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
Sep 02, 2009
Sara Meslow '92 overcomes life-threatening medical condition to answer her calling.
Sara Meslow thought her heart problems were conquered in 1994. A new procedure had seemingly brought her dangerously irregular heartbeat under control for good. Her cardiologist told her she had "graduated" and didn't need to come back for more…Alumni
Jun 10, 2009
As freelance journalist Roxana Saberi ‘97 stepped off the plane May 30 in Fargo, N.D., she was overwhelmed by the cheering crowd and the faces of many close friends.
It was yet another sign of the outpouring of support she’d received since the world learned of her arrest in Tehran, Iran, four months earlier.
A band of Concordia faculty and students played “America the Beautiful” and Saberi started crying…Alumni
Mar 22, 2007
Anesthesiologist Dr. Bob Brunsvold ‘66 concludes every pre-surgery patient interview with one simple, yet startling question.
“Do you believe in God?” he asks. And moments later he’s asking his patient, “Can we say a prayer together?” Brunsvold’s bold invitation is accepted virtually every time.
“I’ve been doing this for more than five years and in that time I’ve…Alumni
Apr 12, 2004
Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme ‘93 had it made.
He was a successful business technology executive enjoying the perks of a six-figure income. But last year, the former Concordia basketball star quit his job and took a leap of faith, landing feet first in groundbreaking Christian ministry.…Alumni
Apr 01, 1995
John Tunheim '75 chaired the Assassination Records Review Board charged with releasing secret government files relating to the Kennedy assassination to the public.
He has held one of the fatal bullets, examined the dried blood on the president’s coat and peered through the scope of the rifle alleged to have been used by Lee Harvey Oswald. These are three key pieces of evidence in what may be the greatest…Alumni