Richmond Named Educational Outreach Counselor at Concord College

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 08 2000

Richmond Named Educational Outreach Counselor at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - The Classic Upward Bound Program is pleased to announce the addition of Meloney Richmond to their staff. Ms. Richmond has assumed the position of Educational Outreach Counselor for the program.

Ms. Richmond is a 1998 graduate that received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concord College. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Richmond worked in the healthcare field as a Practical Nurse. Ms. Richmond is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling from Marshall University Graduate College.

Upward Bound Director Pam McPeak stated that, "Meloney Richmond has been employed in various capacities with the Upward Bound Program over the past three years. Her various skills, assets and abilities in counseling coupled with her background in health care will be beneficial to the program. We are pleased to welcome her to the Upward Bound staff."


For more information on Upward Bound, call 1-304-384-6036.


Concord College Notes: Concord College currently offers two Upward Bound (UB) Programs (CLASSIC and MATH & SCIENCE) that serve 110 students from Mercer, McDowell, Monroe, Wyoming, Mingo, and Summers Counties. The year-long program targets first-generation, college-bound 9th -12th grade students whose families are economically disadvantaged.

UB provides classes and workshops to enhance students academic skills. UB students who have completed high school, and are enrolled in an UB summer session are called "Bridge Students." As Bridge Students, they earn six credit hours towards their college degree. The College waives tuition fees for the Bridge students.

Students in the UB program are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in UB. Concord has offered the Upward Bound Program since 1965 and just received funding for another four years.

Barbara Harmon-Shamberger, former Secretary for Education and the Arts, State of West Virginia, and West Virginia’s first female Rhodes Scholar was an Upward Bound student from Salem College.

Digital photo of Meloney Richmond