As we entered into the season of Lent, a time of repentance and remembrance of what Christ sacrificed for us, we feel blessed to look forward to the day of celebration. Many Christians give up something during Lent but a new trend is to give back - "Freely you have received; freely give." Matthew 10:8. To go along with CUW's mission of service, CUW students are doing their second annual week of service, March 6th through March 17th.  Our alumni serve in their communities and congregations throughout the world.  We would love to hear your stories of service. You can post an update on the new CUW alumni platform,  We also are here to serve you, our alumni. There are many resources available to you: career services, discounts, library access, professional development, and each other.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me at In the meantime, please review the updates below and on
Serving Him and you,

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Featured Alumna - Kris Best '93

Concordia prepared Kris for her future work in ways she could not imagine. "I'm proud of the fact I chose CUW.  Throughout my career, my CUW education was often compared to other 'big name' colleges. My Concordia education is worth it because it brought me where I am in my life today." Click here to read more about Kris' story.

Read more about your classmates and be sure to leave an update of your own story! Your classmates and other CUW alumni like to read about new additions to your family, new jobs, marriages, promotions, awards, etc. Don't be shy, share your news.
Willy Wonka at CUW
March 2nd - 4th 

Did you know alumni receive 50% discounted tickets to attend theater performances at CUW?  Take advantage and bring the whole family down to experience a sweet performance this weekend!  For more information and performance times visit here .
Dr. Lou Menchaca's  25th 
Anniversary Celebration
April 29th 

Join in the celebration of Dr. Menchaca's 25 years with Concordia University's music program. Congratulate Dr. Menchaca during a reception to be held in the Alumni Heritage room from 2 - 3:30 pm, prior to the Milwaukee Festival Brass concert. The sweet & salty reception is FREE for CUW alumni & guests. Tickets for the concert can be purchased that evening. You can indicate your interest in attending the reception by going to our Facebook event.
12th Annual Alumni Waterpark Weekend
May 5th - 7th 

CUW invites all alumni to the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This popular event is for all ages, so bring your family or friends and enjoy unlimited access to 4 indoor waterparks and Timberland Playhouse, a four-story interactive play park. There is a special CUW alumni room rate of $109.99 per night for 4 individuals.  Click here for more information or call us 262-243-2008 or  email us.
Concordia College
Concordia College Class of 1967 
Golden Reunion Celebration
May 11th  - 13th

The Concordia College Class of 1967 produced graduates of strong faith, including the first female graduates, that have gone on to do great works for Christ in the Church and in the world. 
The class committee of  Evelyn (Netz) Baesch, Rev. Andrew Dzurovcik, Terry Donovan and Joann (Lowery)  Mueller are busy planning a memorable  and enjoyable reunion to include, a tour of Concordia College, celebration service, dinner, Concordia University update by President Ferry and a special class recognition during the Baccalaureate service. 

In recognition of this reunion and what this class has accomplished, the class representatives have decided to raise money for a $25,000 endowment to benefit juniors or seniors at Concordia University Wisconsin who have chosen a major in church work. Watch for your invitation in the mail or click here for more information and to RSVP. We also encourage you to post photos and comments on the reunion event on the Concordia University Wisconsin Alumni Facebook page.
A Family Called to Nursing

Dr. Kemba McCain and daughter, Deshawntae Griffins, both received their nursing degrees from Concordia University Wisconsin. But it is not just them, three other family members also received their nursing degrees from CUW. Read about their story in the most recent School of Nursing e-newsletter,   "The Pulse" and other articles on faculty, students and programs. Even if you are not a nursing graduate, there are inspiring stories on how our students and faculty are serving the community.
Are you Connected?

Over 900 alumni are connected on Don't miss out on this wonderful alumni resource tool for you. It only takes a few minutes to activate your profile through LinkedIn, Facebook or an email. 

This is the main resource for CUW alumni to connect with each other, offer to help students, post jobs and updates, and learn about news and events.
Lenten Devotions

If you would like a resource to do some extra devotions during Lent click here to see the options from Lutheran Hour Ministries.  You can print off a booklet for yourself for the whole season - OR - sign up to get a devotion sent to your e-mail each day - OR - hear audio devotions each day.  

News to You 

Catch up on the latest CUW news stories, from our new programming, to student of the month, to campus events. If you missed a story, no problem, you can view the past stories too.
Upcoming Events
  • Lou Menchaca 25th Anniversary  Celebration & Reception April 29
  • Waterpark Weekend May 5-7
  • Miller Brewery Tour, Alumni Update & Reception May 11
  • 1967 50th Class Reunion  May 11-13 
  • Leadership Series Breakfast May 17