Concord Alpha Chi Students Win Regional Awards

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 05 2006

Concord Alpha Chi Students Win Regional Awards

Athens, W.Va. - Andrea Kibler of St. Albans and Dustin Williams of Bluefield were declared to be winners in the scholarly competition recently completed at the Alpha Chi (AX) Region V Conference at Saginaw State University in Saginaw, Michigan.

Kibler, a senior psychology major at Concord University, will graduate in May 2006 and plans to attend graduate school. She presented a paper dealing with her work on eating disorders, their diagnosis and treatment, and the judges selected her presentation for a $1,000 Alpha Chi Graduate Fellowship.

Williams, a Concord junior English major, presented a paper on the work of the British writer D.H. Lawrence and was declared by the judges to be the first runner up for a $750 Alpha Chi undergraduate scholarship.

CU AX students have won six regional awards from AX in the past five years, and they have won two national AX graduate fellowship awards with over $12,000 in scholarship or graduate fellowship grants going to the winners. “These competitions and the performance of Concord students in them are testimony to the rigor of a Concord education and the scholarly ability of the students who attend Concord,” said Dr. Stephen Rowe, the sponsor of the Concord Alpha Chi chapter.