Concordia University Chicago Recognizes 2013 Lincoln Laureate Recipient
Concordia University Chicago senior David Moldenhauer has been recognized as a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, an award given to an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Chicago.
The faculty of CUC chose Moldenhauer because he demonstrated the characteristics of Lincoln Laureates: a commitment to the principles of democracy and humanity as embodied by President Abraham Lincoln.
“I was completely surprised when I found out I had been nominated,” the 21-year-old Walled Lake, MI senior says. “I’m very proud to represent Concordia-Chicago in this way.”
Moldenhauer recently received his $1,000 award, certificate and medal; he had to miss the November 2 ceremony in Springfield due to a choir tour. Moldenhauer currently holds a 3.87 GPA and is majoring is secondary education with a mathematics emphasis. He has volunteered for three CUC mission trips to Guatemala and one to Thailand, in which he shared the ministry of God’s word and helped build a school boarding house.
Recently, he joined with students and staff to helped spread mulch for the Park District of Oak Park to give back to the community in celebration of 100th Anniversary of the University’s River Forest campus. Moldenhauer also volunteered to help CUC runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October.