BB&T Contributes to CU Capital Campaign, “At the Crossroads”

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 16 2007

CONTACT: Anita Moody, Director, Public Relations/Marketing

BB&T Contributes to CU Capital Campaign, “At the Crossroads”

Athens, W.Va. – At the Donor Appreciation banquet held on April 2, 2007, Vice President and City Executive Larry Ratliff from BB&T’s Princeton office presented David A. Barnette, chair of the Concord University Foundation, Inc., and Jerry L. Beasley, president of Concord University, a $7,500 check, which is the second installment toward a $50,000 pledge to the Concord University capital campaign, “At the Crossroads.”

Concord University has completed the most successful capital campaign in its history, securing in excess of $35,000,000. Funds raised through the capital campaign will be used for a number of projects, including the Nick J. Rahall, II Technology Center; University Point, which will house the Wilkes Family Interfaith Chapel & Museum and the Erickson Alumni Center; student scholarships; funding for faculty development; and improvements to the University’s facilities.

“The West Virginia BB&T Foundation is honored to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and wonderful institution. Concord University and the Concord University Foundation are an integral part of our community and our state. BB&T is proud to be a part of some of the exciting things going on at Concord,” noted Mr. Ratliff.

Mr. Barnette stated that, “We appreciate the strong and continuing support of Branch Banking and Trust to the Concord University Foundation. While a large national bank they remain a strong supporter of their local communities.”

Concord University President, Dr. Jerry Beasley, said that, “We appreciate the efforts of BB& T in their support of our students, facilities, and programs of study. As demonstrated at the Donor Appreciation Banquet, students do indeed recognize that businesses in our community support their endeavors, and are grateful to them for their support.”


PHOTO: Dr. Jerry Beasley, Mr. Larry Ratliff, Mr. David Barnette