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Concord University



Concord University (Athens, West Virginia)

Undergraduate Population: 1,644 undergraduate students
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QUICK CLIPS: College Life at Concord University

Dwain's professional wrestling dream...

Gavin never heard of Concord University...

How Devin found one of his places at Concord...

A sports injury changed Destiny's plans...

Brennah is 1 of 10 siblings. Leaving home was hard...

How Taraea went from super shy to saying hi...

Concord University was not her plan...

Dwain struggled when he arrived on campus...




Gabbi Lambert
Hometown: Shady Spring, West Virginia
High School: Shady Spring High School
Year in School: Graduating Senior
Major: Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology
Gabbi’s Places:  Gay-Straight Alliance (I was the president from 2018-2020), Black Student Union, Residence halls (worked as a Resident Assistant from 2018-2020), Sociology classes were always quite fun!
Reach out to Gabbi on Instagram: @gabbi.lambert and Gabbi Lambert on Facebook
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Gavin Brandenburg
Hometown: Huntington, WV
High School: Huntington High School
Year in School: Class of 2022
Major: History and Political Science
Gavin’s Places: Senior Intern for the Bonner Scholars Program, Concord University Student Government Association, Fellow with the Appalachian Leadership Educational Foundation, and Vine & Branches (Campus Ministry) Administrative Director
Reach out to Gavin by Email:
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Destiny Robertson
Your Hometown: Northfork, West Virginia
High School: Mount View High
Year in School: Class of 2021
Major: Sociology, (minor )Women and Gender Studies 
Destiny’s Places: President of Black Student Union , Student Support Services office
Are you a first-generation student?: Yes
Reach out to Destiny on Facebook: Destiny Robertson
Watch Destiny's Full Conversation: Click here



Dwain Porterfield
Your Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Southeast Raleigh High School
Year in School: Class of 2021
Major: Social Work
Dwain’s Places: Football, Fellowship CA, Black Student Union
Reach out to Dwain on Instagram: @blade_brown58
Watch Dwain's Full Conversation: Click here



Taraea Anthony
Your Hometown: Saint Michaels, Maryland
High School: Saint Michaels High School
Year in School: Class of 2022
Major: Graphic Design and Studio Art, with a minor in Digital Communications
Taraea’s Places:  Delta Zeta Sorority, Student Government Association, SSS (Student support services), Welcome Center, the game room
Reach out to Taraea on Instagram: @taraea.ariell
Watch Taraea's Full Conversation: Click here



Austin Taylor
Hometown: Gilbert, West Virginia
High School: Mingo Central Comprehensive High School
Year in School: Class of 2023
Major: Biology major with a concentration on molecular sciences
Austin’s Places: Bonner Scholars Program, SGA, ALEF (Appalachian Leadership Educational Foundation), Pre-Soma, ACS, PATCH
First-gen: Yes
Reach out to Austin on Instagram @austinjt17
Watch Gavin's Full Conversation: Click here



Brennah Davis
Your Hometown: Athens, West Virginia
High School: Summers County High School
Year in School: Sophomore but am just returning after taking a few years off for growth.
Major: Business Management
Brennah’s Places: Sports, Certified Canoeing Instructor, Certified Basketball Referee, Certified Sports Coach, Certified Bartender, 4-H Counselor, 4-H Club Leader, Coached a girl's middle school basketball summer league and won the championship in 2019, Coached several basketball sports leagues from ages 5-12 boys and girls.
Reach out to Brennah on: Facebook; Brennah Davis, Instagram @brennahbeth, Snapchat: brennahdavis00
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Devin O’Sullivan
Hometown: Grafton, WV
High School:  Notre Dame High School
Year in School: Class of 2023
Major: English
Devin’s Places: Theatre and sports teams. I also ran cross country and track. Traveling.
Reach out to Devin on Instagram: @devinnz
Watch Devin's Full Conversation: Click here



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