Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jun 12 2001

Powell Scholarship Helps Concord College Student

Athens, W.Va. - Based on a desire to help deserving, non-traditional West Virginia students, Skip Powell, CEO of Powell, Inc., Barboursville, W.Va., presented a full scholarship to Concord College student Tena Harper of Summersville, W.Va., for the second summer term 2001.

“I spent the early years of my life in Hinton, so I have fond memories of southern West Virginia and its wonderful people,” commented Powell, adding that he admired Harper’s “strength and ambition.”

He went on to say, “the staff at Concord, particularly financial aid, have been instrumental in identifying prospective recipients, and with their assistance we will continue to seek deserving students.”

Originally from Cleveland, Harper came to Concord from Summersville, West Virginia, in July 2000. She is currently a sophomore at Concord majoring in communication arts. Harper has been named to the Dean’s List each semester for her academic excellence in maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Harper was honored by the department of communication arts in May when she was recognized for her outstanding work in journalism for the college newspaper. She plans to enter the field of public relations upon graduation. Harper is the mother of a 12-year-old son.

“Mr. Powell’s scholarship enabled me to continue my studies throughout the summer, I also appreciate the helping hand he extended to me this past spring,” said Harper. “I really enjoy Concord’s academic atmosphere and appreciate the opportunity I have been given.”

For more information on establishing scholarships at Concord College,
1-304-384-5317, or e-mail scholarships@concord.edu.

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Photo: Tena Harper, Skip Powell

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.

Jessica Shifflett, an intern in the public relations/marketing department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Oak Hill, W.Va. She is majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Her anticipated graduation date is August 2001.

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