14th Annual Business Challenge at CU: High School Students May Test Their Skills

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 09 2007

CONTACT: CBC Coordinator, Ms. Bonnie Brown

14th Annual Business Challenge at CU: High School Students May Test Their Skills

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Division of Business will host the Fourteenth Annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC) on Thursday, October 18, 2007, 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 9 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President, Dr. Jerry L. Beasley, and Division of Business Chair, Dr. Kendra Boggess. The first testing sessions will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. with an awards ceremony following at 12:35 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Main Theater.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord 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 per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord University. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the University for entering freshmen. After the students’ first academic year, 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 University. 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 will work in cooperation with faculty from the Division of Business in selecting the winners.

Mr. Tim Barnes, associate professor of instructional systems, and the director for the Center for Academic Technologies, will present “Security on the Web” to teachers and counselors in the Concord Room. Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students are expected to attend the Business Challenge from West Virginia and Virginia.

For registration information contact the CBC Coordinator, Ms. Bonnie Brown at 1-304-384-5244.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.