Executive Council Directory July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017

There’s no doubt that the time you spent on the Campus Beautiful is memorable. Concord has offered graduates the tools to build professional knowledge, develop social relationships, and become valuable members of society. The Alumni Association has a long tradition of assisting alumni and the institution.



Adam B. Wolfe ’03

President – Assistant Public Defender, Adjunct Professor (Concord University)

C. Scott Inghram ‘03

First Vice President – Assistant Professor / Director of Grants and Contracts (Concord University)

Susan Wilson Tuck ’87

Second Vice President – Office Manager (Christopher Tuck, Attorney At Law, PC)


Jean Dickens ’81

Treasurer – Retired Financial Analyst

Carrie Wyrick ‘05

Secretary – Program Assistant Concord University Advancement Office

Concord Degree:  B.S in Business Administration: Management

Greek Affiliation: Delta Zeta

Volunteer Work: Cubbie Director, Maranatha Baptist Church Alumni Advisor, Delta Zeta Sorority.

Rose T. Kessinger ‘68

Immediate Past President – Retired Educator

Concord Degree:  B.S in Education

Additional Degree: M.A in Counseling & Rehab, and M. A in Administration from Marshall University

Volunteer Work: Choir director and pianist Athens Baptist Church.  Those who served Museum, Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer.

Sarah Lively Turner ’98

Executive Director – CUAA, Inc. and Director of Alumni Affairs, Concord University

Members At Large

Sam Baker ’78

Owner – Sam Baker Agency, Liberty Income Tax, and Premier Property Development, LLC

Cathy Burnley ’75 

Retired Educator

Concord Degree:  B.S in Education, Concord 1975

Sorority: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Additional Information: Treasurer of Pine Trees Alumni Chapter, sings in Choir at First Baptist Church in Princeton and works on numerous committees for the church.

Lois Caruth ’70

Retired Educator

Jessica Cook ’08

Assistant Director for Civil Rights Compliance, Interim Title IX Coordinator (Ohio University)

R.B. (Ben) Crawford ’58

Educational Management (Retired)

Concord Degree:  B.S in Business Administration

Additional Degree: M.S in Business Administration with Econ Major

Greek Affiliation:  Alpha Phi Omega

Volunteer Work: AARP, Ruritan, BSA, Cooperative Extension, et al

Lisa Darlington ’98

Associate Professor — Mathematics, Concord University

Concord Degree:  B.S in Education

Additional Degrees: M.S Mathematics and PhD Educational Research and Evaluation – Virginia Tech

Mary Jane “Janie” Shumaker Farmer ’69

Retired Educator

Concord Degree:  B.S in Elementary Education, Concord 1969

Additional Degree: M.A in Elementary Education, West Virginia University 1978

Additional Information: Taught in Mercer County from 1969-2003, retired after 34 years. Lives in Princeton, WV with husband Tom. 2 Children – Richmond and Jennifer 3 Grandchildren – Paige, Richmond, and Braxton.

Hobbies: – Travel, Reading

Melanie Farmer ‘07

Grants & Contracts Officer (Concord University Research & Development Corporation)

Teresa Frey ’98

RBA Advisor (Concord University)

Concord Degree:  B.A in Communications

Deborah Gore Gillespie ’74

Retired Educator

Paul Hodges ’64

Investor (Retired)

Concord Degree:  B.S in Education

Additional Degree: M.S Social Studies Education

Greek Affiliation: Phi Alpha Chi

Volunteer Work: Athens Lions Club, Mercer Co. Board of Health

Carolyn “Kay” Monohan ’65

Retired Educator

Concord Degree:  B.S in Education

Additional Degree: M.S in Counseling

Greek Affiliation: Delta Zeta

Volunteer Work: WVARSE, ALPHA DELTA KAPPA-Service Projects, MCARSE(Mercer County Association Retired School Employees, Pine Tree Chapter Executive Board).

Misty Peal ’96

Attorney – WV Tax Department

Rosalie Peck ’63

Instructor of English / Journalism Concord University

Greg Puckett ’93

Executive Director, Community Connections

Danielle Richmond ’07

FMRS Health Systems, Inc.

Concord Degree:  B.S in Sociology / Psychology Minor

Greek Affiliation: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Volunteer Work: Raleigh County Special Olympics and Children’s Home Society

Dewey Russell ‘71

Retired Banker

Dr. John David Smith ‘76

Professor and Director of Social Work, Pre-Law Program and ALEF Program Concord University

Robert Michael Smith ’01

Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue

Concord Degree: B.S in Biology

Additional Degree: M.S in Safety Management from WVU
Greek Affiliation: Mu Xi Phi

Volunteer Work: Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Dept.

Jared R. Tice ’06

Director of New Student Programs, Student Activities, Greek Life & Intramural Sports Barton College

Fern White Thorn ’65

Retired Educator

Concord Degree: B.S in Education

Additional Degree: Masters Plus 30 – Curriculum and Supervision WVU

Volunteer Work: Lifetime member of CUAA- Taylor County Association of Retired School Employees and Life time member of West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. Member of Civil Air Patrol

Jaime Metz Vandergrift ’02

Instructional Technology Specialist Fayette County Schools

Concord Degree: BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Education & English

Additional Degrees: MAT in Elementary Education

EdS in Instructional Technology and Media

Greek Affiliation- Alpha Sigma Alpha

Joshua C. Young ’14

Program Assistant – Concord University Research & Development Corporation