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Bluefield State College


Feb 21, 1895

Legislature established Bluefield Colored Institute (Bluefield State College) to train black teachers

1897

School officially began with 40 students at Bluefield Colored Institute (now Bluefield State College)

1906

Robert Page Sims became president of Bluefield Colored Institute (now Bluefield State College)

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1929

Legislature changed the name of Bluefield Colored Institute to Bluefield Institute, now Bluefield State College

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1930

New classroom building was finished at Bluefield Institute, now Bluefield State College

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1931

Bluefield Institute changed its name to Bluefield State Teachers College, now Bluefield State College

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1936

Henry Lake Dickason became president of Bluefield State

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1938

Gymnasium was built at Bluefield State Teachers College (now Bluefield State College)

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1943

Name changed from Bluefield State Teachers College to Bluefield State College by state legislature

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1947

Bluefield State College was fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

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1952

Henry Lake Dickason retired as president of Bluefield State Teachers College

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1958

Leroy Allen became president of Bluefield State College

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1963

New student union building was built at Bluefield State

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1965

E. J. Scrafford was interim president of Bluefield State College

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1966

Wendell G. Hardway became president of Bluefield State College

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1968

Bombing rocked the physical education building and administration closed Bluefield State College

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1973

Merger between Bluefield State and Concord College is attempted

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1975

James Rowley served as interim president of Bluefield State College

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1976

J. Wade Gilley became president of Bluefield State College

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1978

William H. Brothers became president of Bluefield State College

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1981

President Jerold O. Dugger ended the football program at Bluefield State College

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1988

Jerold Dugger resigned as president of Bluefield State College

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1993

Leonard Nelson named acting president at Bluefield State College

1993

Robert Moore became president of Bluefield State College

1995

Centennial celebration highlighted Bluefield State's historic mission

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2002

Albert Walker became president of Bluefield State College

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2004

Creation of New River Community and Technical College

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