The path is not always straight.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 
This is an exciting week at Concordia University with more than 1,200 students graduating and joining you as alumni. The class of 1969 will also return to campus for their reunion and will tour the former Concordia College as well. Think back to when you were finishing your classes and how exciting--and maybe a little scary--it was to be done and moving on to that next phase in your life. Whether you were a young college graduate just starting your vocation, or an adult learner or a graduate student hoping to move up or change a career, God has a plan for all of us and is there to guide us along our path.

We have so many inspiring stories about our students and alumni, but there are too many to share below. I encourage you to check out all the stories by clicking here and see what your fellow Concordians are accomplishing in the world. I would also like to invite you back to campus for some great events. Please review the list of events at the bottom of the email and join us for one or more.

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Serving Him and you,
Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Two alumni to receive awards
at commencement
May 18
CUW alumni Sheldon Cuffie ('08) and Rev. Dwayne Lueck ('73) will receive special honorary awards during commencement Saturday, May 18, on campus. Cuffie will receive the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award and Lueck will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree. Congratulations to both of these deserving men. To read more, click here .
The unique ways these Concordians practice prayerfulness
How do you practice prayerfulness? Take a look at this article to see how some members of the Concordia family -- including alumnae Susie Pipkorn ('77) and Marya Haegler ('16) -- have found innovative and personal ways to talk to God and support others with their prayers.
Join us for our next
Leadership Series breakfast
June 6
Jack Salzwedel, chair and chief executive officer of American Family Insurance, will be our keynote speaker at the next Leadership Series breakfast on June 6 from 7:30 to 9 am. This semi-annual event exists to recognize and encourage ethical leadership principles and provide networking opportunities for business and community leaders in a dynamic, Christian higher education environment. Click here for more information and to register.
RSVP by June 3 to attend Living Grace, featuring Celeste Cuffie
June 11
Attention, ladies! Join us next month for the spring Living Grace women's luncheon, which will be held from 11 am -1 pm on the CUW campus. Alumna Celeste Cuffie, CEO and founder of Life Empowered Consulting Services, will be our guest speaker on the topic of  "How to Embrace, Empower, and Elevate Each Other." This women's luncheon costs $25. Please click  here  for more information and to register.
Teachers making a difference
Earlier this month, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week in which we honored all of our education alumni. We thought we would also share with you two special stories. The first is about 2000 alumna Sarah (Porisch) Crowder and how she is making a difference in the classroom. The second is about future alumna Morgan Marnholtz, who graduates this weekend, fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.
Accelerate your path towards licensure this summer
Our Graduate Education Summer Extravaganza allows students to complete a 3-credit course in one week with an intensive and highly supportive format. They will work closely with other educators and learn from one another through highly engaging classroom discussions. To learn more and see a schedule, click here .
CUW unveils athletic brand
Concordia University Wisconsin recently unveiled a new athletic brand that will provide consistency across its 32 varsity-level sports programs, distinguish CUW from the eight other Concordia campuses in the system, and tether it to Live Uncommon, the comprehensive university rebranding effort that was rolled out in 2018. Click here to read more.
Come see CUW at Summerfest!
June 28
Save the date for Show Your College Pride Day at Summerfest this year on June 28. Wear your CUW shirt or hat between noon and 3 pm to receive one free admission ticket. CUW will be represented on the festival grounds, so stop by, get some swag, and say hi. You never know who you might run into -- an old roommate, classmate, or even Zoey, the comfort dog.
Ways to spend your summer
with Concordia
From professional development opportunities to a Chinooks games, CUW is bustling with activities in the summer months. If you’re looking for some ways to fill your summer, click here for your go-to guide on everything Concordia. Some of the events on the list have minimal charges, and some can be enjoyed for free. To see other events not on the list, click here .
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Opportunities to Participate!
Click on the links for more information on the events.
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Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097