Students At Concord University Encouraged To ‘Scrub Away The Winter Blues’

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 30 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – The President’s Office at Concord University is encouraging students to “Scrub Away the Winter Blues.”

“It’s that time of year when people are experiencing stress with finals and looking for a job,” Lora Woolwine, executive secretary to the president, said.

Woolwine, along with Concord University President Kendra Boggess and President’s Office staff members Trena Stovall, administrative associate, and Marenda Jenkins, student employee, came up with a special way to let students know help is available through Concord’s Counseling Center for personal and college-related issues they may have.

The staff prepared a batch of homemade sugar scrub and placed the pomegranate scented mixture in small recycled containers. Each of the cheery bottles has a gift tag attached to it that provides contact information for the University’s Counseling Center. “Scrub Away the Winter Blues” is printed on the other side of the tag.

The colorful bottles of sugar scrub were recently placed in a prominent location at the main information desk inside CU’s Marsh Library. The free giveaways didn’t remain on the desk for long as students quickly picked up the attractive looking bottles with a message.

Woolwine said the goal of the project is “to raise awareness of the Counseling Center.”

 She added that the supplies used to make the sugar scrub did not come out of the President’s budget but were donated by the President’s Office staff.

The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Bonner House on Concord University’s Athens campus. David Bailey MA, AADC-S, LSW is a counselor with the center.

To make an appointment with CU’s Counseling Center, students may call 304-384-5290. The service is completely free and confidential for Concord University students. Additional information on the center is available by emailing or visiting


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Homemade sugar scrub with a message helps bring awareness

to Concord University’s Counseling Center.



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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.