Membership

Every month, BSC Alumni gather for special events. Whether they're recruiting students, making career connections, networking with legislators, or arranging a reunion weekend, alumni and friends serve as valuable ambassadors, sharing their enthusiasm and personalizing Bluefield State College.

Becoming active in the alumni association strengthens the bond between the college and the community and helps to shape the way prospective students, legislators and leaders think about our college.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a chapter in your area, contact Mrs. Mildred H. Washington, Membership Chair, for more information at mhw31@hotmail.com

 

Association Officers

Membership Application
 

The Bluefield State College Alumni Association invites

all Bluefieldians to become members.

 

The Alumni Association History

 

The Alumni Association was first organized in 1908. Its first officers were Dr. W. C. Mitchell, 1906, President, and Mr. George W. Runion, 1908, Secretary- Treasurer. In 1906 Dr. R. C. Harrison, 1901, and H. L. Dickason, 1910, were elected President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively. In 1922 Mrs. Rosa Mickens-Hobson, 1905, was President and H. L. Dickason was Secretary-Treasurer.

 

The first meeting date on record was at 3:00 PM., June 2, 1914. Notice of the meeting was listed
in the official West Virginia State catalogue for the year of 1913-1914. In an effort to stimulate education, several scholarships are established and fostered by the Association and its members. The organization was approved by the College and the State Board of Education-after some investigation-to be the sole organization to represent the alumni and College. It was registered with the capitol offices in Charleston in the early '20s and received a Certificate of Incorporation as the Bluefield State College Alumni Association on the 13th day of October, 1956. The original charter members were Allan Connally, Bernice Martin, Virginia Hebert, and Attorney Hugo Payne.

 

Members of the Alumni Association include educators, teachers, ministers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, morticians, college presidents, engineers, computer workers, housewives, dentists, farmers, mechanics, and skilled laborers make up the majority of the graduates. Several members of our Association are employed in some of the leading positions throughout the United States. The Association is comprised of chapters located in

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Mercer County, WV

 

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Washington, DC

General meetings of the Association are held in the fall and spring of each school year and at each reunion.

 

The BSCAA established an office on the campus of Bluefield State College on March 6, 1981 in Conley Hall.  Dr. William H. Brothers, BSC Vice-President, and Frank E. Wilson, Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association, coordinated the activity that made the office a reality.

 

With the fundraising efforts of many alumni, the Office of Alumni Affairs is now housed in Hatter Hall, the former President’s Home and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places with the US Department of Interior National Park Service. Alumni are always welcome and are encouraged to visit whenever they are in the area.

 

National Officers (current)

 

Name Office Email Meeting Days and Times
Audramae Smith Williams National President velma.192@icloud.com  
Mildred H. Washington Vice-President/Membership mhw31@hotmail.com
Lois Manns Recording Secretary fris4@yahoo.com
Alva Goldston Corresponding Secretary  
Deirdre Guyton Financial Secretary dguyton@bluefieldstate.edu
Dale M. Johnson Treasurer ab8ggdmj@gmail.com 
E. Ray Williams, Sr. Chaplain willipw2005@yahoo.com
Joseph Lewis Sergeant-at-Arms  
Carl Boyd President, Philadelphia; President, Washington cpboyd60308@comcast.net TBD
R. Dave Clemons President, Cincinnati rdclemons@fuse.net 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am Monthly
Frederick Parks President, Cleveland   2nd Sunday, 5:00 pm Monthly No summer meetings
James H. Seay President, Columbus j-seay@sbcglobal.net 2nd Saturday, 4:00 pm Monthly No summer meetings
Geraldine Haislip-Bell President, Columbus haislipbell@aol.com 2nd Saturday, 4:00 pm Monthly No summer meetings
John Vernon President, Roanoke huzby1@verizon.net 3rd Saturday, Monthly
Dr. Howard P. Wade President, Mercer County   3rd Wednesday 1:00 pm, Monthly
Thaddeus Lewis President, Georgia Chapter btlewis@bellsouth.net TBD