Oct 14, 2013
Rachel ’10 and Andy ’08 Berry were among 21 communication and theatre alumni who shared their experiences and expertise with Concordia students.
Even after the rigors of graduate school, Rachel (Anderson) ’10 and Andy ’08 Berry discovered it’s a big transition to life in a tight-knit, small town.
That was one of the insights they passed along to students at the annual CSTA Alumni Teach…Alumni
Oct 07, 2013
History students invite alumni returning for Homecoming to share their stories and experiences from their years at Concordia.
Cobber pride is one reason Dezmond Ward ’17 came to Concordia. Now the history and political science major from Milbank, S.D., will help document stories and items that are part of that tradition.
He and his classmates in a U.S. history course…Alumni Academics
Aug 22, 2013
What do you get when you combine 6,500 ears of corn with an enthusiastic group of students, alumni, friends and community members? The annual Moorhead Corn Feed, of course.[View the story "Moorhead Corn Feed 2013" on Storify] Alumni Events
Aug 21, 2013
Kathryn Skogen ’13 spent a month studying health care in rural Tanzania. The experience led to a research project that she presented at an international nursing conference.
As a nursing student in Tanzania, Kathryn Skogen ’13 loved visiting the large hospital room set aside for mothers waiting to go into labor.
The women, most of who arrived before their delivery date because of the distance they had to travel…Alumni Global
Jul 01, 2013
A high school teacher encouraged Phil Noor ’14 to study physics in college. And the senior is confident he picked the best college to do so.
“I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything,” Noor says. “The professors and administrators here have a huge respect for students and push us to achieve our greatest. Concordia has given me the best opportunity that I could get.”
Jun 21, 2013
Despite lacking professional culinary training, Sonya (Nelson) Goergen '99 cooked her way to the semifinals of the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
A former triple major at Concordia, Sonya (Nelson) Goergen ’99 knows how to balance time. Today, she’s juggling ingredients in the kitchen as well. Despite lacking professional culinary training, she’s cooked her way to the semifinals of the…Alumni
May 01, 2013
It took millions of dollars and a decade to develop, but Dr. Corey Teigen '86 has created a medical innovation that shows great promise for saving many lives in the U.S. and worldwide every year.
His big breakthrough reveals the remarkable power of thinking smaller.
Teigen has been focused on making it possible to treat a much larger percentage of the world's population afflicted with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) – a life-threatening…Alumni
Mar 12, 2013
For Melanie Hoffert ’97, life has been as much about forging her own path away from her childhood in Wyndmere, N.D., as it was about finding her way back home.
Fast forward 16 years, several career changes and a master’s degree later, Hoffert is back in the same place that she says helped instill in her a love of writing. Earlier this semester, she answered questions from students sitting in the same…Alumni
May 04, 2012
Nathalie Fida Lassang '12 has been called to serve as a doctor in Cameroon.
She received a full ELCA Global Missions Scholarship to attend the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. The only condition: returning to her community in Cameroon when she finishes.
Fida Lassang didn't think twice. Time and again…Alumni Global
May 01, 2012
Born and raised in Haiti, Miquette Denie McMahon '06 started a nonprofit called TeacHaiti to give children there access to education.
Denie McMahon is no stranger to hard work. She grew up in Haiti, where education is expensive and not a priority. So when she came to the United States as an exchange student, she had a lot to catch up on. Denie McMahon graduated from high school…Alumni Global
Apr 23, 2012
The story of nine women and 62 years of friendship.
The year is 1946. World War II just ended, veterans are going to college and enrollment at Concordia has risen from 600 to more than 1,100 students in one year. Dr. J.N. Brown is president, Jake Christiansen is coaching football, and the mission…Alumni
Oct 04, 2011
The Secret Service agents on President John F. Kennedy’s detail didn’t like motorcades. The open-air vehicle, throngs of people lining the streets, and the miles of unknowns made the agents’ jobs even more difficult.
Dallas – Nov. 22, 1963
Clint Hill ’54, the agent assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy, scanned to the left of the motorcade as the limousines crept down Houston Street. President Kennedy preferred that the agents not ride on the back of the presidential…Alumni
Oct 01, 2011
Secret Service agent Clint Hill '54 protected several presidents, as well as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He was in the motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Dallas – Nov. 22, 1963The Secret Service agents on President John F. Kennedy’s detail didn’t like motorcades. The open-air vehicle, throngs of people lining the streets, and the miles of unknowns made the agents’ jobs even more difficult.… Alumni
Dec 14, 2010
The Rev. J. David Simonson '51, 80, died Aug. 16 and was buried in the flower garden of his home in Arusha, Tanzania. The Maasai tribe had given the Lutheran missionary the land out of respect for his lifelong ministry among them.
At Concordia, Simonson was captain of the football team. He married Eunice Nordby '52 and together they answered a call to missionary work in 1956 following his ordination and her certification as a registered nurse.
Simonson believed his…Alumni
Dec 13, 2010
Reform doesn't need to be complex, says Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson.
One of the most influential people in the health care industry, George Halvorson '70 does not shy away from detailing the failings of the U.S. health system.
Health care in America is badly organized, inconsistent, dysfunctional, sometimes…Alumni