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Brad Smith: Bluefield “shining example” for the state


Bluefield hosted distinguished visitors Friday who praised city leaders and said the city has set an example for the rest of the state to follow.

E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia State University, Brad Smith, former CEO of Intuit and now president of Marshall University, and Bluefield native Dr. Patrice Harris, who was the first African-American female to be president of the American Medical Association, a graduate of WVU Medical School and a member of the WVU Board of Governors, spoke at a reception at the Clover Club.

“I cannot tell you how impressed we are with what you are accomplishing,” Gee said, “the energy, the commitment of the community, the building of a real infrastructure here.”

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