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Concordia honors graduating seniors for outstanding academic achievements

Saturday, May. 4, 2019
Caleb Staehr, middle, is congratulated by Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia University provost, during Concordia University, Nebraska’s annual Academic Honors Reception May 3.
Caleb Staehr, middle, is congratulated by Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia University provost, during Concordia University, Nebraska’s annual Academic Honors Reception May 3.

Concordia University, Nebraska, honored graduating seniors who achieved outstanding academic accomplishments during their college career at its annual Academic Honors Reception May 3.

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.

“The students recognized at the honors reception have added significantly to our academic community and have been a blessing both to the faculty with whom they have studied and the students with whom they have learned,” said Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia University provost. “Therefore we are pleased and proud to honor them for their accomplishments and as representatives of an outstanding student body.”

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

  • Emma Dannehl, Bertrand, Neb., Art
  • Zachary Moll, Sioux Falls, S.D., Art
  • Jacy Johnston, Westmoreland, Kan., Business Administration and Mathematics
  • Andrea McClanahan, Farmington, Mo., Business Administration and Mathematics
  • Annie Schmidt, Rifle, Colo., Business Administration and Mathematics
  • Rachel Dorn, Houston, Texas, English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Madison Pitsch, Concordia, Mo., English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Isaiah Armbrecht, Williamsburg, Iowa, History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages; Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages
  • Morgan Consier, Holstein, Iowa, History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages
  • Sarah Huhn, Valley Center, Calif., History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages
  • Matthew Gerhold, Atkins, Iowa, Music
  • Caleb Staehr, Grand Island, Neb., Music
  • Austin Theriot, Lake Charles, La., Music
  • Marlene Maier, Lorman, Miss., Natural and Computer Sciences
  • Josiah McAllister, West Point, Neb., Natural and Computer Sciences
  • Erin Rowland, St. Peters, Mo., Natural and Computer Sciences
  • Brennan DeForest, West Jordan, Utah, Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages
  • Aidan Moon, Clark, Colo., Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages

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

  • Elizabeth Lange, Topeka, Kan., Health and Human Performance
  • Samantha Liermann, Wisner, Neb., Health and Human Performance
  • Megan Vieselmeyer, Holyoke, Colo., Health and Human Performance
  • Vincent Beasley, Houston, Texas, Human and Social Sciences
  • Grant Suchanek, Grand Island, Neb., Human and Social Sciences

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

  • Jamie Nikodym, Red Cloud, Neb., Early Childhood Education
  • Taylor Roby, Omaha, Neb., Elementary Education
  • Madeline Smith, Wood River, Neb., Middle Level Education
  • Jacy Johnston, Westmoreland, Kan., Secondary Education
  • Neleigh Lehr, Lincoln, Neb., Special Education