Graduation is a special time of year at Concordia. It’s a time to reflect, to celebrate, and to look forward to all that the future holds. Our graduates will go on to serve Christ in the Church and World long after they have left campus, but wherever they go, they will always be part of the Concordia family.

Meet a handful of exceptional graduates, and read the inspiring stories that have led them to commencement.


A New Career

Bernard Elias, 35-year-old Frankenmuth native who now lives in Milan, had been working in the IT industry for about eight years when he began feeling unfulfilled.


Leap of Faith

When Andrew Gardner was a sophomore in high school, no one expected him to live through the next 48 hours. Six years later, he will be walking across the stage at Concordia University Ann Arbor with a diploma in his hand.


Overcoming Obstacles

Ivy Wollberg can attest to the accuracy of the well-known phrase “hard work pays off.”