University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 28 2004

Richlands Overall Winner in Concord University’s 11th Annual Business Challenge

(EDITOR: All high schools are located in West Virginia unless otherwise noted. Teachers or counselors are listed after the school name in parentheses.)

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Division of Business hosted the Eleventh Annual Business Challenge on Friday, October 22, 2004. Thirteen schools participated, with 278 students competing for scholarships and other awards.

Dr. Kendra Boggess, associate professor of business and division chairperson announced the following winners.

ACADEMY OF CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY-BECKLEY (Anne Meadows): Lucas Sullivan, first place, business computer literacy.

GILES-Va. (Beth Roe): Edward Mitchem, second place, current business events.

GRAHAM-Va. (Michelle Dilley, Kim Rottenberry): Andrew Aycoth, first place, keyboarding and third place, advanced keyboarding; Chelsea Jones, third place, current business events; Matt Knoff, first place, web design and third place, business computer literacy; Zain Qazi, first place, business finance; John Stacy, first place, business law; David Suits, first place, current business events and Luke Trent, first place, economics.

GREENBRIER EAST (Tammy Bostic, Dalen Whitt, Kim Keys): Nora Browning, third place, business law; Damon Hubbard, third place, accounting; Austin Lehr, first place, marketing principles; Hillary Miller, second place, business mathematics and Charlie Umberger, third place, business finance.

GREENBRIER WEST (Norma Cole, Susan Hutsenpiller): Christina Coughlin, third place, creative marketing; Christina Laughlin, first place, accounting and David Wood, second place, accounting.

MERCER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Max Benson): Rachel Adams, third place, economics.

PIKEVIEW (Glenda Lawson): Misty Thomas, second place, business law.

RICHLANDS (Brenda Street, Patti Fuller): Steven Clark, third place, business mathematics; Steven Clark, second place, business computer literacy; Whitney Dorton, first place, Microsoft concepts; Simy Kabaria, first place, creative marketing (design will be incorporated on the 2005 Business Challenge brochure) and first place, business mathematics; Bijal Patel, first place, advanced keyboarding; Anthony Shelton, second place, creative marketing; Justin Shelton, second place, Microsoft concepts; Eric Ward, third place, Microsoft concepts; Natasha Ward, second place, economics and Kim Weaver, second place, business finance.

SHADY SPRING (Anna Hatcher, Mary Beth Bragg): Leslie Moten, second place, advanced keyboarding; Andy Nelson, second place, keyboarding and third place, management principles and Hannah Smith, third place, keyboarding.

WOODROW WILSON (Candace Crouse, Cynthia Cassidy): Scott Berg, second place, management principles; Jared Kaplan, second place, marketing principles; Joshua Weitzman, first place, management principles and Sarah Wilkinson, third place, marketing principles.

Overall winners were Richlands (Va.), first place; Graham (Va.), second place and Greenbrier East, third place.

Chase Barton from Woodrow Wilson and Kim Weaver from Richlands (Va.) won scholarships to Concord University.

Dimitar Peykov, Bulgaria, and Nikolay Peykov, Bulgaria, assisted with the events. They are members of Phi Beta Lambda, a business student based organization.

Business division personnel who participated in the Challenge included: Ms. Bonnie Brown, event coordinator and academic program associate; Mr. Charles D. Autrey, assistant professor of accounting; Dr. Kendra Boggess, division chairperson of business and associate professor of business; Dr. William Deck Jr., associate professor of marketing; Mr. John Fazio, temporary instructor in management; Dr. Johnnie Linn III, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Nancy Niles, associate professor of management; Ms. Tammy D. Reed, secretary; Dr. Susan B. Robinett, associate professor of business; Mr. Billy R. Skeen, associate professor of accounting; and Dr. Christopher H. Ziemnowicz, associate professor of business.

Dr. Boggess stated that, “The purpose of the Concord Business Challenge is to bring together high school students for a day of demanding academic contests. Their teachers are provided seminars that relate to cutting-edge issues in business education as well. The day provides students an opportunity to meet young people from other high schools and it allows them to test themselves in a broader context than is normally found in their own classes. The students arrive filled with school spirit, ready to support one another and it is exciting to see the reactions of the many winners! We are proud of every visiting student.”

Other high schools participating included: BLUEFIELD (Jozett Cooper), FAYETTE PLATEAU VO-TECH (Karen Lockett), and PRINCETON (Connie Vest).

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PHOTO: Chase Barton from Woodrow Wilson High School and Kim Weaver from Richland High School (Va.) are the proud winners of scholarships from Concord University. They flank Dr. Kendra Boggess, chair for the division of business.

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