Concordia offers more than 30 healthcare-related majors, which adds up to thousands upon thousands of alumni who serve in caregiving roles throughout the world.

Many of our graduates continue to serve selflessly in the midst of COVID-19, and we’re incredibly proud to see our alumni living out the CUW mission on the front lines of this pandemic.

We’re showing our appreciation for our alumni through a new series called “Falcons on the Front Line.” We want you to nominate worthy Falcons for this series! If you would like to recognize a first responder who is an alumna or alumnus of CUW, please take a moment to fill out this form. We’ll honor a Falcon on the Front Line each week on CUW’s social media channels.

Click here to nominate a Falcon on the Front Line.


Jacob Sheehan (’19)

Jacob is a Biomedical Science alumnus working as an Emergency Department Technician at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Jacob has been working more than full-time throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to pursue his dream of going to medical school and getting married.

Nominated by: Morgan Sheehan



Andrea Bucci (’20)

Andrea is a Nursing alumna working as a Registered Nurse at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha, WI.

Nominated by: Cindi Bucci



Ashley Higgins (’21)

Ashley is a Pharmacy student working as a Pharmacy Intern at Walgreens in Cedarburg.

Nominated by: Margaret Lompa



Kelly Vigansky-Schultz (’18)

Kelly is a Physician Assistant Studies alumna working as a PA-C at Spectrum Health-Lakeland, St. Joseph, MI

Nominated by: Sonya Schultz



Kim Berry (’19)

Kim is a Nursing alumna working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles, MI . 

Nominated by: Pam Berry



Rachal Schlise (’15)

Rachal is a Biomedical Science alumna working as a Nurse at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. She’s volunteered to help on the Covid floor for the past few weeks.

Nominated by: Sarah Hansen



Amanda Meerdink (’22)

Amanda is a Radiologic Technology student working as a CNA at Aurora in Grafton. Amanda works on the COVID-19 floor at  directly supporting and caring for infected patients.

Nominated by: Jen Meerdink



Rachel Keller (’18)

Rachel is a Nursing alumna working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Aurora Sinai Medical Center Milwaukee.

Nominated by: Beth Keller



Tommy Spangenberg (’19)

Tommy is a Physician Assistant Studies alumnus working as an Emergency medicine PA resident at Community Regional Medical Center Fresno, CA.

Nominated by: Anonymous



Nicole Williams (’19)

Occupational Therapy alumna working as an Occupational Therapist at Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine WI and Lakeview Hospital, Waterford, WI. Nicole has literally started her career during the pandemic. She works with Covid-19 patients directly through the therapy she does. She was also trained on PPE and works monitoring and helping workers be protected correctly when working with the Covid-19 patients. It is not the way she thought her career would start, but the skills she is gaining she can take with her after Covid-19.

Nominated by: Jill Williams



Tyler Hass (’19)

Nursing alumnus working as a Registered Nurse at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

Nominated by: Tom Hass



Bridget Ebert, Hope Rehlinger, Haley Jorgensen (’20)

After graduation, Bridget Ebert, Hope Rehlinger and Haley Jorgensen have begun positions as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within Froedtert.

Nominated by: Lisa Reimer



Katie Luethe (’14)

Nursing alumni as an ER and OR Registered Nurse at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital Brookfield, WI.

Nominated by: Dana Rasmussen



Alicia Sund (’18)

Nursing alumni as an Emergency Room RN at Aurora St Luke’s ER in Milwaukee.

Nominated by: Andrea Bucci


MaKayla Wolfe (’18)

Justice and Public Policy alumni as a Patrol Officer at Green Bay Police Department

Nominated by: Gayle Colassaco

4-18-20 Salute

Jordy Pendergast (’19), Austin Damaschke (’17), Bobby Truppe (’18)

Physician Assistant Studies alumni in the ER of Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, WI

Nominated by: Peggy Pfeiffer


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