Graduation Stories

Graduation is a special time of year at Concordia. It’s a time to reflect, to celebrate, and to look forward to all that the future holds. Our graduates will go on to serve Christ in the Church and World long after they have left campus, but wherever they go, they will always be part of the Concordia family.

Meet a handful of exceptional graduates, and read the inspiring stories that have led them to commencement.


Women and Men Together Again

Women and Men Together Again

Evelyn Baisch was attending a public high school in Wauwatosa more than 50 years ago, when she heard the news that Concordia College was “going co-ed.”

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Burned, Not Broken

Burned, Not Broken

The last thing in the world John Hinson wants is pity...

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More than Luck

More than Luck

Soon she would be putting on her gear from top to bottom, left to right, ready for the puck to drop....

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Alive in Christ

Alive in Christ

The concept of continually dying to sin and rising in Christ had always been a bit far-removed for Adam Waggoner...

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Cross Culture Care

Cross Culture Care

Andrea Ortiz Rivera always knew she would earn a doctorate. Growing up in a high-achieving family in Puerto Rico, it was something that she had worked towards her entire life...

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