Despite the uncertainty and excitement that comes with graduation, one thing is for sure: Concordia graduates will touch the souls of others. This May the college sent forth nearly 600 graduates. Their interests and callings will take them all around the globe.
Asking Bill Gates a question is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But Concordia students had a chance to do just that when Gates spoke at Concordia as part of the dedication festivities for Grant Center, home of the Offutt School of Business and Barry Auditorium. More than 3,800 tickets were distributed for the April 27 event.
For Ron Offutt ’64, the April 27 dedication of Grant Center, home of the Offutt School of Business and Barry Auditorium, was the culmination of dreams and efforts for many.
For Concordia, it was a chance to honor Offutt.
When the newly renovated Grant Center, home of the Offutt School of Business, opened in January, everyone gushed over its light-filled atrium and Scandinavian-inspired architecture. State-of-the-art technology in the classroom inspired students and faculty alike.
If faithful to mission, conceived through the collective creativity of the college and sharply attuned to the realities of our current life, a strategic plan enables us to act with purpose and with market savvy. It enables us to fashion an education that leads our students to flourish – and to transform a world so much in need of their gifts. President Craft shares his vision for Concordia.
What does it take to make a person care about sustainability? For Heather McDougall ’06 and her brother, John, it might start with a toothbrush.
Through his time navigating the business and giving worlds, Steve Ough ’80 has found many ways to be an example – how he conducts business, how he treats employees and what he does with the money he makes.
It took millions of dollars and a decade to develop, but Dr. Corey Teigen ’86 has created a medical innovation that shows great promise for saving many lives in the U.S. and worldwide every year.
Zahra Tahir ’16 was 18 years old before she sat in her first classroom. Now she does everything she can to make sure she’ll receive a college diploma.
Sharing advice and building relationships are just two things that happen when Concordia alumni mentor current students. In recent years, the Alumni Relations Office and the Offutt School of Business have matched students with alumni who work in a field the students wants to enter. It’s not only the students that benefit.
New artificial turf and parking lots were the rewards of completing the first two phases of the Update the Jake project. The college has now moved to phase three of the $5.6 million project, a $2.9 million locker room facility.
Rick Herold ’07 shares why he has returned several times to serve Casa de Fe, a residence for abandoned, abused and special needs children in Shell, Ecuador.
For the father-daughter team of Bill ‘73 and Tricia ’13 Sorensen, Bismarck, N.D., this is a story of the apple not falling far from the tree with a good measure of “whatever you can do, I can do better.”