Blue and Gold Spring | Summer 2021 Volume 2 • Issue 1 - Page 81

Our primary goal is to increase enrollment by adding to the life that being a residential college again brings naturally to our campus .
For the first time in 52 years we will have students living on campus ... That alone will have a transformative effect on campus life and , by extension , the city of Bluefield .

Our primary goal is to increase enrollment by adding to the life that being a residential college again brings naturally to our campus .

- President Robin Capehart
President Robin Capehart announced recently an aggressive strategy to raise funds that will sustain Bluefield State ’ s growth for the next decade .
Collectively titled “ IMPACT ,” this development program is designed to accept gifts at all levels . poised to do much more . But we need the active , substantial support from the College ’ s many friends to do that .”
Capehart listed the return to a residential campus , the addition of the Medical Education Center , the expansion of athletics -- including the revival of football -- and the proposed
Introducing IMPACT Capehart said , “ The fact is we need a healthy mix of high net-worth

AN AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY TO RAISE FUNDS that will sustain bluefield state ’ s growth for the next decade individuals , institutions and alumni to support the College . Our IMPACT Societies are structured to admit , involve and thank everyone who supports our mission .”

“ Our primary goal is to increase enrollment by adding to the life that being a residential college again brings naturally to our campus ,” Capehart continued . “ We ’ re building on one of the historic strengths of Bluefield State : producing job-ready graduates .
“ In less than two years ’ time , we have done more than had been done in decades . We ’ re
Convocation Center as major drivers of renewed interest in Bluefield State .
“ For the first time in 52 years we will have students living on campus . Almost 200 of them , in fact . That alone will have a transformative effect on campus life and , by extension , the city of Bluefield ,” Capehart explained .
To support these efforts , the IMPACT program introduces four Societies that provide different avenues for donors to show their support for the College .

For the first time in 52 years we will have students living on campus ... That alone will have a transformative effect on campus life and , by extension , the city of Bluefield .

- President Robin Capehart
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