Concordia Basketball Team Make History


一道本不卡免费高清The Lady Hornets, led by head coach Howard White, entered into the national tournament as the No. 1 seed with an outstanding regular season record of 22-4. They defeated Berea College 70-59 in the final game to win the title on March 4, 2017 in Uniontown, PA.  Traniya Pitts led the team in points, scoring 23, and was named tournament MVP. Shauntavia Harris was named to the All-Tournament Team as well as Second Team All-American; Teondra Crawford was named First Team All-American, and Lashanique Youngblood received honorable mention.

 

CCA Women’s Basketball Team Top Seeded in National Tournament


一道本不卡免费高清For the second year in a row, the Women’s Basketball Teams at CCA are headed to the USCAA Division I National Tournament. The women’s team is the No. 1 seed heading into the Tournament, . The tournament will take place March 1-4, 2017 in Uniontown, PA.

Just last year, the Lady Hornets took home the National Title, claiming their fifth overall championship, the second within the last three years alone.

The Lady Hornets will face off against No. 8 Paul Quinn College on March 1 at 10:00 a.m., the game will be played in Uniontown, PA at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus.

Concordia Quiz Bowl Team Headed to National Championship 4th Year in a Row


一道本不卡免费高清The Concordia College Alabama Quiz Bowl team has been selected as one of the “Great 48” teams to compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament for the fourth year in a row. The tournament will take place on April 8-12 in Los Angeles, CA where 48 HBCU teams will compete for a $75,000 grand prize.

The Concordia team recently competed in the Dillard University National Qualifying Tournament in New Orleans, LA on February 4th where they made it to the quarter finals and finished in fourth place. It was announced on February 13th that the CCA team qualified for the National Tournament. The Selma City Council has shown their support for the team by sponsoring them, allowing them to purchase new team shirts.

一道本不卡免费高清Although the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge has been in existence for 28 years, Concordia only formed its first team four years ago. Despite the team’s lack of experience, it has qualified for the championship tournament every year since its formation in 2013.

“The team works very hard to prepare, practicing every single day, several times per day. We also hold scrimmage matches that help us get experience and prepare for the tournament,” said team advisor, Dr. Okeke.

Quiz Bowl Team Members:一道本不卡免费高清 Marla Moore (Captain); Kenya McDowell; Tyornika Borwn; Javai Rhodes; Crystal Pettigrew; Catera Reese; Mark Arnold; and Meharu Megano (not pictured: Guichard Fuzeme; Alex McQueen; Victor Crowe).

Pictured: Selma City Council Members Samuel Randolph and Angela Benjamin present CCA Quiz Bowl Team with sponsorship check.

Stand-out Soccer Players Receive Academic Honor


一道本不卡免费高清Three CCA soccer players recently received top academic honors when they were named to the 2016-2017 USCAA National All-Academic Team. Wendy Thoby, Wadleste Merancin and Witschell Louis proudly displayed their awards when they posed for a photo last week.

一道本不卡免费高清The three players were nominated for the honor due to their outstanding academic achievements of earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the fall 2016 semester. Thoby, Merancin and Louis are all international students from Haiti and are majoring in Business Administration.

Student Nurses Association Supports Salvation Army


一道本不卡免费高清The CCA Student Nurses Association recently lent a helping hand to the Salvation Army by collecting donations for the organization’s annual “Red Kettle” campaign.

The students volunteered at the local Selma Walmart where they rang the giving bell to encourage patrons to donate to the cause. In just three hours, they were able to raise more than $200.

Students who participated were Reginald Broadnax, Tarshae Gaten, Malajah Briggs, Jamie Coates, Armani Porter, Shaunetta Smith, and Curtisha Durgin.

Students Attend Employment Relations Conference


A group of CCA business students recently attended the 18th annual Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association (TERRA) Conference at Middle Tennessee State University. Kia Hill, Treyvond More, Terrance Peeples, Teia Butts, and Wadleste Merancin took away many valuable lessons at the conference that focused on how to handle and adapt to generational changes in the workplace.

The theme of the conference was Balancing a Transforming Workplace with an Ever-Changing Workforce. 一道本不卡免费高清Students who attended were able to get an in-depth look into the challenges that human resources professionals face in a workplace that is shifting from the baby-boomer generation to one that is led by and comprised of millennials.

“[We learned that] Human Resources is extremely important and it plays a role in every part of the workplace,” said Treyvond More. “HR is in everything, no matter what field you go into.”

一道本不卡免费高清The conference was also heavily focused how to deal with issues in the workplace through arbitration. Students were able to participate in a mock arbitration where they learned best practices on how to tend to disputes between management and employees.

“The mock arbitration was my favorite part of the conference,” said Teia Butts. “We got to see what it’s really like in a situation like that.”

一道本不卡免费高清Focusing on the theme of the conference, students also learned about the differences between older and newer generations of the labor force.

“My favorite presentation at the conference was the one titled “Generations and Workplace Labor Relations Tension,” said Kia Hill. “We learned about the changes that millennials are bringing to the workforce such as a better knowledge of technology. I liked this one because I could relate to it.”

一道本不卡免费高清The CCA Division of Business and Computer Information Systems partnered with the Athens State University College of Business to financially sponsor the CCA students for the event. “We worked with Dr. Kim LaFevor, who is the Dean of the College of Business at Athens State University. She helped us fund the trip for our students, and we thank her!” said Glenn King Jr., Chair, Division of Business and Computer Information Systems.

Lady Hornets Receive Championship Rings


一道本不卡免费高清The 2015-2016 Lady Hornets Basketball team was recently honored in a National Championship Ring Ceremony on November 3. The team was victorious back in March, defeating Iowa-Wesleyan to become the USCAA Division I National Champions with a score of 72-65. This is the second national title for the CCA Women’s Basketball Team in the last three years alone, their fifth overall.

一道本不卡免费高清The 2016-2017 team is returning seven players from last year’s championship team, including first-team All-American and player of the year, Shuntavia Harris. The remainder of the team is comprised of six freshman recruits and two transfers.

一道本不卡免费高清“We are young, but we do have experienced players in key positions,” said head coach Howard White. “We are looking forward to defending our title and with the deep team that we have, we should be in a great position at the end of the regular season.”

Coach White says the team will play with a similar style as last year to help them reach their goals for this season.

一道本不卡免费高清“We will continue with the style of play from last season, which means playing inside and out, pushing the ball transition, pressure defense and executing on offense.”

CCA to Honor Veterans


一道本不卡免费高清Concordia will be holding a Veteran’s Day ceremony and lunch on Friday, November 11 for all local veterans. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the college’s Bakke Hall Chapel and lunch will be served to all veterans following the service. The event is being co-sponsored by the CCA Honors Program, Rosa J. Young Center for Women, and Division of Health Sciences.

一道本不卡免费高清The college has also partnered with the local Selma Walmart to participate in the Greenlight a Vet campaign, a national initiative created by Walmart to honor veterans. Walmart has donated green light bulbs to Concordia to help light up the campus in green during the month of November as a symbol of support for veterans.

一道本不卡免费高清“We are honored to partner with our local Walmart for the second year in a row to honor our veterans.  They truly deserve our gratitude,” said Dr. Chinwe Okeke, honors program coordinator.

About Greenlight a Vet

Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green in a visible location during the month of November. Participants are also encouraged to share their photos of their support on social media with the hashtag #GreenlightAVet. To learn more, visit the campaign website .

CCA Inducts Ten New Members into International Honor Society


一道本不卡免费高清Concordia College Alabama and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, are pleased to announce that ten students have been invited and inducted into its membership through the Alpha Theta Kappa chapter of Concordia College Alabama. The initiation ceremony took place on October 21, 2016.

一道本不卡免费高清Installing officer and keynote speaker for the event was well-known author and professor of education, Dr. Mary Clement of Berry College. Clement was a past president of Kappa Delta Pi and currently serves as a professor and as the Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Berry College located in Georgia.

一道本不卡免费高清During the formal ceremony, ten initiates were pinned, and promised to uphold the age-old ideals of Humanity, Science, Service and Toil established by Kappa Delta Pi in 1927.

The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. At Concordia College Alabama, members must earn a cumulative 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least 24 semester hours, 6 of which must be in education.

一道本不卡免费高清“While we are a small college,” said Dr. JoAnn Summers, counselor of the newly chartered Alpha Theta Kappa chapter of the KDP honor society, “I believe these future teachers will do great things to honor Kappa Delta Pi and the community”

About Kappa Delta Pi

一道本不卡免费高清Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of nearly 40,000 worldwide.

 

Pictured Left to Right:  Dr. Jo Ann Summers, Professor of Education Concordia College Alabama and  Alpha Theta Kappa Counselor; Dr. Mary Clement, Professor of Education at Berry College, Georgia and  Past President of KDP;  Ms. Tonya Chestnut, Division of Education Chair; Rhonda Barnes, Keeshanda Tripp, Quantisha Battle, Tramona Moore, Wonder Spivey, Brittany Walton, James Day, Jacqueline Pope, Kayla Foster, Pricilla Smith, and Shannon Stewart, Professor of Education Concordia College Alabama

Celebrating Our Students


Concordia will have a special day dedicated to students as a way to say “thank you” for their hard work and loyalty as a CCA Hornet.

The event has been deemed Student Appreciation Day and will take place on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the West Campus lawn. The celebration will include performances from the Magnificent Marching Hornets Band and cheerleaders; the event will also include free food, music and games, such as a tug-of-war contest and HBCU “Campus-Wide Wobble” challenge.

一道本不卡免费高清Although the event is being sponsored by Student Services, it has turned into somewhat of a community effort, with faculty and staff coming together to provide the food for the event, and a local fast food restaurant donating a hot dog stand for the event. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited and encouraged to attend the event.