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Incoming Freshmen Invited to Register at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Incoming Glenville State College freshmen, who will be members of the Class of 2018, are invited to complete their course registrations on Saturday, June 21st at GSC’s Registration Day.

The day’s activities begin at 9:00 a.m. with a check in and continental breakfast in the Land Resources Area of GSC’s new Waco Center followed by a brief welcome and class registration until 11:30 a.m. Representatives from GSC’s Financial Aid Office will be on hand during the morning to answer questions and tours of the newly opened Waco Center will be available throughout the day.

“Registration Day is a fantastic event for our new students to receive academic advising and prepare their fall schedules. Our goal is to get them familiar with their new home for the next four years. We are excited to welcome the Class of 2018 into the new Waco Center and show everyone the changes on our dynamic campus,” said GSC Director of Admissions Ashley Weir.

After the event, students and their families are invited to enjoy the Annual West Virginia State Folk Festival in downtown Glenville. The Folk Festival has celebrated Appalachian history and culture for over 50 years. Festivities run from Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd.

For more information, contact admissions@glenville.edu or (800) 924-2010.

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New GSC Pioneer Mascot Named

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014

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New Pioneer Mascot for 2014-2015 school year, Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley

New Pioneer Mascot for 2014-2015 school year, Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley

GLENVILLE, WV—Robert ‘Goat’ Hensley, a junior from Dundalk, Maryland, has been named the Glenville State College Pioneer Mascot for the 2014-2015 school year.

“I am very excited to be the new mascot, this is a great honor for me and I cannot wait to get out there and get the crowds motivated while continuing pioneer traditions and possibly coming up with some new ones,” said Hensley.

During his time at GSC Hensley has become the President of the GSC Science Fiction & Fantasy Guild, played the lead in a GSC Theatre production as well as several other acting roles, and has become a tutor for the GSC Student Support Services. Out of all of these though, Hensley says that his greatest accomplishment is the amount of friends that he has made while attending Glenville State College.

“I am so excited to have Robert as our Pioneer for the 2014-15 school year here at Glenville State College. His energy and involvement on campus are actually what the campus and community need. From clubs to plays to concerts to football games you always see him in attendance. He truly is a Pioneer,” said Dean of Student Life Duane Chapman.

As the GSC Pioneer, Hensley will attend GSC football and basketball games, tournaments, and other school events. The Pioneer is charged with working with GSC students, faculty, and staff to positively promote and support the college. The official uniform of the GSC Pioneer mascot is a set of buckskins, a coonskin hat, and a musket. Hensley becomes the 75th student to portray the Pioneer Mascot since the tradition began during the 1933-34 school year.

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GSC Spring 2014 President’s Honor List Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Spring 2014 President’s Honor List has been announced. To be named to the GSC President’s Honor Roll, students must have a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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

Berkeley County: Steven E. Pifer

Braxton County: Kathy J. Childers, Larissa E. DeLuca, Marc A. Jones, Melissa L. Petry, Christopher L. Rhodes, Cami D. Roberts, Connie L. Roberts, Megan L. Rollins, Ashley R. Smallwood, Sharon R. Yost

Calhoun County: Sarah B. Lane, Emily L. Snyder

Clay County: Casey A. Burdette, Courtney E. Cole, Julie A. Greenlee, Courtney S. Holcomb-Bennett, Catherine N. Nottingham, Lauren K. Stover

Fayette County: Kennedy M. Cochran

Gilmer County: Amanda J. Abramovich, Ezekiel G. Bonnett, Jonathan E. Clark, Ashley R. Gish, Tara B. Grieco, Edgar D. Lewis, Hannah M. McCune, Andrea E. Osborne, Jodie L. Parsons, Casey D. Pritt, Brett M. Rinehart, Ashley D. Woodford

Hardy County: John D. Judy, IV

Harrison County: Samuel A. Brooker, Bradley M. Stutler

Lewis County: Joseph T. Perry, Jami K. Rice, Thomas P. Snyder

Lincoln County: Morgan A. Scarpellini

Logan County: Kaitlyn A. Bircheat

Nicholas County: Sarah J. Hypes, Betul Kudurogianis, Annabeth R. Marsh. Fred A. Roberts, III, Morgan L. Smyth, Kathryn A. Younts

Preston County: Chad M. Bishop

Raleigh County: Katie N. Nary, Nicholas G. Yale

Randolph County: Loyle T. Fortney

Ritchie County: Samantha J. Brookover, Sara A. Rollins

Roane County: Kayla D. Simons

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

Wayne County: James M. Egnor

Webster County: Harvey M. Hawkins

Wyoming County: Morgan L. Lambert, Brandon L. Peck

Out of State: Emmanuel Hernandez, Kayleigh A. Huck, Garrett J. Rinehart, Spencer A. Steele

GSC Spring 2014 President’s Honor List Announced
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GSC Spring 2014 Provost’s Honor List Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Spring 2014 Provost’s Honor List has been announced. To be named to the GSC Provost’s Honor Roll, students must have grade point averages between 3.5 and 3.9 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The students making the GSC Provost’s Honor List are listed as follows according to their counties of residence:

Barbour County: John D. Cockerham, Jr.

Berkeley County: Brianna D. Caison, Tia M. LeMaster

Boone County: Tammy F. Charcandy, Michele L. Epling, Mackenzie R. Smith

Braxton County: Crystal L. Barrow, Robert C. Cline, Bryan K. Foster, Jr., Ashley B. Gauldin, Jesse L. King, Kristen F. Meadows, Ryan C. Singleton, Annetta L. Snyder, Casey D. Toler, Emmitt R. Wayne,  Mischell L. Workman, Clara D. Wymer

Calhoun County: Moriah J. Creelfox, Sr., Danielle N. Kendall, Justin G. Morris, Megan L. Prater, Anthony B. Richards, Randy R. Smith, Amara A. Yoak

Clay County: Ryan M. Bennett, James R. Hubbard, Erica D. Perdue, Erica L. Whitney

Fayette County: Brittany L. McGuire

Gilmer County: Autumn D. Bloom, Teayria G. Cool, Conner T. Ferguson, David A. Finley, Bethany B. Frymier, Clair L. Gilbert, Monica L. Goguen, Larisa D. Gordon, Hollie N. Gragg, Landon P. Gumm, Jacqueline K. Hashman, Debra K. Huffman, Christina L. Jenkins, Nicholas B. Lambert, Adrian D. Patterson, Heather C. Patterson, Emily E. Ramezan, Charity C. Ramsey, Anthony M. Rock, Jason D. Rosenburg, Kristal M. Sheets, Zandel M. Sponaugle, Valeri M. Sprouse, Abigail L. Stalnaker, Gregory T. Steele, Jason K. Taggart, Jenny N. Wolfe, Tiffany D. Young

Greenbrier County: Jacob R. Harper, Nathan A. Lilly

Harrison County: Joshua L. Smith

Jackson County: Carly M. Caldon

Jefferson County: Renee V. Ritenour

Kanawha County: Jonathan Z. Massey, Ella M. Messinger, Marcus A. Reed

Lewis County: Mariah L. Daniels, Richard C. Jones, II, Hunter E. McWhorter, Kayla B. Rose, Charlotte C. Squires

Logan County: Derrick O. Lowe

Marion County: Alexander D. Joseph, Seth J. Stemple, Paige M. Turtle

Marshall County: Laiken J. Boyd, Toni L. Doman, Chad E. Ingram

Morgan County: Colton L. Brandenburg, Robert B. Mann, Jr.

Nicholas County: Andrew J. Bailes, Marcella R. Bragg, Jasin S. Coulter, Chelsea D. Dorsey, Ashley M. Dyer, Alexandria D. Fitzwater, Nathan M. Kincaid, Benjamin J. Neal, Jonathan E. Nicklow, Kathryn G. Waddell

Ohio County: Christopher A. White

Pendleton County: Holly G. Crider, Albert L. Martin, II, Trent A. Moats

Putnam County: Alyssa B. Gladfelter

Raleigh County: Maygon A. Mollohan

Randolph County: Jacob M. Yocum

Ritchie County: Jesse M. Alborano, Joshua C. Kaplan, William N. Sarine, II, Jared M. Shipe, Kimberly A. Smith

Roane County: Shelby L. Montgomery

Upshur County: Brittany N. Hardy, Abigail E. Moore

Webster County: Matthew I. Perkins, Brendan M. Rumney

Wirt County: James L. Lynch

Wood County: Anthony M. Jones, Kayla A. Lowers, Brooke N. Radabaugh, Meghan D. Ruddlesden, Shelby M. Scott, Jade E. Spencer, Katelyn R. Walls

Out of State: James T. Cooper, Stefanie J. Gladders, Kenyell N. Goodson, Kevin J. Gray, Ashlee N. Henry, Tyler R. Jamison, Graydon T. Jedamski, Alfonso Medina, Stephen G. Mickle, Art’om T. Rank, Shauna L. Salopek, Ryan S. Spangenberg, Sean A. Steele, Abigail M. Totman, Tanner M. Wright

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GSC Fitness Center Organizing 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run and Fastest Kid in Town Contest

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014

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Participants of a previous Folk Festival 5K leave the starting line

Participants of a previous Folk Festival 5K leave the starting line

GLENVILLE, WV – Staff members in Glenville State College’s Fitness Center are again organizing the annual 5K Walk/Run and ‘Fastest Kid in Town’ contests. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Fastest Kid in Town contest will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21st.  Both events will start in downtown Glenville, West Virginia (Gilmer County) during the annual West Virginia State Folk Festival, which takes place Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd.

Early registration fees for each event are $15. Fees for registration after June 7th are $20. Participants can still register on the morning of June 21st beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Main Street in Glenville just outside the United Bank. The Fastest Kid in Town contest is for children up to ten years old. Everyone who pre-registers will receive a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and age groups.

“The Glenville State College Fitness Center staff would like everyone’s support in our efforts to provide healthy activities for individuals and families. I encourage all to join us at this wonderful event,” said GSC Fitness Center Director Christine Ramsey.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the GSC Fitness Center. Click here to download a registration form or contact Ramsey at (304) 462-6440 for more information.

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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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