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Table of ContentsLetter from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Donor Honor Roll, 2002-2003 . . . . . . . . . . 3
Donor Honor Roll, 2003-2004 . . . . . . . . . . 26
Final Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Mission StatementThe mission of Concord University is to provide quality, liberal arts based
education, to foster scholarly activities, and to serve the regional community.
Concord University provides rigorous programs, primarily at thebaccalaureate level, which prepare students to pursue various graduate study andcareer options and to assume leadership and professional roles in a multiculturalsociety. In keeping with its tradition of service to the region, the University willoffer a limited number of carefully selected graduate degrees. While we incorporatea variety of educational methodologies/technologies, our size and the caringdedication of our faculty, staff and administration are the principal assurances of aquality educational opportunity at Concord University.
As a learning community, Concord University is committed to furtheringknowledge through professional development activities and programs, throughresearch, and through the application, publication and appreciation of scholarlyefforts.
The primary purpose of Concords mission is academic; however, the servicethe University provides to its state and region goes beyond the classroom. ConcordUniversity contributes to the quality of cultural and economic life in southern WestVirginia through collaboration with both public and private organizations andagencies and through extension of its support and assistance into the region it serves.
Ultimately, Concord University measures its success by the fulfillmentalumni find in their careers and throughout their lives.
Dear Alumni and Friends,We have much to celebrate at Concord University! As we continue to grow,
change is inevitable, but one thing is constant: our appreciation for all that you do to
make Concord a special place to live, learn and work. Without your continued loyal
support, our celebrations at Concord would come much less frequently. And, for your
unwavering loyalty to the Campus Beautiful, we are profoundly grateful, and pledge
to work hard to deserve your continued support.
I ask you to join us as we celebrate accomplishments in many areas of the
University, and please know that your support is a big part of the reason for our
Concord achieved accreditation in a graduate program for certified school
teachers, meeting one of the challenges of Senate Bill 653. We are proud and grateful
that the teacher education graduate program has received a significant endowment
from the Carter Foundation, Beckley, West Virginia.
Ground was broken for the Rahall Technology Center in 2004. The Rahall
Center will eventually serve an eight-county region in southern West Virginia by
providing technology training, business incubation
and support for an Entrepreneurial
Concord alumna and Board of
Governors Chair Margaret Sayre
helped me unveil Concords new
sign in a special ceremony on
Wednesday, August 25, 2004.
A special convocation was held
October 26, 2004, to celebrate our
new name and mission. D.J.
Boland, president of the Concord
University Student Government
Association, narrated a candle-
lighting ceremony. Candles
representing the past, present
and future were lighted by
Professor Emeritus Mary
Edna Beckett, Allen Smith, a
Concord University student
from Mullens in Wyoming
County, and Martha Claire
daughter of Phillip and
Kathy Ball, both
alumni of Concord.
Over the years, volunteers and
supporters of the interfaith chapel
concept have raffled handmade quilts
and held bake sales to raise the funds
necessary to develop a chapel that
would meet a wide variety of faith-
based needs. More than $2 million has
been raised for the project to date,
which today may cost $2.5 million. In
2004, Concord received a gift of
$100,000 from the estate of Londa Lloyd
Moye, which was presented to the
Foundation by Philip Thompson, Moyes
nephew. Also included in the bequest
was a gift of $169,550 for the athletic
department, and $376,400 designated
The Rahall Technology Center has the
support of area business leaders, civic
organizations, and state and federal elected
The Entrepreneurial Studies
Program, made possible by an
endowment from the Hugh Ike Shott Jr.
Foundation, and grants from the
Katharine B. Tierney Charitable
Foundation, will provide scholarships for
40 students, regardless of their areas of
study. This program is a boon to
economic development in southern West Virginia.
Concords Social Work Program, which earned continued accreditation
by the Council for Social Work Education, was commended for exemplary
practices in 13 areas, including program quality, education, faculty and resources.
I invite you to visit our web site, launched in May 2003. This is a work in
progress, and we continue to add new features and information, so we encourage
you to check back often.
These projects and countless others moved forward because of your dedication
to Concord. Reduced funding from the state, however, forced us to place
operational finances in the front seat as we grappled with ways to survive. For the
past two years, Concord has faced state imposed budget reductions, almost 12
percent or $1.1 million. We have, in spite of the budget cuts, continued to focus
funding on the most important aspect of the Universitys missionacademics and
Jerry L. Beasley, President
Membership is as follows:
One Anonymous MemberRuby Anderson 41Anna Fleming Hargett Blanton 55Robert B. Crawford 58Michael Donato 54William E. 59 and Phyllis F. 58 GaylorRosemary Carucci Goss 74Janet Lee Hall 53
John Hudkins 68Nancy G. Jackson 65Joseph F. Marsh 45S. Charles 40 & Una Meador 40
Melton B.G. Moore 41Stanley D. Smith Jr. 52David 37 & Frances 38 Taylor
Purpose of the Society To help perpetuate quality higher education at Concord.
To appropriately recognize alumni and friends who have made financial
provisions for the University in their estate plan.
To broaden long-term support for the University and ensure continuity of
opportunity for students seeking a quality education.
To encourage greater understanding of the mission of Concord University,
its purpose and goals, through informative programs, publications, and events.
Membership in the Pines Heritage Society is open to all alumni and friends
who have provided for the University in their estate plan.
Written permission will be sought prior to publication of a membership listing.
It is a clich worth repeating: mighty pines grow from tiny seedlings.
Volunteer extraordinaire, Ms. Georgia
Swan Kelley chairs the organization
committee for the Athens-Concord
Town Social, held the second Sunday
in August. More than 600 people
Donor Honor RollThe generosity of Concords donors has significantly enhanced the Universitys ability to serve its students-
Each name that follows is a testimony of support for Concords mission and continued viability.
While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, there may be errors that would gounnoticed and uncorrected if you do not let us know. Please let us know about anyerrors and we will make every effort to ensure accuracy in future publications.
The following list includes those who made contributions between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003.
A grateful University community warmly thanks you.
Pines Heritage SocietyThe Pines Heritage Society honors the thoughtful generosity of those individuals who have remembered
the University in their will or have a gift-planning instrument with the institution, or other estate planning
program. Friends and alumni who have remembered Concord University in their estate plans are securing the
long-term growth and financial stability of the University for generations of students yet to come.
Donor Honor Roll July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003
Donor Honor Roll July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003
Charles AkersForrest 72 & Cathy 73
AkersElizabeth Allaire 70Anna Allen 49Blane Altizer 60Janice AltvaterLinda Alvis 78Diane Anderson 69J.W. Bill AndersonRalph Angle 48Ruth Arellano 59Lisa Armentrout 83Edward Bailey 75Charles Baker 57
Homer Ball 48Wanda Ball 69Georgia Bange 52Nancy Barber 00David BardJack 56 & Patricia 56
BargerDwight Barnette 80Sandra Bary 61Amedeo Basconi 61David Baxter 68Deborah G. Baxter 90Jerry & Jean BeasleyMary Beckett 54Ruby Belcher 35Loue Bennett 80Arthur BensonChristopher Berdan 74L. P. Les BertokJanice Beverage 53James & Jean 54 BevinsDaniel 72 & Cynth