Sarah Lively Turner '98
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
Graduation is not the end of Concord’s commitment to you. Sarah Turner works to keep alumni connected to their alma mater and to be a resource to them long after they leave campus. From emails and social media to our CU After Hours events, Sarah’s goal is to keep as many alums as possible connected to the university. Strong connections like these will make possible future mentoring programs that will connect alums to current students. Sarah, an alum that comes from a family of Concordians, has a strong loyalty to this university, like many of our graduates. Several of our scholarships are made possible through alumni financial support. When you choose Concord University, you become part of a legacy and the Alumni office will make sure you stay connected.
Dr. Michael Bean
Assistant Professor of Education and Interim Assistant Provost
Dr. Bean is excited to be part of Concord’s Education Department, working with students he describes as respectful and ready to learn. One lesson Dr. Bean and our other faculty members teach Concord students is the reality of the profession. Through a variety of placements and teaching opportunities, or “in the fire” opportunities as Dr. Bean describes them, our students are prepared to enter the field.
“I have a passion for education. I see how that can open doors and create opportunities.”
Director of Bonner Scholars Program
“Concord has not only provided me with an education and employment, but also with friends and mentors and the opportunity to connect with some amazing students.”
As the director of the Bonner Scholars Program, Kathy helps support scholars by distributing scholarship funds, teaching life skills like goal setting, time management, and budgeting, and even providing emotional support if needed. Kathy says the goal of the program is to do everything within their power to help each individual student in the program successfully complete their degree. But also, she hopes that as scholars leave Concord, they become good citizens who engage with their community and continue to serve long after their Bonner days.