Concord Students Win Scholarship Awards

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 07 2004

Concord Students Win Scholarship Awards

Athens, W.Va. - Three Concord College students have won cash awards for presentation of their undergraduate research in Concord College’s first annual “Paper Competition.” The Competition was open to all Concord College students and was held April 7 in Marsh Hall on the Concord campus.

The purpose of the Paper Competition was to recognize excellence in student research. Students submitted a written paper and made an oral presentation on the results of a research project conducted at the College. The Concord College Honors Program and the Alpha Chi Honor Society provided funding for the scholarships and sponsored the Competition.

Brandy Bagar, Bluefield, W.Va.; Derrick Browning, Pineville, W.Va.; and Amanda Woods, Calvin, W.Va., were judged winners by a team of faculty evaluators.

Bagar's paper dealt with the influence of Celtic culture on the work of English poet John Keats. Browning detailed the learning process in an entrepreneurial project of Phi Beta Lambda, the campus business professional society, and Woods detailed her study of female genital mutilation.

"We intend to make this an annual event," said Dr. Carole Manzione, coordinator of the Honors Program. "The competition should encourage a growing number of Concord students to submit their research for judging, and we hope to be able to offer more and bigger cash prizes to reward their work in future years.”

For more information, contact Dr. Carole Manzione, coordinator, Concord College Honors Program, 1-304-384-5262, or