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
I think that I’ve learned that the world is a lot bigger than you think it is. You come into school and you think it’s about just learning a trade, a career. But really, there is so much more to life than that. It’s not about what you are going to do; it’s about who you are going to be.
As musicians, we are always bringing in something from the outside that makes what we do in the recital hall or on the opera stage relevant and worthwhile – finding that human component of things.
One of my biggest passions is people – finding out where their passions and talents lie. For me, BREWing is about helping others become the best people that they can be.
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.
I intend on using my knowledge that I’ve learned at Concordia and abroad to continue learning more about myself and share that with others to help people become more compassionate toward one another.