Concord University in Beckley Hosts Event

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 24 2006

Concord University in Beckley Hosts Event

Athens, W.Va. - On Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 5 p.m., Concord University's Beckley Campus will host a FREE training event for nontraditional students. The meeting will be held in the Beckley Center of Concord located at 307 Prince Street. Any person who is over 23 years of age, or married, or a veteran may attend this informational meeting geared to help prospective nontraditional students overcome the many anxieties of enrolling or re-enrolling in a high quality educational institution with an excellent reputation.

"It's never too late to get an education," said Michael Curry, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid at Concord. "More than twenty-one percent of our current student body is nontraditional and many of them are some of our finest students. This event will provide individuals with direct support and guidance in navigating the often daunting challenges of going to college."

Prospective students will receive assistance in how to gain admission, how to obtain financial aid, how to select majors, how to overcome the 'I'm too old anxieties' and an understanding of the long-term benefits of a college degree of quality versus only a high school or low quality degree.

"We want these students to have something of true value - not just a plaque to hang on the wall. Quality does matter," says Curry. "That's why we say: At Concord, you get an education that you can put to work!"

Anyone interested may call the Beckley Center at 304-255-0793 or contact the Admissions Office toll free at 1-888-384-5249 for registration for the event.