Concordia Prepares for New School Year

After wrapping up its highest enrolled summer term yet, Concordia College Alabama is preparing for a new school year, anticipating a significant increase in enrollment for the 2017 fall semester. The college has already more than doubled the amount applications received in previous years, and continues to enroll students on a daily basis.

Director of Recruitment, Norman Richards, led the admissions team in an aggressive recruiting strategy that resulted in significantly increasing the amount of applications received for the 2017-2018 academic year.  

“This year we took recruitment to another level by recruiting throughout the entire state of Alabama and adding six additional states [to our recruiting schedule],” said Richards. “We also became more visible in the community by forming better relationships with local schools as well as city and state officials. We are very excited for the upcoming school year and we look forward to a great turn out.” 

In addition to the expected increase in enrollment, the college has also added several new academic programs set to be available to students this fall. A new bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Recreational Sports has been added, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies.

Concordia will welcome new and returning students back to campus in August, with New Student Orientation beginning on August 6th and the fall semester officially beginning on August 14th. The semester will kick off with the annual Opening Convocation ceremony on Sunday, August 13th at 3:00 p.m. in the Jenkins Center Gymnasium. Early registration is currently taking place and students will be permitted to enroll/register through August 18th by visiting Concordia’s Office of Admissions. Students may also apply online by the college’s website at

Rosa J. Young Museum is Dedicated

Concordia College and Alabama Lutheran Academy alumni paid tribute to Concordia founder Rosa J. Young last Friday as they dedicated the new and improved Rosa J. Young Museum on the college’s Broad Street campus.

一道本不卡免费高清The museum had previously been located on the college’s Franklin Street campus. However, it was decided by the alumni association to relocate the museum to a newer, larger building on the college’s West Campus. After months of preparation and moving, the new location was finally dedicated on Friday, May 12 among alumni and friends alike.

一道本不卡免费高清Mrs. Gracie Hollins, museum director and alumnus of Alabama Lutheran Academy, worked tirelessly for months to achieve the remodel in order to pay proper tribute to the college’s honorable founder.

Students Shine at Commencement Banquet

一道本不卡免费高清Last Thursday was one for the record books as Concordia honored and celebrated its 2017 graduates at the annual Commencement Banquet. Graduates, their families, faculty and staff, alumni, the Board of Regents, and community members attended the joyous occasion where numerous awards were presented to both students and faculty/staff members.

Not only was each graduate recognized by his/her academic division chair, but several special awards were also given out, including graduates with academic honors, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society students and distinguished baccalaureate degree graduates. Additionally awards were also presented to outstanding Quiz Bowl Team members, student-athletes and Student Government Association leaders.

The awards continued as students who participated in internships were recognized by the companies/organizations at which they interned. Concordia students did such exceptional work, in fact, that several were offered full time jobs on the spot by businesses such as the Lear Corporation, Wooten Law Firm, Selma Police Department, the City of Selma, and more.

一道本不卡免费高清Furthermore, Lear Corporation also proudly announced that 2016 Concordia graduate Yemsrach (Yemi) Hermano, who was offered full-time employment last year at Lear, has been promoted to work in their Finance Department.

一道本不卡免费高清It was also a proud night for several of our academic divisions, as the first-ever Nursing students graduated from the college’s brand new Health Sciences Division. The cohort of four nursing students dedicated the past year entirely to completing their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in record time, and were also commissioned as certified parish nurses in the process. The Division of Teacher Education also proudly declared that they have had 100% placement of their graduates into teaching jobs for the past four years.

Finally, the celebratory event concluded with faculty/staff of the year awards that were voted on by the student body. Winners included Department of the Year: Division of Educatuion; Department of Admissions; and the Department of STAARS. Faculty of the year winners were Mr. Steve Shoals, Assistant Professor of Mathmatices (1st place) and Dr. Chinwe Okeke, Associate Professor of Biology (2nd place). The Staff of the Year winners were Ms. Julia Irby, Housing Department (1st place) and Rev. Coley Chestnut, Director of Student Life (2nd place).

Concordia Open House Event November 11

The Concordia College Alabama admissions team will be holding an Open House on November 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All students interested in attending CCA next fall are invited to attend. Those wishing to attend the Open House must register online prior to the event by visiting and clicking on the “Open House一道本不卡免费高清” tab located on the homepage of our website. Students are permitted to admit two (2) guests free of charge.

一道本不卡免费高清This event is designed to give students a more in-depth look into life at CCA as well as the academic curriculum. Attendees will discover the 20 different degree paths offered at Concordia and be able to meet with faculty members in each division to get a better understanding of the academic options, curricula, and possible career paths.

In addition to learning about CCA’s academic options, students and their guests will also be able to meet with our financial aid department to discuss financial options and possible scholarship opportunities. Additionally, a campus tour will be given, where students will get a peek inside the residence halls, classrooms, dining halls and student common areas. They will also have the opportunity to speak with current CCA students and ask questions about student life/activities.

一道本不卡免费高清A free lunch and a free t-shirt will be provided to all attendees as well as their guests. Attendees and guests will also receive free admission to the CCA vs. Selma University basketball game, an exciting cross-town rivalry game!

For more information please contact:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

Office: (334) 874-5700 ext. 19762

NSO 2016: I am CCA… And it Feels SO Good

一道本不卡免费高清A new academic year is almost upon us, and CCA is preparing for new students to arrive the second week in August for New Student Orientation (NSO).

一道本不卡免费高清During NSO, new students- both incoming freshman and transfer students- will take care of important items such as class registration, financial aid, and housing. They will also have a chance to enjoy social activities that will help them get to know their professors and CCA staff as well as fellow classmates.

一道本不卡免费高清Several events have been planned during the week, such as a “Meet the Greeks” event where students will be able mingle with CCA’s greek organizations, and an outdoor game day that will include a watermelon-eating contest and sumo-suit wrestling, as well as live music and an obstacle course. All events will be family friendly, where both students and parents are invited to participate.

“We really wanted to start this new school year off on a positive note, and have several fun activities planned for the students to kick things off,” said Oronde Walker, Assistant Director of Student Activities.

NSO is schedule to take place from August 6-9, and classes will officially begin on August 15.