Concord University Celebrating Alumni Weekend 2017

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 07 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.





 ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will celebrate Alumni Weekend April 21-23, 2017. A number of activities are planned on the Athens campus for the University’s alumni and friends along with all members of the Concord community.

“Alumni Weekend is a special time because it gives us the opportunity to highlight some of the great things happening on campus to our alums,” said Sarah Turner, Alumni Director.  “It also gives alums another reason to return to ‘The Campus Beautiful’ during the spring to reconnect with fellow alums and other members of the CU community.”

Festivities get underway on Friday, April 21 with the President’s Reception at 6 p.m. at the President’s House. Later that evening, the annual Greek Sing Competition will be held at 8 p.m. in the Carter Center Main Gym.

Activities on Saturday, April 22 include campus tours at 11 a.m. The tours will begin at the J. Frank Marsh Library steps. Participants are asked to meet inside of the Library if it is raining.

The Concord University Bookstore will be open on April 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Mountain Lions take to the field for the Spring Football Game on April 22. Kickoff is set for 12 noon at Callaghan Stadium. Prior to the game, an Alumni Tailgate will be held outside of the stadium beginning at 11 a.m. The CU Bookstore will be set up at the Stadium from 11 a.m. through halftime.

“Terror Under the Tent,” an audience participation murder mystery written by Concord students, will be performed by the CU Theatre Department at 4 p.m. on April 22 in the Fine Arts Center’s H. C. Paul Theatre. There is no admission charge for the performance. However, donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Banquet.

The Concord University Alumni Association, Inc. (CUAA) has several events planned for April 22. The CUAA Spring Meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point. The CUAA’s Spring Banquet Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Alumni Lounge. The Spring Banquet will follow at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Cost per person to attend is $25. To RSVP for the reception and dinner please visit the following link by April 14:

The CUAA will present four awards during the banquet to alumni for outstanding achievements and service. Awards being presented include Alumnus of the Year, Outstanding Alumnus, Golden Alumnus and Young Alumnus.

Alumni Weekend activities continue on Sunday, April 23 with brunch in the Libby Alvis Dining Hall in the Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Alumni Weekend T-shirts are available and may be ordered by visiting the following link:  To see an example of the shirts go to

For additional information about Concord University’s Alumni Weekend visit, email or call 304-384-6311.




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

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