Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 03 2000

Homecoming 2000 at Concord Parade, Grand Marshal Announced and Special Performance at Alumni Dinner, Kelley Named Grand Marshal

Athens, W.Va. - Mrs. Georgia Kelley will be the Grand Marshal for Concord College’s homecoming parade. The parade will begin in front of the Methodist Church on Vermillion Street, Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Kelley coached women’s sports for 33 years and worked under five presidents while at Concord. She started women’s sports at Concord and coached free-of-charge in the early years because “no one thought women’s sports would ever go anywhere.” “I am honored to be chosen as Grand Marshal,” stated Kelley. “Concord has chosen some very distinguished people as their Grand Marshal and I am privileged to be in their company. Now that I am retired, I enjoy volunteering for the College. I help update addresses for our alumni and place calls for their annual phonathon. I have a great time calling former students and athletes!”
Alumni Banquet Entertainment

Concord College’s Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary Society will present a sample of scenes, monologues and readings in celebration of The Theatre: The Performers and The Audience for the annual alumni dinner on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m. Cost for the alumni banquet is $15.00.

The program will be a light-hearted and affectionate look at actors and their audiences. Scenes, monologues and readings from a variety of historical periods will be performed by a small company of players in a fairly informal context; some with small set-pieces, perhaps, or a prop or two.

“We are pleased to be able to share something of our passion for the theatre,” stated Dr. James Lile, associate professor of communication arts and director of theater. “We hope that the audience enjoys our efforts and leaves the ballroom with something to think about. . .especially if they are, as we hope, walking over to see our play, Crimes of the Heart!
Crimes of the Heart

The College’s theatre is presenting Crimes of the Heart, a comedy by Beth Henley. The play is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. This warm-hearted play teems with humanity and humor as it follows the plight of three sisters from Mississippi, betrayed by their own passions. The New York Post stated, “It would be a crime for anyone interested in theatre not to see this play.”

Crimes of the Heart will run October 12 at 8:00 p.m., October 13 at 8:30 p.m., and October 14 at 8:00 p.m. Cost for admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for senior citizens, and $2.00 for non-Concord students. Concord faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. This play is not recommended for students under the age of 15 due to adult situations and language.

For more information about this year’s homecoming events, please call Kati Whittaker at 1-304-384-5348 / 6056, or e-mail


Please note: Schedule of events for Concord College homecoming is attached.

Concord College Homecoming Schedule





Wednesday, October 11

9:00 p.m.

Student Lip Sync Contest

College Center Ballroom

Thursday, October 12

6:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade

Vermillion Street, Athens


AFTER Parade


Valley near College Center


8:00 p.m.

Crimes of the Heart (play)

H.C. Paul Theatre

October 13

All Day

Booths & Displays



5:00 p.m.

Social & Fall Banquet (cost, $15.00 per person),
call 1-304-384-5348 / 6056 to make reservations)

College Center Ballroom


9:00 p.m.

All Alumni Social (no cover charge, live DJ and cash bar)

The Douglas Center,
108 Douglas Street,
Princeton, WV


8:30 p.m.

Crimes of the Heart (play)

H.C. Paul Theatre

Saturday, October 14

9:30 a.m.

Alumni Social (complimentary refreshments from the alumni association)

College Center Lobby


11:00 a.m.

Football Player Reunion Tailgater (picnic, FREE to players)

Anderson Field


11:00 a.m.

Alumni Picnic
(nominal charge)

Valley near College Center


12:15 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game (against Glenville State, homecoming king/queen crowned at halftime)

Callaghan Stadium


During Game

Alumni Tailgater (complimentary refreshments from the alumni association)

Callaghan Stadium Parking Lot


7:00 p.m.

Football Players Smoker (FREE to Concord football players & their guests)

The Douglas Center,
108 Douglas Street,
Princeton, WV


Post Game

Alumni Social (complimentary refreshments from the alumni association)

Alexander Fine Arts Center Lobby


8:00 p.m.

Crimes of the Heart (play)

H.C. Paul Theatre