CU Alpha Chi Scholars Win in National Competition

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 21 2007

CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Rowe, Director, Marsh Library; Professor of English

CU Alpha Chi Scholars Win in National Competition

Athens, W.Va. – Six Concord University Alpha Chi scholars attended the AX National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from March 15 through the 18, and two were recipients of national awards for the scholarly work they had completed at the University.

Kira Bailey, a senior psychology major at Concord, was awarded a $3,500 Sledge Graduate Fellowship for her paper on the effect of violent video games on males and females. Of over 200 papers submitted, Bailey was one of only two Alpha Chi scholars selected to receive a Sledge Fellowship. Bailey’s hometown is Huntington.

Amanda Barie, a senior English major at Concord, was selected as the First Runner-Up in the graduate fellowship competition for Alpha Chi’s Region V. Region V consists of the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Barie’s paper on the hero in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe was competing against the presentations of 16 other students. Barie’s hometown is Princeton.

Four other Concord students attended the convention. Laura Haye, Princeton; Bryan Henderson, Princeton; Dustin Williams, Princeton; and LeAnne Davis, Buckhannon; presented their papers as well in the two-day competition.