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Feb 28, 1872

Legislation was approved for the establishment of a "branch state normal school" in Mercer County.

1873

The legislative act to esbablish a "branch state normal school" in the Mercer County community of Concord was amended and stipulated that the school would be transferred to Princeton if arrangements for land and a building were not completed within one year

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May 10, 1875

Classes began for 70 students at the "branch state normal school" at Concord

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1891

First principal of present Concord University Capt. James Harvey French died

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1895

$20,000 appropriated for new academic building at what is now known as Concord University

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1896

"Athens" name of new post office and village

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Nov 22, 1910

Fire destroyed the 1895 Concord College building

1912

Campus was moved and new building opened for students

1919

The normal school at Athens became independent as Concord State Normal School (now Concord University)

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1923

First baccalaureate degrees were awarded at Concord State Normal School (now Concord University)

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1931

Concord gained full accreditation

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1936

The two-year "standard normal" diploma program was abolished at Concord State Normal School

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1943

Name changed from Concord State Teachers College to Concord College

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1971

Enrollment at Concord College (now University) increased to 2,019

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1976

Merger of Bluefield State College and Concord College ended

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1997

Concord College received West Virginia's only true carillon

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Jul 01, 2004

Concord College became Concord University

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2005

U.S. News & World Report ranked Concord in top 3 comprehensive, bachelor's, public colleges in south

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Jul 01, 2008

Gregory F. Aloia assumed the presidency of Concord University


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