Sweetheart of a Phone Call
Athens, W.Va. – “Are you serious?” replied Ashley Hay of Plain City, Ohio, upon notification of winning $3,000 to apply to reducing one of her student loans. The call was placed on Wednesday, February 14—Valentine’s Day.
Ashley was one of more than 140 candidates for graduation who attended the first-ever Graduation Fair held on Monday, February 12 at Concord University. The Fair was organized by the registrar’s office with assistance from the following offices at Concord: Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Athletics, Business Office, Career Services, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Honors Program, Housing, Post Office, Public Relations, SGA, and Student Support Services.
Candidates for graduation could attend the fair and take care of all the business that is required for graduation from Concord University. Moreover, students who attended the Fair could register to win one of more than 50 gifts from businesses such as Bluefield Dailey Telegraph; Embassy Suites, Charleston; The Greenbrier; Jostens; Kay Jewelers; El Mariachi; M.N. “Mike” Pashion Book Store; Princeton Times; and Shear Dimensions.
Senior Accountant Trena Bolen from Concord’s Business Office placed the call to Ashley. “Our students leave here with an average of $12,000 in student loans,” stated Ms. Bolen. She was delighted that Ashley was the winner.
“My mom is thrilled,” Ashley concluded. “This will really save me more than $3,000.”
Ashley is majoring in biology and will be pursuing a prephysician’s assistant degree at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
PHOTO: Ashley Hay from Plain City, Ohio, receives a check from Trena Bolin, senior accountant, from Concord’s Business Office.