Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 29 2002

Roth Scholarship Writing Competition Winner Announced

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College junior English major Brandy L. Bagar of Bluefield, W.Va., has been named the recipient of the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year. Bagar, who is pursuing a B.A. English degree with a literature and writing emphasis, won the $500 award in a writing competition judged by Concord College faculty members.

Selected on the basis of their outstanding writing skills, the finalists in the competition represented a range of academic majors. Honorable Mention was awarded to finalist Beth Sampson of Covington, Va., who is pursuing a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis. Other finalists in the competition were Alicia Collis of Bluefield, W.Va. (originally of Coalwood, W.Va.), who is pursuing a B.S. Education degree in English/Language Arts, grades 5-12; Stephen Jason Fraley of New Haven, W.Va., who is pursuing a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a Business Management major; and Theresa DeLane Nickell of Beckley, W.Va., who is pursuing a B.S. degree in Elementary Education, grades K-6.

The Roth Scholarship honors the memory of Professor David S. Roth, who taught English and journalism courses at Concord from 1969 until his untimely death from cancer in 1986. Dr. Roth was an ardent Mountain Lions athletics fan whose wide-ranging interests and zest for life inspired his family and colleagues to establish the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Application procedures for the next Roth Memorial Scholarship Writing Competition will be publicized in Fall 2002. Interested Concord College students in all majors are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact: Stephen D. Rowe, 1-304-384-5366, or Elizabeth H. Roth, 1-304-384-5229,