Adam Cook '18
From a young age Adam was always fascinated by the science of the human body. For as long as he can remember he wanted to pursue some sort of career in medicine. It was during his senior of high school at Greater Beckley Christian, that he went on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic which in result allowed him to focus on pursuing medical school. However, to make it to medical school, Adam knew he needed a firm undergraduate education for his foundation. He loved the class sizes at Concord University as well as the proximity to his hometown of Bradley, WV. Adam was aware of Concord’s excellent reputation for pre-requisite classes for medical school and four years later, he earned his Bachelor of Science and graduated Cum Laude. Adam is now in medical school pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Adam was aware of Concord’s excellent reputation for pre-requisite classes for medical school. It Starts With You.
“To be able to make it to medical school, I knew I would need a firm undergraduate education for my foundation.”
Carli Dotson '16
After graduating from Concord with a degree in Business Administration—emphasis in Administrative Systems and Management—Carli worked in admissions at New River Community College in Dublin, VA and then took a position as an administrative assistant in the Department of Art and Sciences. Currently, she works with first and second year students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Concord played an important role in Carli’s life after graduation, providing her knowledge she took into the workforce.
“Concord helped me by giving me valuable life lessons, experiences, and knowledge to be successful,” Carli says. “Most importantly, I made connections and friendships that have been so valuable and rewarding for my life.”
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Robert Newland first heard about Concord at a college fair in South Africa. “The combination of a strong science program and positive student testimonials made Concord attractive to me,” he says. Robert is a biology major with a concentration in molecular biology and a minor in neuroscience. He also works as a tutor for English and various science classes. He is the president of the international students club and PATCH (Pre-professional Association Toward Careers in Health). In 2019, he co-founded the university’s chess club. “As president of these clubs, my goal is to make sure every member feels connected with each other and that they give back to the community in some way,” Robert says. While he is far from his home, Robert says the people here have made a “good college experience into an exceedingly great one.” The small faculty to student ratio is something Robert feels all students at Concord benefit from: “The professors know all their students by name and always do their best to make sure they succeed.”