Editor's Note: This is a series of stories highlighting a few of Concordia University Ann Arbor's 2019 graduates.
There were 148 Concordia University Ann Arbor students walking across the commencement stage on May 19, 2019. The graduation candidates are students who have spent their years at CUAA developing in mind, body, and spirit for uncommon lives of service and impact.
Get to know a few of them now!
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More graduation stories, coming soon!
Throughout their time at Concordia, you’ve seen these 2019 graduates on our news page and in CUAA’s Arbor Light magazine. We’re thankful for these gifted students who have shared their stories with us and left their mark on CUAA. Revisit their stories!
With compassion that is bursting at the seams, La’Juan knows that as a nurse, she is able to come alongside patients and their families through some of their toughest days and do what she does best: take care of them. Read more…
In November 2018, Zach received $300 toward his business start-up Swanson Media, LLC after pitching his business plan to a panel of judges. Think Shark Tank, CUAA style. Read more…
Justice and public policy
You might recognize Mikaela from the the news for her class contribution to a cold case. She’ll cross the commencement stage with a wealth of experience to take into her career in law enforcement. Read more…
Joel has played a part in the beloved Tool Time retreat throughout his time at CUAA. Tool Time is actually a big reason he came to Concordia. Read more…
Did you know that CUAA’s nursing students, like Sherrie, complete their bachelor’s in nursing degrees with hundreds of hours of formative simulation experiences under their belts? Read more…
Justice in public policy
Nate is well-known for his musical talents around the CUAA campus, and he shared a bit with us specifically about his experience in choral group, Arborsong. Read more…
Already owner of his own business, Pool Brothers, LLC, Zachary was awarded $800 dollars when he won first place at CUAA’s CULaunch! pitch competition in November 2018. Read more…
If you’re attending graduation, you’ll get to hear Emily address the crowd as this year’s student speaker. Emily is no stranger to sharing her CUAA experience, and did so especially this January. Read more…
A business major, Nate already knows a thing or two about hard work. But when it’s something you love, it doesn’t feel like work. Read more…
Early Childhood Education
Lisi can’t wait to be a teacher. Earlier this semester, she shared why she chose CUAA to pursue her career in the classroom. Read more…
Get to know a member of the men’s bowling team, who recently became the 2019 NAIA National Invitational runner-up. Read more…
Nina, a future physician assistant, was recognized in many ways during her time as a Concordia student. Read more…
Caitlyn spent many hours volunteering to prepare for her future vocation as a nurse, but she’ll tell you it’s not just about what she gained academically. Read more…
— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-995-7403.
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