University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 22 2005

Reminder: Social Security Commissioner to Speak at Concord University on Wednesday, September 28

Athens, W.Va.- Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security, will discuss Social Security’s future and other related issues at Concord University on Wednesday, September 28 at 3 p.m. in the Ballroom, located on the third floor of the Student Center.

Commissioner Barnhart is serving a six-year term of office that will run through January 19, 2007. She was nominated by President George W. Bush on July 17, 2001 and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 2 of that same year.

Social Security provides financial protection to more than 158 million workers and their families, and more than 48 million Americans receive monthly Social Security retirement, disability or survivor’s benefits. The SSI program pays monthly benefits to more than 7 million Americans who have little or no resources and who are aged, blind or disabled.

The 65,000-person independent, federal agency is headquartered in suburban Baltimore, with offices in Washington, D.C., and in 1,500 other locations nationwide.

For more information, contact Dr. Jim White at 1-304-384-6061.


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