University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 08 2009

CONTACT: Greg Quick
Concord University
Interim Vice President for Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
Office: (304) 384-5318 - advancement@concord.edu

Concord University Hosting Business Challenge

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord University Division of Business will host the Sixteenth Annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC) on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 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 9 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President Dr. Gregory Aloia and Acting Division of Business Chair Dr. Susan Robinett. The first testing sessions will begin at 9:45 a.m. with an awards ceremony at 12:35 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Main Theatre.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord 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 the 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 $2,000 for each winner.

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

Steve Meadows, network manager for Concord University’s Center for Academic Technologies, will present “Technology NOW” to teachers and counselors in the Nick J. Rahall Technology Center. Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students are expected to attend the Business Challenge from West Virginia and Virginia.

For registration information contact CBC Coordinator Bonnie Brown at (304) 384-5244.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1‐304‐384‐6086 or 1‐800‐344‐6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.