Sociology Alumni

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what, what they do does.
~Michel Foucault

Concord University 2016 Sociology Graduates Group Photo

Below are some of our recent graduates. If you are a Concord Sociology Alumni and your name is not included or if you would like to update your information, please contact us. We would love to hear what you are doing!

Cory Haines, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Cum Laude
  • Attending Graduate School in Sociology at Virginia Tech

Alaa Bander Khalaf Almalki, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Michael Bailey, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology

Terri Belcher, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Samantha Byrd, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Sarah Beth Cameron, 2016

  • R.A. with Emphasis in Sociology and Communication Arts

Ashley DeLung, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Ronald Wayne Dowell, Jr, 2016

  • R.A. with Emphasis in Sociology and Social Work

Jacob Jeffries, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Jonathan Lloyd, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Attending Graduate School in Sociology at Virginia Tech

Shannon McClung, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Cum Laude

Alyssa Morris, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Emmalea Pauley, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Concord University Sociology Graduate Photo

Rachelle Pell, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Magna Cum Laude

Candace Lynn Pendleton, 2016

  • R.A. with Emphasis in Sociology and Geography

Joshua Phipps, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Amy Prichard, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Brianna Smith, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Taylor Smith, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Gabrielle Sorah, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Jeremy Starks, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Cum Laude

Kathryn Streit, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Cum Laude

Kelsey Thornton, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology

Timothy Ward, 2016

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology

Frances Diane Wise, 2016

  • R.A. with Emphasis in Sociology and Social Work

Concord University 2015 Sociology Graduates Group Photo

Nathanael Alex Dean, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor Women & Gender Studies
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Magna Cum Laude

Joselyn CarolRae Lupardus, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor Women & Gender Studies
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Summa Cum Laude

Nicholas Seth Bailes, 2015    

  • B.A. in Sociology

Jessie Leigh Boggess, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor Social Work

Joshua David Brown, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology

Nicole Autumn Grose, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology and Bachelor of Social Work, Minor Psychology

Chelsea Elizabeth Hollifield, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology

Jacob Curtis Lambert, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology with emphasis in Correctional Rehabilitation
  • Cum Laude

Ervin J. Manns, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology and Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Tourism Management

James Taylor Miller, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor Psychology

Joshua Gregory Phipps, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor Music

Andrew Stephen Earl Thomas, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minors History and Social Work

Charli LeAnn Woody, 2015

  • B.A. in Sociology, Minor History

Concord University 2014 Sociology Graduates Group Photo

Celia Ann Laverty, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Magna Cum Laude

Stephanie Louise Albright, 2014    

  • B.A. in Sociology

Christopher L. Baker, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology

Jesse Hannah Finkey, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Bachelor of Social Work
  • Cum Laude

Daniel Jonathan Jude, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, Minor Social Work

Stephanie Nichole Lacy, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology

Dominique Mandela Newbill, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology

Chelsey Marquita-Lynn Rowe, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology with emphasis in Correctional Rehabilitation, Minor Social Work, Minor Legal Studies and Pre-Law
  • Magna Cum Laude

Nicole Deneene Shrewsbury, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology

Haleigh Dawn Smith, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Magna Cum Laude

Erin Rose Taylor, 2014

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Cum Laude

Concord University Sociology Alumni Mary Harmon

Laken Pruitt, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology
  • Cum Laude
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Currently in Sociology M.S. program at Oklahoma State University, specializing in Stratification and Inequalities
  • Married to CU Sociology alum Keith Pruitt

Raymond Bell, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology

Kishonna Horton, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology

Crystal Jones, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology

Christina Laws, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology

Renee McInnis, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Cum Laude
  • Youth Care Worker at the Children’s Home Society Shelter in Beaver, WV
  • Pursuing Masters of Social Work at Concord

Joshua Simmons, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology with Correctional Rehabilitation Emphasis
  • Cum Laude
  • Honors Program Graduate

Mariel Wilson, 2013

  • B.A. in Sociology

Melissa Ann Bowen, 2013

  • R.A. in Sociology

Concord University 2016 Sociology Graduates

Angela Daniel, 2013

  • R.A. in Sociology and Social Work
  • Summa Cum Laude

Jennifer Tilley, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Completes M.S. in Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University May 2014
  • Presented thesis “Social Class and Capital Punishment: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis” at American Society of Criminology conference in November 2013 and will present at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference February 2014
  • Coauthored presentations on correctional law and the Robert’s Court and correctional staff job morale
  • Seeks to earn a PHD in Criminal Justice at an east coast school

Kristen Mills, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, minor in Biology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Currently at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville pursuing an Experimental/Developmental Psychology Graduate degree
  • Conducts research in the infant language and perceptual learning laboratory

Ryan Browning, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Pursuing Masters in Social Work at Concord University

Christina Laws-Comer, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology, minor in Psychology
  • Family Case Manager for the Children’s Health Improvement Partnership in Radford, VA

Ammie Johnson, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology, minor in Social Work
  • Works part-time at a local nursing home, while raising her three children

Laura Lucas, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Employed with Head Start in Raleigh County as a Case Coordinator

Jennifer Weiss, 2012

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Shift Supervisor at the Children’s Home Society Shelter in Beaver, WV

Hayley Bird, 2011

  • B.A. in Sociology & Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology from Marshall University
  • Currently works as a supervised psychologist in the Kanawha County school system

Concord University Beckley Sociology Students at CJTF Conference

Mary (Harmon) Parks, 2011

  • B.A., Sociology & Geography, CU
  • M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, Virginia Tech
  • Research Associate at the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) at Virginia Tech
  • Studies how gender relations influence the success of USAID-funded international development projects
  • In 2012 she is worked with Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANEM) to conduct cross-cutting research in the Philippines.  Here she is with several women farmers during Farmer’s Field Day in Bugong.
  • Married CU Sociology alum Joseph Parks in September 2013

Cathy Heft, 2011

  • R.B.A. with a Concentration in Sociology
  • Case Coordinator for Just for Kids Child Advocacy in Beckley, WV

Steve Redden, 2011

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

April Waller, 2011

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Pursing M.S. Sociology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio with an assistantship

Joseph Parks, 2010

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Works for the Virginia Department of Corrections as a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Analyst
  • Oversees implementation of the standards of PREA for the western region of Virginia
  • The western region includes 13 prisons and 14 probation offices
  • His responsibilities include advising, training, auditing and revising policy
  • Married CU Sociology alum Mary Harman Parks in September 2013

Keith Pruitt, 2010

  • B.A., Sociology
  • Professional in the restaurant/bar industry
  • Lives in Stillwater, OK with wife and sociology alum, Laken Pruitt, and their two children

Meshell Shaffer, 2010

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Megan Webber, 2010

  • B.A. in Psychology & Sociology, minor in Social Work
  • Currently enrolled in the Master’s program in Counseling at Marshall University
  • Resident Director at Concord University

Jerry Fowler Receiving 2009 Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award with Dr Tracy Luff

Jerry Fowler, 2009

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner
  • Earn his J.D. from West Virginia University School of Law
  • Currently the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General

Gregory Crist, 2009

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Corrections Counselor Two for the State of West Virginia at Mount Olive Correctional Complex
  • Proud single dad of three daughters

Sarah Parker, 2009

  • B.A. in Sociology & Social Work
  • Intake coordinator for a community mental health center in Richmond, VA

Krystal McGuire Williams, 2009

  • B.A., Sociology
  • Customer Service Manager with Autozone

Jessica Willis, 2009

  • B.A., Sociology
  • Treatment Coordinator for Pressley Ridge, a treatment foster care agency serving children with behavioral and psychological needs that exceed regular foster care, in Tazewell, VA

Holly Belcher, 2008

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Brenna Wickline, 2008

  • B.A. in Sociology and Communication Arts
  • Retail Sales Representative for The Hershey Company

Buck Skeen, 2008

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Employed at with CDI IT Solutions as Level 2 Subject Matter Expert/Escalations Specialist for the Ameriprise engagement and an Active Directory Administrator for the Honeywell engagement.

Nicholas Dolin, 2007

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Jennifer Boone, 2006

  • B.A. in Sociology & Psychology
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University
  • Works as a supervised psychologist at an alternative middle school in Charleston, WV
  • Adjunct Psychology Professor at West Virginia State University

Concord University 2016 Sociology Graduate Couples Photo

Jenn Pastorius, 2006

  • B.A., Sociology, minor in Psychology & Tourism
  • Her and husband run their own energy company in Northwestern Pennsylvania, specializing in the domestic production of oil and natural gas
  • She and her husband host a weekly TV show on NBC sports
  • Travel the world hunting and fishing big game animals

Erica Martin, 2006

  • B.A., Sociology
  • M.A. in Sociology from Marshall University
  • Probation/Parole Office in McDowell County, WV

Matthew Smith, 2006

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Donna Musick, 2005

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

William Rookstool, 2005

  • B.A. in Sociology & Geography
  • M.A. in Sociology from Marshall University
  • Sociology professor at Concord University, Mountain State University, Kaplan University, Lane College and Union University

Alia Zaro, 2005

  • B.A. in Sociology & Psychology
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Radford University
  • Counselor with the Talent Search and Upward Bound programs at Virginia Tech  

Ian Lovejoy, 2004

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Scott Inghram, 2003

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Kevin Hart, 2001

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Tina Mullins, 2000

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner

Rosemary L. Ellis, 1999

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award Winner