Pizza And Prize Giveaway Part Of Geography Awareness Initiative

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 12 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University Professor of Geography Dr. Joe Manzo is calling on teachers in West Virginia’s K-12 classrooms to help him give away 100 pizzas.

The pizzas are an incentive for the teachers and their students to participate in geography awareness, an initiative of the National Geographic Society. Theme of this year’s event is “Explore! The Power of Maps.”

“Any teacher wishing to hold an event at his or her school Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015 will receive a classroom prize from the West Virginia Geographic Alliance upon reporting their activity,” Dr. Manzo said. “The first 10 schools to register will, after completion of their activity, receive up to 10 large pizzas for their class or grade level.”

Teachers may register with Anne Endres at

The pizza giveaway is being sponsored by the West Virginia Geographic Alliance. Dr. Manzo is co-coordinator of the Alliance.

For more information visit the following National Geographic Society website:

Additional information on the West Virginia Geographic Alliance is located at:



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.