White Coat Society Inaugural Social Celebrating New Endowment For Concord University Students

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 10 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu



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ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University White Coat Society Inaugural Social will be held at the President’s House in Athens on Thursday, March 23, 2017. This gathering celebrates the establishment of a new endowment through the Concord University Foundation. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Designed to financially assist students pursuing degrees leading to careers dedicated to helping others, the White Coat Society unites medical professionals in providing scholarship funds for pre-professional chemistry and pre-professional biology students at Concord University.

The four Founders of the White Coat Society providing the initial donations to launch the fund include Blue Ridge Internal Medicine physicians Todd A. Smith, DO, FACOI, Christopher D. Parrish, DO and Michael B. Remines, DO, all of Princeton, W.Va.; optometrist Brad Lane, OD, of Princeton; orthopedic surgeon Joseph P. Cincinnati, DO, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and health care provider MedExpress.

“Concord University is fortunate to have a number of alums who have moved on to careers in the medical profession,” said Alicia Besenyei, Vice President for Advancement. “We are proud to know they received the foundation for their education at Concord. Their willingness to support our students through this scholarship is a great example of their commitment to helping further the education of future medical professionals.”

Concord alumni are invited to join the Founders in this exciting new opportunity to assist Concord students by committing to an annual gift of $1,000. Physicians, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists and other medical professionals are encouraged to be a part of this endeavor.

Students will be awarded with scholarships from this fund beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

For additional information about the White Coat Society please contact Alicia Besenyei at abesenyei@concord.edu or 304-384-6313.






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