“I am an art major with an emphasis in art education, and I have also pursued a minor in mathematics. My experience during my four years at Concordia has been priceless. Concordia has given me the skills, discipline, faith and knowledge to be successful in life. I have focused my passion for art on drawing and painting. The education at Concordia has provided me with a variety of opportunities to expand my horizons as an artist as well as given me the opportunity to reach beyond artistic limits. The benefit of attending a small private Christian institution, such as Concordia, is that it has allowed me to study my passion in art as well as grow in my faith. I am thankful for the one-to-one attention I have received in the art department. This has definitely had a significant impact on the artist I am today. With a strong family support of parents, siblings, and fiance, I have excelled in my profession and feel I am ready, more than ever, to have an art classroom of my own, so that I can continue to teach others the beauty of art and the major influence it has on individuals and society."