September 27, 2013
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CONCORDIA PROFESSOR HONORED WITH
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AWARD
Dr. Jonathan Clark, associate professor of German in the World Language and Cultures department at Concordia College, was honored in Stuttgart, Germany, this summer by the “Verband der Deutsch-Amerikanischer Clubs e.V”(Federation of German-American Clubs) for his “outstanding commitment to youth and student exchange.” The award is in recognition of Clark’s service and dedication in furthering understanding, and fostering cooperation and friendship between Germans and Americans and his personal interest toward improving German-American relations.
Since coming to Concordia in 1994, Clark has overseen the placement of more than 27 Concordia students through the Federation. Because of the reputation of Concordia’s program and the reputation the students have built, Concordia has often been selected for an additional scholarship.
The Federation is committed to fostering cultural exchange and cooperation between the U.S. and Germany. Since its beginnings in 1957, the student exchange has given some 2,000 young Americans and Germans the chance to participate in academic exchange. Annually, about 25 German students come to the U.S., while about 25 American students go to Germany. Nineteen American and 22 German universities participate in the program.
Concordia participates in this scholarship program along with Dartmouth, Oberlin, Bowling Green, the University of Washington and Rice University among others.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.