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June24Monday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Concord Media Camp

Pais Fellowship HallState Room

Jessica Doty (Lilly)

June25Tuesday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Featured Stories

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Dr. Joan Pendergast
Chair, Department of Social Work and Title IX Coordinator

When Dr. Pendergast was finishing her Ph.D. in Social Work Education at the University of South Carolina, she dreamed of teaching at a school like Concord. “I have wanted to live in the mountains for as long as I can remember,” she says. In 2007, she accepted a tenure-track position at CU and has found a home here. “The campus community is welcoming and accepting,” she says. Before completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Pendergast was a practicing social worker, valuable experience she shares with her students. “When I speak with students about social work, I explain that this is the best job and worst job you can have,” she says. “It’s very rewarding to see how people can change their lives, and it can be discouraging when these changes do not come.” Dr. Pendergast is dedicated to preparing her students for the realities they’ll face after graduation, and says she enjoys “being a small part of their journey.”
 

Dr. Joan Pendergast

Dr. Joan Pendergast

Chair, Department of Social Work and Title IX Coordinator

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Chaudlier Shepherd '18

Upper Marlboro, MD

Kelsey Walls - Featured Student

Kelsey Walls '18

Oceana, WV

Dr. Tracy Luff, Professor of Sociology & Director of Honors Program

Dr. Tracy Luff

Professor of Sociology & Director of Honors Program

Summer McElwain
Class of 2021

Summer McElwain attended Concord University from 2018-2021, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in biology. As part of her CU experience, she participated in PATCH (Pre-professional Association Towards Careers in Health), which provides students with resources to make informed decisions about future careers in healthcare. Upon graduation, she went to the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine to continue her studies. Her most memorable experience at Concord was working in the bookstore. “I really enjoyed getting to see faculty, staff and students in a different environment. That experience really helped me open up and adjust to college.” Summer’s sister is currently attending Concord, and participates on the esports team.