Concord College to Hold Ninth Annual Concord Business Challenge

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 10 2001

Concord College to Hold Ninth Annual Concord Business Challenge

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Division of Business and Economics will host the Ninth Annual Concord Business Challenge on Thursday, October 18, 2001 on the Athens campus. The Business Challenge is designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base and teachers an opportunity to learn about new teaching tools and techniques.

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President Jerry L. Beasley, Mr. Michael Curry, Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid; and Division of Business and Economics Chair, Dr. Kendra Boggess. The first testing sessions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony following at 1:10 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Main Theatre. The Concord Ambassadors will conduct campus tours after the testing sessions.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord College Business Challenge may compete for one of two scholarships.

The two winners will be selected based on their Business Challenge scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam will qualify for a $500.00 per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord College. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the College for entering freshmen. After the students’ first year of College, the scholarship will be renewed if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and remains in good standing with the college. The scholarship will be renewable for up to eight semesters. The maximum total award could be $2,000.00 for each winner.

The admissions office will be the primary administrator of the award and the office will work in cooperation with the faculty from the business division in selecting the winners.

At 10:50 a.m. Timothy D. Barnes, director of academic computing and associate professor of instructional systems development at Concord College, will guide teachers and counselors on a tour of the technologically capable classrooms.

Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and Virginia are expected to attend this event.

For information or registration contact Bonnie Brown at 1-304-384-5244 or Dr. Susan Robinett at 1-304-384-5321.