Elisabeth Annice Unruh

Elisabeth Annice Unruh ’09, attributes her achievements and the desire to continue her education to the faculty and staff at CUC.

“The best part of Concordia is the mentoring that comes from the faculty and staff; David Settje, Michelle Morkert ’92 and Andrew Pollom are the greatest. They were amazing by providing a space for me to be challenged,” Elisabeth says. Settje is associate professor of history at CUC; Morkert is assistant professor of English. Pollom is assistant dean of students for Residence Life.

Elisabeth graduated from CUC in five years with a triple major in history, theology and interdisciplinary women’s studies. She served as the women’s basketball team manager for three consecutive seasons and facilitated events in the development of the University’s women’s and gender studies program.

Off campus, she volunteered with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in its archives department. Her senior year, Elisabeth presented her paper “Equality Denied: Lutheran Responses to the Equal Rights Amendment” at four different academic conferences around the nation.

Elisabeth is pursuing a master of arts in U.S. history as well as additional graduate certificates including one in women’s studies at Northern Illinois University—all to accomplish her career goal of becoming a professor at a liberal arts college.

“My ability to attend graduate school upon graduation from Concordia is witness to [the faculty and staff’s] dedication to the quality of my university education,” Elisabeth says.