Feb 07, 2017
As a bassoonist in one of the oldest orchestras in the world, Jeff Marquardt ’11 is living a musical dream in Norway.
Throughout his life, Marquardt has listened to recordings, radio broadcasts and concerts of his favorite classical music. Now he gets to perform those pieces with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Earning the chance to play with the prestigious…Alumni
Aug 16, 2016
Concordia students and alumni have a history of competing and participating in the Olympic Games.
Concordia's athletic office has a history of fostering great athletes. Cobbers not only find athletic success at Concordia but even reach the national and international stages. Kris Kuehl '92 and Judy Siegle '84 reached the skill and prestige…Alumni
Jul 22, 2016
For two days, Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium became a 100-chair dental clinic.
The college hosted Minnesota Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental care to children and adults who are uninsured, underinsured or just unable to access dental treatment.
Organizers expected that about 2,000 patients would be treated…Alumni
May 16, 2016
Concordia students have a long tradition of receiving Fulbright scholarships.
Each year, the Fulbright program awards scholarships that allow students, artists and other professionals the opportunity to work and learn in more than 100 nations. With goals of increasing understanding through intercultural exchanges, the…Alumni
May 09, 2016
It's a small world for two Cobber alumni.
Mark Dixon '06 and Olivia Gear '15 are both Fulbright Scholars for 2015-16 and both are living in Germany – Dixon in Halle and Gear in Saxony.
Dixon is a doctoral candidate from Princeton Theological Seminary and is spending his time in Germany…Alumni
May 02, 2016
Amy Kircher '97 and Miquette McMahon '06 are the recipients of the 2016 Sent Forth Award, which recognizes service to Concordia's mission by young alumni.
Kircher is director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, where she coordinates a research consortium of experts dedicated to protecting the food system. She is also an assistant professor in…Alumni
May 02, 2016
For 50 years, Dr. Richard Green '61 has been a teacher and a leader in higher education.
This spring, he received an honorary degree from Concordia where he began his academic career in 1957 after a 33-hour train ride from his home and family in Louisville, Ky. Green is now interim president at Lincoln University, a historically…Alumni
Apr 26, 2016
Dr. Karen Babine ’01 has won a Minnesota Book Award with her first collection of essays, “Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life.”
It was honored in the memoir and creative nonfiction category.
“The category was an incredibly strong group of books, and I was simply thrilled to be part of it,” Babine says.
Babine used her formative years in Hubbard County, Minn., to set…Alumni Outcomes
Apr 22, 2016
Fay Ferguson ’73, co-CEO of Burrell Communications Group (BCG) in Chicago, will deliver the Commencement address May 1 as approximately 500 bachelor's degrees and six Master of Education degrees will be presented during Concordia's Commencement ceremony.
Honorary doctorates also will be conferred upon Dr. Richard A. Green ’61 and Margaret M. Wong.
After earning a degree from Concordia, Ferguson earned an MBA from Indiana University. She has received numerous awards including Chicago Advertising…Events Alumni
Apr 18, 2016
For five students in Concordia’s Offutt School of Business, the problem found in a case study was as complex as it gets in banking.
Marty wanted to buy the family-owned trucking business. All he needed was a plan to finance the $6 million purchase.
Enter: Brandon Nelson ’16, Jordan Bancroft ’16, Benny Haug ’16, Landon Poss ’16 and Isaac Nepstad ’17. They found a way to…Academics Alumni
Feb 16, 2016
Alex Ritter ’09 might just be the next Steven Spielberg of the microbiology world.
Ritter studies a specialized part of our immune system called cytotoxic T cells. These tiny powerhouses find and destroy foreign cells – including cancer cells – that lurk in the body.
Much of his work has been dedicated to producing live-action…Alumni
Jan 26, 2016
Thanks to one Cobber, there’s an app for that.
The way we communicate with one another today barely resembles the methods of staying in touch employed by previous generations. But one interpersonal holdout from the era of pay phones and pagers still causes anxiety: the icebreaker.
Dec 30, 2015
Advertising executive Fay Ferguson ’73 and her longtime business partner, McGhee Osse, will play a key role in influencing voters as the nation prepares to elect its next president in 2016.
Ferguson is co-chief executive officer of Burrell Communications Group based in Chicago and Los Angeles. The agency was tapped by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to develop advertising targeted to African-Americans. The assignment includes varied…Alumni Outcomes
Nov 23, 2015
Lexi Robinson’s responsible engagement in the world started as a student and carried through to her first work experience at the World’s Fair.
Lexi Robinson ’15 recently served as a U.S. Student Ambassador at the World’s Fair in Milan, Italy, where she conversed with others about U.S. food production procedures like the vertical farm, reusing Coney Island and shifting the perception…Alumni
Nov 23, 2015
For Bryan Boll '96, farming was his dream. Today, Boll farms 6,000 acres, and he approaches farming with sustainability and entrepreneurship in mind.Alumni Outcomes