Concord University Saluting Veterans

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is honoring Veterans with a special program on Friday, Nov. 12th, 2021. The Veterans Day salute will begin at 10 a.m. in the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point on the Athens campus.

Baylee McKinney, a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard, is serving as the keynote speaker. A native of Appalachia, McKinney is a recent graduate of Concord’s Psychology program. He was a McNair Scholar while studying at Concord.

The program is open to Concord students, faculty and staff, along with the general public, at no charge. All Veterans in the community are invited to attend.

Concord has a long, rich tradition of supporting Veterans and members of the military. The University recently received a sizable grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

The event on Nov. 12th is being sponsored by Concord’s Office of Veteran Services and CU Veterans Upward Bound. For more information contact Dr. George Williams at 304-384-6300 or

Please note that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and Concord’s adherence to CDC guidelines
 could impact how and if events are held. For the most up-to-date information, always check
Currently, face masks or face coverings are required for all individuals while in University facilities,
 regardless of vaccination status.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086if 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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