November 2014

Photo of Amanda Bailey, Jessica Ferrell, and Toni Muncy

On November 1, 2014 the "Celebration of the 50 Year Anniversary of Upward Bound" was held in Charleston, WV. Concord University was honored to have three alumni recognized during the celebration as 2014 TRIO Achievers. All three women participated in the Upward Bound program before coming to Concord.

Dr. Amanda Bailey ‘02

Amanda graduated from Concord University in 2002 after only three years in college with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She then went on to attend the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2006 in Lewisburg, WV and earned her medical degree. She did a Family Medicine residency in Altoona, PA at Altoona Family Physicians, graduating in 2009. She then went on Active Duty in the United States Air Force as a family physician, starting out as a Captain and was later promoted to Major. She was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. While in the Air Force, she did two humanitarian missions: one was to Peru and one was to Suriname, South America. She is currently working in Princeton, WV as a family physician at Mercer Medical Group. She has been working there since November 2012.

Dr. Jessica Ferrell '09

Jessica came to Concord as a Presidential Scholar and received a B.S. in Biology in December 2009. She then went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, GA. She graduated veterinary school with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May 2014 and accepted a veterinarian position at Animal Care Center in Princeton, WV. She reports that she is now in a position to be where she has always wanted to be. She is home in West Virginia where she can try to give back to the region that raised her.

Dr. Toni Muncy ‘04

During Toni’s time at Concord, she participated in the Honors Program, Student Support Services, Gamma Beta Phi, and Alpha Chi. She received the Hawey A. Wells Biology Award her senior year before graduating cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Science in 2004. She was accepted into the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV in 2004. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2008 and then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. She became board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in 2011. In 2013, she was registered as a Certified Medical Examiner (FMCSA registered). She is currently employed by Bluefield Regional Medical Center as the Family Medicine Residency Director. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Congratulations to all three of these alums on their outstanding achievements!