Concord University Celebrating Homecoming 2012

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 06 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - Homecoming at Concord University is set for Oct. 1-7, 2012. The annual weeklong celebration is packed with festivities for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

The grand finale is the football game on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Mountain Lions take on the Glenville State Pioneers at Callaghan Stadium. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Activities are scheduled throughout Homecoming Week. A tradition among Greek organizations and other campus groups is the annual competition for Homecoming Royalty ending with the announcement of the winners at halftime during the football game.

During Concord’s annual Homecoming Parade, candidates and members of their organizations will display floats, banners and costumes as part of the competition. Billboards will also be located around campus.

The parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. on Vermillion Street in Athens. Area businesses, clubs and other organizations interested in placing entries in the parade should email or call 304-384-6286. After the parade Concord homecoming tradition continues with a bonfire in the Valley.

The Career Symposium, in its fourth year at Concord, will be held on Friday, Oct. 5. Sponsored by Concord University’s Advancement/Career Services Office, the event will connect current students with alumni. Concord graduates will speak on a wide variety of career options and offer helpful employment tips for undergraduates. The symposium will allow students to talk with alumni and make important business connections that can be used in obtaining internships or jobs.

For more information on the Career Symposium, contact the Advancement/Career Services Office at or 304-384-5325.

The annual Alumni Reception and Dinner are scheduled for Oct. 5 at University Point. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall followed by a pig roast at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Boatmen. Describing their music as Americana Soulgrass, this Beckley-area band began performing together in 2009.

For more information or to RSVP email or call 304-384-5348.

Activities continue on Oct. 5 with the Lip Sync Contest at 8 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Carter Center.

The Concord University Alumni Invitational will be held on Oct. 6 at Pipestem State Park. The women’s 5k race is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. with the men’s 8k following at 10:15 a.m. Email for more information and to register.

Game day events on Oct. 6 include an Alumni Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at University Point. RSVP with the Alumni Office at or 304-384-5348. New to Homecoming this year is the special Lion’s Den Tailgate beginning at 1 p.m. This event is reserved for invited guests and members of the Concord University Alumni Association.

Members of the 1962 and 1987 championship football teams will gather at Callaghan Stadium for their 50th and 25th reunions, respectively, and will be honored at the game.

For more information on Homecoming 2012 email or or call 304-384-6311 or 304-384-5348.

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