Most of Concordias 130-year history was spent in central city Milwaukee. One of the graduates of the old campus recent read “Faith in the Freshman.” The story sparked a few memories, and he offered some reactions in a note to me. . . Read the rest of this entry »
As part of Freshman Orientation this Fall, I had the chance to interact with parents of new students utilizing the book as a springboard for conversation. I was eager to help them with that leap of faith of letting go! Some of them have begun to read the memoir, and one of them recently wrote to me on Facebook. Her letter is below:
Now in my fourteenth year as the president of Concordia University Wisconsin, I have enough retrospect to be able to reflect on a few things with particular appreciation. Among the many blessings I have enjoyed has been the opportunity to interact with my colleagues who are presidents across the Concordia University System. One of them, Bob Holst, from Concordia-St. Paul, has announced his plan to retire at the end of this school year. I will miss him a lot. Read the rest of this entry »
The President of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) read Faith in the Freshman and offered this brief reflection:
My wife and I just read Faith in the Freshman, and we both loved it. Not only is the story compelling, but the sheer honesty makes it gripping. We thank God for the gifts given to you and to Andrew.
Rolf Wegenke, Ph.D., President
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
I do have faith in the freshmen! This year we have a record number of them on campus. If initial impressions are a reliable indicator of what to expect, then I am very excited about the new students welcomed to campus. I have faith that they will have a positive impact on campus and will take their Concordia experience with them from here. The rippling effect will spread from Lake Michigan’s shore and reach far and wide! Read the rest of this entry »