University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jul 23 2001

Bluefield Organization Provides Scholarship Funds for Concord Student

Athens, W.Va. - The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, a civic organization in Bluefield, W.Va., contributed $500 for scholarship support for deserving Concord students. The organization provided the gift as a way to support one of its missions of helping the community. This is the first year that the group has supported education through scholarships at Concord.

Club Manager Dave Harris said that, “Education is the future. It’s pretty simple, really.”

Trustee Earl Garland followed up by noting that we all realize how important education is to both traditional and non-traditional students in achieving their dreams.

Harris presented the check to Concord College President Jerry Beasley who thanked the Eagles for its continued support of Concord’s mission of serving the people of southern West Virginia. “Our community is honored any time an organization like the Fraternal Order of the Eagles supports the dreams and hopes of our students. We commend the membership!”

Vice President for Development J. Douglas Machesney followed up by thanking the organization for this first-time contribution. “We hope the members will think of the needs of our students in the future, too,” he noted.

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


Photo: Concord Vice President for Development J. Douglas Machesney and President Jerry L. Beasley; Eagles Club Manager Dave Harris and Trustee Earl Garland