Empowering Education: New River CTC and Bluefield State University Forge Articulation Agreement for Student Success

[BEAVER, WV] – New River Community and Technical College is proud to announce the signing of an articulation agreement with Bluefield State University, a momentous step forward in their commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and empowering students in their community.

This collaborative agreement, forged through extensive deliberation and mutual dedication, signifies a significant milestone in higher education. It solidifies the partnership between the two institutions that will reinforce their shared commitment to facilitating seamless transitions for students as they pursue their academic goals.

The agreement provides a clear and structured pathway for students to transfer credits earned at New River CTC to BSU. By offering students a more accessible and cost-effective route to their desired academic destinations, this agreement promotes educational equity and widens access to higher education opportunities. Covering a wide range of academic programs, this partnership will enable students to pursue their chosen fields of study while benefiting from the academic resources and expertise of both institutions.

“This articulation agreement between New River CTC and Bluefield State creates exciting new opportunities for both institutions and all of our students.  The agreement simplifies the transfer process, ensuring a smooth transition for New River graduates as they pursue their education at Bluefield State. With a focus on prioritizing student interests, we aim to provide cost and time savings while contributing to the development of a more robust, highly educated regional workforce.” Said Dr. Lea A. “Beez” Schell, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

This partnership represents the embodiment of collaboration, innovation, and shared values in higher education. It highlights the ongoing dedication of both institutions to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to reach their full potential.

New River CTC and Bluefield State University are excited about the opportunities that this articulation agreement will bring to students and the community.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Mykah F. Price Director of Communications, New River Community and Technical College, 304-929-5450

Christopher A. Boyd, Graphic Design and Multimedia Specialist, New River Community and Technical College, 304-929-6735

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.