Students, Colleagues Honor Retired Concord Professor Through George F. Moore Scholarship

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 10 2001

Students, Colleagues Honor Retired Concord Professor Through George F. Moore Scholarship

Athens, W.Va. - The spirit of Concord College Professor Emeritus Dr. George F. Moore will forever impact Concord College students.

The man who taught political science to Concord students for nearly 35 years before retiring in 1987 was recently honored when his friends, colleagues and former students created the George F. Moore Scholarship.

“I am pleased and honored that my former college and my students would want to do this,” Moore stated.

The formation of the scholarship was the result of efforts begun by Bob Tabscott, Moore’s former student at Concord College. Tabscott contacted former students, alumni and friends of Moore’s and asked that they contribute to a fund that would be used to honor Moore.

That’s how the George F. Moore Scholarship at Concord College was born—with the people whose lives Moore had touched coming together to give back.

“This scholarship will continue the agenda of Dr. Moore,” Concord College History Professor Dr. David Bard explained.

“This is a scholarship award that recognizes the achievements of political science students and encourages their development in the future—not just in academics but in participation in college activities and the greater community. It emphasizes political and social awareness. In doing so, it continues to honor Dr. Moore.”

Bard, who was hired by Moore in 1966, said, “Dr. Moore became my father, my mentor, my friend and my advisor. I’ve always looked to him for advice.”

The George F. Moore Scholarship will be granted each spring at the Honors Banquet to a political science junior who has been involved college and community activities. Grade point average is also a criterion.

Dr. George Moore obtained his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa before settling in Athens to teach at Concord College.

“My life here in Athens has been a fairytale life. This has been a wonderful place to work and raise my five daughters,” Moore said.

For more information on establishing a scholarship at Concord College, call 1-304-384-5317 or email