Concord Homecoming Banquet Features Special Guest Speaker, and Three Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 04 2001

Concord Homecoming Banquet Features Special Guest Speaker, and Three Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Athens, W.Va. - Distinguished legislator, Mary Pearl Compton, will offer a unique view on current affairs in West Virginia and beyond at Concord’s homecoming banquet on Friday, October 12. And, three talented Mountain Lions will be inducted into the Concord College athletics hall of fame.
Honorable Mary Pearl Compton to Speak at Banquet

Mary Pearl Geyer Compton graduated from Concord College in 1959 and has championed causes from education to problems involving home health. Her speech will be entitled, An American Opportunity.

She is a former teacher in Greenbrier and Monroe counties and has initiated programs in special education, early childhood education, and reading clinics on the local level. She has taught every grade level in Monroe County. Compton has been honored with the Legislative Leadership Award for Excellence, which is given in honor and recognition of the outstanding member of the West Virginia State Legislature who has championed the cause of home health care and caring for the home health patient.

She now serves as the house member from Monroe County (D), District 26 and is the chair of the Health and Human Resources Committee in the West Virginia Legislature. She also has assignments on the Finance Committee.

In addition to her degree from Concord, Compton received an M.A. degree and certificate of advanced reading from West Virginia University. She was formerly the Title I Division director and reading supervisor for Monroe County Schools.

MARCIA BRUMBACH participated in women’s basketball, field hockey, volleyball, track and field, swimming, and softball. Brumbach played every woman’s sport available at the College before women’s sports were recognized by WVIAC (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), and was named “Outstanding Woman Sports Athlete” at Concord (1971). Brumbach is from Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

JANET FOSTER GORA participated in women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball. Gora was named Academic All-American in all three sports. She was First Team All-WVIAC in each as well. She graduated summa cum laude in 1985, and lives in Milford, Ohio.

JULIUS LOCKETT participated in basketball from 1986 through 1990. Lockett remains the second-highest scorer in Concord’s athletics history and the sixth highest rebounder. He was named All-WVIAC in 1988, 1989, and 1990. In addition he was honored with a place on the All-WVIAC tournament team in 1989 and 1990 and recognized as MVP (most valuable player) in 1989. Lockett graduated in 1991 and is from Clarksburg, W.Va.

The annual alumni social precedes the banquet at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the College Center; the annual alumni banquet ($15 per person) will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the College Center Ballroom.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-304-384-6056 or 1-304-384-5348 or by e-mailing:

Banquet guests are invited to attend the play, Harvey performed at 8:30 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theatre, Alexander Fine Arts Center.

The public is invited to enjoy other homecoming activities, including the annual parade at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11 (entries are still being sought from local groups), and the football game and festivities on Saturday, October 13.