News & Recognition

News & Recognition

Stories of Impact

2019 Gala of Stars Reaches Record High

Evelyn Joeckel

Wells of Generosity

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 7/1/2019 - 5 minute read

The Evelyn and Raymond Joeckel family has supported Concordia University Irvine and many Lutheran churches and ministries for nearly seven decades, even while raising a family of seven and moving frequently as part of the oil industry.

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Kaylie Housewright

Trafficking in Restoration

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 7/1/2019 - 6 minute read

Kaylie Housewright joined the first Townsend Institute cohort while starting an international nonprofit to support women who are victims of sex trafficking. That meant waking up at 6 a.m. Thailand time for her “evening” class, and persevering through daily thunderstorms and iffy Internet connections.

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Dean and Dian Vieselmeyer

Concordia's Dynamic Duo

By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 7/1/2018 - 9 minute read

Dean and Dian Vieselmeyer met in high school at Concordia teacher’s college in Seward, Nebraska, earned teaching degrees there, got married and headed out on a life of adventure. For thirty-four years they played an integral part in building the organizational infrastructure at Concordia Irvine, both on campus and at their home, where they hosted hundreds of students.

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