Concord University Division of Business to Hold Twelfth Annual Concord Business Challenge

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 04 2005

Concord University Division of Business to Hold Twelfth Annual Concord Business Challenge

Athens, W.Va.-The Concord University division of business will host the twelfth annual Concord Business Challenge (CBC) on Friday, October 28, 2005, on the Athens campus. The Business Challenge is designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base and teachers an opportunity to learn about new teaching tools and techniques.

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the lobby of the Alexander Fine Arts Center followed by a welcome from Concord President Jerry L. Beasley; Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid; and Dr. Kendra Boggess, chair for the division of business. The first testing sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony following at 1:10 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Theater. The Concord Ambassadors will conduct campus tours throughout the day.

A high school junior or senior attending the Concord University Business Challenge may compete for one of two scholarships. The two winners will be selected based on their Business Challenge scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam will qualify for a $500. per year scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord University. Each winner must meet admissions criteria established by the University for entering freshmen. After the students’ first academic year, the scholarship will be renewed if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and remains in good standing with the University. The scholarship will be renewable for up to eight semesters. The maximum total award could be $2,000. for each winner.

The admissions office will be the primary administrator of the award and the office will work in cooperation with the faculty from the division of business in selecting the winners.

Mr. Tim Barnes, associate professor of instructional systems and director for the center for academic technologies will present “Enhancing Learning Through Technology” to teachers and counselors in the University’s new DNA Lab.

Approximately 300 junior and senior high school students are expected to attend the Business Challenge from West Virginia and Virginia.

Last year’s overall winners were Richlands (Va.), first place; Graham (Va.), second place and Greenbrier East, third place.

For registration information contact the CBC Coordinator, Bonnie Brown at 1-304-384-5244.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.