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Concord University Celebrates Homecoming 2009

CONTACT: Greg Quick
Concord University
Interim Vice President for Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
Office: (304) 384-5318 -

Concord University Celebrates Homecoming 2009

ATHENS, W.Va. - The temperature hovered in the chilly range but that didn’t stop the excitement from radiating during Concord University’s Homecoming 2009 celebration Saturday, Oct. 17. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and other Concord family and friends gathered on the “campus beautiful” to cheer on the Mountain Lions, reacquaint and reconnect, and enjoy food, fun and music.

A 4 p.m. kickoff on June Shott Field at Callaghan Stadium pitted Concord against the Seton Hill Griffins. The Mountain Lions roared a loud and clear 52-34 homecoming victory at the final buzzer.

Concord University President Dr. Gregory Aloia and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Marjie Flanigan crowned homecoming royalty in a halftime coronation ceremony. The 2009 Homecoming King and Queen are Curtis Hill from Princeton representing Pi Kappa Phi and Rachel Lucas from Newport, Va. representing Alpha Sigma Alpha. First runners-up are Danny Pinkelton Jr. from Ansted representing Chi Omega Psi and Nicole Coleman from Shady Spring representing Sigma Sigma Sigma. Second runners-up are Andre Bown from East Liverpool, Ohio representing Mu Xi Phi and Ashley Davis from Ansted representing Delta Zeta.

A busy agenda preceded the game including dedication of the new Mountain Lion locker room, an all Greek luncheon and a cheerleader reunion. Alumni groups, the Concord Veterans Office, and other campus organizations sponsored tailgates. Reunion football players from 1959 and 1984 and All-Americans were recognized in a pre-game ceremony.

The Concord University Marching Band performed in pre-game and half-time shows. Choral students sang the National Anthem and the alma mater.