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Concord College Promotional Literature Archive: Circa 1993

Consider Convenience

[Regional map]
[Regional map detail]
[Aerial photograph]

Concord's convenience is enhanced by Interstate 77 (the West Virginia Turnpike) and an Appalachian Corridor Highway (U.S. 460) which intersect just six miles from campus, near Princeton. Regional population centers such as Charleston, W.Va., Roanoke, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., are within easy driving distance. The Mercer County Airport between Bluefield and Princeton facilitates air travel.

Big city accessibility. Down-home friendliness. That's the key combination of Concord convenience.

These pages give you a glimpse of our sights and statistics, and an invitation to consider Concord College. Before you make your decision on a college education, we invite you to visit our campus. Tour our fine facilities. Talk to our students and alumni about campus life. Discuss our academic opportunities with faculty and Admissions professionals. We think you will like the Friendly College on the Campus Beautiful.

Consider Campus Life

[TKE pile-on]

Making the most of life at Concord is facilitated by the diverse range of activities available to you.

Exploring various opportunities helps develop individual life styles in harmony with dissimilar, even conflicting, opinions and feelings. Learning to care about others comes from sharing the pressure of a deadline, the responsibility of social leadership, the tension of an opening night, the heated debate of a student government policy, the joy of a win and the sorrow of a loss.

Volunteerism is alive and well at Concord, as students help tutor, recycle, and serve their society in a multitude of ways.

Your creative and performing talents are refined and challenged through such activities as student art exhibitions; "The Most Outstanding Band in the Land," the Concord Marching Band; the Concord Commanders instrumental group; and the ConChords vocal jazz ensemble. The College Theatre regularly plays to capacity audiences, or you may choose to pull a shift on the campus radio station. All students are welcome to try out for these exciting pastimes.

Fraternities and sororities add their brand of fellowship and service to the campus scene.

The rich legacy of the past (and the best of the present) comes alive through the Concord Artist-Lecture Series. Provocative, respected speakers bring their viewpoints into the campus dialogue. Orchestras, national touring theatre companies, and diverse art exhibitions stop over in Athens.

Our Big Name Concerts feature international talents such as Starship and Travis Tritt. The student union bustles with attractions weekly as comedians, movies and special events entertain the campus.

Consider Our Accommodations

[Swimming pool]
[Library and administration building courtyard]
[Art gallery]
[Sarvay Hall, Towers, and Wilson Hall]
[J. Frank Marsh Library]

Nineteen buildings house your academic, recreational, and residential activities on the beautiful Concord campus. They rest on a ridge of the scenic Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,600 feet.

Following is a capsule description of some of our major buildings:

The Concord Administration Building and Science Hall recently reopened after a ground-to-roof comprehensive renovation outfitting them for the 21st century. Check out our computer labs for Education, English, Business, and of course Mathematics and Computer Science.

The J. Frank Marsh Library, key to academic support of students and faculty, offers a carefully selected collection of 146,887 volumes, plus periodicals, non-print media, and microform items. A modern Learning Resources Center houses a darkroom, television studio, satellite downlink, and audio-visual services for campus.

The Oakey Logan Alexander Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, one of the finest facilities of its kind, incorporates separate areas for the study of visual arts, communications arts, and music. The Center is equipped with a comprehensive commercial art laboratory, spacious theatres, and a computerized newsroom.

Centennial Hall, opened in 1972, is a handsome physical education/athletic center with two gymnasiums, swimming pool, squash and handball courts, weightlifting rooms, dance studio, and classrooms.

The College Center, a campus meeting place, includes the cafeteria, bookstore, ballroom, snack bar, and Subway entertainment area. Each semester students and staff of the Center arrange special programs for commuters and resident students alike, including coffeehouses and group trips to area attractions.

Twin Towers Residence Halls are the homes for up to 668 men and women. Tower suites consist of two double rooms, a private bath, and foyer. Concord's three other residence halls and the College Courts (apartments for family living) provide additional residential options.

Consider Our Countryside

[Twin Towers Residence Halls at night]
[Concord College aerial photo]
[Concord pines]
[Whitewater rafting]

Beauty and recreation beckon just beyond your doorstep.

On 123 acres of gentle campus terrain you will find an environment of quiet beauty when you need a break from study. The fragrant azaleas and apple blossoms in the spring; the soft comfort of a tree-shaded lawn on a hazy summer day; the bursting color of the maples in the fall; the breathtaking whiteness of a new snowfall among the Concord pines; all this helps to make Athens a memorable place for your higher education.

In addition, beyond the edge of campus:

WinterPlace ski resort, beside Interstate 77 about twenty miles from Concord, offers breathtaking slopes for day and night skiing, plus lifts, rental equipment, beginner trails, and complete snowmaking capabilities.

Pipestem Resort State Park, nine miles north of campus, features horseback riding, bicycling, two fine golf courses, archery, cross-country skiing, and outdoor and indoor swimming pools. A scenic aerial tramway runs down a thousand-foot-deep canyon, lined with miles of hiking trails.

Bluestone State Park, along the shores of the 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake near Hinton, is a magnet for campers, boaters, fishermen, and waterskiiers. The lake is the site each year for the West Virginia Water Festival. Bluestone, like Pipestem, offers fine hiking trails and recreational activities.

Thousands of whitewater rafters annually hurtle down challenging West Virginia rivers.

State and national forests and other sites of scenic interest are a short distance from Athens. The quiet pastures and mountainsides of southern West Virginia have nurtured a unique history predating the Revolutionary War and reflecting the hardy individualism of the farming and coal mining industries.

Community festivals, shopping malls, and even professional baseball franchises add to the colorful local attractions surrounding Concord.

Campus Map

[Twin Towers Residence Halls] A
[Sarvay Hall] H
[College Center] J
[J. Frank Marsh Library] K
[Administration Building] L
[Science Hall] M
[Alexander Fine Arts Center] N
[Centennial Hall] O


* From Athens via State Route 20: Six miles south to Princeton, nine miles north to Pipestem Resort State Park

[Concord College map]
  1. Twin Towers Residence Halls
  2. Athens Medical Center
  3. Center for Economic Action/Small Business Development Center
  4. Concord Center of the W.Va. Graduate College
  5. President's Home
  6. Witherspoon Park (faculty-staff housing)
  7. Capt. James French Memorial
  1. Sarvay Residence Hall
  2. Wilson Residence Hall (women)
  3. College Center (student union)
  4. J. Frank Marsh Library and Learning Resources Center
  5. Administration Building
  6. Science Hall
  7. Alexander Fine Arts Center
  8. Centennial Hall (health, physical education, athletics)
  1. Tennis Courts
  2. Callaghan Stadium (football, softball)
  3. The College Observatory
  4. Anderson Field (softball, baseball, intramurals)
  5. Maintenance Building
  6. College Courts (apartments)
  7. Wooddell Residence Hall (men)
  8. John Baker White Hall (offices)
  9. Athens Food Cooperative

Consider Our Curriculum

[Dr. M. Islam, Concord College]
[Classroom scene]
[Graduation ceremony]
[Outdoor note taking]

Your Concord degree means something. That simple statement rests on a solid foundation of liberal arts study, ensuring that you will receive a broad as well as thorough education.

Concord affirms its status as a college, where learning is of paramount importance. Faculty and administrative resources at Concord will not be dissipated by the care and feeding of graduate and professional schools.

Our complete array of programs of study is listed on the inside back cover of this publication.

Concord's long-respected Teacher Preparation program has the endorsement of the meticulous National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As it has for over a century, Concord will continue to meet the need for excellent classroom teachers.

With the aid of the largest business department in southern West Virginia, Concord graduates are prepared to fill and ultimately create jobs; see opportunities in the marketplace; and respond intelligently to ever-present business challenges.

Pre-professional studies prepare those aspiring to professions which require post-graduate education—law, ministry, medicine and other health related fields. You sharpen thinking and communication skills while delving into the moral and ethical as well as the technical and procedural dimensions of today's world.

Majors in the Arts and Sciences draw from the faculty's deep reservoirs of knowledge, experience, and innovative approaches to making study come alive. Concord's career-oriented majors are relevant to today's and tomorrow's employment picture. Our popular four-year Travel Industry Management and Social Work programs are unmatched. In recent years strong programs have been launched in Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems and Commercial Art/Advertising to complement continuing programs in the arts and sciences.

Consider Your Contacts

[Ribbon tied around a pole]
[Graduation lineup]
[Video camera]
[Science lab microscopes]
[Dr. Winton Covey, Concord College]

Experience and contacts mean a lot in the ever-changing job market. Many of our programs combine training in the classroom with "on-the-job" placements, giving you the opportunity to apply and fully develop the skills you obtain in class.

Field experiences can in many ways be your best "teachers." They provide you with actual work experience, allow you to preview the daily operations of your chosen employment area, and often add a depth of extra understanding to your classroom subject matter.

Valuable Contacts: Working in the field allows you the opportunity to meet people already employed in your area of specialty and establish contacts with other professionals, both of which will be helpful when you graduate.

Edge in the Job Market: The experience you receive from your internships provides you with an edge when seeking your desired job. Employers are always looking to hire those with experience listed on their resumes. Often Concord students are offered continuing jobs before their internship even concludes.

Personal Help: If you need tips on how to interview for a job, what to put on a resume, or which field is right for you, the Office of Career Development and Placement can help. They also arrange appointments with government and private employers, and coordinate twice-yearly Teacher Recruitment Days.

Credit for Life Experience: If you've been accumulating relevant "real world" knowledge outside the traditional classroom, you can claim college credit for your efforts as part of the Regents' Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree program. This option is designed for adults who cannot interrupt their work to attend college full-time. For further information contact the Associate Dean's Office.

Some of the programs featuring fieldwork or internships at Concord include Social Work, Commercial Art/Advertising, Medical Technology, Business Administration, Communication Arts, and, of course, Education.

Consider Our Champions

[Concord basketball]
[Concord cheerleader]
[Concord football]
[Charleston Civic Center]
[Dr. John Minick, Concord College]
[Concord volleyball]

Athletics at Concord build on a proud tradition. The coaches are concerned with producing scholar-athletes as well as championships, and promote high standards of citizenship to complement athletic ability.

The Mountain Lion football squad is perennially in the Top 20 rankings of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). A stingy defense and conference-leading rushers have permitted Concord to dominate player-of-the-year voting in the West Virginia conference in the 1990s, and have yielded several NAIA All-Americans.

The Lady Lion basketball and volleyball teams are consistent contenders for the state conference championship, playing a challenging schedule which includes several trips to tough out-of-state opponents. Women also compete in intercollegiate softball and tennis.

The 1991 and 1992 seasons marked the College's best-ever won-loss records in men's basketball. The team's efforts produced a trip to the national NAIA tournament in Kansas City, and All-America honors and a shot at the pros for center Ron Ward. Other men's sports include golf, baseball and tennis.

The Concord cheerleaders, champs of the 1991 state college competition, brighten up the sidelines with their athletic routines.

While intercollegiate battles provide entertainment for many, intramural sports are organized for recreational endeavors by a broader number of students. Using the two gyms and pool at Centennial Hall, and convenient outdoor playing fields, hundreds of Concordians engage in well-organized tournaments. Action! Competition! Fun! These are bywords of Concord intramurals.

Consider Your Choice

[Picnic scene]
[Concord students]
[Group lecture]
[Administration Building, rear view]

The professionals in the Concord Admissions Office are ready to provide you with further details on specific degree programs, residence halls, or other areas of interest. You're encouraged to discuss your goals with them.

To be admitted, you must meet requirements including:

If you left high school before graduating, you may still be admitted by qualifying for a high school equivalency diploma or certificate and by meeting certain other criteria set by Concord.

Superior high school seniors, upon the recommendation of their principal or counselor, may on occasion be permitted to enroll full-time at Concord without completing the normal high school program.

Concord welcomes transfer students. Credentials from all colleges previously attended must be forwarded for evaluation by the Registrar's Office. For this reason, transfer students should apply as early as possible.

Veterans: Concord College makes a special effort to serve former members of our armed forces. A Veteran's Affairs Officer within our financial aid operation works closely with other offices to assist your higher education efforts.

Financial Aid: More than half of the student body receives funds of some sort through our Financial Aid Office and the Concord College Foundation, Inc. You should complete the Financial Aid Form (FAF) from the College Scholarship Service so that the results will arrive at Concord by April 15 for the following fall. This multipurpose application must be submitted to apply for all federal, state, and institutional aid. (Separate applications are necessary for some scholarships. See our annually-updated flyer on Scholarships for full details.)

Programs Of Study At Concord College

Concord College admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, and national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified in federal laws and regulations. The Personnel Officer is the designated coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Photography Credits: Melvin Grubb, Bluefield, W.Va., page 1 and page 6 aerial; Amy M. Pitzer, page 2 (upper right), 6 (lower right), 10 (upper right) and 12 (upper right); Lisa Bobbitt, page 3 (inset); Sarah Beasley, page 4 (lower right); Stephen Shaluta Jr./The W.Va. Division of Commerce, page 7 (both photos); Tom Williamson, page 14 (lower right); The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va., page 14 (upper right); Georgia Kelley, page 15 (top). All other photos by Tom Bone, Concord College Public Information Office.

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