God has again blessed Concordia University Wisconsin with a year of exciting news and developments. Here is a look at some of the most-read stories of 2022.

10. Alum highlight: Christina Janetzke (’08)

Cardiac nursing has long held a special place in Christina (Wingfield) Janetzke’s heart. It’s no wonder either. In her role as a transplant nurse coordinator at Froedert Hospital, Janetzke has the privilege of walking alongside heart transplant patients in the months after they undergo their surgery, and on through the rest of their lives.

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9. One last dip in the pool on Concordia’s former campus

Concordia’s inaugural athletic director, William C. Ackmann, brought a swimming pool to CUW in 1955. About seven decades later, we bid farewell to a “gem” of the old campus.

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8. The pastor’s partner

Former student Madelyne Arrigoni (’22), who is now married to a seminarian, took a personal approach to a senior project: “For my final project in Documentary Photography last semester, I set out to capture through photos a peek at the authenticity and distinctness of future pastors and their wives. I wanted to discover what made each person unique and how they are preparing for married life.”

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7. Milwaukee Business Journal: CUW alum Sophie Zang takes on $1.1M house restoration project

CUW alum Sophie Zang made the news this year for flipping a Whitefish Bay Tudor and listing it for $1.1 million. She is 25 years old.

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6. Sheepshead, supper clubs, and siblings: Charlie Berens gives us a minute

This post is actually from 2021, but Charlie is so popular with our audiences that it was still a most-read post in 2022!

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5. For such a time as this

“When a CUW photographer took this photo before my graduation ceremony in December,” writes Katie Canaday (’21), “he had no idea he was capturing a truly miraculous moment.”

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4. The many lives of the house at the front entrance of campus

If you’ve spent much time at the CUW campus, you’ve probably wondered as you passed the Welcome Station: What is that house over there used for? Find out here!

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3. In support of Concordia’s commitment to its mission and Lutheran heritage

Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. In 2022, the university recommitted itself to this sacred mission.

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2. Announcements: Honors, retirements, and calls

News of special achievements, comings and goings, and exciting new beginnings for graduates always generates a lot of interest. 2022 was no exception!

CUW announces spring 2022 honors list (fall 2020)

951 CUW students named to fall 2021 honors list

Concordia bids farewell to its 2021-22 retirees

CUW’s latest Lutheran teachers and DCMs to receive calls

1. A new university president

It’s fitting that two posts about the selection of our incoming president, Dr. Erik P. Ankerberg, made the biggest news splash in 2022. Welcome to CUWAA, Dr. Ankerberg!

Dr. Erik P. Ankerberg will be extended call to become CUWAA president

Ankerberg to serve as next president of CUWAA

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