CSP’s Sam Johnson and Riley Hanson Named NSIC Honor Student-Athletes

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced its 2017 Male and Female Honor Student-Athletes with seniors Sam Johnson (football) and Riley Hanson (volleyball) selected to represent Concordia St. Paul among the 31 student-athletes named to the annual honor list.

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Concordia Partners with Mitchell Hamline to offer MBA Health Care Compliance Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law will offer its Health Care Compliance program as part of the MBA degree at Concordia University, St. Paul, under a recent agreement between the two schools.

CSP students choosing the Master of Business Administration-Health Care Compliance (MBA-HCC) emphasis will take the core curriculum (36 credits) of the MBA program at Concordia and the 11-credit Health Care Compliance program through Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute.

Both parts of the program are offered fully online. Students can begin as early as May 2017. Upon completion, students will have an MBA and also be prepared to sit for the Compliance Certification Board’s Certified in Healthcare Compliance exam.

“We are excited to partner with Mitchell Hamline School of Law with this new program,” said Dr. Kevin Hall, dean of the College of Business & Technology at CSP. “What a great opportunity for students to advance their careers into this growing market. We are looking forward to growing this partnership to address community and student needs.”

“It’s rare for MBA students to have the option of embedding a health care compliance emphasis into their business degree. We’re thrilled to partner with Concordia to train future business leaders in the health care space,” said Barbara Colombo, an assistant teaching professor at Mitchell Hamline and director of the Health Care Compliance program.

Demand is growing in the health care sector for professionals who can guide organizations through the increasingly complex maze of laws and regulations. The MBA-HCC emphasis prepares students to lead health care organizations through that regulatory environment and to champion an ethical corporate culture.

The MBA-HCC emphasis is one of four degree options available to students in CSP’s MBA program. It represents the first academic collaboration between Mitchell Hamline and Concordia University.

Mitchell Hamline will continue to offer its Health Care Compliance curriculum as a stand-alone 11-credit certificate and also as part of a Mitchell Hamline law degree.

Learn more about the MBA-HCC emphasis here.

CSP’s Mikayla Smith (’18) Named 2017 Newman Civic Fellows

CSP junior Mikayla Smith (community leadership major) is one of 273 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions.
The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are annually invited to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad.

“Mikayla is known for her outreach in recruiting and motivating others to be involved in initiatives that address social issues and human needs,” said Concordia President Dr. Tom Ries in the nomination statement. “Her peers, professors and staff observe and identify the genuine care, concern and consistency she exhibits in all that she envisions or undertakes. Mikayla will continue to make significant contributions to Concordia University, the city of St. Paul, the State of Minnesota and beyond.”

The 2017 Newman Civic Fellows will be the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed fellowship experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

CSP Selected to Participate in Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men

CSP is one of five MPCC schools selected to participate in the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men program. Three Concordia students will be awarded this scholarship this spring. Over their junior and senior years these young men gain experiences and support with completing their degrees and preparing to launch post-baccalaureate careers. Scholarship funds, leadership development opportunities and mentoring are the key ingredients in the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men.

Created and coordinated by the Minnesota Private College Fund, the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men is funded by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota. Students are named in the spring of their sophomore year and participate over their junior and senior years.

Program participants
The 2017 cohort of 15 students will be named in the spring. They will come from five participating institutions:

Carleton College
Concordia University, St. Paul
Hamline University
University of St. Thomas
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota