Concord Promotes International Understanding

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 27 2002

Concord Promotes International Understanding

Athens, W.Va. - Immunology and health is not typically identified as an outlet for international unity, but at Concord College–it is. Concord College hosted an interactive session with ten public health officials from Armenia as part of the Center for International Understanding’s Appalachian Community Connections Program, which is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and locally implemented at Bluefield State College.

The interactive session organized by Sudhakar Jamkhandi from the Center for International Understanding at Bluefield State College was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Concord Room in Marsh Hall.

Dr. Darla Wise lectured on basic immunology and vaccine development while Dr. John David Smith gave a presentation on public health. The visitors received a campus tour prior to the interactive session. Despite the language barrier and need of a translator, Dr. Darla Wise felt the session was, "a very positive experience for everyone involved."


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Concord College Notes: Jessica Taylor wrote this press release. Her hometown is Beckley, W.Va. She is majoring in English/writing with a minor in journalism. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2003.