Spotlights


This is a collection of alumni and student spotlights from Concord University publications.


  • Bill McKee Scholarship

    Bill McKee Scholarship

    William “Bill” McKee came to Concord College in the late 60s, drawn by the reputation of the business department. He graduated in 1970 with a BS in Business Administration, concentration in accounting, a degree that provided a firm foundation on which he built a successful career.   “One of the first things I remember organizing after…


  • Katherine Helmick, ’22

    Katherine Helmick, ’22

    Katherine Helmick ’22 is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Concord University. The Dawson, West Virginia native graduated from Greenbrier West High School in 2018, but wasn’t sure what career she wanted to pursue, so she started her college career at New River Community and Technical College.   “During my first semester at New River,…


  • Chase and Ashley Barton, ’09

    Chase and Ashley Barton, ’09

    Chase and Ashley Barton ’09 are the proud new co-owners of Stephens Mitsubishi in Princeton, West Virginia. In 2020, the couple invested in Stephens Auto Center with Richard Stephens, a brand that began in Boone County, WV in 1978.  “They have a sterling reputation, and we’ve decided that as we grow, Richard is still our…


  • Sydney Phipps Traveling to Italy to Represent USA at 2022 World Archery 3D Championship

    Sydney Phipps Traveling to Italy to Represent USA at 2022 World Archery 3D Championship

    Sydney Phipps, a molecular biology major at Concord University and award-winning archer, will travel to Terni, Italy in September to represent the United States at the 2022 World Archery 3D Championships.  “I am very excited and humbled to have the opportunity to represent my country on such a large stage,” Sydney Phipps Phipps is part…


  • David Kirby, ’79

    David Kirby, ’79

    After graduating from Concord in 1979 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in management, David Kirby of Mullens, West Virginia built a successful career in the financial services industry. He worked as a corporate trust banker, an investment banker, a retail broker and a municipal advisor. He currently serves as a managing…


  • Kevin Garrett Baseball Scholarship Fund

    Kevin Garrett Baseball Scholarship Fund

    Retired baseball coach Kevin Garrett made his mark at Concord and in the Mountain East Conference with 500 wins over his 22-year career, making Garrett the winningest active coach in the MEC and just one of six coaches in the Atlantic Region with 500 or more wins.   Garrett began his coaching career in 1996. He…


  • Dr. Zornista Georgieva, ’06

    Dr. Zornista Georgieva, ’06

    Dr. Zornista “Zorrie” Georgieva ‘06, Director of Research and Analysis at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, is the first recipient of the governor’s “Shining Star Award.” This award was established to recognize outstanding employees with less than 20 years of service.   Dr. Sarah Tucker, Chancellor of the HEPC, received an email from the…