Concord Celebrates Women’s Achievements in March

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 07 2002

Concord Celebrates Women’s Achievements in March

Athens, W.Va. - Nancy Ellison, director of multi-cultural affairs at Concord College announces the following activities during the month of March:

Monday, March 4: "50 Years of Woman's Work," successful businesswomen and alumnae speak about life after Concord. Lynn Mayberry, Branch Manager of First Community Bank in Athens, Elizabeth Osborne owner of Elizabeth's Boutique, Tammy Toler, news editor at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, and Ellen Allen, owner of three Merry Maids franchises will share their experiences as females in business. The program will be held at noon in the State Room, College Center. Sponsored by the Alumni Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Friday, March 8: "Women on the Move" the annual International Women's Day March. The march will begin at noon in front of the College Center. Following the march, Kathy Wallace will present a program on domestic violence. The program will be held in the State Room of the College Center. Sponsored by AWARE (women’s group).

Wednesday, March 20: Delegate Mary Pearl Compton (Concord College class of 1959) will present a program about women's issues currently faced by the legislature. Delegate Compton is chair of the House Health and Human Resources Committee. She is also a member of the Finance Committee. Following the program, a mural created by Concord student, Jacob Bucy will be unveiled. The mural is a statement against terrorism, rape and violence. The items used in the mural were contributed by students, faculty, and groups. Sponosored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Wednesday, March 20: "Anika Bentley" will be performing at 9:00 p.m. in the Subway, College Center. This mother-daughter group performs original music that combines close harmonies with unique vocals. Sponsored by the Student Activities Committee.

Friday, March 22. "Ladies Sing the Blues," a blues trio from Baltimore, Maryland, will perform in the Subway at noon. Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

"This is the first time we at the College have pulled together to celebrate the achievements of women and raise the profile of issues critical to our safety and continued success," stated Ellison.

For more information contact Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 or e-mail


Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.