Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 6, 2013

Dean of new dental school meets with Tazewell County officials


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Officials with Bluefield College, the town of Bluefield, Va., Tazewell County and members of the community had a chance to meet with the inaugural dean of Bluefield College’s School of Dental Medicine Monday.

Dr. Frank Serio, the newly selected dean of the school, met with Bluefield College President Dr. David Olive and Tazewell County Administrator Jim Spencer to discuss the progress of the new school with members of the community. Serio said he is looking forward to coming to Bluefield, Va. when he officially joins the college staff and faculty on June 3.

“This has been a perfect fit,” Serio said of his new position. “I welcome the experience and the challenge. This is really something for the community, not just for the college. If we cannot improve the oral health of Southwest Virginia, we have not succeeded. This will be something we can all look back on and be proud of.”

For more on the inaugural dean, and the dental school project, see Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.