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ALEF Fellows in the News

Alpha Fellow and Shepherd University student Alex Lemley interns

For summer 2009 I’ve gained a USA TODAY internship at their corporate offices in McLean, VA. For three months I’ll be living in the greater D.C. area.

The internship is in the Communications & Marketing Department, with a focus on Public Relations and Event Marketing. During this time I’ll partake in conferences, editorial board meetings and even edit and write a few press releases for the company itself!

USA Today

McDaniel Wins David S. Roth Run 2009


Bluefield Daily Telegraph
(used with permission)

ATHENS — Lance McDaniel got fine-tuned with plenty of running prior to Tuesday evening’s David S. Roth Memorial 5K in Athens. The result was a near-course-record.

The Concord University track athlete crossed the line with a time of 16:40 to win the 19th annual event that raises funds for the Roth Scholarship. The record of 16:37 is held by Ryan Kent. “Maybe next year,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel said, “We had conference (championships) this past weekend. I raced three races there. I did a marathon relay, 7.6 miles there (in Wheeling), Sunday. So I figured I’d come out here, the last race before (summer) break, and just see what I could do.”

“I didn’t think it was going to be too difficult,” McDaniel said, “but it was. I had my teammates pushing me. They helped me get through it.” McDaniel grew up in Pulaski, Va.

Lance McDaniel

Lance McDaniel (ALEF Carter Honors Fellow) is standing 5th from the left.
Other Fellows include John Meadows (standing 2nd from left), Randy Watson (standing 4th from the left) and Ryan "Fish" Bradley (standing on the far right).

Shepherd Baseball Downs West Virginia State To Win WVIAC Title (5-3-2009)
The reason you see the above headline is because Wes Jenkins - (ALPHA MEMBER, Charles Town Races Fellow) is a member of the Shepherd University Baseball Team. Congratulations Wes! The ALEF team is proud of your accomplishment!
Wes Jenkins
Wes Jenkins 2

Student Athlete
Cody Vinson, distinguished member of the 2008 Charlie Class (Concord Univeristy) is a member of Concord University's Men's Tennis Team. He is a talent both on and off the courts with high academic standing in his rigorous courses.

Cody Vinson

Fellows help with Habitat
On March 2 2009, Marshall University ALEF Civil Engineering Fellows and Friends were on hand to kick-off the 68th Habitat for Humanity House near the MU campus. The home, which is located at 1920 Artisan Avenue, is the fifth house to be constructed in conjunction with the city of Huntington’s Artisan Avenue Re-Development Project.

MU Students Habitat

This Habitat For Humanity Collegiate Challenge will continue through the end of April for the MU ALEF Fellows. These eager workers will learn many new skills and ultimately share a sense of pride in a job well-done while acquiring a deeper meaning to the value of having a place to call home.

MU Students Habitat2

ALEF Fellows pictured l-r, Lauren Keller, Bryan Adkins, Jane Edelen (Habitat) Paul Cyrus and Jese Vance.

Meadows goes the distance
Our very own John Meadows placed 8th at the 2008 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championship Race. This conference is the largest conference in Division II.

He was the only male athlete from Concord to be selected to the First Team All Conference squad and this is only his sophomore season.

Last year during his freshmen season he was a member of the 2007 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team Champions and this year we placed 3rd overall. He ran a time of 28:27 for an 8k race which is an average of 5:45 per mile.  The race was just short of 5 miles. The meet was held at Wheeling Jesuit and the conditions were rainy and muddy.


Bellisismo honored
Anthony Bellisismo was elected President of the Freshman Student Body at Shepherd University. He is a 2008 member of The Charlie Class. Congratulations Anthony!


Fellows participate in pagent
A couple of our very own Concord Appalachian Honors Fellows recently participated in the Ms. Relay for Life Pagent.  Krystina Dillard (pictured on the right) won the pagent. She is a member the esteemed 2007 Ruby Carter Chapter of Honors at Concord University.  Brittany Keys (pictured on the left) came in third in the pagent. Britt is an ALEF Alpha Fellow.