Concordia Graduation 2015
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Celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2015!
Governor Pete Ricketts
2015 Commencement Speaker
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will present the commencement address and will receive the honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia. The Doctor of Laws degree is conferred upon individuals who have distinguished themselves through prolonged superior service and dedication to a field of study.
Ricketts has dedicated time and resources to supporting Nebraska entrepreneurs and startup companies for years, and he has used his passion for serving others to fulfill leadership roles in his community and government.
Honorary Award Recipients
The Board of Regents of Concordia University, Nebraska recently endorsed the recommendation of the Concordia faculty in naming the University’s 2015 honorary award recipients. Those to be honored are:
|Doctor of Laws||Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts|
Dr. Dudley Wiest
|Doctor of Letters||Rev. David Bueltmann||Buffalo, Ill.|
|Master Educator||Susan Steege||Amherst, N.Y.|
|Crest of Christ Award||Esther Pfabe||Seward, Neb.|
|Distinguished Service Award||Phil Zielke||Glendale Heights, Ill.|
Grimpo Receives Outstanding Teacher Award
Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, associate professor of music, received the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award.
It’s truly a privilege to me to be a part of this institution and the mission that we share. It’s great to work with so many wonderful friends and colleagues, and most importantly to be able to come every day and teach the students and collaborate and make music with them, get to know them as people and individuals.Learn More