Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 19 2000

Dow Chemical CEO to Speak at Concord College Fundraiser

The Concord College Foundation, Inc. is hosting the second annual Fund for Concord College Dinner Thursday, October 26, 2000 at Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va.

Michael D. Parker, CEO and president of The Dow Chemical Company will serve as the guest speaker and honorary chair of this year’s fundraiser. Mr. Parker was elected to the Dow Board of Directors in July 1995 and serves on the Finance and Environment, Health, Safety and Public Policy Committees. His background includes positions in international marketing, commerce, and product development. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The University of Manchester (England) and an MBA from the Manchester Business School.

“We feel honored that Dow Chemical has chosen to help us support our mission in West Virginia,” stated Concord College President Jerry Beasley.

Dow’s CEO and President, Michael Parker was quoted as saying, “I look forward to our evening in October as an opportunity to express our company’s interest in higher education. We are quite fortunate to partner with an institution that has 127 years of experience in providing quality education to so many from West Virginia.”

The Dow Chemical Company is a global science and technology-based company that develops and manufactures a portfolio of chemicals, plastics and agricultural products and services for customers in 168 countries around the world. With annual sales of more than $18 billion, Dow conducts its operations through 14 global businesses employing 39,000 people.

It is anticipated that the merger between Dow Chemical and Union Carbide will clear regulatory hurdles sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

Individual tickets are $100 per person, tables are available at the following levels: $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000.

For more information, please contact the Office of Development, 1-304-384-5317, or e-mail devly@concord.edu.

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Photo: Michael D. Parker, CEO and President

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