Speaker at Concord Talks Union/Confederate Politics

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 19 2000

Speaker at Concord Talks Union/Confederate Politics

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College will be hosting its Annual Alumni Banquet Saturday, May 13, at 6:00 p.m., in the College Center Ballroom. A social will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the television lounge on the 2nd floor of College Center, prior to the banquet.

Concord College Professor of History David R. Bard will be featured speaker at the event. He will be discussing "The Civil War and Its Effects on the Formation of Concord." Dr. Bard is a respected expert on the Civil War, and was recently honored by the College for 30 years of teaching service. He conducts tours of the battlefields, teaches a Civil War course, and has most recently created three one-day driving tours of Civil War sites in the New River Valley.

Bard noted that, "I love to bring history alive for my students, and I look forward to talking about the relationship between the Civil War and Concord College for our alumni and friends. Southwest Virginia was transformed by the civil war. The major change was the formation of the state of West Virginia in the turmoil between union and confederate forces. During the immediate post war period, Concord College was created and it is linked to the strife between union and confederate sympathizers."

The Annual Alumni Banquet is being held in conjunction with the College’s Spring Commencement, which will be at 10:00 a.m. the same day.

Make reservations now for the Annual Alumni Banquet by calling 1-304-384-5348 or 1-304-384-6056.

Reservations may also be faxed to 1-304-384-5165 or you may e-mail alumni@concord.edu.


Concord College Notes: The Concord College Alumni Association was incorporated November 23, 1951. Currently, there are seven alumni chapters located throughout the eastern United States. The association focuses on promoting activities among the alumni of Concord, fostering higher academic standards, sponsoring scholarships, recruiting new students and helping students that are currently enrolled.

Professor of History David Bard will speak at Concord's alumni dinner.