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Concordia University College of Alberta
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Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
Established 1921 Concordia College. Subsequently named, Concordia University College of Alberta 1995
Type Private University
President Rev. Dr. Gerald Krispin (July 2007)
Students 1,600
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Campus Residential Area
Colours blue      and gold     
Mascot Thunder
Affiliations Lutheran Church - Canada
Website http://www.concordia.ab.ca

Concordia University College of Alberta is a Canadian private university in Edmonton, Alberta.

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History

Concordia was founded in 1921 by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod to prepare young men for preaching and teaching Christian ministries. It introduced co-education in 1939, offering general courses of study, and an accredited high school program. In 1967, Concordia began offering first-year university courses in affiliation with the University of Alberta. Concordia College is a denominational college previously affiliated with the public sector. The Province of Alberta allowed Concordia College to operate as a private degree-granting university in the 1987. [1]

The affiliation with the University of Alberta officially ended in 1991 by mutual agreement. In order to better reflect what Concordia offers, in 1995 Concordia was renamed from Concordia College to Concordia University College of Alberta.

Throughout its history, Concordia has remained grounded in the belief that the Christian faith gives purpose to life and that success depends upon spiritual maturity. Concordia fosters a Christian lifestyle on campus and encourages a dual commitment to academic excellence and religious vitality.

The unique logo of the school was designed by local aspiring artist, Melanie Reize, whom created it in 1985. Since then, the logo has undergone some minor changes in the outline due to the bold, yet controversial style of Elyce Bitz.

Timeline:

1921 - Concordia College is founded by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to prepare young men for preaching and teaching ministries

1939- The college expands to include women and to offer general courses of study and an accredited high school program

1967- Concordia begins offering first-year university courses in affiliation with the University of Alberta

1975- Affiliation with the University of Alberta begins for second-year university courses

1987 - Concordia becomes a degree-granting institution

1991 - Formal affiliation with the University of Alberta ends by mutual agreement

1995 - Concordia College changes its name to Concordia University College of Alberta to reflect its status as a degree-granting institution.

Today - Concordia University College of Alberta program offerings include undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition to its degree programs, Concordia continues to offer church work programs as well as diploma and certificate programs in Career Development and academic upgrading programs.

Programs

Undergraduate Programs:

Bachelor of Arts (3 or 4 year)

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Science (3 or 4 year)

Bachelor of Education (After Degree)

Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree)

Graduate Programs:

Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies

Master of Information Systems Security Management

Other Programs:

Diploma and certificate programs in Career Development and Church Work professions

Athletics

The Concordia Thunder compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (Provincial Level) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (National Level). Team sports include: badminton,basketball,curling,golf,hockey,soccer,cross country running, and volleyball. Each sport includes participation by both men and women on separate teams with the exception of Hockey which only has a men's team. Thunder alumni include: Andrew Parker, who is a well known basketball player who competes for the Edmonton Energy of the International Basketball League. Another notable Concordia alumni, Daniel Veenstra, has recently taken the diving world by storm placing a spot on the 2012 Canadian Olympic team. Jennifer Clayton, currently in her fourth year with the women's volleyball team has made a name for herself finishing last year as the ACAL leader in digs and kills.

Championship History

2008-2009

ACAC Medalists

Men's Soccer-Gold, Women's Soccer-Silver, Men's Basketball-Silver, Badminton-Silver

CCAA Medalists

Men's Soccer-Bronze, Badminton Men's and Women's Doubles-Silver

2007-2008

ACAC Medalists

Men's Hockey-Bronze, Women's Soccer-Silver, Badminton-Gold, Women's Basketball-Gold

CCAA Medalists

Badminton Men's and Women's Doubles-Silver

2006-2007

ACAC Medalists

Mens Soccer-Bronze, Women's Soccer-Bronze, Badminton-Gold

CCAA Medalists

Badminton - Men's and Women's Doubles Silver Medalists

2005-2006

ACAC Medalists

Golf-Bronze, Men's Basketball-Bronze, Men's Soccer-Silver, Women's Soccer-Silver, Women's Basketball-Silver, Badminton-Gold

CCAA Medalists

Badminton - Silver

2004-2005

ACAC Medalists

Swimming-Bronze, Men's Basketball-Bronze

Women's Soccer-Bronze, Men's Soccer-Silver, Badminton-Silver, Women's Basketball-Gold

CCAA Medalists

Women's Basketball-Gold

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008242

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