Meet This Year's Leaders
Lacy Tooker-Kirkevold '18
Family Weekend Chair
Environmental Policy Major; German Minor
It is important to give back to the community that provides for you. I have always sought out leadership roles because they challenge me and help me to use my unique gifts to inspire and help people. The best way to grow as a person and as a leader is to surround yourself with like minded and impassioned individuals who want to make just as much of an impact in the world as you do. Concordia provides many opportunities to be both a leader and a follower. Without these opportunities I would not be the person I am today.
Corinne Burrell '18
Heritage & Museum Studies and Communication Studies Major
Becoming involved in extracurriculars at Concordia has been a huge part of my experience here. Cobber Expo made it easy for me to learn about our student organizations and really shows Concordia cares about your time here as a student, where learning happens outside the classroom too. My advice for getting involved is understand your passions and talents and let those guide your decisions to join clubs and organizations. You will find much more growth and joy in the extracurriculars that complement you as a person!
Madi Wilts '19
Vocal Education Major
I decided to pursue the role of Orientation Chair because of my love for the tradition of Concordia Orientation. I believe that we have a unique process that is able to help incoming students feel welcomed in an exciting and meaningful way. I know that my own orientation experience as a freshman helped me meet so many people and really helped me understand what it means to be a Cobber. I hope that my team and I can create a similar environment for the incoming students. My goal is to help incoming Cobbers feel at home and excited about what lies ahead of them in their lives at Concordia.
Will Kuball '19
Student Body Vice President
Political Science & Global Studies Major
As so many have come to find, Concordia provides its students with amazing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. As a student, third generation Cobber and Concordia's Student Body Vice President I have seen this firsthand. Being plugged into this great community means working hard in your classes, meeting new people and taking on leadership roles that prepare you for your life outside of Concordia. In Concordia's Student Government Association, I have the great privilege of working with and leading dedicated student leaders who want nothing more than to make this school a better place. If not SGA, I promise you will find a role that best suits you and your interests. I took on the role I did in SGA because I knew I would only become more grateful for this school and the people in it.
Jonathan Immel '19
SGA Student Involvement Commissioner
Business, Finance, Economics, & English Writing Major
It's easy to be involved! The ConcoLife app, events like Cobber Expo and Cobbrrr Expo, and the student organization website are all great resources to become involved. With over 100 student organizations, athletics and the arts, there is sure to be a fit for anyone on campus.
Jacob Hanson '19
SGA Elections & Credentials Commissioner
Psychology, Chemistry, & Neuroscience Major
I decided to get involved with Student Government because it is such a great organization to help me develop social, leadership, and professional skills that can be transferable to my future as a doctor. Being in Student Government is a great way for anyone to get involved and to make changes deemed necessary to make Concordia a better community. I also love being involved in this organization because you get to meet so many different people, including faculty, administration, and fellow cobbers!
Grace Hoffa '18
SGA Civic Engagement Advocate
Political Science Major; Women's & Gender Studies Minor; International Affairs Minor
My advice to students who want to be involved is to find organizations that you are passionate about. The over committed Cobber is a very real thing, and it's only worth it if you're dedicated and truly care about what you're spending your time on.
Ahna Van Valkenburg '18
Student Body President
Students should get involved in Student Government Association because it gives you an opportunity to engage with the student body and the organizational support to make positive change happen on campus.
Emma Endicott '18
Campus Ministry Co-Commissioner
Business Organizational Leadership Major, Religion Minor
Campus Ministry was the first place on campus that I felt an overwhelming sense of "home." It was a place where I could rest and be myself. The community created through campus ministry met me where I was at with open arms. Being on leadership for Campus Ministry Commission seemed like a great way to help give back to a community that had given me so much, especially so early on in my college career.