Concord University Beginning New Academic Year With Freshman Convocation

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 12 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will mark the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year with a Freshman Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

Melanie Daniels will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the convocation.

Melanie graduated from Concord University in December 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education and a Special Education endorsement.  During college, she was a resident assistant, volunteered at local schools and was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

After graduating from Concord, Melanie worked as a resident director for Concord while getting a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  Upon completion of her master’s degree, Melanie taught for Raleigh County Schools.  She is currently the principal of Marsh Fork Elementary School in Raleigh County.

The convocation will be followed by the traditional Tree Planting Ceremony in honor of the incoming students of 2015. The ceremony will be held on the lawn between the Fine Arts Center and the Carter Center.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.