CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
Noland To Attend Concord University Convocation
ATHENS – Dr. Brian Noland, chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), is scheduled to attend Concord University’s Convocation of Scholars and Founders’ Day Celebration on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Main Theater of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.
Event organizers say Noland is among speakers for the celebration and will bring greetings on behalf of the HEPC.
The gathering will mark Concord’s 139th anniversary. On Feb. 28, 1872 the institution received its charter from the West Virginia Legislature.
A proclamation denoting 2011 as “The Year of the Veterans Initiative” at Concord University will be issued during the program.
Concord has received state and national recognition for efforts in offering a veteran-friendly campus for student veterans and serves as a role model for other schools.
The convocation will also offer a time to honor recipients of academic and service awards. Recognition will be given to members of the campus community including faculty, staff and students for teaching, scholarship/creativity and service.
Following the convocation a special unveiling ceremony will be held in the Marsh Library for the Marsh Family Joseph Farquharson painting “The Egyptian Market Place.” A reception will also be held at that time.
The public is invited to attend the convocation and unveiling.