As you arrive on campus in the coming week, there will be ample friendly faces to greet you and make you feel welcome at Concordia!
Your Resident Directors will be chief among those excited to see you. These faces, along with your RAs, will be your go-to for questions about campus, life, and faith during your time at Concordia. Here are some fun facts to help you get to know them.
Q: What should you be sure to ask about Ryley if you run into her on campus?
A: Feta Cheese
Q: If she’s not on campus, where is she?
A: I’m probably at a coffee shop working on homework, seeing my friends or family, or out for a walk!
Q: What is Ryley’s favorite local restaurant?
A: First Watch!
Q: What is a little-known fact about her?
A: I graduated from Concordia in 2018.
Q: What does Ryley want to do before she dies?
A: Read the entire Bible.
Assistant Resident Director: James Zahorik
Resident Assistants: Dylan Karvala, Grace Sheedy, Aaron Huntley, Samantha Hoorelbek, Seth Day, Gabby Pavlik, Josh Shull, Morgan Richards, Paul Ball, Abby Becker
Q: What should you be sure to ask Marie about if you run into her on campus?
Q: What is Marie’s favorite local restaurant?
A: Café Hollander.
Q: If Marie were a TV show character, who would she be?
A: I’ve been compared to Jess from New Girl for my facial expressions and weird noises I make but I definitely don’t think I would be like her as a roommate. I’m not artsy or musical and I don’t have her style at all.
Q: What is a little-known fact about Marie?
A: I only like coffee in the morning.
Resident Assistants: Christian Prohl, Hannah Himmelman, Mason Kaschinske, Olivia Olson Hartwig, Matthew young, Kate Miklosz, Yannik Gruner
Q: What are three words to describe Em?
A: Personable, insightful, and witty.
Q: If Em was an emoji, which one would she be?
A: The star-eyes excited one, or the one with the two waving hands!
Q: What is a little known fact about Em?
A: I’ve never worn mix-and-match socks – if I can’t find the matching sock, I just throw it away!
Q: What should you be sure to ask Em about if you run into her on campus?
A: If you run into me on campus, be sure to ask me about the enneagram. Also, talk to me about your favorite hikes or outdoor spots – I’m still learning the best places to explore!
Q: What does Em want to do before she dies?
A: Backpack the Inca Trail in Peru leading to Machu Picchu.
Assistant Resident Director: Lily Kate Burreson
Resident Assistants: Luke Symmank, Tanner Hill, Emma Hartman, Jenna Pearson
Q: What are three words to describe Greg?
A: Positive, Adaptable, Hardworking
Q: What is a little-known fact about Greg?
A: I can sing tenor, alto and a little soprano.
Q: What is Greg’s favorite local restaurant?
A: The Chancery
Q: If Greg isn’t on campus, where is he?
A: I’m probably hanging out with my family or friends.
Q: What does Greg want to do before he dies?
A: I want to be on a TV show!
Assistant Resident Director: Megan Felsch
Resident Assistants: Abigail Wegner, Gina Ruchti, Andrea Ledvina, Christine Wolf, Nathan Benjamin, De’Shawn Ford, Jacob Schmidt
Q: What should you be sure to ask Liv about if you run into her on campus?
A: If you run into me on campus be sure to ask me about nature therapy and what I know about it (or ask me about Star Wars, I love that too).
Q: If Liv isn’t on campus, where is she?
A: Probably in Michigan where I’m from, doing wedding planning with my fiancé.
Q: What is a little-known fact about Liv?
A: A little known fact about me is that I got engaged in Greece overlooking the city of Athens (and I’ll show you pictures if you want to see).
Q: What does Liv want to do before she dies?
A: Before I die I want to bike across the country.
Q: If Liv were a TV show character, who would she be?
A: I’m definitely Rory from Gilmore girls.
Assistant Resident Director: Abigail Tadesse
Resident Assistants: Jane Toberman, Nora Rudzinski, Georgiana Isken, Halle VanHandel, Amaria Fagundes, Caley Huggins
Coburg & Augsburg*
*Quinn Roekle, the former RD of Coburg has taken a position as an Online Student Success Advisor for Concordia’s online programs. The search for a replacement is underway, and is expected to be announced in September.
Assistant Resident Director: Alex Pokorski
Resident Assistants: Turner Fuhrer, Sarah Harris, Analise Taylor, Gabby Kuehl, Dalton Rouse, Savanna Elsbury, Grant Karsten, Brianna Dorpat, Andrew Theisz, Annika Schumerth, Jacob Holst, Drew Mickelson, Emily Pearson, Lindsay Winkler
— Madelyne Arrigoni is a senior studying English, Mass Communications, and Photography. She plans to graduate in 2022.
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