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Equally important , the former hospital enables Bluefield State to expand on its plan to return to a residential campus .
Together with students moving into the first phase of the Heritage Village and the new Honors College , Bluefield State will have more than 170 students living on campus during the 2021-2022 school year .
Starting with the Fall semester , at least 160 students will live in former patient rooms repurposed into attractive dorm spaces .
Lounge areas are available on each floor .
A full-service cafeteria will accommodate meal plans as well as cash sales .
Together with students moving into the first phase of the Heritage Village and the new Honors College , Bluefield State will have more than 170 students living on campus during the 2021-2022 school year .
“ We ’ re creating a unique educational and residential environment that will attract additional students from West Virginia and throughout the region .”
- President Robin Capehart very good physical shape means we can apply our strategic plan with some creativity .
“ We ’ re creating a unique educational and residential environment that will attract additional students from West Virginia and throughout the region .”
Provost Ted Lewis added , “ This acquisition lets us actively consider expanding our program offerings . We ’ ve been meeting with health care providers and others to assess their needs . This year , Bluefield State College graduated 130 health care professionals . I envision our School of Nursing and Allied Health producing even more graduates in the near future ready to step into high-demand , highly-skilled jobs .”
“ This acquisition lets us actively consider expanding our program offerings . We ’ ve been meeting with health care providers and others to assess their needs .”
- Provost Ted Lewis
Capehart concluded , “ For the past two years my administrative team has moved aggressively to position us for exactly this kind of growth . The Medical Education Center is a game-changer . Not just for the College , but for the city of Bluefield and the wider region .”
Additionally , an outbuilding is being converted to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Athletics Department .
Capehart continued , “ The fact that we ’ re getting a large facility and other buildings in
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