Aug 19, 2015
Meghan Casey has carved a path of her own in a field that didn’t exist when she graduated from Concordia.
The 1995 grad is now enjoying life as a newly published author and lead content strategist for Brain Traffic, a top content strategy firm headquartered in Minneapolis.
When choosing a major at Concordia, Casey factored in some wise advice from…Alumni
Aug 06, 2015
Scott Johnson ’96 received the distinguished Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The award is one of the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, math and computer science. This year’s 108 recipients teach seventh through 12th grade and come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories…Alumni Outcomes
Jul 07, 2015
Cobber alumni take leadership roles in planning, speaking at the 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit.
Every three years, thousands of high school students gather to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America National Youth Gathering. Needless to say, it is a big event.
Two Cobber graduates have been right…Alumni
Jun 18, 2015
Four Cobber alumni recently had a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the opportunity to sing onstage with the Rolling Stones.
Josh LaGrave '11, Jennifer Bevington '12, Becca Bellman '12 and Stephen Kemp '11 are members of the Minneapolis-based ensemble VocalEssence.
The choral music ensemble performed June 3 in Minneapolis with the Rolling Stones as a part of the…Alumni Music
May 05, 2015
Recent Concordia graduate Christopher Haugdahl ’15 is wholly prepared to launch his career.
Having taken advantage of various unique opportunities at Concordia, Haugdahl is wholly prepared to launch his career at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), an international agriculture business.
Shortly after graduation, the Henning, Minn., native…Alumni
May 05, 2015
Katherine Bjelde ’15 is taking her new academic credentials from Concordia to London in the fall to study an emerging topic much of the world wishes would go away – terrorism.
The Eden Prairie, Minn., native will attend King’s College to earn her master’s degree in terrorism, security and society. Housed in the department of war studies, the program focuses on international security and counter-terrorism strategy…Alumni
May 01, 2015
Kristi Rendahl ’97 and Mike Solberg ’95 are the recipients of the 2015 Sent Forth Award, which recognizes service to Concordia’s mission by young alumni.
Rendahl is the organizational development advisor of the Center for Victims of Torture in St. Paul, advising centers for victims of torture around the world. She founded Prairie Talks, a speaker series that brings national and international…Alumni
May 01, 2015
Fargo-Moorhead is no longer a drive-by community – it’s the place to be.
This past year, the community that is home to Concordia College landed on the top of a USA Today list of cities that are born of deep demographic shifts and the power of technology. Dubbed “millennial magnets,” these cities are attracting 20-something…Alumni
Apr 30, 2015
As Arday Ardayfio ’02 reflects on the fast success of his company, Blueprint Computer Solutions, he admits it wouldn’t be possible just anywhere.
Fargo-Moorhead was key.
“Here I don’t have to make my case or build trust,” he says. “Here I know somebody who knows somebody. It makes things a little easier.”
Now with clients in 29 states and an employee base of about a dozen people, the…Alumni
Apr 30, 2015
Margot Peterson ’10 arrived at Concordia from the suburbs of Chicago. She expected to study music and then move on to the next adventure.
Those plans changed as she became part of a growing statistic – a college student who comes to the community for an education and stays for the opportunities.
Today, Peterson has a full-time job with the largest healthcare organization in the…Alumni
Apr 15, 2015
Advertising executive Fay Ferguson '73 has dedicated her life and career to illuminating and influencing a more authentic picture of what it means to be African-American.
The sum of her enlightening work reveals that people should never be seen through a single-colored lens.
"Our agency was founded on the premise that black people are not dark-skinned white people," says Ferguson, co-chief executive officer…Alumni
Mar 23, 2015
Writers/actors Noah Longo '03 and Jessica Runck '06 met at Concordia and reconnected in California.Alumni
Feb 09, 2015
When The Concordia Choir takes the stage at Brainerd’s Tornstrom Auditorium Feb. 14, the hall will be very familiar to two choir members and their conductor.
Wyatt Steinke '17 and Naomi Swanson '17, both Brainerd (Minn.) High School graduates, will be singing for their hometown. Michael Smith, who taught in Brainerd schools for 25 years, is the guest conductor of The Concordia Choir, filling in for…Music Alumni
Jan 05, 2015
Cedric Foudjet ’12 used his experience at Concordia to connect current students with medical innovators in Africa.
Foudjet grew up in Cameroon. There he was surrounded by family members and peers who used their intelligence and imagination to create new technologies and ideas.
So when Foudjet came to the United States, he was surprised that his peers had…Alumni
Dec 06, 2014
No matter the season, Kris Knutson '03 has water on his mind.
He plays a key role in water quality as Moorhead Public Service's water division manager, work he was introduced to as a student intern.
As a biology major and chemistry minor at Concordia, Knutson always thought he would end up conducting…Alumni