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Honorary degrees and awards presented at Concordia's upcoming commencement ceremony

Friday, Apr. 29, 2016
Colonel Eric J. Teegerstrom of Firth, Nebraska, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and commencement keynote speaker
Colonel Eric J. Teegerstrom of Firth, Nebraska, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and commencement keynote speaker

Concordia University, Nebraska will recognize six individuals with honorary degrees and awards at its 109th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, in the Walz Human Performance Complex arena. The degrees and awards celebrate the contributions and service of these individuals to the Concordia community and the world.

Colonel Eric J. Teegerstrom of Firth, Nebraska, will present the commencement address and will receive the Distinguished Service Award from Concordia during the ceremony. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated the use of God’s gifts in outstanding public service. Teegerstrom, a well-respected leader in the United States Army, has given 24 years of service to our country, executing extensive, commendable military service with dignity, integrity and dedication.

Five additional individuals will receive honorary degrees or awards during commencement. Those receiving honors are Roland A. Temme of Lincoln, Nebraska, the Doctor of Laws degree; Dr. David M. Hahn of Saratoga Springs, New York, the Doctor of Laws degree; Dr. Frederick H. Schamber of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, the Doctor of Letters degree; John C. Bobzin of Concordia, Missouri, the Master Educator Award; and Virginia Von Seggern of Orchard, Nebraska, the Crest of Christ Award.

For full biographies about the 2016 recipients of honorary degrees and awards, as well as details about Concordia’s commencement ceremony and related activities, visit cune.edu/commencement.