October 22 - 24, 2010
Thank you for making Reunion 2010 a resounding success! Click here for photos from the event.
High School Class of 1960 Joins 50-Year Club at Reunion
June 4 - 6, 2010
The high school class of 1960 joined the Concordia's 50-Year Club during their 50th reunion held on campus June 4-6, 2010. Special thanks go to class organizers Dan Roesler, Doug Hensley, and John Rasmussen for planning the weekend, contacting fellow classmates, and getting everyone on campus. The group spent three days on campus and enjoyed a special luncheon with Emeriti Faculty members Dr. Dwaine Brandt, Dr. Art Wahlers, Dr. Hans Spalteholz, Dr. George Weller, and Professor Al Roth. The group also ate dinner at several Portland area restaurants including the Chart House, formerly known as Hill Villa, which was the site of their senior class banquet. The group spent hours telling stories and laughing with each other and the faculty members. The group went their separate ways on Sunday afternoon after a farewell luncheon filled with more stories and quite a few tearful goodbyes. The 50-Year Club is for all alums that have been out of Concordia for 50 years or more. They are honored in front of their peers and receive a Concordia lapel pin to commemorate the occasion. Click here to view the album.
Class of 2010 Commencement Ceremonies
April 30 and May 1, 2010
Congratulations to Concordia University's Class of 2010. Click here to view the album.
Alumni Reunion 2009
October 24, 2009
Reunion 2009 was a busy weekend at Concordia University. Saturday October 24th, the Alumni Office hosted over 100 alumni to campus to celebrate together at different events. The Coates Apartments were dedicated in honor of the second President Thomas Coates. The Musical Spotlight concert gave a glimpse of the fabulous music program with each ensemble performing. Dr. John Scheck and Professor George Weller were both recognized and given a Recognition of Service award for their contributions to the campus community and the music program. The Alumni Basketball games brought out quite the crowd for both the menâ€™s and women's games. During halftime the teams of 1983-84 and 1999-2000 were recognized for their outstanding seasons. To finish the day, an all class reception was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel. During the reception Dr. Robert Sylwester, Mr. Bill Oman, and Dr. Lynn Kahle received the Alumni of Distinction award for their living out of Concordia's mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society. It was a very full and fun weekend. Next year Reunion weekend will be October 22-24, 2010 and Dale Fisk and Ray Sievert will be our guests for an Alumni music reunion along with other events. Plan now to be part of 2010. Click here to view the album.
George R. White Library & Learning Center Open House
August 28, 2009
George R. White Library & Learning Center Dedication Service
August 26, 2009
George R. White Library & Learning Center Grand Opening Soiree
August 20, 2009
Alumni Soccer Games 2009
August 15, 2009
The women's soccer team literally kick-started the afternoon coming up with a 4-1 win against the alums. Kerry Lane ('07) came up with the score to avoid the shutout for the former Cavs. The men's alumni team followed, keeping their winning streak alive with a crafty 1-0 victory. David Proud ('08) posted the game-winner in the second half. Back in the gym, the volleyball team, under first-year head coach Melanie Hambelton took care of their home court with a solid triumph over the alumni team. In all, close to two hundred parents, fans, and alumni attended the event which culminated with a cookout on the new Campus Green overlooking the recently built George R. White Library & Learning Center. Tours were also given of the new building. Click here to view the album.
FIFTY YEAR CLUB Grows: Concordia High School Reunion - Class of 1959
June 28-30, 2009
After fifty years, ten classmates and their spouses from the Concordia High School Class of 1959 gathered on campus to catch up with one another. Time was spent telling stories of their days on campus, laughing, and enjoying the campus. They were able to take an inside look at the new George R. White Library & Learning Center which will open in August 2009. On Monday, June 29, the class held a luncheon on campus where they invited emeriti faculty and their spouses. Professors Dwaine Brandt, John Scheck, Hans Spalteholz, Art Wahlers, and Dick Reinisch all joined in the celebration. Other Alumni and friends joined the party including Diane Helm Gunning '61, Rev. Dr. Robert Maltzahn '54, and Rev. Erhart Bauer. Provost Mark Wahlers inducted the classmates into the Fifty Year Club and they each received their pin. It was a fun celebration and a wonderful time of catching up with one another. Click here to view the album.
Alumni Basketball Games Fall 2008
November 1, 2008
On Saturday, November 1, 2008, alumni, family, and friends gathered in the Concordia University gym for the annual Alumni Men and Women's Basketball games. The games debut the 2008-09 men and women's CU basketball team and are the kick-off to an exciting season. After the game alums gathered at McMenamin's Kennedy School for food and conversation with the coaches and friends. The final scores of the games were: women's alumni XX, CU XX; men's alumni XX, Varsity CU XX; and men's alumni Jr. Varsity XX, CU XX. Click here to view the album.
2008 Alumni Soccer and Volleyball
August 16, 2008
On Saturday, August 16, several hundred alumni, family, and friends gathered on the campus of Central Catholic High School (in 100 degree heat) for the annual Alumni Soccer and Volleyball games. The final scores of the games were: women's soccer alumni 0, CU 10; volleyball alumni 1, CU 3; and men's soccer alumni 2, CU 1. Click here to view the album.
1967-77 High School Reunion
July 25-27, 2008
The weekend of July 25, 2008 was special for Concordia's High School classes of 1967-77. More than 150 classmates and faculty gathered to celebrate their connections to campus and to one another. Click here to view the album.
Baseball Legacy Weekend 2008
April 27, 2008
On Sunday, April 27 roughly 300 devoted fans and players came to campus to bid farewell to the baseball field and play the final alumni games on the grounds. Pastor Tim Brandt '87 led the service, while coaches Rob Vance, Dr. Dwaine Brandt, and Rev. Dr. Art Wahlers led the teams in a five-inning "old-timers" game and a seven-inning "varsity" game. The field was closed to make way for the new Library & Learning Center (link to page) and the University will begin construction on a new athletic complex for baseball and soccer in the coming year. Click here to view the album.
Reunion & Family Weekend 2007
October 12-14, 2007
The sun broke free from the rain as more than 100 alumni & friends gathered on campus to celebrate their Concordia connections. Click here to view the album.
2007 Alumni Soccer and Volleyball Games
August 18, 2007
In an afternoon of festivities on the campus of Concordia University, members of former Cavalier soccer and volleyball squads squared-off against current members of the Navy and White. At noon the women’s soccer team opened the day’s action. The crafty veterans kept the possession battle even for much of the first half and generated several scoring chances, but found themselves down 1-0 to the upstarts at the end of the first period.
With a thin bench working against the elders and Coach Landy’s condition regime paying dividends for the 2007 crew, the alumni allowed a few additional goals in the second half to the No. 3-ranked current Cavs. With the game winding down on the pitch, arms were winding up inside the gym as the volleyball teams took to the court. With a limited veteran ensemble, head coach Christopher Duenow mixed the generations in the best of three series, often placing the undergrads alongside their storied setters and swingers.
The 2007 team stormed out of gate with a 30-19 win in the first game, while the wily vets early lead squeaked out a 30-27 in the rematch. The third and deciding game was a back and forth affair with both teams leading by as many as four points with the alums generating the final run to pull away 30-27.
Back on the pitch for the men’s game, the “friendly” between the Navy and the White turned into an aggressively contested match as both teams firmly held their ground on the field. The current squad got on the board in the middle of the first period to go up 1-0, but found themselves trailing 2-1 by the middle of the second half. Working to avoid an inevitable running session following a loss, the current crew, increasingly desperate, found net once again with the clock dangerously ticking close to 0:00, to conclude with an, everyone goes home happy, 2-2 stalemate.
With the grill smoking to the side of the gym, competitive action all-around and hundreds in attendance, the day was enjoyed by all and the Cavalier staff would like to send a note of thanks to all that could attend and to all that put in the work to make the event possible.
30 Year Reunion Weekend
May 26, 2007
On Memorial Day weekend, the Concordia High School Class gathered on campus to celebrate their 30-year reunion and the friendships made during their time as Blue Jays. Paul Brandmire led the planning, which included chapel services led by fellow alum LCDR Mark Tews, a tour of campus, a brew pub gathering and a formal dinner, and plenty of fellowship and storytelling. Click here to view the album.
May 5, 2007
On May 5, more than 300 Concordia University graduates became alumni. These alumni include the first class of nursing students and the University’s largest number of graduate-level alumni. They will stengthen our community as they live out the University’s mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society. There were many celebrations held to honor the accomplishments of these graduates. Peruse images of some of these events. To submit your photos to the gallery, email your images to email@example.com. Click here to view the album.
2007 Alumni Baseball Games
April 1, 2007
A wonderful group of alumni, friends, parents, and students came together on Sunday, April 1 to participate in the annual Alumni Baseball Games. The alumni shone in both 7-inning games and it was a great chance for alumni to relive their days in the Navy & White. View the gallery.
2006 Alumni Basketball Games
October 21, 2006
Hundreds of alumni, friends, parents, and students came together on Saturday, October 21 to participate in the annual Alumni Basketball Games. It was a great celebration of Concordia and of the University's basketball legacy. View the gallery.
September 8-11, 2006
From September 8 to September 11, 2006 alumni and friends of the University gathered to celebrate Concordia University’s 101 years of service and to begin a new annual tradition at Concordia. View the gallery.
Tuominen Yard Dedication
August 19, 2006
Concordia welcomed back alumni of the soccer and volleyball programs along with family, friends, faculty, staff, and students for the annual alumni games. It was a special day marked by the dedication of a new scoreboard in honor of Jarkko Tuominen, a three-time NAIA All-American and NAIA Player of the Year in 1992, who died in an accidental fall last year. The ceremony also announced the beginning of a fundraising drive for a new athletic complex, which will include a soccer and baseball stadium. View the gallery.
Alumni Softball Game
April 22, 2006
The sun shone on Saturday, April 22 as the ladies of Concordia's softball program congregated at Delta Park for the annual Alumni Softball Game. More than a dozen softball alums turned out to take on the lady Cavs. The Alumni team took the victory 6-5 competing with 4 outfielders and the CU pitchers on the bench. View the gallery.
Alumni Baseball Game
April 9, 2006
On Sunday, April 9 more than 20 baseball alumni turned out to take on the current Concordia Baseball Team. Portlands weather held out, while the alumni could not losing 9-7 in the tenth inning. View the gallery.
Honolulu Alumni & Friends Reception
March 2, 2006
Concordia captured the Aloha spirit, when the choir traveled to Hawaii over spring break. As a part of their trip CU hosted a special gathering for alumni, future students, and parents at Honolulus beautiful Pacific Club. View the gallery.
LEST Alumni & Parent Lounge
February 16-17, 2006
Alumni, parents, and friends who attended CUs annual LEST, were treated to a special grown-ups-only space on the Thursday and Friday of the tournament. It was a wonderful weekend of fellowship and competition and one lucky alumnus took home a $200 gift certificate to Nordstrom. View the gallery.
Olympia/Kirkland Alumni Basketball Outings
February 3-4, 2006
Concordia went on the road and welcomed alumni, family, and friends to two key I5 corridor basketball games. It was a wonderful opportunity for old friends to re-connect and for all to cheer on the navy & white. View the gallery.
January 21, 2006
Alumni, parents, friends, and family gathered at Concordias annual Lutheran night to cheer on the Cavaliers mens and womens basketball teams as they took on Albertson College of Idaho. While the Cavaliers did not prevail that evening, a fun time was had by all. View the gallery.
Alumni Basketball Game
October 22, 2005
More than 200 alumni, friends, parents, and students came together on Saturday, October 22 to participate in the annual Alumni Basketball Games. View the gallery.
Alumni Soccer and Volleyball Games
In August, former mens and womens soccer players, as well as former Cavalier volleyball players squared off against the 05/06 teams. It was a beautiful day of good sportsmanship, good food, and good times! View the gallery.
June 24, 2005
The weekend of June 24, 2005 over 500 alumni, family members, and guests enjoyed celebrating 100 years of Concordias success at the Centennial Celebration. Visit the Centennial site.