Concord University Beginning Academic Year With Freshman Convocation

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 15 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will mark the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year with a Freshman Convocation on Monday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

The program will be followed by the Traditions Tree Planting Ceremony in honor of the incoming students of 2014. The ceremony will be held in front of the Fine Arts Center.

Emily Myers Duke will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the convocation. Emily is a 2002 graduate of Concord with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and a 2005 graduate of West Virginia University with a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.  A native of Poca, W.Va., she was an active member of Concord’s campus community, serving as President of Delta Zeta Sorority, Co-Director of the Public Relations Workshop, Co-Captain and Co-Creator of the Concord Color Guard, a Campus Ambassador and member of the Honors Program Executive Committee, Alpha Chi, Cardinal Key, Gamma Beta Phi and Lambda Pi Eta Honor societies.

Emily has represented several state agencies in a public relations and marketing capacity, including the West Virginia Army National Guard, Department of Transportation, Lottery and State Treasurer’s Office.  In 2008, she switched to the private sector and began working with Moroch, an advertising and public relations agency.

She is the Communications Manager for Moroch’s East Division where she manages crisis communications, media relations, social media and overall public relations strategy for the agency’s McDonald’s accounts on the east coast.  Emily and her teammates have been recognized on a national level with McDonald’s Best Integrated Marketing Plan Award for the East Division, and she has been honored within the agency as Morochian of the Month.

Emily volunteers as Regional Collegiate Director for Delta Zeta Sorority, overseeing ten chapters in West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for both Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia and the Public Relations Society of America, West Virginia Chapter.  Emily volunteers for her alma mater as Vice-President of the Concord University Greater Kanawha Valley Alumni Chapter.

Emily and her husband, Matt, live in Cross Lanes, W.Va. with their beloved 14-year-old dog, Omar. 


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