The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 8, 2013

UC-Beckley to have ribbon cutting today

By Sarah Plummer
Register-Herald Reporter

BECKLEY — The University of Charleston has “decked the halls” of its new Beckley campus, and the school will have its official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. today in front of Carter Hall.

The ceremony will be followed by an open house for prospective students and members of the community from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center, 320 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

According to communications director Scott Castleman, regional president Jerry Forster and other faculty and staff members will be on hand to answer questions about UC-Beckley and introduce the school to the community.

In addition, the university’s mascot, MoHarv, will be on hand to pose for photos will children of all ages.

About 500 students are expected to enroll in UC-Beckley this spring.

Among the courses offered at the Beckley Campus are bachelor’s degrees in accounting, biology, culinary arts, business administration, diagnostic medical sonography, psychology and social work.

In addition, master’s degrees will be offered in strategic leadership and business administration.

Admissions representatives will also be available to discuss the university’s 32 academic offerings across four campuses (Beckley, Charleston, Martinsburg and online) and help prospective students apply for the upcoming spring semester.

Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh will be among those making remarks at the morning ribbon cutting.

For more information on the Beckley campus, stop by the open house or visit