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GEAR UP SWV Campus Visit

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Kristen Williams

May20Monday9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

GEAR UP SWV Campus Visit

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Kristen Williams

May21Tuesday9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

GEAR UP SWV High School Students Visit

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Kristen Williams

May23Thursday9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Featured Stories

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Shawn Hatcher '20
Princeton, W.Va.

Shawn is a second generation Mountain Lion, but that is only one detail that finalized his decision to choose CU after graduating from Pikeview High School in 2017. The university also had the program of study he wanted, and its location meant Shawn could commute to save money. He graduated in fall 2020 with a Business Administration degree with concentrations in management and finance. When Shawn wasn't in class, you could find him working in the business office as a work-study in the Accounts Payable office. Shawn says the real life experiences that professors share and the work experience he has received at Concord has prepared him for being the CU PCARD/Travel Coordinator. Education aside, Shawn says his favorite part about Concord is the people. “It felt like home from the time I stepped on the campus in 2017,” Shawn says. “Most of everyone is relaxed and will help out if you are in need.”

Shawn Hatcher

Shawn Hatcher '20

Princeton, W.Va.

A photo of Josie Crawford in from of a wooded background

Josie Crawford '24

Biology Major with Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

Dr. Joan Pendergast

Dr. Joan Pendergast

Chair, Department of Social Work and Title IX Coordinator

Nicholas Gonzales

Nicholas Gonzales

Class of 2005

Dr. Samantha Byrd, DSW, MSW, LGSW, '16 '18
Assistant Professor/Training Manager

Dr. Samantha Byrd began at Concord as an adjunct professor in the Masters of Social Work program in 2020, and was advanced to a full-time position in 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Concord in 2016, and her Masters of Social Work degree in 2018, also from Concord. She went on to the University of Kentucky to earn her Doctor of Social Work degree in 2023. Dr. Byrd has practice experience in child and adolescent mental health, grant management, and foster parent training. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) interventions. In addition to teaching, Samantha volunteers in the counseling center at Concord, and provides community service in various ways. She founded and manages a foster closet and foster parent support group, and serves on the board of directors for Child Protect of Mercer County. She says of her most memorable experience at CU, “Since starting in academia, I have had the pleasure of working in different capacities with some of the professors and mentors I had during my time as a student at CU. It is incredible to see how everyone comes together behind the scenes to support students in various ways.”