Bethany Jane Thoelke

Elementary education (LTE) major, from St. Peters, Missouri

Bethany, how is your learning inspired at CUC?

The small class sizes are just one of the benefits of being a CUC student. You really get to know your classmates and your professors, and they get to know you. Professors care about you and really want you to do well.

What else was important to you in choosing CUC?

I've known about CUC my whole life. My parents attended Concordia, and my dad's first call as a music director was at a church a few blocks from campus. So I spent the first years of my life around CUC. It just feels like home. 

I also chose CUC because of the music program. My mom was in the Wind Symphony under Dr. [Richard] Fischer, and I think it's so cool that I'm under his direction as well, 25 years later.