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Concordia recognizes outstanding academic achievements of graduating seniors

Saturday, May. 10, 2014

Concordia honors graduating seniors who have outstanding academic achievements at its annual Academic Honors Reception. This year’s reception was held on Friday, May 9.

Every year, each academic department may give two or more awards, depending on the size of the department and the number of students. 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 Nebraska.

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


Crystal Bauer, Sebewaing, Mich.


Morganne Woodburn, York, Neb.

English, Modern Foreign Language, Communication and Theater Arts

Emily Hemphill, Utica, Neb.

Health and Human Performance

Sarah Heins, Higginsville, Mo.

Morgan Stover, Columbus, Neb.

Math and Computer Science

Marcus Gubanyi, Seward, Neb.


Olivia Oetting, Seward, Neb.

Robert Cody, Alamosa, Colo.

Natural Science

Jordan Donohoue, Manhattan, Kan.

Social Science

Dana Zluticky, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Ruth Krc, Frederick, Md. 

The College of Education, represented by Dr. Ronald Bork, dean of the college, honored the following students:

Early Childhood Education

Rebecca Snow, Wichita, Kan.

Elementary Education

Molly-Ann Wells, Tonganoxie, Kan.

Middle Level Education

Rebecca Jahr, Roseville, Minn.

Secondary Education

Matthew Mueller, Omaha, Neb.

Special Education

Emma Bray, Omaha, Neb.

The College of Graduate Studies and Adult Education, represented by Dr. Thad Warren, dean of the college, honored Kim Larsen of Lincoln, Neb., in the degree completion program.