New Scholarships For Concord University Students Unveiled At Beckley-Raleigh County Dinner
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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONCORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
UNVEILED AT BECKLEY-RALEIGH COUNTY DINNER
ATHENS, W.Va. – The announcement of two new scholarships for Concord University students and a generous gift to the Concord University Foundation highlighted the Foundation’s Beckley-Raleigh County Dinner on Nov. 12. The dinner, a fundraising event that helps support Concord University and its students, was held at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels.
Concord University Vice President for Advancement Alicia Besenyei announced that Dr. Brad Lane has endowed two scholarships. Lane, a Concord alumnus and Princeton optometrist, has established the Lucy Epperson Hale Memorial Scholarship and the Kevin Garrett Baseball Scholarship.
The Lucy Epperson Hale Memorial Scholarship honors Lane’s late grandmother. The scholarship is intended to benefit students studying biology with first preference given to graduates of Wyoming East High School followed by students from Wyoming County.
Lane has established the baseball scholarship in recognition of Kevin Garrett, Concord’s Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. This scholarship is intended to benefit a student actively participating on the CU Baseball Team as determined by the coaching staff.
“Dr. Lane is incredibly generous to Concord,” Besenyei said. “From sponsoring golf tournaments to buying tickets to all of our events and serving on our Foundation Board of Directors, his support is overwhelming. As an alum, he knows first-hand how beneficial scholarships are to Concord students. We are truly grateful to have Dr. Lane as part of the Concord family.”
Keynote speakers Dr. Frank Alderman and Mr. Kevin Given presented a donation to the Concord University Foundation on behalf of MedExpress. Alderman is CEO and co-founder of MedExpress, and Given, a 1989 graduate of Concord, is initial investor of MedExpress and Chief Operating Officer of Quail Valley Golf & River Clubs.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who so generously helped make our event so successful,” Casie Justice, Concord University Foundation Executive Director, said. “We thank each and every one of you for giving your time and resources to the advancement of Concord University.”
Sponsors for the Beckley-Raleigh County Dinner include: Judge Omar and Weena Aboulhosn, The Gregory and Lorraine Allen Foundation, Aramark, Sam Baker Insurance Agency, BB&T, E.T. Boggess Architect, Inc., Chick-fil-A–Beckley Galleria, Concord University Alumni Association, First Community Bank, Kevin Given, David and Sandy Kirby, Kirby Lester Financial Group, Dr. Brad Lane, Little General, MedExpress, Mountaineer Automotive, R.T. “Ted” and Susan Rogers, Robert and Margaret Sayre, The Hugh I. Shott, Jr., Foundation, Inc., John David Smith, and United Bank.
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Dr. Brad Lane
Shown left to right at the Concord University Foundation’s Beckley-Raleigh County Dinner are: Casie Justice, Concord University Foundation Executive Director; Kevin Given, initial investor of MedExpress and Chief Operating Officer of Quail Valley Golf & River Clubs; Dr. Kendra Boggess, Concord University President; Dr. Frank Alderman, CEO and co-founder of MedExpress; Alicia Besenyei, Concord University Vice President for Advancement; and Sarah Turner, Concord University Alumni Association Executive Director.
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