Concord University Alumni Association

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Congratulations to the CUAA 2022 Award Winners!

  • Jeffrey Pack receiving his CUAA award from Blake Farmer
    Outstanding Alumnus, Jeffrey Pack ‘06

Alumni Chapters

Pine Trees Alumni Chapter
Southern WV and Southwest VA Counties

Eddie Adkins 1978
Greg Allen 1970
Jatin Atre 2002
Charles Autrey 1991
*Carl S. Azzara 1954
Frances Baby 1973
*Gregory Bailey 1974
Sam Baker 1978
Ben Baker 2006
Dave Barnette 1974
Arthur J. Benson 1972
Janet Bilotti 1977
James Bishop 2013
Lori Blankenship 1985
Shelley George Blednick 2001
Christy Bly 2004
David Bolen 1964
Cathy Burnley 1975
Jan Cahill 1991
Selina Cahill 1989
Vincent Cali 1970
Jeff Campbell 2008
*Cynthia Jane Clark 1968
Janet Conroy 1986
Jessica Cook 2008
Whitney Courtney 1999
Colleen Clark Cox 1981
Ben Crawford 1958
Edward Cressel 1975
Robert Deeds 1980
Charles Duncan 1975
C. Don Dunford 2015
Nancy Dunford 1961
Tom Edwards 1970
Kim Enochs 1987
Mary Jane Farmer 1969
Jo Anna Fredeking 1973
*Joe Friedl 1962
*Susan Sunshine Gabriel 1946
Robert Gallione 1968
Jade Gallimore 2009
Pamela Garner 1966
Stephen George 1974
*Scott George 2004
Deborah Gillespie 1974
Gary Gillette 1984
Joseph Giompalo 1968
R. Gary Goosens 1974
Janet Gore 1980
Rosemary Goss 1974
Robert Greear 1968
Amy Greer-Knowles 1985
Victor Grigoraci 1964
Al Guenthner 1966
*Nancy Guenthner 1967
William Hale 1983
Charles Hall 1962
Gordon Harvey 1962
Thelma Harvey 1959
Sandra Haymaker 1968
Grace Hurney 2012
*Robin Jarrell 1956
Thomas Joyce 1964
Rose Kessinger 1968
Michael Kessinger 1972
Prerna Khemka 2003
Myra Kingsbury 1975
David Kirby 1979
Steven Knowles 1985
Benjamin Lafferty 2000
Bradley Lane 2002
John Lecco 1979
*Andrew Lilly 1967
*Steve L. Lonker 1963
Joann S. Lonker 1964
Sandra Lowe 1968
Glenn Lowe 1966
Jason Lunsford 1999
William Caleb Mann 1995
Dr. William Marley 1960
John Matherly 1969
Larry C. Mazey 1976
Cassandra McCoy 2010
William McKee 1970
George McKelvie 1957
Michael McPherson 1967
Andrew Meador 2005
Margoline Mills 1963
Bob Mills 1963
Rita T. Minick 1975
Kenneth Moles 1998
C. Kay Monohan 1965
Brace Mullett 1998
Toni Muncy 2004
Ashwin Mundra 2002
Duane Neely 1975
Sharon Ofsa
William Ofsa 1952
*Brenda J. Owens 1968
Fran Patterson 1963
Julia Ann Pauley 1974
Robert Pearl 1954
Rosalie Peck 1963
Kevin B. Powell 1989
Greg Puckett 1993
Cathie Roberts 1964
Lee Ross 1990
Herbert S. Sanger, Jr. 1958
*William Shaw 1959
Bonnie Dorsey Shorter 1976
Melvin Shumate 1961
Anita Skeen 1968
E. Odell Smith 1976
*John David Smith 1976
David Stevens 1981
Josh Stowers 2001
Andrea Tabor 1993
N. F. Thorn 1965
Karen Thorn 1973
Jared Tice 2006
Susan Tuck 1987
Robert Tuckwiller 1976
Lt. David Eugene Vandevander 1994
Jay White 2010
Rebecca White 1978
Jack White 1961
*Betty Jane Wilkes 1941
Joseph E. Wills Jr. 1973
Johnathan Workman 1990
Kelly Workman 1990
Mark A Yost 2012


Loyalty: To help alumni maintain contact with their Alma Mater and keep informed of its advances. Speakers and visitors from the campus help to accomplish this and an excellent opportunity is provided by an annual meeting to receive a report from University president or his representative. Concord students from your area can add much to these gatherings. The Alumni Office will provide help in this as well as all other phases of association operations.

Social: To see old and make new Concord friends at alumni gatherings, and to welcome and assist Concordians who are new in your community.

Student Promotion: To cultivate prospective students. Alumni can be the best representatives of Concord. Your club can recruit outstanding high school students and can assist the admissions office program in numerous ways.

Fund Support: To contribute a reasonable amount, regularly, to the financial support of the University. Additional support is the result in cities where there are active clubs with an enlightened alumni group. Fund support must be divorced, however, from social meetings and should normally be carried on as a separate project.

Official Hosts: To welcome Concordians to your community. These may be University representatives there on business, new alumni, and parents. They will appreciate meeting Concord Alumni and you will enjoy meeting them too. The University will appreciate help in arranging meetings with parents when the president is to be in the area.

Public Relations: To publicize the association activities in the local press so as to keep the name of the University before the community. Your association is in an excellent position to encourage good will, public acceptance and understanding of Concord.

Continuing Education: To develop some form of continuing education for members.

Support the Alumni Program: Alumni associations have many opportunities to support and encourage the alumni program of the University at the “grass-roots” level. This is done in numerous ways:

  • Supply current addresses and information on alumni
  • Encourage attendance at Alumni Day, Homecoming and other events on the campus.
  • Send representatives to alumni workshops on the campus or in the area
  • Help to organize other Alumni chapters.

Other: Worthwhile purpose will vary with individual chapters depending on local talent, interest, and needs.

The Concord University Alumni Association has long served graduates and friends of Concord.  Beginning on a summer evening in 1881, a group of Concord graduates of then Concord Normal School, gathered to begin an association.  The group gathered in order to “give mutual aid and encouragement to each other in coming years.”  The group met each year thereafter during the week of Commencement.  In the early years, graduates often presented orations, poems, and dramatic productions.  A banquet, attended by hundreds of graduates and friends, was added to the celebration.

On November 23, 1951 the Concord College (University) Alumni Association became officially incorporated by the West Virginia Secretary of State.  The articles of incorporation states that the intent of the organization is:

  • To promote such activities among the alumni of Concord College (University) as will tend to keep fresh the pleasant memories of former associations, to perpetuate the cherished friendships formed in the schools, to give mutual aid and encouragement to each other in coming years, and to assist the growth and advancement of our Alma Mater, that a greater number each year may be benefited by having studied within her walls.
  • To foster an ever higher moral, educational and ethical standard for the students of Concord College (University) and the members of this Association, through any proper means.
  • To promote the continued growth of Concord College (University) by encouraging young people to enroll therein, and to sponsor scholarship and loan funds to the end that those in need may enroll.
  • To aid in any way possible the growth and advancement of Concord College (University), or any activity carried on in the name of the school.

According to the certificate of corporation:

  • This shall be a non-profit association having no stock.  All persons who have been regularly enrolled in Concord College (University) for at least one semester shall be eligible for membership and those who have paid their annual dues for that year, entitled to vote at any meeting.

The incorporating committee included Roland P. Sharp, George W. Bryson, Fred V. Cooper, J. Woodrow Thomas, and Irvin S. Maddy.

In 1951, the Association was recognized as a non-profit organization.  The governing body of the Association is known as the Executive Council.  The council is comprised of a board of officers, up to 25 at-large positions, chapter representatives, and ex-officio positions.

The Association continues to promote Concord University, its graduates and students.  We encourage and welcome your involvement.

Concord University Alumni Association Scholarships

The 2023-2024 scholarship application is now available. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.

 complete this form to apply

Please kindly email if you see a scholarship on this form that you think you may be eligible for but do not see on the web form.

Please note all scholarships may not be available in a specific year and amounts are subject to change based on budget availability.

Undergraduate Student Scholarships Available:

  • Ella Holroyd Scholarship Fund (Annual) – Student pursuing a music degree.
  • Hawey A.  Wells Sr. Scholarship Fund (Annual – Department Nomination Required) – Outstanding college senior majoring in biology, pre-medicine or pre-dentistry major who has been nominated by faculty; 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Bolen Scholarship Fund (Annual – Department Nomination Required) – Student majoring in a natural science related degree; Student must be from Mercer or McDowell County, WV.
  • Caroline Dawson Ward (Annual) – College Junior: 3.0 GPA: Elementary Education Major; 4 semester award.
  • The Laurence E. Bayless Scholarship for Excellence in Field Biology (Annual – Department Nomination Required) – Nominated by Natural Science Faculty; upcoming college Junior or Senior; 3.0 GPA or higher; Conduct independent research with the goal of attending graduate school.
  • Beckett Scholarship (Annual – Department Nomination Required) – College Junior or Senior: 2.5 GPA; based on financial need; must be nominated by the Mathematics Faculty.
  • Hamlett-Smith Book Waiver Fund (Annual) – Cost of books for academic year (Fall and Spring Semesters); 2.5 undergraduate GPA; based on financial need.

Graduate Student Scholarships:

  • Hamlett-Smith Book Waiver Fund (Annual) – Cost of books for academic year 2.5 undergraduate GPA/3.0 graduate GPA; based on financial need; full or part time students are eligible.
  • Bowman-Fraser Graduate Scholarship Fund (Annual) – Concord University alumni pursuing a graduate degree at Concord; 3.0 GPA required in program; full or part time students are eligible.
  • Otto & Kathryn McKinney Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Annual) – Full or part time students pursuing a graduate level degree at Concord; 3.0 GPA or higher; based on unmet financial need.

Required Questions (for all)

You will be required to submit answers to these questions in a Microsoft Word Document in the Web Form.
Please limit your responses to three (3) pages.

  1. Tell us about yourself, including your family background, where you grew up, and any unique experiences that you would like to share.
  2. Describe your academic performance to date.
    • If you are a current student, tell us about your academic performance at Concord.
    • If you are an incoming student, tell us about your academic performance in high school/college.
    • Be sure to provide your GPA.
  3. Please describe your financial need and current financial situation. Why would an Alumni Association scholarship help you achieve your educational goals?
  4. Tell us about your extracurricular activities, including your past and current volunteer, community, and/or church activities and involvement. How are you involved in your community and/or the Concord community?
  5. Why did you choose Concord University?

Should you have questions about the scholarship application process, contact the Alumni Office by email (, or phone 304-384-6056.