Alumni Achievement and Sent Forth Award Recipients
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Judge Jade Rosenfeldt '05
Judge Jade (Collins) Rosenfeldt, a 2005 Concordia graduate, earned her Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, in 2008. She worked as a legal intern for the Clay County Attorney’s Office in Moorhead from 2006-08. In 2008, she joined Vogel Law Firm in Moorhead where she managed a high volume of complex criminal and family law cases in Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal courts. For more than a decade, she advocated on behalf of clients in all types of cases in addition to family and criminal law including real estate, business litigation, orders of protection, guardianship and conservatorship matters, and Title IX hearings.In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature created a new judicial seat in Becker/Otter Tail counties and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz selected Rosenfeldt over applicants with more years of experience to preside over the Seventh Judicial District. She serves on the bench at the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead.
Stephen Letnes '00
Stephen Letnes, a 2000 Concordia graduate, is the founder and executive director of Able Artist Foundation (AAF), a 501c3 that supports and empowers artists with disabilities by building relationships with companies to make products more affordable for those on fixed incomes and disbursing grants to career-minded musicians looking to take their careers to the “next level.” AAF has members in 27 countries, partnerships with more than two dozen companies across the globe, and its board includes Emmy and Grammy nominees, preachers, teachers, and Cobbers. He is also a film producer and has won multiple awards as a film composer of more than 130 films, including the Emmy-nominated documentary “Beneath the Ink.” Being visually impaired, Letnes understands the challenges those with disabilities face. He is an advisor to a Minneapolis YMCA community board and a founding member of a Los Angeles-based organization that works with Hollywood studios to hire people with disabilities. Letnes has spoken in front of the Minnesota Legislature, American Council of the Blind of Minnesota, and Concordia film classes.