Concord Partners with Local Sponsors to Provide Dictionaries to Mercer County Third Graders

ATHENS, W.Va. – Each year, Concord University partners with local sponsors including Bluefield
Rotary Club, Princeton Rotary Club, and New River Community and Technical College to
participate in the Dictionary Project, which provides dictionaries to all third-grade students in
Mercer County. One host school is selected to serve as the celebration site, where students
attend an assembly and will hear an address by Concord University’s President, Dr. Kendra
Boggess. This year, the event will take place at Mercer Elementary on Monday, October 16th at 10:00 AM.

Dr. Kendra Boggess, Concord University President

Based in Charleston, SC, the vision of the Dictionary Project is to provide a dictionary to every student in the United States, with the help of local sponsors and volunteers. The goal is to help students improve their communication skills and make the most of their education. Many sponsors also take the Dictionary Project beyond the United States to help improve literacy worldwide.

For more information about Concord University’s participation in the Dictionary Project, please contact Tanya Baldwin at 304-384-5223 or

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.

Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.


Nicole Smith, Public Relations Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

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