Welcome to Concordia!
If you are a new student, welcome to the Eagle family and for all you returning students, welcome back! I am excited to welcome you to this new year of experiences. This year will present many experiences and challenges, from which you will grow and develop as an individual.
This year will be centered around the theme, Create and Impact, which was influenced by 1 Timothy 4:10,12: “For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the savior of all people, especially of those who believe…Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
As a college student, you have innumerable opportunities to find yourself and to figure out who and what you want to be. I encourage you to take chances and believe in yourself. It is inevitable that you will make a few mistakes, but it is from these mistakes that you will learn and mature. Trust yourself and follow your ambition. You have the potential to shape yourself into an individual who exhibits pride in his or her academics, faith in Christ, a servant to the community, and rich with experience. This perspective can impact your future, your community, and others in a positive and exemplary light.
I am so blessed that we get to grow with our university together. I cannot wait for you to discover the traditions and values that Concordia has to offer!
Jamie Rivera ‘14
ASCUI President 2013-2014
Center for Student Leadership & Development (CSLD)