Allen Smith '05
Senior Admissions Counselor
A former Concord University graduate, Allen Smith works to bring new students to CU. Allen spends a lot of time on the road visiting high schools and attending college fairs. When he is on campus, Allen is organizing campus visitations and helping families navigate the enrollment process. From scholarships and financial aid, to finding the right program of study, Allen and all our admission counselors are here for prospective CU students.
“Concord feels like home.”
Dr. Jonathan Berkey
Professor of History
“When I came to interview at Concord, I fell in love with the natural beauty of the region and the friendly people at Concord and in the surrounding area.”
More than just teaching about the past, Dr. Berkey wants to teach his students how to think like historians do – evaluating evidence, making sense of conflicting information, reading sources closely and carefully, and asking critical questions of those sources. “These are skills that will be helpful to students regardless of their career path,” he says. As a department, Dr. Berkey and the faculty are working to give students more choices and flexibility by trying to offer all courses online and in the classroom setting.
Oakvale, West Virginia
Hannah is a first generation Mountain Lion and majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. Hannah transferred to Concord during her freshman year after a previous experience at another university where she never really felt at home. She found her way to Concord University and found the sense of community she was looking for. Specifically, Hannah has loved the class sizes at Concord and the fact that no matter where you go or who you talk to, you will see a smile. The welcoming and genuine community found at Concord has made Hannah’s experience an enjoyable atmosphere to learn and grow in.
“Through CU not only have I been able to pursue my dreams, but I have been able to take advantage of an abundance of opportunities for personal growth.”