Monday, December 19, 2011

Less Tuition – for a Semester

Our daughter Paige graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday with a degree in Theology and a minor in Missions. Of course, we’re very proud of her and thank God for the blessings He’s given us these past four years.

Rev. Dr. Tom Feiertag - one of Paige's favorites
What do you do with a theology degree? You go on to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne in the fall for the Deaconess program.

This was the first time Paige graduated without being one of the speakers, so we had to settle for LCMS President Matt Harrison, who gave a wonderful speech which can be summarized in one word, hope. (You can watch Paige’s high school commencement speech here.)

We had a great time afterwards with a party at Luther Memorial Chapel’s Student Center. Maybe most graduation parties don’t go on for seven hours, but with so many friends and relatives, pool, ping pong, foosball, and especially a chocolate fountain, you just can’t stop. Plus we had a half hour hymn sing to top off the evening. Whoever said that college age kids can’t relate to church hymns has never met these guys.

Thanks to all who came, and thanks to Rev. Dr. Pat Ferry and the entire staff of Concordia University Wisconsin for all that you do. If you’re considering a university for your kids, Concordia Wisconsin is a great choice.

Two more of Paige's favorites

7 comments:

Dave Lambert said...

Congratulations to Paige!

jim claybourn said...

Congratulations to Mom & Dad, too! Good, confessional Lutheran kids don't occur by accident.

Preachrboy said...

Hey sorry I missed you here in our neck of the woods. Congratulations to Paige!

Daniel L. Gard said...

Congratulations to Paige! I look forward to getting to know her as she continues her journey toward an amazing vocation as a Deaconess. Blessings!

Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks to all for your comments!

Jim Pierce said...

Congratulations to your daughter and family, Scott. Blessings to you and merry Christmas!

Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks Jim. A Merry Christmas to you guys as well!