Jan 03, 2018
Dr. Margaret (Hayford) O’Leary ’73, Northfield, Minn., received the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight First Class, from King Harald V, Olso, Norway, in September.
O’Leary is the King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies at St. Olaf College.
The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit was founded by King Olav V in 1985. It is conferred on foreign and Norwegian nationals as a reward for their outstanding…
Nov 28, 2017
Cobbers gathered in Albert Lea, Minn., at the Drommerhausens to reminisce and celebrate 40 years of wonderful friendships made at Concordia College.
They traveled from Kansas, California, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to Stand Up and Cheer!
Pictured (l-r): Ray Julson ’78, Palm Springs, Calif.; Pam (Wilson) Lynner ’77, Clarkfield, Minn.; Pat Lund-Moe ’78, Hortonville, Wis.; Dave Drommerhausen…
Nov 06, 2017
Doug Brekke ’80 and Kristi Bummer ’87 were married in June in Scobey, Mont., with nearly 30 Cobbers in attendance.
This was a first marriage for both. Doug had terminal cancer and passed away in October at age 59.
With so many from the Cobber family present, this was indeed a quality wedding! The group photo of Cobbers includes: Joel Westby ’79, Sidney…
Sep 29, 2017
Joan (Ubaniak) Wodiska ’96 was honored for her service as the vice president and member of the State Board of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2013-17.
Wodiska was subsequently appointed by the governor to represent Virginia on the Education Commission of the States. Wodiska is also a gubernatorial appointee to fight childhood hunger.
Previously, she was the president of the Virginia School…
Sep 15, 2017
Former Cobber baseball and football standout Jake Krause ’10 has connected with a couple of former baseball teammates to play town ball for the Minneapolis Cobras.
Krause joins Kyle Johnson ’09, baseball All-American and MIAC Player of the Year in 2009, and Matt Youngquist ’08, a four-year letter winner in baseball who played more than 120 games for the Cobbers. The Cobras play about 50 games a season…
Aug 24, 2017
The Rev. Linda Anderson-Little’s first book was released last fall.
“Motherhood Calling: Experiencing God in Everyday Family Life” shares insights about faith in daily life, children's spiritual wisdom and the presence of the sacred in all things.
The 1985 alumna was also part of “the cast” at the St. Louis…
Aug 03, 2017
Because his name will always be synonymous with Maverick Hockey, the training facility at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minn., bears the name of Don Brose ’62.
The Don Brose Training Center was named in recognition of the Minnesota State University Mankato legendary coach’s significant contributions to the game of hockey.
Brose served as the head men’s hockey coach for the Minnesota State Mavericks…
Jul 24, 2017
Jim Lein ’78 may sit behind a desk at his day job, but you’ll catch him on the side of a mountain after hours.
Lein, Evergreen, Colo., is senior director of marketing for Oracle Corporation and became a volunteer on-the-hill ski patroller and member of the National Ski Patrol for Loveland Ski Area, located on the top of the Continental Divide.
Jul 05, 2017
Kris (Erickson) Spangrud ’87 was helping a friend move to the Cleveland area and sought out a local church to attend.
They chose Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake, Ohio, where Sherman Bishop ’76 is the pastor.
His ring caught her eye and she had to find out if it could be “the ring.”
Jun 23, 2017
Concordia was well represented on Favorite Team Jersey Day at Bayview Elementary in Waconia, Minn.
Pictured from l-r are Nate Larsen ’09, Eden Prairie, Minn., AT specialist; Ann (Jaeger) Swanson ’95, Waconia, principal; Kay (Jensen) Young ’89, Waconia, sped teacher; Todd Berger ’95, Cologne, Minn., paraprofessional; Heidi (Berg) Wamre ’87…
Jun 13, 2017
If you were watching the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks play basketball this past season, you may have seen Bria Dimke ’14 on the floor as a member of the Bucks’ dance team.
Dimke showed up at an open call for auditions last July. After making it through the first few rounds of cuts, she advanced as a semifinalist and then as a finalist. But the 26 finalists still had a ways to go. They took part in a training camp…
May 22, 2017
At 98 years young, Ted Homdrom ’41 enjoys singing in the choir and has a remarkable memory.
Recently, during choir rehearsal at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., the sheet music for "Lamb of God" by F. Melius Christiansen was placed in the folders for practice. Homdrom remarked to his fellow basses, "I sang this…
May 10, 2017
This fishing trip was a success!
The Stand Up and Cheer bag wasn't large enough to hold all the fish from the annual Cobber classmate fishing trip to Lake of the Woods, Minn. From l-r: Ron Johnson ’72, Maple Grove, Minn.; Gerald Paulson’73, Mahnomen, Minn.; Royce Holland ’72…
Feb 24, 2017
The North Dakota School Counselor Association has awarded the North Dakota Secondary School Counselor of the Year Award to West Fargo High School’s Chasity Odden Heide.
Odden Heide, a 2006 Concordia grad, has been with West Fargo Public Schools since 2010 when she started as a counselor at West Fargo High School.
Odden Heide was highly recommended for the award by both her colleagues and her students. She…
Nov 03, 2016
When Megan Rice ’10 married Logan Hollenkamp in September 2015, members of the Cobber women's soccer team joined the festivities.
Members of the soccer team gathered for the wedding (top row, l-r): Jessie Sheldon ’13, Elizabeth Robinson ’15, Jennifer Hanson ’13, Vanessa (Kowalski) Prendergast ’10, Karen Wamsley ’09, Britt Reiersgord ’09, Andrea (Flynn) Maher ’09, Erika…Alumni