Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 04 2004

Concord University Division of Business to Hold Eleventh Annual Concord Business Challenge, Friday, October 22

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord University Division of Business will host the Eleventh Annual Concord Business Challenge on Friday, October 22, on the Athens campus. The Business Challenge is designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base and teachers an opportunity to learn about new teaching tools and techniques.

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President Jerry L. Beasley, Mr. Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid, and Division of Business Chair, Dr. Kendra Boggess. The first testing sessions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony following at 1:10 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. The Concord Ambassadors will conduct campus tours throughout the day.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord University Business Challenge may compete for one of two scholarships. The two winners will be selected based on their Business Challenge scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam will qualify for a $500 per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord University. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the University for entering freshmen. After each student’s first academic year, the scholarship will be renewed if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and remains in good standing with the University. The scholarship will be renewable for up to eight semesters. The maximum total award could be up to $2,000.00 for each winner.

The Admissions Office will be the primary administrator of the award and the Office will work in cooperation with the business faculty in selecting the winners.

Mr. Tim Barnes, associate professor of instructional systems and director of the Center for Academic Technologies at Concord University will present “Technology in the Classroom” to high school teachers and counselors who attend. The presentation will be held in the University’s new DNA lab located in the J. Frank Marsh Library, room B-28.

Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and Virginia are expected to attend the Business Challenge.

For registration information contact Bonnie Brown at 1-304-384-5244 or Dr. Susan Robinett at 1-304-384-5321.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

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