Graduating seniors recognized for academic achievements at 2022 Commencement Honors Dinner
Concordia University, Nebraska honored graduating seniors who achieved outstanding academic accomplishments during their college career at its Commencement Honors Dinner on May 6.
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.
“These outstanding students have added significantly to our academic community and have been a blessing to the faculty with whom they have studied and to the students with whom they have learned,” said Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia provost.
Concordia’s College of Arts and Sciences, represented by Dr. Brent Royuk, dean of the college, honored the following students:
Art: Sarah Armbrust, Celia Askelsen and Kassidy Sloup
English, Communication and Theater Arts: Carrie Black and Grant Lammers
History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Foreign Language: Joshua Marlatt and Nicholas Totenhagen
Music: Nathan Johnson
Natural and Computer Science: Simon Higgason, Carter Kent and Emily Rasmussen
Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages: Carrie Black and Carter Thorman
Concordia’s College of Business, represented by Jonathon Moberly, dean of the college, honored the following students:
- Business Administration and Mathematics: Sarah Ragland, Cally Rogers and Hayley Steinbauer
Concordia’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, represented by Dr. Lorinda Sankey, dean of the college, honored the following students:
Health and Human Performance: Hannah Fitzsimmons and Jordyn Hilyard
Human and Social Sciences: Emma Hopfer, Grant Lammers, Abigail Meier and Anna Ramsdell
Early Childhood Education: Sarah Sugita
Elementary Education: Michael Grundstrom
Middle Level Education: Jessica Esterberg
Secondary Education: Ethan Pankow
Special Education: Sydney Smith
“We are pleased and proud to honor these students for their accomplishments and as representatives of an outstanding student body,” added Preuss.