Bluefield, Community Guide 2018 - Page 79

Making the Grade with Education Concord University C oncord University, located in Athens, West Virginia, is a university with great campus setting, online programs, and distance programs. The mission of Concord University is to provide quality liberal arts-based education, to foster scholarly and creative activities and to serve the regional community. Concord University provides rigorous programs, primarily at the baccalaureate level, which prepare students to pursue various graduate study and career options and to assume leadership and professional roles in a multicultural society. In keeping with its tradition of service to the region, the University will offer a limited number of carefully selected graduate degrees. Concord incorporates a variety of educational methodologies/technologies, the size and the caring dedication of its faculty, staff and administration are the principal assurances of a quality educational opportunity at Concord University. As a learning community, Concord University is committed to furthering knowledge through professional development activities and programs, through research, and through the application, publication, and appreciation of scholarly efforts. The primary purpose of Concord’s mission is academic; however, the service the University provides to its state and region goes beyond the classroom. Concord University contributes to the quality of cultural and economic life in southern West Virginia through collaboration with both public and private organizations and agencies and through extension of its support and assistance into the region it serves. Ultimately, Concord University measures its success by the fulfillment alumni finds in their careers and throughout their lives. American National University W ith a location in Princeton, West Virginia this nationwide institution is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. ANU provides opportunities for individuals who are seeking to achieve their career goals by offering credential and degree programs through distance education and blended learning. A variety of degrees are offered from associates degrees to Masters in Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity. 20 | Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce