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CONCORD UNIVERSITY HOLDING 147TH SPRING COMMENCEMENT

CONTACT:  
Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu
www.concord.edu
 
After 4 p.m.
pitzer@concord.edu
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405
 
 April 26, 2022
 
CONCORD UNIVERSITY HOLDING 147TH SPRING COMMENCEMENT
 
 ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is announcing plans for the 147th Spring Commencement. Candidates for graduation will be honored during four ceremonies on two days. Master’s degree candidates will be honored on Friday, May, 6, 2022 at 6 p.m. Candidates for undergraduate degrees will be recognized on Saturday, May 7, 2022 during ceremonies at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All ceremonies will be held in the Main Gym of the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center.

The Spring 2022 class has four valedictorians: Katherine Michelle Helmick of Meadow Bridge, W.Va.; Chloe Martin King of Peterstown, W.Va.; Marisa S. Montgomery of Oak Hill, W.Va.; and Colton Elliott Lively of Bluefield, W.Va.

Helmick will receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude; King will receive a Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; Montgomery will receive a Bachelor of Science in Education, summa cum laude; and Lively will receive a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude.

Two honorary doctorates are being presented during the commencement ceremonies. West Virginia Del. Joe Ellington will be recognized during the 11 a.m. ceremony on May 7. Concord alumnus Mr. Gregory Allen will be honored during the 1 p.m. ceremony on May 7. Both individuals will receive the Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa for their professional achievements and dedicated service to Concord University.

Please note that all commencement ceremonies are private and tickets are required for admission.  Currently, masking is 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.

All ceremonies are being livestreamed. To view the livestream of the ceremonies, log on to Concord’s website the day of the event at https://www.concord.edu, then click on the commencement graphic on the main page.
Candidates for graduation will participate in a ceremony based upon their degree. The schedule for the Spring 2022 Commencement is as follows:
 
Friday, May 6, 2022: Master’s Ceremony

6 p.m.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Arts in Health Promotion
Master of Social Work
 
Saturday, May 7, 2022: Undergraduate Ceremonies
 
9 a.m.
Department of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies
Regents Bachelor of Arts
 
11 a.m.
Department of Social Work and Sociology
Department of Biology
Department of Health Sciences
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences 

1 p.m.
Department of Business
Department of Education
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
 
 
Several campus groups will be offering mementos to graduates and their guests at the ceremonies. The cheerleaders will be selling flowers and bottled water.

The Concord University Foundation will be selling an art piece featuring Marsh Hall and the Marsh Memorial Carillon. The 11” x 14” sketch and watercolor painting is by Jacks Avenue and sells for $30. Proceeds will benefit The Concord Fund.

“150 Years of Concord”, a commemorative, limited-edition publication celebrating Concord’s sesquicentennial, will be available to those donating $150 or more to the Concord University Foundation during 2022.

The ceremonies are being recorded. Orders will be taken at commencement for commemorative jump drives of the recording at a cost of $20 each. Online purchase is available here. The recordings will be mailed following commencement.

For additional information about Concord University’s Spring 2022 Commencement, please click here: https://www.concord.edu/Academics/Graduation.aspx
 
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.