The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 20, 2012

Bluefield State College to receive $1.2 million in five-year grant

Bluefield State College is getting $1,209,548 in a federal grant to enhance a computer literacy and technology upgrade, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced Wednesday.

Money also will be used to strengthen the school in electronic classrooms, professional development, student leadership development, institutional research, academic outreach, tutoring and library resources.

Rahall said the funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Education through its Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program for equalizing educational opportunities and ensuring access to post-secondary education and lifelong learning.

“Opening doors is a tried and true tradition at Bluefield State,” Rahall said.

“When you hear about Reconnecting McDowell County, know that Bluefield State is walking the walk.”

Rahall said the grant will coincide with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s recent announcement about providing broadband in the region.

Dr. Felica Wooten Williams, executive director of academic outreach programs at the institution, said the grant would enhance Bluefield State’s ability to strengthen education programs and maintain fiscal stability.


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