Dedication Ceremony Monday, May 5: Libby Alvis Dining Hall

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 24 2008

CONTACT: Marshall Campbell, Director of the Student Center

Dedication Ceremony Monday, May 5: Libby Alvis Dining Hall

Athens, W.Va. – A dedication ceremony, hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA), will be held on Monday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in the Student Center lobby outside the cafeteria to honor longtime Concord and Aramark employee, Ms. Elisabeth “Libby” Alvis.

Ms. Alvis has worked in the food services division of the University since October 16, 1957, and is originally from Hungary. At the end of World War II in 1946, her family escaped from Hungary to Germany on a cattle train because her grandparents did not want her to grow up under Russian communism. She was twelve at the time. She spent her teenage years in Germany. There, she met her husband, who was an American soldier from Athens, West Virginia. They married in 1953, when she was 19 years old, and moved to the United States.

Often referred to as Concord’s unofficial ambassador, she counts many students, faculty and staff as her friends. Over the years, she has counseled many students. She’s also been known to practice “tough love” when an occasional student misbehaved or made poor choices.

Concord’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity honored Alvis in 2002 by making her the fraternity’s sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.


PHOTO: Libby Alvis

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