Concord to Host 15th Annual Business Challenge for High School Students

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 06 2008

CONTACT: Bonnie Brown, Coordinator, Concord Business Challenge

Concord to Host 15th Annual Business Challenge for High School Students

Athens, W.Va. – The Division of Business at Concord University will host the 15th annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC) on Thursday, October 30 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. Gregory Aloia, and Division of Business Chair, Dr. Kendra Boggess. The first testing sessions will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. with an awards ceremony 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 for each winner.

The Admissions Office will be the primary administrator of the award, working in cooperation with faculty from the Division of Business in selecting the winners.

Mr. Tim Barnes, associate professor of instructional systems and director for the Center for Academic Technologies, will present “Technology Trends” to teachers and counselors in the Nick Rahall Technology Center. 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, 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.