Concordia University Cardinals
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Concordia Quick Facts

QUICK FACTS

Name of School:................. Concordia University Ann Arbor

Mailing Address.................. 4090 Geddes Road

City/Zip:............................... Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Founded:............................. 1963 as a Junior College 1976 became a 4 year Institution

Enrollment:......................... 750

Nickname:........................... Cardinals

Colors:................................. Red, White, Black

Affiliation:.......................... NAIA

Conference:........................ Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) &
                                              Mid States Football Association

NAIA Region:...................... Region VIII

President:........................... Dr. Patrick T. Ferry

Director of Athletics:........... Lonnie Pries

E-mail:................................. lonnie.pries@cuaa.edu

Director of Sports Information: Zach Johnston

E-mail:................................. zachary.johnston@cuaa.edu

Athletics Phone:................ (734) 995-7321

Fax:..................................... (734) 995-4883

Web site:............................ http://www.concordiacardinals.com/

Mission Statement:...........
 
"The mission of Concordia Cardinal Athletics is to encourage and assist student-athletes academically in reaching their career goals, compete for conference and national championships, and above all, produce individuals of integrity who seek to put "Christ First in Everything."
 
Fight Song:………………..
   
Fight Song Lyrics:...........
 
Raise up a cheer for our Card'nals are here to defend CUAA
Stalwart they stand come and give them a hand; we will win today
Lift up a shout! Let Card'nal pride ring out! And fill the air...
Hail! To Concordia! Enemies beware
 
Hail to Concordia! Hail the red and white! Soar on to victory
Onward Card'nals fight! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Victory is nearing, Watch those points roll in
Fight! Fight! Fight! With all your might and bring home a Cardinal win!!!
 

History

Concordia University stands on 187 acres overlooking the Huron River. Once home to peoples of the Chippewa, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Huron, and Miami nations, the campus is bisected by Geddes Road, formerly the Pottawatomie Trail, an old Native American highway.
 
In the spring of 1680, the French explorer LaSalle became the first European to view the campus site. The earliest settler of the land was Elnathan Botsford, one of the first residents of Ann Arbor, who arrived in 1825. In 1917, Harry Boyd Earhart purchased the property. A philanthropist, Mr. Earhart's interests focused on education, religion and charity.
 
In the late 1950's, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod began a search for a site to build a college. The Earhart estate was purchased in the early 1960's and construction commenced. Concordia College, Ann Arbor was dedicated in 1963 as a junior college. That year, Concordia was granted the right to award the Associate of Arts degree by the State of Michigan. The expansion of the College to a four-year institution with the right to award the Bachelor of Arts degree was approved by the State in 1976.
 
In 2001, Concordia College officially became Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA), after launching it's first graduate degree program in Organizational Leadership and Administration. CUAA is accredited by NCA, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and was among the first colleges to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) under the new 2000 standards. CUAA's Family Life Program is certified by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). CUAA's Athletic Program is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character institution. CUAA is listed as one of America's Best Private Colleges® and was ranked in the top 50 America's Best Colleges 2008 for Midwestern Comprehensive Colleges by US News & World Reports.
 
Concordia's undergraduate program offers over 60 majors and minors, with degrees in church work, education, pre-professional, business, the arts, communication and sciences. In addition CUAA offers accelerated and graduate degrees for adult learners through the School of Adult and Continuing Education.
 
 
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