Homelessness Panel Discussion Set for Monday, November 28

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 14 2005

Homelessness Panel Discussion Set for Monday, November 28

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Bonner Scholars will be a hosting a “Faces of Homelessness” panel discussion on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center State Room. Panelists will consist of individuals from the National Homeless Coalition's Speaker’s Bureau who have been or are currently homeless and will focus attention on those who suffer from hunger and homelessness.

“This is going to give the students of Concord University a chance to see what it’s really like to be homeless, and to end some of the stereotypes they might have,” stated Ashley Hackney from Charleston, a Bonner Scholar and organizer for the event.

Ms. Hackney recently coordinated and attended the National Student Conference Against Hunger and Homelessness in Seattle, Wash.

Concord University is the only public institution to have a “Bonner Scholars” program, fully funded by the Bonner Foundation in Princeton, N.J. Bertram and Corella Bonner created the Foundation. During her youth, Mrs. Bonner lived for a short while in McDowell County. The program provides stipends to students for civic and community work.

For more information, contact Ms. Hackney at 1-304-384-5912 or hackneya04@concord.edu.


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.