Concordia University bid farewell to more than 238 years' worth of experience in the 2018-19 academic year.


Since July 1, 2018, at least four professors – one of whom notched nearly a half-century of tenure – and eight staff members have retired from the university.

In honor of these servants’ dedication to Concordia, the Strategic Communications team rounded up the names of the employees who retired with 10 or more years under their belts. The retirees, listed in descending order of longest tenure, include:

 

Philip Arnholt

 Professor of Life and Earth Sciences

48 years

Read here about his involvement in CUW’s Monarch project.

 

 

 

Rita Paulus

Advisor of Student Services (Mequon Center)

27 1/2 years

 

 

 

 

 

Don Korte Jr.

Professor of Life and Earth Sciences

25 years

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Vande Vrede

Director of IT

20 1/2 years

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Stenson

Director, Online Project Manager

19 1/2 years

 

 

 

 

 

Richard  Schnake

Associate Professor of Education

18 years

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Peterson

Professor of Physical Therapy

17 years

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Dumke

Advisor of Student Success (Midtown and Kenosha Centers)

15 years

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Zirger

Administrative Assistant, Office of Advancement

13 1/2 years

 

 

 

 

 

Fay Eichelberger

Clerk, Acquisitions Coordinator

12 1/2 years

 

 

 

 

Teresa Zimmerman

Housekeeper

12 years

 

 

 

 

Curt Gielow

Vice President, Concordia University Ann Arbor

10 years

*Helped launch the School of Pharmacy at Concordia Wisconsin and ended his service to Concordia as Vice President of the Concordia Ann Arbor campus. Read more about Curt’s retirement here.

 

 

 

— Kali Thiel is director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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