Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 13 2000

Princeton Elks Contribute to Concord Scholarships and Women's Tennis Team

Athens, W.Va. - Exalted Ruler Jack Brown presented gifts to Concord College on behalf of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Princeton, W.Va.

Exalted Ruler Brown presented: $5,000 to the Mike Pashion Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 toward the Elks Memorial Scholarship, and $3,000 to support the women’s tennis team.

Mike Pashion Memorial Scholarship

Mike Pashion graduated from Concord in 1950, and managed the College Bookstore for 36 years. He was a respected and valued member of the Concord College community, and passed away May of 1987. The scholarship was established in his memory, and the College began awarding scholarships in 1992. "Mike was an active member of the Elks and was secretary for our lodge for more than 25 years," stated Mr. Brown. "Our lodge appreciates Mike’s commitment to us and to Concord; this is how we can honor his memory."

Elks Memorial Scholarship

The Princeton Elks Lodge established the Elks Memorial Scholarship in 1983. "The scholarship has helped several students from southern West Virginia already," continued Mr. Brown. "Our goal is to help more students, and we will meet that goal."

Contribution to Women’s Tennis Team

"We are thankful for the contribution from the Elks to our tennis team," commented Angie Edwards, head coach for the Concord College women’s tennis team. "The donation will be used to improve our facilities, purchase a new ball machine, and improve the spectator viewing areas. The new equipment will be available for our use, as well as PikeView (High School), and local community members. We had a 7-5 season this year, and I am really excited about women’s tennis at Concord! We have signed a couple of top-notch recruits from southern West Virginia, and we are laying the groundwork for an even better season next year."

President Jerry Beasley stated that, "We appreciate the generous contribution the Elks made to Concord College. The Elks support many community and civic organizations, and we are pleased that they include us in their philanthropic projects. They are a great example of how organizations support their local community, and we like their community spirit."

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Concord College Notes: The 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.

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