Though many alumni should be recognized for their commitment to service, great work does go unnoticed. In choosing recipients of the Alumni Achievement, Sent Forth and Called to Serve Awards, the National Alumni Board strives to recognize influential Cobbers. Please join them in sharing the stories of your fellow Cobbers and honoring this years' award recipients.
Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World
Living in Florence and immersing into a new culture has completely changed my life. I believe that a liberal arts background is key in today's diverse world and provides students with a well-rounded education that can be applicable to numerous fields.
That global component is critical. We can no longer afford to think in this world that it’s just our little community that’s local … our local community is connected to that wider world.
Becoming responsibly engaged in the world happens in the chemistry department when we teach students to think critically and use the scientific method. It's our job as scientists to relate one to the other.
Being responsibly engaged manifests itself in very different ways, but ultimately through building a community that believes in a common goal and supporting that community with the talents and gifts you can share – big and small.
Concordia gave me a global mindset for looking at the world and approaching critical issues. When I think about issues of our time, I don’t just think about how they impact locally or nationally; I think about how they look on the global stage.