Leila Feuchtenberger Named Recipient Of David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 23 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu






ATHENS, W.Va. – The Division of Humanities at Concord University is pleased to announce that Leila Feuchtenberger is the winner of the 2015-16 David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship.

Although Leila “wasn’t expecting to get into the finals, let alone win” the scholarship, she “was absolutely thrilled” to be selected as the 15th recipient of this annual award.

Dr. Anthony Patricia, who urged Leila to enter the Roth Scholarship competition on the basis of her outstanding writing in his English 101 class, was “equally thrilled” that Leila won the award.

A graduate of Bluefield High School, Leila attributes her decision to attend Concord University to her mother’s influence and to the school’s beautiful campus and outstanding reputation for high-quality academics. In pursuing her degree at CU, Leila is following in the footsteps of her grandmother, a Concord graduate.

A pre-professional biology major with a minor in women’s and gender studies, Leila plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in the medical field. She is using the $1,000 scholarship to help with her tuition and fees during the current academic year.

The purpose of the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship is to encourage retention of currently-enrolled Concord University students who demonstrate strong writing skills. The recipient of this scholarship is chosen on the basis of an annual writing competition held each Spring semester.

Dr. David S. Roth taught English and journalism courses at Concord from 1969 to 1986. After his death in 1986, Dr. Sheila M. Chipley, Dr. William K. Finley, and Dr. William J. Ofsa were instrumental in launching the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund; and in 1990 Dr. Roger Sheppard established the Roth Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run as an annual fundraising event. The members of Dr. Roth’s family have greatly appreciated all the donations that have been made to this fund, which has been managed since its inception by the Concord University Foundation.

For additional information contact Dr. Anthony Patricia at agpatricia@concord.edu or 304-384-5207 or visit http://rothscholarship.com

Photo Attached Below:


Leila Feuchtenberger (left), sophomore pre-professional biology major and

2015-16 winner of the David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship,

and Dr. Anthony Patricia (right), of the Department of English.



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