Smaller New Logo
November 2011
Bluff With Coburg in Background

Alumni Newsletter

This newsletter is the principal means of communication between Concordia and our alumni to keep you informed of news and events occurring at your alma mater and offer alumni a wide variety of ways to participate in the University community.

It is with mixed emotions that I bring to you news of my move from Concordia. After 8 years with the University, four as a student and four as an employee, I will be starting a new position with Thrivent Financial. I am sad to be leaving my friends and family at Concordia, as it has become my home. However, I know that God has truly blessed me with an opportunity that will take me to my home town and back to my family.

Please direct all Alumni and Parent Relations inquiries to or Diane Zirger at 262-243-4589. It has been an honor serving you and I look forward to seeing you all at alumni events in the future!


Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Position Open 
The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations position is now available and we are currently accepting applications. Please visit our website to learn more about this position and for directions on application.
Meet Your Match 


Concordia University Wisconsin is in the final year of our first ever comprehensive campaign, titled Renewed by the Waters. This campaign was designed to raise needed funds for our new School of Pharmacy and Center for Environmental Stewardship buildings, updates to our athletic fields, the Concordia Annual Fund, which supports the overall health of the University, and our Endowment, which provides scholarships to students and supplements the ever rising cost of tuition.

Thanks to anonymous CUW donors, the alumni have been given a challenge gift to help increase alumni participation. From now until the end of June 2012, all first-time alumni gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar (i.e. your gift of $25 = $50)! Help us make a final push as we reach the end of our Renewed by the Waters campaign by increasing alumni participation. Every gift matters and you can make a difference at CUW!

To learn more about the campaign or to make a gift, please visit our Renewed By The Waters website.

Alumni Directory Update 

The Alumni Association has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to bring you a new edition of the Concordia University Wisconsin Alumni Directory this coming spring. PCI has been contacting our alumni for the last 6 months and is in the final stages of information gathering. If you have not yet responded to participate, we ask you to do so now so that you can be a part of the project. Please email if you have any questions regarding the directory.


Christmas at Concordia

It's not even Thanksgiving yet but we're already preparing for Christmas here at Concordia, as our music ensembles are practicing for our Christmas at Concordia concert. Tickets for this wonderful event are now on sale and must be reserved. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 17 and under. Reserve your tickets by calling the automated ticket line at 262-243-4243 or by email at Questions? Please call 262-243-4405 or email


Christmas at Concordia will be held in the
Chapel of Christ Triumphant 

December 9, 2011 at 7:30pm
December 10, 2011 at 7:30pm
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin
Directions to CUW



In This Issue
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Position Open
Meet Your Match
Alumni Directory Update
Christmas at Concordia
Concordia Yearbooks
Missing Alumni
Retirement Planning Workshop
School of Pharmacy Dedication
Quick Links

Facebook Button

Make a Gift Button

 What's New With You Button

Please remember to update your contact information as it changes so that you can stay connected with the University.

Concordia Yearbooks 
Do you have a Concordia yearbook that you would be willing to donate to the Alumni Office? Please contact or 262-243-4589 if you do. We are currently missing yearbooks from the following years and could use your help: 1921, 1922, 1923, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1987, and 1988.
Missing Alumni 
Do you know where these missing alumni are? We have lost touch with them and need your help. If you know how to reach any of these people please contact us at

1927 - Willard Beer
1933 - Manford L. Baske
1943 - Clifford C. Apel
1953 - Daniel C. Bernhard
1963 - Robert L. Blanchard
1973 - Robert B. Allen
1983 - Olaynika J. Dan-Salami
1993 - Hung Fu (Sherman) Chang
2003 - Fong-Li (Gary) Chang
2010 - Tae Ryong Kim

Retirement Planning Workshop

Concordia's School of Business and Legal Studies has partnered with Northwestern Mutual Life to host a Retirement Planning Workshop on the Mequon campus November 29th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Whether you plan to retire 15 years from now or have just recently retired, the information you will learn in this class can deliver rewards throughout your life. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the William Grenville Ellis Endowment Fund.

Class sizes are limited so register today! More information is available on our website.

Renewed by the Waters: School of Pharmacy Dedication

School of Pharmacy BuildingWe hope that you were one of the 1,000 people who joined us on September 16, 2011 to dedicate our state-of-the-art School of Pharmacy building. The day featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, faculty presentations, tours, and an open house of the facility. If you missed the dedication, check out the following highlights of the day.