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Shining metals fill John Gallegos chest on his Marine Corps Uniform.

Two-Time War Vet, First Time Student

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 5 minute read

Veteran student John Gallegos spent much of his life in the Marine Corps, including a stint as Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney’s personal bodyguard.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Student Feature


Songs of worship and praise fill the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2019 National Youth Gathering.

Gathering for Impact

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 2 minute read

When 22,000 young people descended on Minneapolis as part of the 2019 National Youth Gathering, dozens, perhaps hundreds, of the event’s leaders and volunteers came from Concordia Irvine.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Campus News


Sam Gelberger assists Concordia student Alexa Jorgenson as a part of the CUI Connect Mentor Program

Real (Estate) Mentoring

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 4 minute read

Sam Gelberger ’10, MCAA ’13 loves coaching people to their highest potential. That includes the swimmers and water polo players in the swim club she owns and operates. And this past year it also included Concordia student Alexa Jorgenson ’21 whose career in real estate Sam is helping to launch.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Alumni Profile, CUI Connect Mentor Program


Songs of worship and praise fill the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2019 National Youth Gathering.

Gathering for Impact

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 2 minute read

When 22,000 young people descended on Minneapolis as part of the 2019 National Youth Gathering, dozens, perhaps hundreds, of the event’s leaders and volunteers came from Concordia Irvine.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Campus News


Rooms in motion: A variety of furniture types and potential configurations open up new possibilities for teaching.

Flexing for the Future of Education

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 5 minute read

As education shifts toward student-centered classrooms, CUI is modeling best practices for its future teachers by transforming some classrooms into highly-mobile, tech-enabled learning spaces.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Student Feature


Magnum enjoys surf breaks and mission trips with his family.

Value Expert

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 8 minute read

Associate professor Russell Mangum is also a full-time economist, giving expert testimony in high-profile cases of intellectual property infringement and anti-trust litigation for clients and companies as diverse as Microsoft, Monster Energy, Chipotle and Chicken of the Sea.

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019, Faculty Feature


Brandon Li leads the crowd in worship while playing his guitar.

A Gathering to Faith

Posted on 9/1/2019 - 3 minute read

I rarely get butterflies before singing in front of people, but standing below the platform at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a team of singers and musicians from Concordia Irvine and elsewhere, my stomach buzzed with nerves. Then, a voice came through our in-ear monitors. “Go! You guys are up.”

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Tags: Magazine, Fall 2019


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