Concordia Honors Four with Alumni Achievement Awards
Oct 22, 2009
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KAREN CARLSON, Alumni Relations director
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA HONORS FOUR WITH
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Alumni Achievement Awards were presented to Glory Monson ’58, Dr. Olaf Storaasli ’64, Rev. David Johnson ’64, and Dr. James Jaranson ’69, during Homecoming 2009.
Monson has been founder, artistic director and creative force behind Village Arts Inc. for more than 40 years. Village Arts programs include musicals, children’s theatre and an orchestra. Monson is a versatile artist and a motivator to generations of young people.
Storaasli is a senior research scientist in computational mechanics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory following a 35-year career at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. He is an internationally known expert on parallel methods for structural mechanics on high-performance computers and has authored more than 80 works on computational structural mechanics.
Johnson was the senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church and the visionary behind the establishment of the Hope South campus in Fargo, N.D. He is widely known for his ability to create a vision and then organize people and tasks to achieve it.
Jaranson is a board-certified psychiatrist who is also certified in public health and general preventive medicine. He is semi-retired from active practice in Minnesota and consults in the field of rehabilitating survivors of politically motivated torture. He writes and lectures extensively on the care of refugee patients and torture survivors.