CONCORD PARTICIPATING IN WV LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER DAYS

CONTACT:  
Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu
www.concord.edu
 
After 4 p.m.
pitzer@concord.edu
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405
 
April 16, 2021
 
CONCORD PARTICIPATING IN WV LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER DAYS
 
ATHENS, W.Va. – Representatives from Concord University are participating in WV Law Enforcement Career Days scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 in South Charleston and Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Huntington.

The April 17 event will be held at BridgeValley Community & Technical College from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Career Day on May 15 is taking place at Mountwest Community & Technical College from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. These events are sponsored by the FBI Pittsburgh Division, Charleston and Huntington Resident Agencies.

Concord is among the state’s colleges and universities showcasing their educational programming in the criminal justice field at the events. High school and college aged students who attend will have an opportunity to learn about these programs and speak with admissions personnel. Professionals representing local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will also be available to speak with attendees about careers in criminal justice.

Criminology Instructor Lori Pace will have a Concord University booth with Admissions Counselor Allen Smith on April 17 in South Charleston and with Admissions Counselor Amy Walker in Huntington May 15 to highlight Concord’s Sociology major with Criminology emphasis and Criminology minor.

“This degree is providing paths to employment for our graduates, and I am seeing it pay off in many ways for the students,” Ms. Pace said. 

“The nature of law enforcement is changing, and agencies are seeking a more diverse candidate pool,” she said. “Contemporary law enforcement is dealing with issues of violent offenders, addiction, accountability structures, training, and reform.

“The students in Concord’s Sociology major with the Criminology emphasis are getting historical, theoretical, and practical knowledge to take into those careers as well as others in the criminal justice system. It is exciting to have these events which collect agencies, organizations, and educational programs in one place for students,” she said.

For additional information about Concord’s Criminology programming, please contact Lori Pace at lpace@concord.edu or 304-384-6054 or visit http://www.concord.edu
 
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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.