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Coulter Selected Concord University's First Health Sciences Service Program Recipient

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

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ATHENS, W.Va. – Betsy Coulter has been selected as Concord University’s first Health Sciences Service Program recipient. Coulter, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Glenville State College, is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at Concord. She is from Sutton, WV.


The Health Sciences Service Program is for health professions students who are interested in practicing in West Virginia’s underserved communities. Approximately 15 financial awards are allocated each academic year to students in the state’s higher education system. Recipients commit to practicing a minimum of two years in an underserved area of the state.


The Health Sciences Service Program is a recruitment incentive program and not a financial aid scholarship.


“I am pleased to learn that Betsy was selected as Concord’s first West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program recipient,” stated C. Scott Inghram, Assistant Professor/Director of Grants and Contracts. “She is well-deserving and will represent our program well in carrying out her commitment to provide clinical social work in underserved areas.


“This program provides an important resource to future social work practitioners who are committed to serve our state’s most vulnerable,” he said.


In discussing her career goals, Coulter said, “I plan to work towards obtaining my independent clinical social work license. In the future I would like to help foster youth who are aging out of foster care transition into job placement, a career/ technical school, or traditionally four year college.”


The Health Sciences Service Program was created by the West Virginia Legislature in 1995 and is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.



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