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Concordia honors graduating seniors with outstanding academic achievements

Saturday, May. 6, 2017
Dr. Thad Warren, Chair of the department of Human and Social Sciences, congratulates honoree, Megan Eggert at the Academic Honors Reception May 5, 2017
Dr. Thad Warren, Chair of the department of Human and Social Sciences, congratulates honoree, Megan Eggert at the Academic Honors Reception May 5, 2017

Concordia University, Nebraska, honored graduating seniors who achieved outstanding academic accomplishments during their college career at its annual Academic Honors Reception on May 5, 2017.

Every year, each academic department may give two or more awards, depending on the size of the department and the number of students in the program. Each department establishes its own criteria for determining award recipients, but the criteria must, at minimum, consider the student’s grade point average, level of service to the department and level of service to Concordia.

Concordia’s College of Arts and Sciences, represented by Dr. Brent Royuk, dean of the college, honored the following students:

  • Eva Lube, Lincoln, Neb., Art
  • Laura Sattler, East Troy, Wis., Art
  • Alayna Daberkow, Madison, Neb., Business
  • Laurel Krohn, Osmond, Neb., Business
  • Katerina Reimers, Seward, Neb., English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Carolina VonKampen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Megan Brunssen, Omaha, Neb., History, Geography and Criminal Justice
  • Taylor Christian, Saint Louis, Mo., History, Geography and Criminal Justice
  • Naomi Ristvedt, Crete, Neb., Music
  • Grace Woelmer, Allen, Texas, Music
  • Chandler Folkerts, Milford, Neb., Natural and Computer Sciences
  • Elizabeth Hayter, Stewartstown, Pa., Natural and Computer Sciences
  • C.J. Muller, Omaha, Neb., Natural and Computer Sciences

Concordia’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, represented by Dr. Nancy Elwell, dean of the college, honored the following students:

  • Kelli Niemeier, Beatrice, Neb., Health and Human Performance
  • Morgan Eggert, Atkins, Iowa, Human and Social Sciences
  • Elizabeth Schmidt, Gretna, Neb., Human and Social Sciences
  • Megan Suter, Owatonna, Minn., Human and Social Sciences
  • Talitha Elbert, Shepherdsville, Ky., Intercultural Studies and Modern Foreign Languages

Dr. Lorinda Sankey, associate dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, honored the following students:

  • Rachel Keseman, Freeburg, Ill., Early Childhood Education
  • Christine Young, Lisle, Ill., Elementary Education
  • Tara Larsen, Chandler, Ariz., Middle Level Education
  • Talitha Elbert, Shepherdsville, Ky., Secondary Education
  • Kelli Mack, Kenesaw, Neb., Special Education