The Office of the Governor of the State of West Virginia

08/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/17/2019 19:27

Gov. Justice pledges $1 million to Bluefield State College for first on-campus housing facility in 50 years

BLUEFIELD, WV - Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has secured $1 million in funding that will be used to make substantial improvements to campus life for students at Bluefield State College.

Of that total amount, $500,000 will be put toward assisting the college in building a historic, all-new student housing complex, which is already in the works. The Governor made the surprise announcement during a groundbreaking ceremony today, celebrating the start of construction for the housing facility, which will be called Heritage Village.

The other $500,000 has been devoted to BSC for work on the college's student union.

'This will make this institution grow,' Gov. Justice said. 'You've waited too long, that's all there is to it.'