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Concord University Hosting Fall 2010 Commencement

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312 -

Concord University Hosting Fall 2010 Commencement

ATHENS - Concord University will host Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the main gym.

Candidates meeting requirements for graduation in December 2010, as well as those who qualified for graduation in August 2010, will participate.

The registrar’s office reports that 15 graduate candidates have applied for graduation along with 125 undergraduate candidates. Forty-four individuals will graduate with honors. The Division of Education and Human Performance has the largest number of graduates and the Division of Social Sciences is second.

Of the total number of graduate candidates, 109 are West Virginia residents. Twenty-four graduate candidates are from out-of-state.

Their home states include Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, California and South Carolina.
Seven international students representing Croatia, Japan, Brazil, Ukraine, England, Ghana and Bulgaria are also among the candidates for graduation.

Valedictorian is Rebecca Anne Gouty of South Charleston. She will receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (major, history) and a Bachelor of Social Work. Gouty is graduating with honors, summa cum laude.

A reception will be held in the Carter Center small gym following the ceremony.

Concord University’s Center for Academic Technologies is recording the commencement ceremony. DVDs may be purchased for $20 and may be ordered by calling 304-384-5126. DVDs will be shipped within four to six weeks of the event.  Click here for the order form.

For those who cannot attend the ceremony, Concord will provide a live-stream online at