High School Students to Compete for Scholarships at 10th Annual Concord College Business Challenge

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 05 2003

High School Students to Compete for Scholarships at 10th Annual Concord College Business Challenge

Athens, W. Va. - The Concord College Division of Business will host the Tenth Annual Concord Business Challenge on Thursday, October 16, 2003 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 for admissions and financial aid and Division of Business 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 throughout the day.

A 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 student’s 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 business faculty in selecting the winners.

At 10:50 a.m. Dr. Deborah Halsey-Hunter, professor at Bluefield State College and adjunct at Concord College will present “Marketing Your Business Programs” to teachers and counselors.

Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students from southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia are expected to attend this event. (Last year’s scholarship winners were Anthony Donley from Woodrow Wilson and Joe Mosko from Graham High.)

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


CONCORD COLLEGE NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5231 if special accommodations are required.