Underwood Honored by State Organization

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 30 2005

Underwood Honored by State Organization

Athens, W.Va. – Anthony Underwood, the director of outreach services at Concord University was awarded the “Rick Snow Award” by WVACRAO (West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) on October 6.

The purpose of WVACRAO is to contribute to the advancement of education in West Virginia. The Rick Snow Award is given to those in either admissions, records or enrollment management who have made a significant contribution to WVACRAO. Mr. Underwood has served in executive positions within West Virginia’s ACRAO organization since coming to Concord and has been the primary recruiter for Concord University in southern West Virginia the past three years.

“Being recognized in this manner by one’s professional peers in truly an honor and one that I will always cherish,” said Underwood.

“Mr. Underwood’s work at Concord contributed to an outstanding year for our admissions office,” stated Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid at Concord. “Underwood and his colleagues exceeded our target number for enrollment. In addition, they recruited an excellent cohort of students.”

Mr. Curry was the keynote speaker for the fall WVACRAO conference held in Canaan Valley in October. His address was entitled, “True Believer’s Disease,” and he encouraged WVACRAO members to remember that the work done for students in this state is, in many instances, a life-saving mission by offering accessible and affordable educational opportunities for West Virginians. “This is a noble cause indeed,” he stated.

For information on attending Concord, call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail admissions@concord.edu.