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CONCORD UNIVERSITY CELEBRATING ALUMNI WEEKEND WITH ‘DAY OF SERVICE’

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 April 8, 2022
 
 
CONCORD UNIVERSITY CELEBRATING ALUMNI WEEKEND WITH ‘DAY OF SERVICE’
 
 
 
ATHENS, W.Va. – Alumni Weekend at Concord University is set for April 23-24, 2022. In honor of Concord’s 150th year, the celebration is paying tribute to the University’s tradition of service with a special “Day of Service” on Saturday, April 23.

“We’re excited to welcome alumni back to campus for Concord Day of Service and Alumni Weekend festivities,” stated Blake Farmer, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations. “Concord has a longstanding tradition of service throughout its history and establishing a Day of Service enables us to reflect on the ‘Come to Learn, Go to Serve’ principle we’ve all learned as alumni of Concord. There’s something for everyone to participate in for Alumni Weekend and we look forward to connecting with those who will be joining us in Athens.”

Opportunities to serve on campus and in Athens are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and include helping to fill CU graduate boxes, working on the Tri Sigma Lodge Project, and assisting with the Athens Park Project.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Bonner House.

Alumni who can’t make it back to campus that day are being encouraged to participate in a service project in their local community. There’s even a Middle Tennessee CU Day of Service being held. To learn more about Day of Service visit www.concord.edu/dayofservice

“We encourage alums to participate in service work in their town if they’re unable to make it back to Athens to serve,” Farmer said. “The Concord impact reaches far beyond Athens and we can’t wait to see what alumni will be doing for service work in their town on April 23.”

The inaugural Bonner Alumni Brunch is also planned for April 23. The gathering will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point. A special highlight will be announcement of the Outstanding Bonner Alumni Award recipient. This new award will be presented to a Concord Bonner alum who has excelled in serving their community following graduation. Go to www.concord.edu/bonnerbrunch to learn more and to RSVP.

Each year, the Bonner Scholars Program provides up to 80 students with financial scholarships to support academic endeavors at Concord. The students then provide support to their communities through service work, in addition to participating in leadership and personal development activities.

“One main goal of the Bonner program is to encourage individuals to serve in their communities even after their time as a student. We want to celebrate the impacts our Bonner alumni are making in their communities and how, collectively, they’re making a larger impact in the world,” stated Kathy Ball, Director of Concord’s Bonner Scholars Program.

Alumni Weekend activities on April 23 also include tours of the Concord Museum in Marsh Library and a Career Services/Alumni Mentor Network event. Alumni will have an opportunity to cheer on the CU softball team as they take on Alderson Broaddus University that afternoon and time to reconnect with friends and classmates at the Concord University Alumni Association Alumni Social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall. To RVSP for the social go to www.concord.edu/alumnisocial

For more information and a schedule of events for Concord University’s Alumni Weekend, please visit www.concord.edu/alumniweekend.

Additional information is also available at alumni@concord.edu or 304-384-6056.

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Please note that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and Concord’s adherence to CDC guidelines
 could impact how and if events are held. For the most up-to-date information, always check
https://www.concord.edu/About/Return-to-Campus-Plan.aspx

 
 Masking will be optional in all Concord University facilities as long as Mercer County remains in the Green or Yellow on the CDC’s COVID-19 community level map, and the on-campus cases remain low in number.
This reflects the latest guidance by the CDC.
  
We appreciate your compliance as we do our best to keep students, employees and visitors to campus safe.
 
 
 
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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.