Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jul 05 2000

Concord College Will Hold Summer Academy for Pre-law and Pre-med High School Students

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Students of Excellence Summer Academy will be held from August 7 to August 11 this year, announced Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid Michael Curry. “The academy is designed to introduce high school students to our campus and some of the courses they may have if they choose to attend Concord after high school. Participation is limited to high school juniors and seniors, whose interests are in the fields of law and medicine, with a high level of achievement in academics. So far, 39 participants have been accepted to this prestigious academy.”

Program organizers will provide a lecture on history and critical thinking as well as culture lessons which will focus on this region. The lectures will help students to be proud of their local traditions and encourage them to make a commitment to the betterment of all West Virginia citizens. The afternoon session will be divided into pre-law and pre-medicine lectures depending on the students’ interests to give them a taste of what real academics and research are like.

In addition to the sessions, students will have an exciting whitewater rafting expedition on the New River. While on the trip, the students will be introduced to West Virginia’s natural and environmental beauty.

Lecturers for the Summer Academy are MUSOM (Marshall University School of Medicine) Chairman and Professor of Family Community Health Robert Walker, Associate Dean of MUSOM John Walden, and Concord Director of Human Resources Debbie Stutler Curry.

“This will enable participants to really understand what they should expect in college,” stated Anthony Underwood, coordinator of the Summer Academy. “Students will be able to have a high level of expectation for college and be encouraged to serve their fellow citizens.”

For more information, call Anthony Underwood at 1-304-384-6068 or e-mail aunderwood@concord.edu.

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Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.

Naomi Koyano, a student in Concord College’s Communication Arts Department wrote this press release. She is working as a student intern in the office of development at Concord College this summer. Her hometown is Tokyo, Japan. She is majoring in Communication Broadcasting. Her anticipated graduation date is August, 2000.

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