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Dr. Liz Paly [2007]
Employee

APPRECIATION: Dear Dr. Ferry, I have been part of the Concordia University family for the past 17 years beginning with my return to school to achieve my Transitional Doctoral Physical Therapy Degree... read more.

Dwayne Lueck [1971, 1973]
Alumni

APPRECIATION: This comes from one sports enthusiast to another. I appreciate the fact that we may not be celebrating your wonderful achievement and servanthood as president of CUW, if it were not for... read more.

Jameson (Jamie) Hardy [1996]
Alumni

MEMORY: One cold wintry night, Dr. Ferry took me and one of my friends to Madison Wisconsin to see a debate, Jesus Christ Historical or Mythical, with Dr. Paul Meier. This experience was a life... read more.

John Stollenwerk
Friend of Concordia

APPRECIATION: Pat, you are leaving a legacy which you built further from others to be enhanced by the next generations of leadership at Concordia. I feel so much a part of Concordia due to you and... read more.

Dick Laabs
Friend of Concordia

MEMORY: When Pat first arrived at Concordia, he was under consideration as a pulpit assistant at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls. As president of the congregation at the time, I... read more.

APPRECIATION: I am forever grateful to Pat for his support of the mission and ministry of LUMIN Schools. In its early years, before LUMIN Schools established its own management infrastructure, Pat... read more.

Terry Donovan [1965]
Alumni

MEMORY: Sandee and I first met Pat over 20 years ago. He was traveling to Atlanta for a youth conference and called to see if we could meet. We met at the Canoe Restaurant on the banks of the... read more.

Dwayne Jobst
Friend of Concordia

MEMORY: I always enjoyed Dr. Ferry's chapels at the Lutheran High Schools. Not surprisingly his message to the students would have some type of sports theme. He was not afraid to share his... read more.

Sandy Vick
Employee

MEMORY: One memorable event happened in 2004. Dr. Ferry announced on April’s Fool’s Day that year the graduation commencement speaker. In his email, he assured us that this was not... read more.

APPRECIATION: I was part of the Advancement staff from 1987 to 2019 and experienced firsthand the presidency of Dr. Ferry. His accomplishments and legacy will be noticed for many years to come. ... read more.

Beckie Kruse [1996]
Employee

MEMORY: Before he was President, Rev. Dr. Ferry was an engaging, well-loved member of the faculty. Spring of 1994 highlighted this talented man in a cameo appearance in the Spring musical,... read more.

Mark Polzin [1963]
Alumni

MEMORY: My first meeting with Pat was at a lunch with Ron Meyer, Duane Hilgendorf, and Pat, where we were discussing a role for me on either the Board of Regents or the Foundation board. I had... read more.

APPRECIATION: My major thought about Pat is his enthusiasm consistent with the University's mission and its commitment to excellence. Without this enthusiasm, the ability to get his audience... read more.

Rev. Tom Eggebrecht [1986]
Alumni

MEMORY: One of my favorite memories with Pat was standing out on the front lawn of his home in Milwaukee the day he received the news that he had been elected as CUW president. I remember the... read more.

APPRECIATION: President Ferry has been a mentor and friend for 24 years, since I became his pastor at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. He was gracious enough to agree to assist with... read more.

Rev. Scott Kruse [1996]
Alumni
Scott's Tribute

MEMORY: My favorite memory is of President Patrick Ferry preaching one final time at St. Paul in Grafton on St. Patrick's Day of 2021. There our congregation was able to surprise him with... read more.

APPRECIATION: Thank you President Ferry for being my History of Christianity teacher while I was a student at CUW. In addition, it has been an honor to partner alongside of you, together with St.... read more.

Michelle Wagner
Employee
Michelle's Tribute

APPRECIATION: Since I began working at Concordia Wisconsin in alumni relations, I have had the pleasure of being more involved with President Ferry and getting to know him better. Not only is he a... read more.

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