Hello! My name is Jennifer Smith and I am a junior at Concordia University Ann Arbor. I am studying elementary education, with a minor in early childhood education, as well as earning my Lutheran Teacher Diploma.

I am on the JV volleyball team and have the privilege of being one of the team captains. I am also the president of a group called Concordia Youth Ministries. We provide opportunities for youth to come to our campus and grow with one another in their faith walks.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Concordia, as I have grown both academically and spiritually. Concordia has also given me multiple opportunities to serve those in need through mission trips to Guatemala and New Orleans.

I love this university and everything that it offers me and other students. Thanks to donors like you, we have these opportunities that help us grow in and out of the classroom. I am so blessed to have been able to attend this university because of your generosity.

Our donors’ generosity and kindness do not go unnoticed. I hope to be in a position someday when I can give back to CUAA like our donors have given to me and my fellow students.

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