Oct 02, 2017
This year’s Homecoming Banquet not only left alumni with warm feelings of Cobber pride and nostalgia, but with a challenge. A call to RISE.
Amidst a crowd of more than 450 alumni attending with their reunion classes, family and friends, campaign co-chairs Rachel Hollstadt ’70 and James Senske ’75 announced the launch of the most aggressive fundraising campaign in the college’s history…Alumni
Sep 15, 2017
While her first interest was in developing communities outside of the United States, Natasha John ’10 discovered that familiar places needed development, too.
John is a government and legislative affairs associate at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO). The associates work on various issues that are important to the Navajo Nation. They advocate to the federal government including agencies,…Alumni
Aug 30, 2017
Emily Combs ’17 is about to embark on two years abroad with the Peace Corps.
After hearing about her friends’ experiences and stories while volunteering for the Peace Corps, Combs decided to apply to be a volunteer in Ecuador and the East Caribbean.
“I love traveling and I wanted to use my teaching degree and experience…Alumni
Aug 18, 2017
After years of dreaming, Bri Lee '16 took the leap and moved across the ocean.
Almost three years ago exactly, I traveled to Ireland for the first time. I remember walking around the streets of Dublin and feeling strangely content – like I was home. Those who know me best understand I rarely feel this way…Alumni Global
Jul 12, 2017
Brianna Drevlow ’16 is Miss Minnesota 2017.
After years of being involved in Minnesota pageants, including being named Miss Thief River Falls, Miss North Star and first runner-up to Miss Minnesota 2016, Drevlow was crowned the newest Miss Minnesota.
“Winning Miss Minnesota has been the…Alumni
Jun 09, 2017
Brianna Drevlow '16 has won The Summer Singers' Competition for Young Composers.
Her winning composition, “Eli, Eli,” will be performed by The Summer Singers in July.
A native of Thief River Falls, Minn., Drevlow graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Music degree and is now pursuing a Master of Music degree…Alumni Music
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