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Manzione Receives Friedl Award

Manzione Receives Friedl Award

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Carol K. Manzione, Honors Program Coordinator, Title III Retention Specialist, and Assistant Professor of History at Concord College was named the recipient of the Friedl Award in a ceremony taking place in Athens on Wednesday, May 3.

The Friedl Award is given by the Student Government Association to a faculty member who is selected by the student body to be an excellent teacher and actively involved with students outside the classroom. The award is named for former football and basketball coach and physical education instructor Joseph Friedl, Sr. who served a 25-year tenure at Concord College. He authored A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, which was originally done as a thesis project at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Friedl was born in Michigan, but raised in Gary, West Virginia and passed away in 1983. The award carries a monetary prize provided from a fund established by the Friedl family and managed by the Concord College Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Friedl’s widow, Sallie Harlan Friedl, lives in Athens and was on hand for the presentation to Dr. Manzione by SGA president, Jeff Wegner. As she received the award, Manzione said, "I am very honored an deeply moved by receiving this award in the name of an outstanding faculty member presented by students. Any time you receive an award and recognition from students, it is special to me."

Dr. Manzione holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1997 she earned an additional degree, the M.P.A. in Higher Education Administration, from the University of Maine. She is a published author, a member of the American Historical Association, Pi Alpha Alpha, and an internet discussion group on history known as H-Albion.

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Concord College Notes: The college’s faculty participated in a wide variety of activities including: publications, presentations, shows, research and graduate study. During the 1998-99 school year, the college’s faculty participated in 446 activities.


Ms. Sallie Friedl congratulates Dr. Carol Manzione on receiving the Friedl Award.

Dr. Carol Manzione receives the Friedl Award from Jeff Wegner.