Concord University Celebrating Convocation of Scholars, Founders' Day

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 17 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

Concord University Celebrating Convocation of Scholars, Founders' Day

ATHENS - Concord University will hold a Convocation of Scholars and Founders’ Day Celebration on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Main Theater of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.
The gathering will mark Concord’s 139th anniversary. On Feb. 28, 1872 the institution received its charter from the West Virginia Legislature.

A proclamation denoting 2011 as “The Year of the Veterans Initiative” at Concord University will be issued during the program. Concord has received state and national recognition for efforts in offering a veteran-friendly campus for student veterans and serves as a role model for other schools.

Concord University Vice President for Business and Finance Dr. Charles Becker will be the speaker. Becker, a Vietnam era veteran, served with the United States Army from 1970-1972. A first lieutenant, he was stationed at the U.S. Army Armor Training Center in Fort Knox, Ky.

The convocation will also offer a time to honor recipients of academic and service awards. Recognition will be given to members of the campus community including faculty, staff and students for teaching, scholarship/creativity and service.

Following the convocation a special unveiling ceremony will be held in the Marsh Library for the Marsh Family Joseph Farquharson painting “The Egyptian Market Place.” A reception will also be held at that time.

The public is invited to attend the convocation and unveiling.