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Concord Foundation Dinner Planned at Greenbrier Resort

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ATHENS, W.Va. (Press Release) - Concord University senior Tanya Turner of Peterstown, W.Va. has been selected student speaker for the upcoming Concord University Foundation Greenbrier Dinner. The scholarship fund-raiser which benefits Concord students will be held on Saturday, March 16 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
      
 A double major student at Concord, Turner plans to graduate in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English education 5-adult and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. She is the recipient of several scholarships.
      
"Scholarship money has helped relieve the stress of finding outside loans to cover my schooling," Tanya said.  "Without the pressure to have to work a full-time job, I have been able to take more class hours and complete my degrees in three years.  It has also allowed me to live on campus and be a more active member of campus life."
      
She has been a resident assistant and was chairperson of Rho Alpha Sigma, the resident assistant service fraternity, during the spring and fall 2012 semesters. A member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, she has been on the Dean's List each semester.
      
Tanya is currently doing her student teaching in Mercer County. "My first placement is at Princeton Senior High School.  I am teaching a class of 9th grade English, a class of 12th grade English, and a critical viewing class," she said. "My second placement will be at Glenwood School where I will have 6th, 7th, and 8th graders."
      
As for her plans following graduation, Tanya says, "I hope to find a teaching job locally and work on continuing my education."
      
Turner will share the podium with keynote speaker Jack Furst. A philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Boy Scouts of America volunteer, Furst is a member of the BSA's National Executive Board and an officer of the National Council. He serves as team leader for developing and programming The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve located in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.
      
Furst is a 2010 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award for Distinguished Service to Youth, the BSA's highest commendation. His business interests include ranching and private investments, and he lives with his family at their ranch in Argyle, Texas.      
      
The Greenbrier Dinner begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets may be purchased for $150. The following sponsorships are available: Silver sponsorship - $1,200; Gold sponsorship - $2,400; and Platinum sponsorship - $6,000.
      
The Greenbrier Resort is offering discounted room rates of $139 per night for dinner attendees.
      
For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Kerri E. Zaferatos, executive director of the Concord University Foundation, Inc., at zaferatosk@concord.edu or (304) 384-6056.
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