Donor Impact

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

  • 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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  • Mission Minded: Catherine Bolzman Lick (’68)

    Mission Minded: Catherine Bolzman Lick (’68)

    Saturday, Apr. 25

    This story first appeared in the spring 2020 issue of the Arbor Light, the official magazine of Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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  • Concordia provides needed supplies to community organizations

    Concordia provides needed supplies to community organizations

    Thursday, Apr. 2

    The spring semester looks a lot different than any other in Concordia University Ann Arbor history.

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  • Sean Sheppard, Class of 2021

    Sean Sheppard, Class of 2021

    Wednesday, Mar. 11

    For many students—including me—Concordia is a second home, and the support we receive from the donors is greatly appreciated. CUAA has brought many important role models into my life that have certainly impacted the way I view the world and the way I live my life. The family-like atmosphere and many opportunities to serve at Concordia allow us to do just that.

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