from behind the three-point line.

Donte Morales scored a team high 21 points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds. Brett Morris scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds, and finished the game with three blocks. Sedric Nady chipped in with 12 points while Reggie Williams finished the game with 10 points.

Fairmont State was led by Jamel Morris as he scored a game high 22 points.

The Pioneers (16-5, 12-3) will host West Virginia State on Thursday, February, 5th. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Home Game to Fairmont State

Women's Basketball

Brittany Jackson scored 11 points in the Lady Pioneers loss to Fairmont State

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Keyanna Tate scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Pioneers dropped a home game to the Fairmont State Lady Falcons on Monday night, 92-83.

In the first half Glenville State would build a seven point lead over Fairmont State at the 11:29 minute mark, 19-12. But the Lady Falcons would make a run and take a 10 point lead their selves, 32-22, with 5:32 left till halftime.

Fairmont State would eventually take an 11 point halftime lead over Glenville State, 47-36.

In the second half the Lady Pioneers would battle back and retake the lead at the 14:08 minute mark, 58-57. Glenville State would then stretch their lead to four points, 68-64, with 9:53 left to play.

However Fairmont State would go on a 10-0 run at the 8:45 minute mark as they led by six points, 74-68. Again the Lady Pioneers would battle back but they would not have enough gas in the tank as Glenville State fell at home to Fairmont State, 92-93.

There were three ties and 11 lead changes throughout the game. Glenville State would outscore Fairmont State in the paint 32 to 28, however Fairmont State scored 14 second points while the Lady Pioneers scored 11 second chance points.

Fairmont State finished the night shooting 55 percent while Glenville State shot 43 percent.

Keyanna Tate finished the night with a double-double as she scored a team high 20 points and game high 11 rebounds. It was also Tate’s third game in a row with a double-double.

Katrina Salins scored 15 points and dished out a team high four assists while Brittany Jackson scored 11 points in the game.

Fairmont State was led by Hailey Garrett as she scored a game high 29 points while Hallie Gunnoe chipped in with 26 points.

The Lady Pioneers (10-9, 8-7) will host the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets this Thursday, February 5th, tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.

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Pioneers Pick Up Big Road Win at Shepherd

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored a game high 30 points in the Pioneers win over Shepherd

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Donte Morales scored a game high 30 points as the Pioneers picked up a big road win on Saturday as they defeated the Shepherd University Rams, 82-76.

The Pioneers would fall behind early as Shepherd held an 11 point lead at the 15:16 minute mark of the first half, 18-7. But Glenville State would battle back and take a one point lead with 2:06 left till halftime, 34-33.

However the Rams would still lead the Pioneers at the half, 39-37.

In the second half both teams would go back and fourth. Glenville State would lead most of the second half however Shepherd would tie the game up at 70 all with just 2:30 left to play. After that tie the Pioneers would make a 6-0 run as they took a 76-70 lead with 1:19 on the clock.

The Pioneers would eventually hold off the Rams as Glenville State picked up a big road win, 82-76.

There were nine ties and 16 lead changes in the game. The Pioneers shot well from the floor as they shot 51 percent and shot 48 percent from behind the three-point line. The Rams shot 51 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind the three-point line.

Glenville State also connected on 12 three-pointers in the game.

Donte Morales had a great game as he scored a game high 30 points for the Pioneers. Morales also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists.

Sedric Nady scored 20 points and handed out a team high four assists while Brett Morris scored 12 points in the victory.

Shepherd was led by Ryan McTavish as he scored a team high 26 points.

The Pioneers (16-4, 12-2) are on a four game win streak. They will host rival Fairmont State on Monday, February 2nd tip-off is set for 7:30 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Down Lady Rams

Women's Basketball

Brittany Jackson scored 11 points in the Lady Pioneers win over Shepherd

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers pushed their win streak to four games as they went on the road Saturday and defeated the Shepherd University Lady Rams by 11 points, 77-66.

The Lady Pioneers would find their selves down early at the 18:04 minute mark of the first half as Shepherd led Glenville State, 8-0. However the Lady Pioneers would battle back and claim a nine point lead at halftime, 39-30.

In the second half Glenville State would extend their lead to 12 points, 44-32, with 19:29 left to play.

Despite the Lady Pioneers large lead Shepherd would cut Glenville State’s lead to just one point several times however the Lady Pioneers would answer back ever time they had to as they claimed an 11 point road win, 77-66 over Shepherd.

The Lady Pioneers defense caused 20 turnovers and converted them into 24 points. Glenville State also held the advantage in the paint as they outscored the Lady Rams 28 to 22 in the paint.

Glenville State had three players score in double figures with freshman Kayla Tibbs scoring a game and career high 19 points. Keyanna Tate finished the game with a double-double as she scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Brittany Jackson chipped in with 11 points.

Shepherd was led by Cara Mason as she scored 15 points but also had five turnovers.

Glenville State (10-8, 8-6) returns home on Monday, February 2nd when they welcome the Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons to the Waco Center. Game time is set for 5:30 pm.

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GSC Baseball Picked 12th in MEC Preseason Poll

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team has been picked to finish 12th in the MEC Preseason Baseball Poll picked by league coaches

Bridgeport, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team has been picked to finish 12th in the MEC Preseason Baseball Poll picked by league coaches.

The Shepherd Rams have been picked by the baseball coaches in the Mountain East Conference to repeat as conference champions in 2015.

The Rams, the MEC regular season champions in 2014, finished with 116 points and were picked to finish first on eight ballots. Catcher Spencer Wolfe, a preseason All-America honoree, returns to the lineup after hitting .388 and slugged a team-best .624 with seven home runs. Starter Ryan Pansch went 7-4 last year with a 2.81 ERA.

West Virginia State and Concord finished in a tie for second with 107 points. The Yellow Jackets, the 2014 MEC Tournament champions, were picked first on three ballots. WVSU’s pitching staff will be led by Tyler Hall and first team All-MEC reliever Josh Falbo. The Mountain Lions, who were picked to finish first on one ballot, returns second baseman Jerrod Groves, a second team All-MEC honoree last year, and will be led on the hill by Chris Kelly who went 8-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 2014.

Notre Dame was picked fourth with 87 points, followed by West Liberty (76), Urbana (75) and Charleston (60). Wheeling Jesuit was selected to finish eighth with 47 points, and West Virginia Wesleyan (36), UVa-Wise (32), Fairmont State (26) and Glenville State (14) completed the poll.

The Pioneers open up the season on Saturday, February 7th at Barton College.

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Pioneers Win Big at UVa-Wise

Men's Basketball

Juwan Wells scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and handed out a team high four assists in the Pioneers road win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – The #24 Glenville State Pioneer basketball team outscored the UVa-Wise Cavaliers 37-21 in the first as the Pioneers cruised to a big road victory.

In the first half Glenville State would see UVa-Wise take a 5-0 lead at the 17:45 minute mark however the Pioneers would then go on a 7-3 run as they took their first lead of the game at the 14:30 minute mark, 9-8.

After that Glenville State would not look back and take a 16 point halftime lead, 37-21.

In the second half it would be all Pioneers as they rolled to an 18 point victory, 75-57.

There was one tie and three lead changes in the game all coming in the first half. The Pioneers biggest lead of the game was 26 points.

The Pioneers scored 36 points in the paint while the Cavaliers only scored 14 points in the paint. Glenville State’s bench outscored UVa-Wise bench 24 to 12.

The Pioneers had four players score in double figures with Brett Morris scoring a game high 18 points. Sedric Nady scored 14 points while Donte Morales and Juwan Wells both chipped in with 10 points each. Wells also grabbed nine rebounds and handed out a team high four assists.

Brien Winston grabbed a team high 11 rebounds and scored nine points.

UVa-Wise was led by Brian Sydnor as he scored 16 points.

The #24 Pioneers (15-4, 11-2) are on a three game win streak and travel to Shepherd University for a showdown with the Rams. Game time is set for 4:00 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Extend Win Streak

Women's Basketball

Briana Smythe scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench in the Lady Pioneers win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – Keyanna Tate scored a game high 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds finishing with a double-double as the Lady Pioneers went on the road and defeated UVa-Wise, 63-54.

Glenville State would find themselves down early to UVa-Wise, 9-3, at the 16:17 minute mark of the first half. However the Lady Pioneers would tie the game up at 14 all at the 12:11 minute mark. Then Glenville State would take their first lead of the game at the 10:34 minute mark as they led the Lady Cavaliers, 18-17.

The Lady Pioneers would then end the first half on a 7-0 run as Glenville State led at halftime, 35-26.

The Lady Pioneers would start the second half on a 9-2 run as they took a 15 point lead over UVa-Wise, 44-29, with 13:50 left in the game.

UVa-Wise would try and make several runs throughout the second half but the Lady Pioneers would prove to be too much for the Lady Cavaliers as Glenville State won by nine, 63-54.

Glenville State shot 35 percent from the floor and 30 percent from behind the three-point line while UVa-Wise shot 29 percent from floor and only 20 percent from behind the three-point line.

The Lady Pioneers won the rebounding battle as they out-rebounded the Lady Cavaliers by seven, 53-46.

Keyanna Tate had a double-double as she scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Briana Smythe scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.

Paige Tuttle dished out a team high three assists to go along with her five points.

UVa-Wise was led by Kayla Carey as she scored 14 points and had 15 rebounds for a double-double.

The Lady Pioneers (9-8, 7-6) are on a three game winning streak and will return to the court this Saturday, January 31st when they travel to Shepherd University, tip-off is set for 2:00 pm.

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Softball Team Tabbed to Finish 11th in MEC Preseason Poll

Softball

The Glenville State Softball team has been picked to finish 11th in the MEC Preseason Poll voted by league coaches

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Softball team has been picked to finish 11th in the MEC Preseason Poll voted by league coaches. The Lady Pioneer enter their first season under new Head Coach Kristen Tunno.

West Virginia Wesleyan has been picked to win the 2015 softball conference title.

The Bobcats finished with 116 points and were picked to finish first on six ballots. West Virginia Wesleyan won the MEC regular season title last year and advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region finals. WVWC returns first team All-MEC performers Megan Malenstyn, who hit .365 and drove in 45 runs last year, and Olivia Gore, who led the team with a .379 batting average and 43 runs scored.

UVa-Wise was picked to finish second with 107 points and earned five first-place votes. The Cavs picked up the conference tournament championship last year and returns team captain Alexa Hernandez who hit .328, but coach Karen Bitter’s squad will have to replace seven seniors from last year’s squad.

Fairmont State was picked third with 93 points and had the final first-place vote, and Charleston was next with 92 points. Shepherd was fifth with 70 points, followed by Concord (62), Urbana (59), West Virginia State (56) and Notre Dame (51). Wheeling Jesuit (42), Glenville State (30) and West Liberty (14) rounded out the poll.

Glenville State returns 10 players from last year’s team and has several newcomers that will have an impact this season in: Bailey Rabel, Tori Parker, and McKenzie Edmonds.

Glenville State opens the season on the road on Saturday, February 7th at Catawba.

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Free FAFSA Assistance at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College Financial Aid employees are again hosting College Goal Sunday, on Sunday, February 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Robert F. Kidd Library. The event allows students and families to receive free, confidential support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GSC’s event will be one of twenty-four similar workshops held across the Mountain State.

Anyone interested in college enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year should consider attending College Goal Sunday. Graduating high school seniors, adults looking to start or return to college, and current college students should complete FAFSAs to determine the level of financial aid they may qualify for. Parents who wish to learn more or to complete the form on behalf of their student also may attend.

“Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA, is a critically important first step in applying for federal and state financial aid. This one document holds the key to determining eligibility for most programs,” said GSC Financial Aid Counselor Mary Jones.

To complete the FAFSA, students will need social security numbers for themselves and their parents and family income for 2014. If 2014 income information is not available, a FAFSA can be submitted using estimated information that can be corrected when the actual income information becomes available. FAFSAs must be submitted by March 1, 2015 to receive the Promise Scholarship and April 15, 2015 for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant.

Refreshments will be served and participants will be eligible for door prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Tab4 grand prize.

Additional information tables will be available to attendees including free tax help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Also, GSC Admissions Office staff will be on hand to answer questions and give campus tours.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Those who pre-register will receive e-mail updates regarding the event and other important financial aid deadlines and updates.  In addition to the College Goal Sunday event, other free FAFSA workshops are scheduled at GSC on Thursday, February 26th and Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the GSC Robert F. Kidd Library.

To learn more or pre-register for the event, visit www.cfwv.com and click on the College Goal Sunday box or e-mail financial.aid@glenville.edu. For additional information, visit the GSC Financial Aid office on the first floor of Louis Bennett Hall or contact Mary Jones or Stephany Harper at (304) 462-4103.

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