Concord College Division of Business and Faculty Member Win Awards

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 11 2002

Concord College Division of Business and Faculty Member Win Awards

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Kendra Boggess, an associate professor and chair of the division of business and economics, attended the 27th West Virginia Annual Technical and Adult Education Conference, July 24-26 in Charleston, W.Va. The conference’s theme was “Modeling Excellence,” and attendees had the opportunity to participate in sessions that provided updates relating to the field of business education. Presentations on a range of related topics that relate to best practices in teaching, curriculum, and education challenges were held.

Former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton conferred monetary prizes and awards to teachers and staff who made significant contributions to technology education in the state.

Concord College’s division of business and economics was the recipient of the “Blue Ribbon Business Award,” presented by the West Virginia Business Education Association at the conference. To receive this award, business department faculty must meet criteria in areas of membership in state, regional, and national business organizations and attend business conferences held throughout the year.

Boggess said, “This annual conference is a valuable resource for secondary and post-secondary business and career and technical faculty who seek to maintain a freshness in their classrooms. It is an excellent event to attend in order to network with classroom teachers and administrators in high schools where Concord’s business education students might be placed to teach. It was an important conference that offers valuable supplements to my classroom at Concord.”

Boggess received the “Collegiate Business Teacher of the Year” award at the West Virginia Business Education Association annual meeting held in conjunction with the conference. This award recognizes Dr. Boggess’s hard work, dedication, and support of business education at the collegiate level, and for the impact she has made at Concord College with the students, business faculty, and staff.

Boggess said, “I was pleasantly surprised to receive the WVBEA award, and especially gratified because of WVBEA’s focus upon equipping business students for careers in West Virginia.”