Dr. William J. Craft started at Concordia College on July 11. Since that time, both he and his wife Anne have shared their gifts of energy, wit and love of the liberal arts with the Concordia community.
At Concordia, research is not just reserved for upperclassmen. Ten first-year students completed summer research projects with faculty members. They studied topics ranging from the breakdown of sulfa drugs to the diversity of fungi in native and non-native grasslands. To support the research, Concordia received a STEP grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to expand student talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Clint Hill '54 was a Secret Service agent assigned to protect several presidents, as well as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He was in the motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated. Hill is credited with saving Mrs. Kennedy's life. His career and actions have been recognized worldwide.
Rich seams of oil nearly two miles beneath the Earth's surface are attracting the biggest oil play in the United States to western North Dakota and, in the process, creating opportunities and challenges that were unheard of only a few years ago.
Every Cobber football player receives a pendant with this verse from Joshua 1:9: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (NIV)
The late Dr. Theodore Heimarck always inspired his healthcare administration students to go above and beyond. The Concordia professor was known by his students and colleagues as a caring mentor, wise adviser, loyal friend and knowledgeable teacher. Now some of his former students want to continue that legacy by starting an endowed chair in his name.
In May, Concordia invited French and nursing alumni to join current students on a trip to Vietnam. For My Hanh Truong '09, a French major, this was an opportunity to revisit the country of her birth.
For Paige Kamrath '11, Concordia was a prominent force in her life growing up. She is a fifth-generation Cobber who ultimately decided to follow in her family's footsteps when it came to college. It started with Paige's great-great-grandfather, C.G. (Johnson) Dosland, who graduated from Concordia’s academy program in 1893.
Before Dr. William and Anne Craft moved into their new home on the Concordia College campus, the unique roof of the historic president's residence was redone.