We Are Concordia

Every graduate’s life – before, during and after Concordia – is a thread in the 125-year-old fabric of Concordia St. Paul. The lives of CSP graduates tell the story of Concordia, a story of faith, knowledge, perseverance, family, ingenuity and passion.

We Are Concordia is a project that catalogues the lives of Concordia alumni. It provides a glimpse into the experiences and values that define individuals and, ultimately, reflects on Concordia as a whole.

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"One thing that sums up my time at CSP was realizing how much my professors and school staff actually cared about me on an individual level." ...Read More
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"The faculty, particularly those in the science department, truly care about you and your academic success. They pushed me to achieve and exceed my own expectations." ...Read More
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"Science is a difficult area of study, and the intimacy of CSP's biology program is what makes a lot of us successful, especially going into grad school." ...Read More
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"Physical therapy classes at CSP are always hands-on and we are learning the most up-to-date skills for treating patients. The DPT program will continue to prepare me for my future as a clinician." ...Read More
Nick Francis picture
"A quality academic experience is created when students have a tangible, lasting work product to walk away with along with the opportunity to make lasting professional relationships. CSP gave me both of those and more." ...Read More
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"Concordia's program involved professional interaction with faculty that made me feel valued." ...Read More
Sarah May picture
"The culmination of my experiences at CSP have helped me solidify a cohesive worldview that has helped me grow in a fast-paced industry." ...Read More
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"My research experience taught me about resilience and how to overcome barriers." ...Read More
Katherine Bisek picture
"My experience at Concordia gave me a community where I can continue to learn and collaborate with other leaders." ...Read More
Nic Rudolph picture
"Knowing that the professors I was working with on a daily basis were also experts in their field helped me to trust them and bounce ideas off of them as far as how to get where I wanted to go." ...Read More
Joseph Thompson picture
“My Concordia experience has benefited my future career as a PA by enabling me to develop deep connections with my professors and build a community of supporters of my education." ...Read More
Taylor Campione picture
“I had an extraordinary academic experience at CSP. I found my calling in veterinary medicine here and I don’t think I would’ve been able to accomplish my dreams without it.” ...Read More
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"The pharmacy schools I interviewed at really loved hearing about my research experience at CSP because it helped diversify my application." ...Read More
Keyton Wheelock picture
"I knew I could not walk away from the sport I loved so much, so being a college coach seemed to be the most logical step." ...Read More
Louis Perez picture
"CSP's professors have been helpful and understanding of the challenges that I encounter on a day-to-day basis." ...Read More
Sean Williams picture
"Managing time and priorities is a real-world challenge. CSP's program was a great training ground." ...Read More
Shaylee McComb picture
“Most of my professors were public school teachers themselves. They would open up about their own experiences, ideas, lesson plans, and issues. It made what we were learning about applicable in the ‘here and now.'" ...Read More
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"I chose Concordia because of its strong athletic program, but stayed because of the small class sizes and amazing professors." ...Read More
Jeremy Randle picture
"Hearing other perspectives from different cultures at Concordia made conversations and topics interesting. It opened my eyes to many different experiences in and out of the classroom." ...Read More
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“The science professors truly care about all of their students’ success and they do everything in their power to help us achieve our goals." ...Read More
Mohammed Aldossary picture
"If you want to be successful, be open to other people. Everyone will help - especially at Concordia. They will not stop until they make you a successful person." ...Read More
Riley Hanson picture
"I've always tried to pride myself on living with a purpose unselfishly and Concordia has been a wonderful backdrop for that." ...Read More
Ariel Dolmos-Jones picture
"My favorite thing about Concordia is the diversity. You will see so many cultures all come together as one community." ...Read More
Mick Sawinski picture
"I was able to begin building a professional network while still in college." ...Read More
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"I think it's important to have representation from all races in education." ...Read More
Jordyn Joens picture
"The real-life work of identifying a market opportunity and developing a solution to address it is an important lesson that I’ve been able to take with me from Concordia to Ovative.” ...Read More
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“Language will always be power. Finding value in my own voice is the best thing that came of my experience at Concordia.” ...Read More
Rex Johnson picture
“My Concordia education taught me hard work is the key to success. I think the biggest impact my professors had on me was motivating me ...Read More
Liz Hunt picture
“My plans are completely different than the track I thought I was supposed to be on. I know I’m meant to heal and I’ll be doing it in another capacity with my fitness center.” ...Read More
Emily Karlen picture
“It seems like every class I take, there’s something absolutely parallel in my work environment. For me, the richness comes in being able to ...Read More
Brooke Schwanz picture
“I am already experiencing the benefits of my decision to go to Concordia in the way I approach problems, analyze data, develop goals, and execute projects.” ...Read More
Ryan Curl picture
“Our cohort leader, Christine Kudelka, helped us navigate the bigger picture of how each class connected to each other and the bigger view of our industries.” ...Read More
Nhungoc Luong picture
“Concordia helped me figure out who I am and my values. The professors and staff were helpful in recognizing my strengths and weaknesses. The small and supportive community paved the way to where I am right now.” ...Read More
Jacklyn Milton picture
“It’s an honor to be able to make a unique difference in families’ lives.” ...Read More
Nasra Hussein picture
“In Somali culture, being a doctor is held in very high regard. My parents are proud of me. My dad goes around saying, ‘This is my daughter. She’s going to be a pediatrician.’" ...Read More
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“Everything I have done at CSP in one way or another has prepared me for my career.” ...Read More