University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jun 12 2001

West Virginia Student Named ‘Outstanding Tutor’ at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - The “Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award” was presented to William Jason Fryer of Swiss, W.Va., and to Patzi Dvoiatchka of Blagovgv, Bulgaria, in March 2001.

“The Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award” is sponsored by Concord College’s Student Support Services (SSS) and is geared toward recognizing those tutors who excel in their work with SSS participants. The award is based on job dedication and attitude exhibited by the nominees. Tutors are selected for nomination through information provided by tutees and professors. All tutors work for Student Support Services.

Student Support Services is a federally-funded project that aims to recognize and meet the needs of financially challenged first-generation college students and others at Concord. The tutoring program provides SSS participants with an opportunity to gain peer-assisted learning in various courses.

“William and Patzi go beyond, they go that extra mile to give to the program and they give of themselves,” says Patricia Wimmer, tutor coordinator for Student Support Services.

William Jason Fryer, who plans to attend the West Virginia School of Medicine in Morgantown this fall, tutored biology in Student Support Services for three years.

Patzi Dvoiatchka tutored students in English and psychology.

For information on attending Concord call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail admissions@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.

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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