Saturday, February 1, 2020

Highlighted Events


Class of 1980: 40th Reunion Brunch

Come celebrate with fellow CCI Alumni at a special Class of 1980 Reunion Brunch!

10:30 am: Durbin Family Conference Center, 3rd floor Grimm Hall North

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Road to Reminisce

Road To Reminisce: 2 mile walk/run

Did you know the idea of a "preparatory college in So. Cal" affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod was brought up in 1955?
Did you know LCMS officials reviewed 87 options for where build a private Christian university in Irvine? Where CUI stands today was #88...
Did you know on Oct. 21, 1986 a 99-ft, 33,230 lb CH-53E Super Stallion crash landed where the track is today?

Come see all the changes on campus and learn about CUI's history in this family-friendly, 2 mile walk-run throughout Concordia's campus. Open to all students, alumni, parents, faculty/ staff and community members.
Route will be open all day. Shirts available for purchase ($5 cash) day of.


School of Education: Administrative Symposium

#FULLYCHARGED LEADERSHIP - Science & Strategies to Skyrocket Success
Keynote Speaker: Julie Adams, Adams Educational Consulting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm: DeNault Auditorium, Grimm Hall South

The young brain is different. The brain is HIGHLY influenced by environment. Success is not by chance, But by design. These ideas and more will be the foundation of this fast-paced session packed with the knowledge and strategies educational leaders need to strengthen and increase success in their students, staff, and community.

CEO, Keynoter, Best Selling Author, Educator of the Year, Coach Julie Adams, is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher, Educator of the Year, and a highly-respected international consultant who has trained hundreds of thousands around the world in the science and strategies that skyrocket personal and professional success. Julie is a fierce advocate for education, job training, and health and wellness, and has developed curricula, trained educators and leaders, and increased educational opportunities in some of the most remote areas of the world.

To RSVP, contact Kathy Mueller at kathy.mueller@cui.edu.

Alumni Award Reception

Since 2002, Concordia University Irvine has recognized outstanding alumni with Alumni of the Year awards for Professional Achievement and Distinguished Service. Selected by the CUI Alumni Association Board of Directors, our goal is to pay tribute to alumni and recognize their outstanding achievements and service to Concordia, their community, and/or their professions.
At Homecoming, all past Alumni Award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees are invited to bring their families to a special reception to congratulate the new winners and fellowship together.

1:00 pm: Eagles' Nest & Kenneth A Walker Hall of Fame Mezzanine


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2020 Alumni Awards of Distinction:

Professional Achievement Award is presented to an individual who is respected as an exceptional contributor and authority in his or her professional discipline and who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of character and leadership.
Katie Pond '05 - Vice President of Business Development at Vizio

Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual based on significant contributions through service to his or her community, church, school, and/or alma mater.
Heather Manning '94 - DCE for Searchlight Ministires & Abbey West Student Ministry Supervisor, Discipleship & Connections

G.O.L.D. Alumnus Achievement Award is presented to an individual that has graduated within the last ten years and has excelled in his or her chosen profession and/or demonstrated a continued commitment to living a life reflective of Concordia Irvine’s mission & values.
Christian Guebert '10 - Composer & Teaching Assistant at UCLA

2020 Kenneth A. Walker Hall of Fame Inductees:
Tom Pfotenhauer '99 - Men's Soccer
Tristen Holton (Ryan) '06 - Women's Basketball
Tlaloc Venancio '07 - Cross Country, Track and Field
Brooke Nicholson (Marino) '12, MCAA '17 - Women's Volleyball

Pops Concert Poster

POPS Concert

The annual Family Pops Concert, a Homecoming highlight, will feature a musical history of great crime fighting themes with Concordia Sinfonietta and special costumed guests!

2:00 pm: Alumni Plaza, Borland-Manske Center

Free Admission!

Borland Manske Center

Borland-Manske Center Tour

Take a tour, led by Eron Jacobson '94, and experience our newest building on campus, the Borland-Manske Center. This 38,500 sq ft, dual wing building is the intersection of musical tradition and theological foundation in a space that serves the entire CUI campus community. One wing houses our Theology department with a library, classrooms, and faculty offices for Christ College. The other wing brings three-stories to the Music Department and all students with a special hangout space, state-of-the-art recording studio, rehearsal hall, Orchestra hall, offices, practice rooms, classrooms, and much more.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Alumni Plaza, Borland-Manske Center
*Tour will commence following the POPS Concert.

Girl having her face painted


Family carnival on the Commons Lawn! Free, fun, and perfect for all ages with a variety of bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more!

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Commons Lawn

Tailgate & Basketball games

The Main Event! Bring your family and enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and fellowship at our annual Alumni Tailgate Party! This event is a highlight of Homecoming each year - don't miss it! Registration includes entrance to Women's & Men's Basketball games & FREE dessert and coffee reception in Eagle's Nest.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Tailgate Party on Eagles' Landing Patio
5:30 pm: Women's Basketball Game & Dessert Reception
7:30 pm: Men's Basketball Game

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School of Business and Economics Celebration

Join fellow business alumni & faculty for a special reception and meeting just for you! A great time to catch up, network, and share your story of life after graduation.

5:30 pm: Durbin Family Conference Center, 3rd floor Grimm Hall North

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