Carolyn Worley '17
Administrative Assistant to the Student Center Director
Students at CU go to Carolyn Worley for help with their student ID, when they want to join or start an organization on campus, if they need to hang a poster or flyer, or even if they just need a listening ear. Carolyn says she wants to make a student’s college experience the best years of their lives. Carolyn has worked on campus since 2004, and in her time here as an employee of several different departments and as a student, she has gained valuable knowledge of the university that makes her an important resource for students. “Each position has allowed me to develop a new set of skills,” Carolyn says. “I enjoy learning and pushing to be the best version of myself.” In 2017, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Concord and this year, she will graduate with her Masters of Health Promotion.
Chaudlier Shepherd '18
Upper Marlboro, MD
Chaudlier came to Concord University on full scholarship leaving him with no student debt. During his time at Concord he was a student athlete playing football for the Mountain Lions. Successful both on the field and in the classroom, he pursued a degree in Business Administration. He believed it would be a great degree to obtain due to the diverse nature allowing him to go into just about any field of work. Chaudlier loved the city of Athens, WV and the campus community of Concord. After graduation Chaudlier believed he was well prepared for life after graduation, he has had experiences at Concord that has shaped his life and learned life lessons that he will carry with him for the rest of his life. It Starts With You.
“I've had a lot of experiences here that have shaped my life and life lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”
United Arab Emirates
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.”