Graduating seniors recognized for academic achievements at 2022 Commencement Honors Dinner

Published by Danielle Luebbe 4 months ago on Sat, May 7, 2022 11:54 AM
Sarah Armbrust of St. Louis, Mo., one of Concordia's graduating seniors recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments, receives her honors from Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia provost, during the University's Commencement Honors Dinner on May 6.
Sarah Armbrust of St. Louis, Mo., one of Concordia's graduating seniors recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments, receives her honors from Dr. Tim Preuss, Concordia provost, during the University's Commencement Honors Dinner on May 6.

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.