CONTACT: Nicole Smith, PR Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2023
CONCORD FRESHMEN TO ENGAGE IN SERVICE SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
ATHENS, W.Va. – Bonner Scholars and the Center for Academic and Career Development is engaging freshmen students in Service Saturdays in September as part of University 100, a course designed to assist students with the transition to college. All freshmen will participate in a community service project of their choosing, with projects ranging from making dog leashes for the Mercer County Animal Shelter, charity work for organizations that support the Town of Athens, all the way to international efforts that support world hunger.
Jacob Abrams, Chief Organizational Development and Success Officer says of the projects, “What sets Concord apart from other universities with similar initiatives is that our students are participating in wide-ranging community engagement at the start of their academic journey as part of their curriculum. It demonstrates Concord’s continuing support for the communities we serve both near and far. We could not be prouder of the positive impacts our students are already having.”
This program is supported by funding from the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation in Princeton, NJ. In 1991 the Bonner Foundation recognized Concord University’s commitment to outreach and endowed the university with funds to support the Bonner Scholarship program. The program provides up to 80 students per year with financial scholarships. The scholarship recipients support their communities through service work and personal development activities.
To learn more about Service Saturdays, please contact Jacob Abrams at 304-384-5395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus. Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.