University News
For Immediate Release: 
Mar 14 2000

Michael Curry Named Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College President Jerry L. Beasley recently announced that Michael S. Curry, Princeton, W.Va., filled the position of vice president for admissions and financial aid.

Mr. Curry received a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1980, Curry received the Hopkins Share, the highest honor conferred upon a Harvard student by their faculty. He is the only West Virginian to have won the award. He also attended the University of Oklahoma, Center for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Charitable Giving, San Francisco, California.

Prior to coming to Concord, he was president and CEO of LOGOS Enterprises, Inc., a company that provided college counseling and scholarship services to students in West Virginia. Curry served for five years as corporate president of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation, and was a member of the board of directors of the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center. He also served as an adjunct member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission.

His professional experience included tenure as assistant director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity under the Caperton administration where he helped develop empowerment zones. He also directed the Woodlands Mountain Institute’s Leadership Division for selected West Virginia high school students.

Curry is currently an executive board member of the West Virginia Harvard Alumni Association.

President Jerry Beasley stated, "We are pleased to have a person of Michael’s caliber oversee our admissions and financial aid operations here at Concord College. His proven commitment to Concord and advancing educational opportunities in West Virginia make him the perfect choice."

Curry replied that, "Concord’s academic reputation precedes our efforts when we visit high schools. Our faculty displays a commitment to quality education that our office takes pride in promoting to prospective Concord students. Moreover, the College offers financial aid and a wide variety of scholarships that help us recruit and retain quality students. We are exceptionally proud of having the most generous scholarship program in the State College System. And, our enrollment growth the past four years is a very positive indicator of the quality programs offered by Concord."

For more information about attending Concord College, call toll-free, 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248.

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Concord College Notes: Concord College offers 86 majors. The most popular majors are: business, pre-med/biology, teacher education, psychology, accounting, social work, travel industry management, advertising & graphic design, and "undecided." Concord has approximately 2,800 undergraduate students from 28 states and 30 nations. A profile of new students include the following characteristics: 65% are in the first generation of their families to go to college; 55% female, 45% male; 5% international students; 8% minority; 40% live in on-campus residence halls and 60% commute.


Digital photo of Michael Curry
 

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