Concord University and Princeton Rescue Squad Sign Memorandum of Understanding

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University and the Princeton Rescue Squad signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (Nov. 8, 2019) whereby certain training provided by the rescue squad may be applied toward a Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree at Concord.

The MOU calls for an academic pathway in which Paramedic Program graduates of the Princeton Rescue Squad may acquire academic credits for coursework through Concord University.

The morning signing ceremony took place in the President’s Office located in the Administration Building on Concord’s Athens campus.

“Concord University is honored to partner with the Princeton Rescue Squad as part of our continued effort to make college more accessible and affordable. The university, like the rescue squad, is here to serve our community.”

Dr. Kendra Boggess, President of Concord University

She said that individuals who take advantage of what the partnership offers will have “an opportunity to stay right here in their community…and build a future.”

“We are very happy to partner with Concord University. Concord University is our hometown university. We are proud they are in our community.”

Mr. Stacey Hicks, CEO of Princeton Rescue Squad

He said the project that both Concord and the rescue squad have worked on has now “come to fruition.”

“This is another example of Concord reaching out to the community and strengthening ties that have existed for many years,”

Dr. Peter Viscusi, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Princeton Rescue Squad Director of Education Paula Johnson called the endeavor a “great partnership” which will lead participants to a career along “a different path…a good solid career.”

For additional information on how credits from the rescue squad’s Paramedic Program may be applied toward an RBA degree at Concord University contact Teresa Frey at or 304-384-5226.

Concord University President Kendra Boggess, left, and Stacey Hicks, CEO of Princeton Rescue Squad, sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
Shown at the Memorandum of Understanding signing are, from left, Dr. Peter Viscusi, Concord University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Kendra Boggess, Concord University President; Mr. Stacey Hicks, CEO of Princeton Rescue Squad; and Paula Johnson, Princeton Rescue Squad Director of Education.

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


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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