Concord University Hosting Patriot Day Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 07 2018


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405




ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will observe Patriot Day with a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The outdoor program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Athens campus and will be held on the lawn in front of Marsh Hall (Administration Building.)


Colonel Corrina M. Boggess, Ph.D., DEL will be the guest speaker. Dr. Boggess has over 35 years of diverse leadership experience.  She currently serves as the Army Reserve Ambassador for the State of West Virginia.  Her culminating military position was as the Army Reserve G1 where she provided personnel policy guidance and support to over 205,000 Army Reserve personnel and their families worldwide. 


Prior to this position, she served as the Battalion Commander of the 376th Personnel Services Battalion with soldiers located across 15 operating bases assigned throughout Northern Iraq, a land mass the size of West Virginia, providing casualty reporting, personnel and postal support to 34,000 personnel.  As the Chief, Mobilization for the Army G1, she developed the Personnel Policy Guidance (PPG) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing policy and procedures for personnel deploying worldwide.


In recognition of her accomplishments she received multiple awards to include the Army Distinguished Service Medal by the Secretary of the Army; the Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award; and the Distinguished West Virginian awarded by Governor Bob Wise for actions taken while stationed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. 


Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia University; Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix; Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College; and a Doctor of Executive Leadership at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. 


The general public is invited to join the Concord campus community for the ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors to the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point.




Colonel Corrina M. Boggess, Ph.D., DEL





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