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2021

Dustin Day ( B . S ., Elementary Education ). A December , 2020 graduate , Dustin teaches third grade at Iaeger Elementary School in McDowell County , WV .

2020

Lindsey Castle ( B . S ., Elementary Education ). Lindsey teaches at Main Street School in Tazewell , VA . She writes , “ After graduating in June , I became fully certified to teach Grades K-6 . I originally planned to substitute for a while … but I became blessed with teaching 5th Grade in Tazewell . I have been loving it ! It has been a dream come true and wouldn ’ t have been possible without the help and support of the incredible SSS ( Student Support Services ) team at BSC !”
Tyler Compton ( B . S ., Biology ). First year student , American University of Antigua College of Medicine . While at Bluefield State Tyler worked with Prof . James Walters to create a “ cross-pollination ” course , “ Mathematics for Engineering and Bio Med .”

2019

Angelina Elkins ( B . S ., Medical Imaging ; A . S ., Radiologic Technology , 2017 ). She writes , “ Since graduating with my associates degree , I moved to Blacksburg , then Christiansburg , for my job at an urgent care facility . I returned to Bluefield State online to get my bachelor ’ s in medical imaging . I ’ m currently enrolled in Liberty University ’ s Healthcare Administration Master ’ s program .

2018

Jelena Jetvic ( B . A ., Social Sciences ). Master ’ s degree candidate , Security , Intelligence and Strategic Studies , University of Glasgow ( Scotland ). Also , an Assistant Program Coordinator for NewGen Peacebuilders , a Charlotte-based , award-winning education , training and mentoring program that equips young people to build peaceful communities . Recipient , Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences scholarship ; one of ten awarded nationally .

2017

James Day ( B . S ., Business Management ). M . B . A ., Liberty University , 2021 . James is an Industry and Trade Analyst with the Department of Commerce . Prior to that , he worked for Tekla Research as a 234 International Programs Foreign Disclosure Analyst , 2019-2021 . Before that he worked for the State Department ( 2018-19 ) and as a JR Program Analyst for ITAR / EAR Compliance .
Zachary Green ( B . A ., Social Sciences ). Second year student , Elon University School of Law . Recipient , Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences scholarship ; one of ten awarded nationally . He writes , “ I am incredibly honored to be recognized by Pi Gamma Mu . This award helps fund my legal education , which I will use to represent and assist small businesses , non-profits and individuals throughout the Appalachian region .”
“ Bluefield State College taught me a lot of things about myself , and provided me with confidence to pursue all my goals in life . I am a proud alumna and so thankful for the opportunities this college opened up for me .”
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