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Encyclopedia > Concordia College, Moorhead

For other academic instutions named Concordia, see Concordia (disambiguation). Concordia is the Latin word for harmony, literally with (one) heart. ...

Concordia College

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School type Private
Mission To influence the affairs of the world by sending into society thoughtful and informed men and women dedicated to the Christian life.
President Dr. Pamela Jolicoeur
Faculty 220
Location Moorhead, Minnesota, United States of America
Web site www.cord.edu

Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota is a private, four year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It is famous for its Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota. It also prepares many students for seminary. Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... The ELCA The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Concordia Language Villages is an internationally recognized and respected world-language and culture-education program, whose mission is to prepare young people--the villagers--for responsible citizenship in our global community. ... Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ...



There are 24 departments includes 78 majors. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees are offered.


Concordia College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member teams are located in the state of Minnesota. ...

May Seminars

Many departments including History, Music, Business, Biology, French, Russian, Theatre, Sociology, Education and Family & Nutritional Sciences offer May Seminars. In providing the opportunity to travel abroad and visit locations of true scholarly importance, the May Seminar programs seek to bring students closer to the things they study in class. May seminars begin at the end of the spring semester and typically last four weeks.


The college is also renowned for its excellent Music Department and associated touring ensembles. The Concordia Choir, critically-acclaimed as ranking among the world's finest a cappella choirs, tours annually throughout the United States as well as abroad every few years. The college also maintains four other choirs, two concert bands, two full orchestras, two handbell choirs, and chamber and jazz ensembles.

The college also presents a well-known Christmas Concert series performed before capacity audiences in Moorhead and at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis each December. The concert features the choirs, orchestra and handbell ensemble of Concordia staged before an impressive, unique mural reflecting the theme of each yearly concert.

Notable alumni

  • Ronald D. Offutt CEO and founder of RDO Equipment Company and the current chairman of the Board of Reagents.

Coya Knutson, August 22, 1912 - October 10, 1996, born Cornelia Gjesdahl in Edmore, North Dakota, was an American politician. ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ...

Past Presidents of Concordia College

  • Ingebrikt F. Grose 1891-1893
  • Hans H. Aaker 1893-1902
  • Rasmus R. Bogstad 1902-1909
  • Henry O. Shurson 1909-1911
  • Johan A. Aasgaard 1911-1925
  • John N. Brown 1925-1951
  • Joseph L. Knutson 1951-1975
  • Paul J. Dovre 1975-1999
  • Thomas W. Thomsen 1999-2003
  • Paul J. Dovre 2003-04
  • Pamela Jolicoeur 2004-current

Tri-College University

Students who are enrolled North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University at Moorhead can take classes at Concordia without going through additional admission procedures and paying extra costs. North Dakota State University is an American state-supported university and member of the 11 campus North Dakota University System. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four year university part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ...


  • There is a sculpture by the regionally distinctive sculptor Paul Granlund in the library.
  • Concordia College is located next to Prairie Home Cemetery. Humorist Garrison Keillor derived the name of his popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion from this cemetery.
  • First year students are encouraged to wear a bright yellow beanie hat during orientation upon arrival to campus. The rivalry between students from Minnesota State University Moorhead, a neighboring campus, and Concordians sometimes results in beanie-stealing attempts.
  • The belltower goes as deep into the ground as it does into the sky.
  • The word "UFF-DA" can be found in the mosaic upon entering the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library.
  • A statue of former college president Joseph L. Knutson is referred to as "The Chocolate Man" and is a common meeting place for students.
  • The campus is said to hold the highest point (Olin Hill) and lowest point (Prexy's Pond) in Moorhead, MN.
Colleges and universities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
AugsburgAugustana (IL)Augustana (SD)BethanyCalifornia LutheranCapitalCarthageConcordiaDanaFinlandiaGettysburgGrand ViewGustavus Adolphus • Lenoir-Rhyne • Luther (IA)MidlandMuhlenbergNewberryPacific LutheranRoanokeSt. OlafSusquehannaTexas LutheranThielWagnerWaldorfWartburgWittenberg
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota is a private, four year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
It is famous for its Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Concordia College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
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