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The mission of Concord University is to improve the lives of our students and communities, through innovative teaching and learning, intellectual and creative activities, and community service and civic engagement.

Upcoming Events

Service Excellence Training

State Room

Tanya Baldwin

October04Wednesday9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sober Halloween Promotional Table

Ground Floor Lobby

Brandon Whitehouse

October04Wednesday12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stigma Awareness and Education Event

Ground Floor Lobby

Brandon Whitehouse

October04Wednesday12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Featured Stories

Dr. Thomas McKenna
Professor of Philosophy and History

Professor Mc Kenna is an interdisciplinary scholar in the history of philosophy, religion, and the arts. He is a poet and has edited the short run journal Holler: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, now part of the permanent collection of the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston, West Virginia. As a professor, Dr. McKenna says his goal is to help students understand that the answers to life’s big questions vary, but that it is important to understand everyone else’s answers to better grasp the rich diversity of our world our place in it. Whether it be Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, or Religion, the Department of  Humanities will prepare you for success in any field you choose by teaching you how to listen more carefully, to read with greater understanding, and how to write more effectively, all while acquiring a better understanding of the language, literature, history, philosophy and religion of the wider world.  "We live in a rich and diverse world. The more we know about the people in it, what they think about it, and why they think so, the better we’ll do…no matter what we choose to do for a living.”

Photo of Dr. Thomas McKenna

Dr. Thomas McKenna

Professor of Philosophy and History

Photo of Chaudlier Shepherd

Chaudlier Shepherd '18

Upper Marlboro, MD

Mikayla McMullen - Featured Student

Mikayla McMullen '18

Marlinton, WV

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Amy Walker '12

Admissions Counselor

Carli Dotson '16
Draper, VA

After graduating from Concord with a degree in Business Administration—emphasis in Administrative Systems and Management—Carli worked in admissions at New River Community College in Dublin, VA and then took a position as an administrative assistant in the Department of Art and Sciences. Currently, she works with first and second year students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Concord played an important role in Carli’s life after graduation, providing her knowledge she took into the workforce.

“Concord helped me by giving me valuable life lessons, experiences, and knowledge to be successful,” Carli says. “Most importantly, I made connections and friendships that have been so valuable and rewarding for my life.”