April Student of the Month

"As a senior in Hospitality & Event Business within the Haab School of Business, Alisha is a testament to the notion of CUAA 'poster student.' Academically she is earns exceptional grades due to her dedication to studying, research and applied applications. Outside of the classroom Alisha is a student athlete, CEIR student ambassador and committed to advancing her participation in various experiential learning opportunities. Alisha also offers her time, skill sets and passion to various committees that develop and activate educational-based programming to campus." - Faculty nomination


Hospitality and Event Business

Year in School


Favorite Class

Cosmogony with Professor Refenes


Saline, MI

Involvement on Campus

Career Engagement Studio, Haab School of Business, Volleyball

Favorite CUAA Pastime

One of my favorite CUAA experiences was the winterim study abroad opportunity in Israel. It was such a blessing to praise God in fellowship with peers, friends and mentors. It was the trip (pilgrimage) of a lifetime.

What would you share with prospective students who are considering attending CUAA?

The community here is like no other– attending CUAA is like being with family.

Any final words?

I’m so honored to be CUAA’s Student of the Month. Thank you to all my professors and faculty that nominated me. All the glory to God! He has brought me so far in this journey at Concordia, and I hope to continue it.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to news@cuaa.edu.

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