Center Announcements & News Media

To follow partnering institutions' news, please click on the link of the college or university at which you are enrolled:


NOTE:  For local, state and national news, scroll to the end of this page for all links.  We've got you covered!


Erma Byrd Higher Education Center News and Announcements:


Attention CU Beckley students! Stop by every Wednesday, from 10-2pm to take advantage of "The Susan Sessions" - your personal GPS to degree completion!


Attention CU Beckley students! Drop by every Tuesday from 2-6pm to discuss your career aspirations with Phil Lewis, Director of Career Services!


Need some academic help? The Bluefield State College Academic Success Center is now at The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, Mondays thru Thursdays, from 9am to 3pm in Room E27! Stop by and get some assistance! They are here for YOU!



Free Tuition Assistance Opportunities:

The Bluefield State College Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan!  For more information, click here!


Concord University's CU FREE!  Click here to learn more!



Graduate School opportunities at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center!

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Marshall University brings Graduate Admissions to the Erma Byrd Center!  Dawn Surbaugh, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, will be at the Center every Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 pm.  Her contact information is (304) 746-1906 and her email is dawn.surbaugh@marshall.edu.  Marshall University offers online and hybrid graduate degree programs ranging from a certificate up to and including a doctoral degree that can be completed anytime and anywhere including the Erma Byrd Center!  Click here for a complete listing of program offerings.  To view and download flyer click here.




To view and download the list of negotiated discounts for students, faculty and staff, attending or working at a residential college in The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center Complex (i.e., Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University, or New River Community and Technical College, please click here


To view and download college discounts negotiated by The Beckley Raleigh-County Chamber of Commerce for students, faculty, and staff attending any college or university in the Beckley area, please click here.  Both lists are different so be sure to download both lists to show your ID and start saving NOW!




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WV Higher Education Policy Commission News

West Virginia Newspapers:

West Virginia News (TV):

  • WVVA-TV  (Bluefield, Beckley)
  • WVNS-TV  (Channel 59 - Raleigh, Mercer, Fayette, Greenbrier Counties)
  • WTRF-TV   (Wheeling, WV)
  • WBOY-TV  (Clarksburg, Morgantown)
  • WVAH-TV  (Charleston, Huntington)
  • WOWK-TV (Charleston)
  • WSAZ-TV   (Charleston, Huntington)
  • WCHS-TV  (Charleston, Huntington)
  • WDTV-TV  (Northcentral West Virgnia)

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