Dear Alumnus,
In Wisconsin we are anxiously waiting for the arrival of spring. The weather has teased us a bit but we are waiting for the final arrival of warm weather. Traditional CUW students will be going on spring break this week with many of them serving through various mission trips, sharing the gospel and love of Jesus. Spring also brings a time of renewal. As Christians, spring is a time for us to observe Lent and celebrate the joyous season of Easter with the promise of salvation.  

Please take time to review below the events and opportunities to serve this spring, along with some news stories for you. As always, please feel free to email me with your suggestions and ideas for articles and events. 

Serving Him and you,

Michelle "Mickie" Wagner '96
Catalyst Center Dedicated on Campus

The university recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate its new, 6,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility. More than 100 people attended the event, including Mequon City Administrator William Jones; Matt Burow, whose Milwaukee-based construction company, Catalyst Construction, LLC, is the namesake of the new building; and Concordia leaders President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD, and Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill. Read more here
Speech-Language Pathology Professor Receives Statewide Award

The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association has awarded Angela Haendel the 2018 Student Mentor Award, which recognizes professionals who have taken the time to mentor, modeling the professional and ethical standards by which the professions practice. Click here to read more.
Meet and Mingle with CUW Students
at Annual Etiquette Dinner
April 18

Each year, the Career Services' etiquette dinner is well-attended by our students, who have the opportunity to network and experience "fine dining" while learning about professional and dining etiquette from a guest speaker. The event also enables community employer sponsors to mingle and meet with some of our best and brightest. For students, there's a complimentary six-course meal generously provided by our employer sponsors. Sponsorship levels and benefits are as follows:
  • Table Sponsorship Cost:  $400, includes 2 employers and 6 students
  • Employer Sponsorship Cost:  $250, includes 1 employer and 3 students
  • Individual Employer Cost:  $50, includes 1 employer only
This is a great way for you to help CUW students gain experience, while giving you the opportunity to meet with them. Alumni who are looking for jobs or want this experience can also participate. For more information and to register for this event, contact Whitney Diedrich at 262-243-4340 or email her.
Meet Andi: Pharmacy Student Intent 
on Knocking out Substance Abuse
Don't let her white coat intimidate you. Behind Andi Devereaux's impressive pharmaceutical smarts and multiple accolades from peers and professionals in the field, there's a woman who genuinely wants to make a difference in people's lives.  The third-year pharmacy student sees a major part of her role as being an advocate for patients. Read more here.
Meet Our Newest Featured Alumnus: 
Rev. Herb Schiefelbein ('47)

Be faithful to the Word. Don't compromise the truthThose two short sentences have guided alumnus Herbert Schiefelbein through his life's journey during which he has become a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather. Those words have served Herb well, so much so that they have become the advice he imparts to current Concordia University students. Read more about Herb here.
Class of 1968: Watch the Mail for Your Invitation 
May 18 and 19

It's almost time to celebrate your 50th class reunion. Please watch the mail for your reunion invitation with the details.

We look forward to seeing you in May!
Celebrate 25th Anniversary of the SPAHE Program
Registration Deadline: April 3
Event: April 14

Next month we are celebrating 25 years of the SPAHE program and invite you to attend a special program being held at the Wisconsin Club on April 14. Plan to reconnect with  classmates, faculty, and friends. Also, d uring dinner we hope to have a PowerPoint collage of alumni at work . SPAHE alumni only, please email a picture of yourself at work with your name, college/university and a caption .  If you can't make it to the celebration, please send a picture anyway. The event is free for SPAHE alumni and students, and $40 for guests. Click here to register.
Volunteer Opportunities with Students

Throughout the year, we have opportunities for alumni to give back by volunteering their time to help with future Concordians. All volunteers receive a free alumni t-shirt to wear at the event. Please consider serving on one of the three dates listed below.
  •  Admitted Student Day, April 21, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. CUW is hosting a day for prospective students who have been accepted for this fall. We are in need of 20 alumni to serve as table hosts/greeters to talk with the students and their families.
  • Graduation Staging, May 18, 4 - 6 pm, and May 19, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Be a part of the excitement as our newest alumni get ready to participate in their graduation experience. We need 10 alumni to serve each day prior to the commencement ceremonies to help our graduates prepare for this memorable occasion.
  Please email our volunteer coordinator and alumni council member, Chris Bailey, if you are able to serve for one of these events.
Rooms Still Available for Waterpark Weekend
Deadline to register: April 4 (or until all rooms are sold)
Event: May 4-6

Don't miss out on this popular event. It sells out each year. CUW invites all alumni to the  Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort  in Wisconsin Dells for an event for all ages. Bring your family or friends and enjoy unlimited access to 4 indoor waterparks. There is a special CUW alumni room rate of $109.99 per night for 4 individuals. Saturday night stays require a 2-night minimum. C all us at 262-243-2008, or  email  for more information and to get the room block code to make a reservation.
Opportunities to P articipate!   
Click on the links for more information on the events.