Concord University Celebrates Homecoming 2018

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 06 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




Royalty Crowned In Halftime Ceremony




ATHENS, W.Va. – Excitement filled the autumn air today (Saturday, Oct. 6) as Concord University celebrated Homecoming 2018. Alumni, students, fans and friends gathered on “The Campus Beautiful” for a day of football and pre-game and post-game festivities.


Activities included the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a brunch at University Point, teas and other gatherings for sororities and fraternities, and affinity tents and tailgates in the stadium parking lot offering alumni a place to reconnect with classmates.


The John David Smith Center for Social Work Education at Concord University was dedicated during an 11 a.m. ceremony. The center, located at 302 Plymouth Street in Athens, honors the memory of Dr. Smith who was a tireless advocate for Concord students, alumni and the field of social work.  


A “Grill & Chill” at University Point following the football game provided another time for alums, along with former and current faculty and staff, to visit and reminisce.


Concord University’s 2018 Homecoming Royalty, crowned in a halftime coronation at Callaghan Stadium, are Elizabeth King from Evans, WV, representing Delta Zeta and Monte Overholtzer from Alderson, WV, representing Sigma Tau Gamma.


First runners-up are Annie Garnes from Athens, WV, representing Nu Zeta Chi and Jafar Musa, from Bedford, VA, representing the International Students Club.


Second runners-up are Kaley Grace Morris from St. Albans, WV, representing Sigma Sigma Sigma and Blake Whitener from South Charleston, WV, representing Phi Sigma Phi.


Other candidates competing for the 2018 crowns were Allie Sears from Princeton, WV, representing Alpha Sigma Tau and David Rose from Prosperity, WV, representing Chi Omega Psi, and Katelyn Gibbs from Powell, TN, representing Alpha Sigma Alpha and Matt Rose from Bluefield, WV, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon.



Concord University’s 2018 Homecoming Royalty are Elizabeth King from Evans, WV, representing Delta Zeta

 and Monte Overholtzer from Alderson, WV, representing Sigma Tau Gamma.





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.