This week we are once again celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week, and showing our gratitude to the Lutheran primary schools all over the nation. The preschools, elementary schools and high schools are preparing young Christians to enter the mission field and continually proclaim Christ's love throughout their lives.


Here at Concordia we are blessed to have students from Lutheran schools in states across the country. From St. Louis to Rockford, these students were mentored by dedicated teachers and administrators to be witnesses and disciples in every stage of their life.

We are honored to be the continuation of these students’ Lutheran education and hope to build on the strong foundation that began in their home states. Here are some reasons Bennett Reisler loves Concordia and why he believes fellow NEW students would love CUW, too.

Bennett Reisler is a sophomore Secondary Education major. He graduated from NEW Lutheran High School in 2018.

Why should someone else from NEW come to CUW?

CUW is a great opportunity to further your Christian education and continue to build up your personal faith. The professors support this growth and they are always availible to talk. Campus ministry really helps to build a Christian community and provides lots of opportunities to meet new people.

What is the most underrated element of CUW?

The connections you can form by taking advantage of opportunities. The faculty and staff are willing to help anyone succeed if they reach out. These opportunities can lead to positive mentor relationships. These are connections that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot is the second floor of the new business building overlooking the lake. I love studying with a beautiful view and appreciating God’s creation.

Read about more Lutheran high school alumni here.

Professors know who you are and you’re not just a number.

Interested in visiting CUW? Join us for Lutheran High School Visit Day on March 6th!

— Madelyne Arrigoni is a sophomore studying English and Mass Communications. She plans to graduate in 2022.

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