Concord University Communication Arts and Media Students Hold Charity Event Drives for Campus Food Pantry

ATHENS, W.Va.  Students from the Communication Arts and Media Department held charity event drives at the productions of “The Haunting of Hill House” and “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” to benefit the Concord University Food Pantry. As part of the Organizational Communication course taught by Dr. Cory Williams, students were responsible for fundraising cash donations and nonperishable food items. Total received contributions equated to over $60 and hundreds of boxed and canned goods. All proceeds were gifted to the Food Pantry.

“I believe our efforts to raise food and money for the Concord University Food Pantry were successful. Our project had a significant positive impact on the pantry as a whole.”

Katherine Skeldon, Project Director

The charity events were advertised by utilizing both broadcast and promotional content that is taught in the curriculum of the Communication Arts and Media Department. This includes the creation of posters and radio public service announcements.

Located in the Nick Rahall Technology Center, the Food Pantry is open to Concord students who may be in need of the resources it provides. Students, faculty, staff and the Athens community are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items, as well as hygiene and toiletry items. For more information about the Concord University Food Pantry, click here.

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.

This press release was written by Ashley Workman as a student in Concord’s Department of Communication Arts and Media.


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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