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Concordia alumnus to present on current state of New Orleans

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Kurt Jostes, director of advancement for Camp Restore (RAI Ministries, Inc.), will present about the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery process of New Orleans at Concordia University, Nebraska on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.
Kurt Jostes, director of advancement for Camp Restore (RAI Ministries, Inc.), will present about the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery process of New Orleans at Concordia University, Nebraska on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

Concordia alumnus Kurt Jostes will present “Katrina +10: Restoration and Reconciliation in New Orleans and Beyond” on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium on Concordia University, Nebraska’s campus.

The presentation will cover the recovery process of New Orleans and the surrounding areas 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.  

"The rebirth of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast is one of the greatest successes of the American community in the past decade,” Jostes said. “As we restore, we find ourselves being restored. As we look back and celebrate the past decade of restoration, we look forward to building not only a better New Orleans, but a better U.S.A."

Jostes is the director of advancement for Camp Restore (RAI Ministries, Inc.) and lives in New Orleans with his wife, Rebecca. A Kellogg Fellow and a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, Jostes graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2007 and was named its Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Jostes’ presentation is part of the Looking Beyond Speaker Series, which is made possible through an ongoing gift from Martin and Regina Maehr. The series was created to expose Concordia students and the Seward community to diverse speakers and ideas.