REMINDER: CU Foundation Dinner Features VT Coach Beamer as Keynote Speaker at Hotel Roanoke, Saturday, March 17

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 04 2007

CONTACT: Anita Moody, Director, Public Relations/Marketing
1-800-344-6679, X5288, 1-304-384-5288, FAX 384-6017,

REMINDER: CU Foundation Dinner Features VT Coach Beamer as Keynote Speaker at Hotel Roanoke, Saturday, March 17

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that Virginia Tech Head Football Coach, Frank Beamer, will be the keynote speaker at the premier Roanoke Fund for Concord dinner to be held Saturday, March 17 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va.

Frank Beamer is celebrating his 20th year as the head football coach at Virginia Tech, and finished the 2006 season play with six-straight wins, overcoming two-straight losses and a few embarrassing moments, to make the Hokies one of just two Division I-A teams that have posted 10 or more wins in each of the last three seasons.

The Concord Commanders are slated to perform “big band style” and swing music.

“Many alumni of Concord University contribute greatly to the lifestyle of the Roanoke and New River Valley communities. Concord graduates are involved in education, banking, law firms, accounting firms and other businesses as well as music and the arts. Our alumni roster also includes a Virginia state senator. We invite you to join us and Coach Beamer for our dinner that is designed to raise funds for a scholarship for a deserving student from the Roanoke or New River Valley communities and for other innovative programs at our highly acclaimed university,” stated Suellen Hodges from Roanoke, chair for the dinner committee.

Committee members include the following: Chair Suellen Hodges, Roanoke: Rose Ann Burgess, Roanoke; Robert “Ben” Crawford, Blacksburg; Sue Foti, Roanoke; Vic Foti, Roanoke: Rosemary Goss, Blacksburg; Bob Goss, Blacksburg; John Jessee, Roanoke; Janet Jeffries, Roanoke; Ross Jeffries, Roanoke; Steve Lonker, Vinton; Jo-Ann Lonker, Vinton; Glenn Lowe, Vinton; Sandra Lowe, Vinton; Linda Scarborough, Roanoke; George R. Shumate, Salem; Jack Thompson, Roanoke; Dee Thompson, Roanoke; Susan Tuck, Radford; Chris Tuck, Radford; and Loretta A. Young, Princeton.

The reception is set to begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. in the Roanoke Ballroom at the Hotel Roanoke. Individual seating is available at $125 per person and table sponsorships are available. Reservations are requested by Friday, March 2.

For more information, contact Loretta Young, 1-800-344-6679, extension 5257.