Student Life

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Student Life Events

New Student Orientation

BallroomHistoric Alumni LoungeAB Conference RoomSubway Stage Area

Amanda Cooper

May18Saturday8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebration of Life: Tim Waugh

Theatre

Dr. Jacob Womack

May18Saturday3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

GEAR UP SWV Campus Visit

Ballroom

Kristen Williams

May20Monday9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Featured Stories

alumni
Brian Arnold '09
Bluefield, WV

Brian Arnold, a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, is proof that your degree from CU can be a foundation for achieving your dreams. As a Communication Arts graduate, Brian worked in telecommunications and broadcast journalism before taking a chance with screenwriting. “I knew I wouldn’t be happy until I gave writing a real shot,” Brian says. And while his degree wasn’t in film study, he says the electives he took at Concord gave him practical production experience that has helped him in his current career. “I got to make live TV. I got to make my own short films. I got to study screenwriting and film. And, more than that, my time at Concord helped me grow into a more mature, professional person ready to give the real world a shot.”

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold '09

Bluefield, WV

Allen Smith

Allen Smith '05

Director of Admissions

Photo of Marcus Murrell

Marcus Murrell '17

Admissions Counselor

Carolyn Worley

Carolyn Worley '17

Director of Student Activities & Student Center

Shannon Phipps
Nursing Major with Psychology Minor

Shannon Phipps of Monroe County, WV began her studies at Concord in the spring of 2023, and she’s chosen nursing as a major and psychology as a minor. She transferred from Marshall University because she wanted to be closer to home. When asked about her most memorable experience in academia, Shannon remembers the first day she met the director and teachers in the nursing program at Concord. “Each professor introduced themselves to me and made me feel at home. I was also given an in-depth tour of the nursing building. All of these things made me feel very welcomed on campus and into the program.” Phipps has wanted to be a nurse ever since kindergarten, when the teacher asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Her future plans include pursuing a job as a flight nurse, and then attending Nurse Anesthetist School.