Smooth LandingA couple springs ago, Marv Roeske got a phone call from a parent, alerting the Cobbers track coach that his kid planned to attend Concordia. The father explained that his daughter had some talent and upside, but she wasnâ€™t sure if she wanted to be a college athlete. â€œOccasionally, you get a referral from somebody, rarely a parent, and many times they donâ€™t amount to much,â€ Roeske said. This time the tip proved solid. Hilary Thompson â€“ now a Concordia sophomore â€“ eventually decided to go out for track. This spring, Thompson has blossomed into one of the top jumpers in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Teaching biology and chemistry as one course helps the students relate the disciplines to each other and gives them a better overall understanding of science.
Dr. Dawn Duncan, English, describes her role as a preparer: readying students for change by providing experiences (both locally and globally) with a goal of not just making them successful in what they do, but also better citizens and human beings.
Alisa Whitley '02 found a unique way to use her history degree. Her job at the Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections has her processing collections of historical documents from U.S. Marine Corps personnel.
Art professor David Boggs attributes his 27-year dedication to Concordia to the college's commitment to small class sizes.