Donor Impact

These short stories are just a sampling of the remarkable students our donors are impacting. We thank you for your continued support.

  • School of nursing’s namesake honored with recognition ceremony

    School of nursing’s namesake honored with recognition ceremony

    Tuesday, Sep. 14

    Earlier this year, Concordia announced the naming of the Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing in tribute to university donors, Ronald and Marvel Jones.

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  • Concordia receives massive art paper donation from local shop owner

    Concordia receives massive art paper donation from local shop owner

    Wednesday, Sep. 1

    Susan Pickering Rothamel is in the process of retiring and closing up her store, USArtQuest, which is possibly the largest independently owned art paper distribution, wholesale, and retail store in the U.S. Concordia was one of three universities to be gifted a significant portion of her inventory.

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  • New Heckert endowment supports pre-sem students at CUAA

    New Heckert endowment supports pre-sem students at CUAA

    Monday, Aug. 9

    A new scholarship endowment formed in honor of beloved Concordia professor, Rev. Dr. Jakob Heckert, support pre-seminary students looking to study at CUAA and grow their "giving, pastoral heart."

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  • Zane Simon, Class of 2021

    Zane Simon, Class of 2021

    Tuesday, Mar. 30

    Zane Simon is pursuing a major in Family Life Education with a minor in Youth Ministry and is on track to graduate in December 2021. Through his service and the support of the Concordia community, life is put into perspective.

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  • Payton Lovins, Class of 2022

    Payton Lovins, Class of 2022

    Tuesday, Mar. 30

    Payton Lovins is studying Elementary Special Education and graduating in the spring of 2022 and is a true Concordian in every sense of the word. In her own words, her mission is to “live like Jesus, wholeheartedly.”

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  • Endowment established to honor Marilyn Beyer, long-time English professor

    Endowment established to honor Marilyn Beyer, long-time English professor

    Monday, Mar. 1

    The Professor Marilyn A. Beyer Scholarship Endowment has been established at Concordia University Ann Arbor to honor long-time English professor's fervent service to Concordia and the Church.

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  • Introducing the Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing

    Introducing the Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing

    Monday, Feb. 15

    Concordia University Ann Arbor announces a new name for the School of Nursing, more endowments for students, and a new center for innovation, all thanks to the generous hearts of a local couple.

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  • Isaac Riddle, Class of 2022

    Isaac Riddle, Class of 2022

    Thursday, Dec. 10

    Isaac Riddle is graduating in the fall of 2022. He is majoring in Music Performance/Percussion, and minoring in Entrepreneurship. He is involved in a number of activities at Concordia, including the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Club, Worship Arts and eSports team.

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  • Appold legacy paves way for future CUAA church workers

    Appold legacy paves way for future CUAA church workers

    Friday, Dec. 4

    In 1949, Robert C. Appold purchased a plot of former farmland in Bay City, Michigan, and, with his own two hands, he set to work to construct a house that he and his wife, Alice, would one day fill with a family.

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  • Emily Belinsky, Class of 2022

    Emily Belinsky, Class of 2022

    Monday, Nov. 2

    One of the best things about Concordia is that everyone is extremely welcoming and no matter where you are in your faith, the community accepts you and is willing to help you grow at your own pace.

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