University News
For Immediate Release: 
Aug 25 2010

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
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Mountain Lions Honor Hillman With Locker Room Designation

ATHENS - Concord University recognized an alumnus for his dedication by naming the school’s football locker room in his honor.

An afternoon ceremony outside the Carter Center Aug. 26 saluted North Carolina businessman Eric H. Hillman for supporting his alma mater and Mountain Lion Athletics. A plaque unveiled during the program designates the space the “Eric H. Hillman/Jeffery D. Compton Football Locker Room.” The locker room was renovated last year.

Hillman is a 1983 graduate of Concord and an active Sigma Tau Gamma alumnus. He is co-founder, co-owner and CEO of Europa Sports Products, one of the largest sports supplement distributors in the country.

Hillman’s achievement and leadership in his profession and his entrepreneurial vision in the health/nutrition industry have resulted in multiple “Entrepreneur of the Year” nominations and company growth awards.

“I learned a lot about business from the fraternity,” Hillman said during the program. “What Concord did for me was incredible.”

Concord University Director of Athletics Kevin Garrett served as master of ceremonies for the naming event. Remarks were offered by Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia and Mountain Lion Head Football Coach Mike Kellar.

Among the guests were members of the Mountain Lion Club, Inc; members of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity; and Concord representatives.

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The naming ceremony was held prior to the Mountain Lions season opener against Southern Virginia University at Callaghan Stadium.

Concord University has also named a full-sized gym in the Carter Center the “Eric H. Hillman ’83 Weight Room” in recognition of Hillman’s support.

Participating in the naming ceremony for the “Eric H. Hillman/Jeffery D. Compton Football Locker Room” at Concord University are from left: Concord University Head Football Coach Mike Kellar, Concord University Director of Athletics Kevin Garrett, Eric H. Hillman, CEO of Europa Sports Products, and Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia.

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