Katherine Chase Selected As Student Speaker For Concord University Foundation Scholarship Fund-raiser

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 26 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University senior Katherine Chase of Charleston, W.Va. has been selected as the student speaker for the upcoming Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner. The scholarship fund-raiser which benefits Concord students is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Clay Center in Charleston. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Chase is majoring in management with aspirations of having a triple major by the time she graduates in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is pursing finance and marketing as majors two and three.

Katherine says that receiving scholarships “allowed me to go to college.” And, along with this important financial support, scholarships have also been a confidence builder for her.

Speaking with enthusiasm, she discusses her classes and how scholarships have inspired her to excel at Concord.
“It allows me the opportunity to really work as hard as I can and be successful,” she said.

Katherine has been on the Dean’s List, is secretary of the Investment Club and was a member of the cross country team during her first year and a half at Concord. She assists with the Concord Business Challenge for area high school students and has been a symposium presenter on campus. She helps fellow students by serving as a tutor in six of her business courses.
When her college search brought her to Concord, Chase said, “That’s where I need to be.”

“This is a place you can reach your dreams,” she said. “It’s perfect for me.”

Katherine works at a local bank in her hometown during the summer and holidays. She plans to begin a full-time career in banking following graduation. Eventually, she wants to obtain a master’s degree and a doctorate to reach her goal of becoming a college professor.

Chase will share the podium with keynote speaker Jack Furst. A philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Boy Scouts of America volunteer, Furst is a member of the BSA’s National Executive Board and an officer of the National Council. He serves as team leader for developing and programming The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve located in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.

Furst is a 2010 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award for Distinguished Service to Youth, the BSA’s highest commendation. His business interests include ranching and private investments, and he lives with his family at their ranch in Argyle, Texas.

Tickets for the Charleston Dinner are $125 per person. Current members of the Concord University Alumni Association may attend the dinner for $100. Along with individual seating, tables and sponsorships of the event are also available.

To purchase tickets or to obtain more information contact Kerri Zaferatos, Concord University Foundation executive director, at zaferatosk@concord.edu or 304-384-6056.


Katherine Chase


Jack Furst