CU to Host 13th Annual Business Challenge for High School Students

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 26 2006

CONTACT: Concord Business Challenge Coordinator, Bonnie Brown

CU to Host 13th Annual Business Challenge for High School Students

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord University Division of Business will host the 13th annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC) on Friday, October 27, 2006, on the Athens campus. The Business Challenge is designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base and teachers an opportunity to learn about new teaching tools and techniques.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. with registration in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President Jerry L. Beasley and Division of Business Chair, Dr. Kendra Boggess. The first testing sessions will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. with an awards ceremony following at 12:35 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Main Theater.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord Business Challenge may compete for one of two scholarships. The two winners will be selected based on their Business Challenge scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam will qualify for a $500 per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord University. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the University for entering freshmen. After the students’ first academic year, the scholarship will be renewed if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and remains in good standing with the University. The scholarship will be renewable for up to eight semesters. The maximum total award could be $2,000 for each winner. The Admissions Office will be the primary administrator of the award, and they will work in cooperation with faculty in the Division of Business in selecting the winners.

Mr. Tim Barnes, associate professor of instructional systems and director of the center for academic technologies at Concord will present “Incorporating Turning Point Technology in the Classroom” to teachers and counselors in the instructional technology schoolhouse.

Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and Virginia are expected to attend.

For registration information, contact CBC Coordinator, Bonnie Brown, 1-304-384-5244 or


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