Norman Cyr

Norman Cyr (’17) shares his keys to success include these three things: control your attitude, maximize your effort, and always be willing to learn.

Channeling his own advice, Cyr has earned three promotions in four years as he puts his Concordia biology degree to use.

Most recently, Cyr was named the MVP of the staff at the annual award ceremony and moved from his position as Lab Manager at Accurate Analytical Testing to become manager of quality assurance at Avomeen Analytical Services.

“My motto is to always be the hardest worker in the room. I manage a lot of people, and I’m not going to delegate a task to someone that I haven’t done or wouldn’t also be willing to do,” said Cyr. “I want my team to buy in, and I see it as my responsibility to make their job as easy as possible.”

Cyr shares that his experience at Concordia, knowledge gained from the classroom, and the team culture of the CUAA football program gave him the tools he needed to be successful.

Cyr also credits his Ojibwe heritage as a motivating factor in his daily actions and decisions as a leader, striving to make his community and family proud.

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the fall 2021 issue of Hearts Together, a Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Special Magazine edition. The fall/winter issue hit mailboxes in early October. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email

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

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