Graduates announced at Concordia University, Nebraska

Largest number of degrees awarded in Concordia's 118-year history

Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
  • Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
    Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
    Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
    Dorothy Avery, one of Concordia University, Nebraska's 585 graduates, poses with family after commencement.
Five hundred and eighty-five undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates were awarded at Concordia University, Nebraska’s 105th commencement on May 5. Alumni class members of 1962, celebrating their golden reunion, led the processional in the Walz Human Performance Complex.

"This marks the largest number of degrees awarded in Concordia's 118-year history," said Concordia President Brian Friedrich. "What's better is that in past years, 96 percent of our students have gained employment within six months of graduation compared to a national average of 50 percent as reported by the Associated Press. We are proud we continue to grow the number of graduates serving and leading in the church and every sector of the workforce."

Undergraduates earning degrees from Concordia were eligible for distinction or high distinction honors. Up to 10 percent of those who earned, at minimum, a 3.75 GPA were designated as graduating with high distinction. An additional 15 percent of those who earned degrees with a minimum 3.5 GPA were graduated with distinction. Departmental awards were also announced.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit www.cune.edu.