Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 27 2011
Sarah Dalton
Concord University
news@concord.edu
304-384-6312
Shirley Dyer
Mountwest Community and Technical College
dyer@mctc.edu
304-696-1279

Concord – Mountwest Educational Covenant to Benefit Veterans

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community and Technical College and Concord University have signed an educational covenant that affirms a commitment by Mountwest and Concord to allow veterans, service members and their dependents a seamless pathway from associate through master’s degrees.

“Now more than ever, the service men and women throughout our country are being called upon to protect our freedoms. We give 100% support to our military personnel and their families and want to do whatever we can to help them get their education,” Dr. Keith Cotroneo, president of Mountwest, said.

A formal signing was held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Mountwest Cooking and Culinary Institute in downtown Huntington.

“Through this collaborative program, Mountwest CTC and Concord University will enable veterans to achieve their educational goals by establishing a seamless transition from Mountwest’s associate degree programs to Concord’s bachelor’s and master’s programs,” Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia said. “It reflects cooperation and initiative from both institutions to benefit the veteran. We are very proud to be a part of this effort and look forward to saying thank you to the many veterans who have served our country so admirably.”

The educational covenant states:

“We, Mountwest Community and Technical College and Concord University, recognize…
…That a well-educated military is vital to national security
…The need to support our military service members and their families as lifelong learners
...That by working together, both institutions are committed to providing clear educational pathways that enable military service members and their families to pursue their educational goals
… That achievement of educational goals to those who have served our country will assist them when they are ready to return to the public sector.

We, Mountwest Community and Technical College and Concord University, are committed to…
…Establishing a partnership that serves the educational needs of our service members and families
…Utilizing college credits earned from military service and training and applying them towards earning degrees
…Agreeing to build seamless educational pathways for military service members and their families that enhance their ability to earn their associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees
…Ensuring that all courses needed within this pathway are readily available to distance learners
…Assisting service members in the achievement of their educational goals.”

Shown at the signing are (L-R): Dr. George Towers, Concord University associate dean; Dr. Gregory F. Aloia, Concord University president; Dr. Keith Cotroneo, Mountwest Community & Technical College president; and Carol Perry, Mountwest Community and Technical College executive dean.

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