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letters to the editor blue and gold Have some thoughts about Bluefield State you’d like to share? Send them here: [email protected]. Dr. Deirdre Guyton Director, Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs IN THIS ISSUE : Felicia Oakes Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs Ansel Ponder Chief Marketing Officer Jim Nelson Director of Media Relations Kurt Landefeld Editor Ebony Murrell OnPath™Graphics Layout & Art Jim Leedy Archivist Go Big Blues! 125 Years and Growing stronger! Welcome to the new and upgraded Blue & Gold Alumni Newsletter. Contact Us Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs Phone: 304-327-4289 E-mail: alumniaffairs@ 219 Rock Street Bluefield, WV 24701 We’ll keep you up to date on the latest on campus, as well as with your classmates and fellow alums. This is an important anniversary year, a time when we look back and honor those who came before us. And a time when you and other Bluefieldians are making your own histories. If you have news or ideas for stories, send them to [email protected]. Blue & Gold is published quarterly to recognize and honor the men and women who attended and graduated from Bluefield State College. 2 BLUE AND GOLD Capehart’s Corner Senate Bill 122 President Capehart will share news about Bluefield State with you in each issue. Bluefield State’s Founding Legislation 04. 07. News About the Blues Schools Report Big Blues Athletics Stories from and about our Blue & Gold family. Bluefield State Alums and Alums-to-Be are doing terrific things. Blue & Gold athletes are ac- complishing great things on and off their fields of play. 06. 13. 21. Faculty Spotlight Class Notes In Memoriam Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi named Bluefield HBCU Fulbright Honoree. Calling all classes! Let your classmates know where you are and what you’re up to. Here we honor & remember our classmates and friends who have passed on. 24. 25. 30. Join the 125th Challenge Snapshots From Our Past 125 Years and counting ... to $1.25 milliion! Help us reach our goal. Bluefield State has a proud and rich history. Here we share some of that past. 24. Back Cover WINTER 2020 3