Michelle Quinlan ’05
The Christian education I received at CUNE provided me a strong foundation, allowing me to excel in both my graduate coursework in statistics and other areas of life. The small class sizes and caring professors played a key role in preparing me for graduate school at UNL and ultimately for a job as a biostatistician in the pharmaceutical industry. My professors and coaches served as Christian mentors, creating a strong sense of community. I am truly thankful for the relationships I built and my experiences at CUNE which have drawn me closer to the Lord and prepared me for servant leadership in the world.After graduation Michelle went to graduate school at UNL and then started a career with Novartis Oncology, Florham Park, NJ
Nate Meyer ’09
…the analytical skills that I developed at Concordia have already been very beneficial, as has the knowledge of databases and SQL.After graduation Nate started a career with Kenexa in Lincoln, Neb.
Abby Klein ’11
My experience at Concordia was nothing but positive, and while I know that CUNE more than prepared me for the "real world," I can also say that I am a little sad to leave this place. The people at CUNE are the best. The profs and staff see the students as people, not just another number. The best part about CUNE is the genuine feeling of caring and love that surrounds the campus. When I first walked onto campus my junior year of high school, I wasn't here for more than five minutes before I just got an overwhelming feeling that CUNE was where I needed to be. My expectations were more than met. Concordia was a major blessing in my life and I know that I am prepared with the tools that I need to serve in the church and world.After graduation Abby started a career at East Butler Public Schools
Nathan Sindt ’12
Coming to Concordia Nebraska, I never thought that my education would lead to my current career path, but the math and science departments at Concordia instilled in me a love for the analytical thinking necessary for a career in research. I am very thankful for the teachers for their positive Christian influence and for pushing me to be successful.After graduation Nate began graduate school at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University.
Recent graduate programs entered
Here are some of our recent graduates who went to graduate school, when they graduated from Concordia, and where they went to graduate school:
- Daniel Klinge – 2013, US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program
- Cory Prelerson – 2013, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Computer Science
- Nathan Sindt – 2012, Colorado State, Biochemistry
- Elizabeth Brisbois – 2008, Michigan, Chemistry
- Brent Bejot – 2007, Illinois-Chicago, Computer Science
- Jacob Schmidt – 2007, University of Texas at Brownsville, currently a Network Supervisor for Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Raymondville, Texas
- Jonathan Kern – 2007, Concordia Seminary, Theology
- Hans Boeschen – 2006, UNL, Industrial Engineering
- Jennifer Schwartz – 2006, UNL, Statistics
- Michelle Quinlan – 2005, UNL, Statistics; currently employed as a Senior Biostatistician at Novartis Oncology, Florham Park, N.J.
- Stella Nuckels – 2004, Arkansas, Chemistry
- Nathan Onnen – 2003, UNMC, Pharmacy
- Gretchen Hagge – 2002, UNL, Mathematics
- Jennifer Heins – 2002, Michigan, Biostatistics
- Jackie Wroughton – 2002, UNL, Statistics
- Talaya Miller – 2002, UNL, Statistics
- Airin Mesenbring – 2002, UNL, Statistics
- Tim Schroeder – 2002, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mathematics; currently teaches at Murray State University
- Cory Strope – 2001, UNL
- Ryan Kinworthy – 2001, UNL
- Jared Kite – 2001, UNL; currently a systems analyst at Concordia University, Nebraska
- Dave Battaglia – 2000, Arkansas, Chemistry
- Karl Miller – 2000, UNL, Statistics
- Nathan Carter – 1999, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; currently employed by Raytheon, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- Jim Tobaben – 1996, Texas A&M University
- Ward Wolfram – 1988, UNL; currently an engineer at Dell Computers, Austin, Texas
Here are some of our students who are currently employed in computer science related professions:
- Jason Owens – 2010, Software Developer, Five-Nines Technology Group, Lincoln, Neb.
- Nathaniel Meyer – 2009, Software Engineer, Kenexa, Lincoln, Neb.
- Ryan Zulkoski – 2008, Kearney, Neb.
- Daniel Bergquist – 2006, Software Engineer, MacPractice, Lincoln, Neb.
- James Kite – 2004, Programmer/Analyst, BioScrip Corp, Eden Prairie, Minn.
- Sean Reynolds – 2004, Software Engineer, Byrne Software Technologies, St. Louis, Mo.
- Coby Boring – 2003, System Network Admin, Sandhills Publishing, Lincoln, Neb.
- Adam Walter – 2002, SWAT Team Engineer, Nelnet, Lincoln, Neb.
- Jonathan Noack – 2002, Helpdesk System Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Neb.
- Jason Iwen – 2002, Director of Information Technology, Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- Craig Wenzlick– 2000, Technical Support Engineer, LSI Corporation, Longmont, Colo.
- Ryan Regnier – 1998, IT Technical Architect – Network Engineer, 5280 Solutions and Nelnet, Lincoln, Neb.
- Mike Reith – 1998, Director of Application Development, QuickPen, International, Denver, Colo.
What can I do with my major?
The vast majority of math students at Concordia University are education majors. Most of them teach in Lutheran or public schools after they graduate. Many of our non-education majors have a dual-major, paring math with subjects such as computer science, chemistry, or physics. Most of these students go onto graduate school in various fields.
Math education, by the numbers
Each year, Concordia University graduates about 10-15 math education majors. In recent years, the distribution of the teaching areas has been approximately:
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We offer degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. Some computer science students are education majors and complete an endorsement in Computer Science. Many of these students also complete a mathematics degree or endorsement. Many of our graduates have pursued careers or graduate studies in a variety of computer science related fields.