• The uncommon nurse with a passion for caretaking

    La’Juan Powell lives her life by putting other people before herself. A member of the beta class in Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing, La’Juan will graduate in spring 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in nursing—a degree she has patiently waited to pursue for 10 years.

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  • February 16, 2018
    Live Uncommon

    Video | Concordia University. Live Uncommon.

    God intended for each of us to live each day with a higher purpose. To go outside of our comfort zone. To use our gifts and talents in the service of others.

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  • February 13, 2018
    Featured, Live Uncommon, News

    Concordia Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Announces Its Unique Brand Promise

    Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor recently launched a new website and brand platform that unites the university and compellingly communicates to the world what it means to be a Concordian.

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  • The Uncommon Optimist Turning Setbacks Into Opportunities

    Grace Stadler is the type of girl who won’t let a knee injury—or two—keep her down. Make no mistake; it was a devastating blow when Grace, a soon-to-graduate exercise science major at Concordia University Ann Arbor, realized she wouldn’t be able to compete on the CUAA soccer team during her senior season.

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  • The Uncommon Advocate Skating to Impressive New Heights

    For Lydia Paradysz, it’s a regular tradition to spend a quiet morning rollerblading through the neighborhood alongside her husky, Bruce. It gives her the opportunity to reflect on the journey that has taken her to where she is today. A standout senior in Concordia University Ann Arbor’s family life program, Lydia is a whirlwind of passion, focus and fun.

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  • The Uncommon Musician Set on Striking a Chord in the Classroom

    Jess Russ knew she was home the first time she stepped foot on Concordia University Ann Arbor’s campus. Never mind the fact that she was more than 600 miles away from her home state of Alabama and didn’t know a single soul in Ann Arbor. Concordia immediately felt like a place where she wanted to be.

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  • The Uncommon Crusader Building Community for Christ

    As a triplet, Kaleb Pohlman is comfortable in crowds. When he’s not attracting fans to the Cardinal Stadium as a defensive end, Kaleb is lifting up the Concordia University Ann Arbor community, one personal interaction at a time, so that everyone can feel connected to something greater than themselves.

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