27 Notable alumni of
Concordia College at Moorhead

Concordia College at Moorhead is 1810th in the world, 645th in North America, and 609th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 27 notable alumni from Concordia College at Moorhead sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Rich Sommer

    Rich Sommer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    television actorbloggervoice actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Rich Sommer is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Harry Crane on the AMC drama series Mad Men. He is also known for his roles in the comedy-drama films The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), The Giant Mechanical Man (2012), and Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015), as well as voicing Henry in the 2016 video game Firewatch. He guest starred in a number of Elementary episodes. More recently, he portrayed Detective Dean Riley in The CW crime drama television series In the Dark (2019).

  2. Clint Hill

    Clint Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    Secret Service agentbodyguardintelligence agent
    Biography

    Clinton J. Hill is a former U.S. Secret Service agent who served under five United States presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gerald Ford. Hill is best known for his act of bravery while in the presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

  3. Don Gaetz

    Don Gaetz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Concordia College at Moorhead
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in religion and political science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Donald Jay Gaetz is a Republican politician who served as a member of the Florida State Senate from 2006 to 2016, representing parts of Northwest Florida. He was Senate president from 2012 to 2014. He is the father of Congressman Matt Gaetz.

  4. Kevin Cramer

    Kevin Cramer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Concordia College at Moorhead
    In 1983 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kevin John Cramer is an American politician who has served as the junior United States senator for North Dakota since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he represented North Dakota's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019.

  5. David Joerger

    David Joerger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    David Joerger is an American professional basketball coach who serves as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the head coach of the Dakota Wizards from 2000 to 2004 and in 2006–2007 in the International Basketball Association, Continental Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League, winning championships in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007. He also coached the Sioux Falls Skyforce from 2004 to 2006, winning a championship in 2005. In the NBA, Joerger served as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies from 2013 to 2016, and Sacramento Kings from 2016 to 2019.

  6. Roxana Saberi

    Roxana Saberi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantscreenwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Roxana Saberi is an American CBS News correspondent and former Miss North Dakota pageant winner. In 2009, she was held prisoner in Iran's Evin Prison for 101 days under accusations of espionage. She subsequently wrote a book about the experience.

  7. Marcus Borg

    Marcus Borg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2015 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    biblical scholarprofessortheologianwriter
    Biography

    Marcus Joel Borg was an American New Testament scholar and theologian. He was among the most widely known and influential voices in Liberal Christianity. Borg was a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and a major figure in historical Jesus scholarship. He retired as Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University in 2007. He died eight years later at the age of 72, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon.

  8. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Jeff Johnson is an American politician. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000 and served there from 2001 to 2007. Johnson left the legislature to run for state attorney general in 2006, but was defeated. Johnson served as a Hennepin County commissioner for the 7th district from 2009 to 2021. He was elected as the Republican National Committeeman from Minnesota in April 2011. Johnson was the Republican nominee for governor of Minnesota in 2014, losing to incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton, and again in 2018, losing to the Democratic nominee, U.S. Representative Tim Walz.

  9. Gary Larsen

    Gary Larsen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Gary Larsen is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Concordia College. He started his NFL career in 1964 with the Los Angeles Rams and then became a part of the famous Purple People Eaters for the Minnesota Vikings from 1965 through 1974. He was selected to two Pro Bowls and played in Super Bowls IV, VIII and IX.

  10. Karan Armstrong

    Karan Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2021 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    musicianopera singersinger
    Biography

    Karan Armstrong was an American operatic soprano, who was celebrated as a singing actress. After winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1966, she was given small roles at the Metropolitan Opera, and appeared in leading roles at the New York City Opera from 1969, including Conceptión in Ravel's L'heure espagnol, Blonde in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and the title roles in Verdi's La traviata, Offenbach's La belle Hélène and Puccini's La fanciulla del West. After she performed in Europe from 1974, first as Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, and then as a sensational Salome at the Opéra du Rhin, she enjoyed a career at major opera houses, appearing in several opera recordings and films. Armstrong was for decades a leading soprano at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where her husband Götz Friedrich was director. She appeared in world premieres, including Gottfried von Einem's Jesu Hochzeit, Luciano Berio's Un re in ascolto and York Höller's Der Meister und Margarita. She was awarded the title Kammersängerin twice.

  11. Chris Coste

    Chris Coste
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Christopher Robert Coste, is an American author and former professional baseball catcher, who first played in Major League Baseball (MLB) at age 33, after twelve seasons of independent and minor league baseball. He was an analyst on Pre Game Live and Post Game Live for the Philadelphia Phillies and is the current manager for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association of Professional Baseball.

  12. Amy Koch

    Amy Koch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Amy T. Koch is an American politician and a former majority leader of the Minnesota Senate, where she represented portions of Hennepin and Wright counties. Koch, the first female Senate majority leader in state history, is also a regular commentator for Minnesota local media.

  13. John R. Tunheim

    John R. Tunheim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    John R. Tunheim is an American lawyer who serves as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

  14. Coya Knutson

    Coya Knutson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1996 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal "Coya" Knutson was an American politician from the U.S. state of Minnesota. She served two terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, from 1951 to 1955, before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota's 9th congressional district as a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). She served two terms there, in the 84th and 85th Congresses, (from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1959).

  15. Einar Lunde

    Einar Lunde
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    correspondentnews presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Einar Lunde is a Norwegian news anchor.

  16. Adolph Murie

    Adolph Murie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1974 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    zoologist
    Biography

    Adolph Murie, the first scientist to study wolves in their natural habitat, was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who pioneered field research on wolves, bears, and other mammals and birds in Arctic and sub-Arctic Alaska. He was also instrumental in protecting wolves from eradication and in preserving the biological integrity of the Denali National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 1989 Professor John A. Murray of the English Department at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks received an NEH grant to inventory the extensive Adolph Murie written and slide archives at Rasmusson Library in the Arctic and Polar Collection. He wrote a forty-page report and biographical narrative of Adolph Murie, which remains unpublished but which is in his papers.

  17. George Halvorson

    George Halvorson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    businesspersoninternational forum participant
    Biography

    George Halvorson is a retired American healthcare executive who served as CEO of Kaiser Permanente. He is the Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding.

  18. Cynthia L. Bauerly

    Cynthia L. Bauerly
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Cynthia L. Bauerly is an American civil servant who currently serves as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue. She was appointed commissioner in January 2015 after joining the department as deputy commissioner in the spring of 2014.

  19. Kent Eken

    Kent Eken
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bernhard Kent Eken is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 4, which includes portions of Becker, Clay, and Norman counties in the northwestern part of the state.

  20. Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul T. Anderson is an American politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 44 in the western Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  21. Dan Fabian

    Dan Fabian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dan Fabian is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 1A from 2015-2019 and as Minority Whip from 2019-2021. He represented all of Kittson, Roseau, and Marshall Counties, as well as portions of Pennington County in the northwestern part of Minnesota.

  22. Samuel Gebru

    Samuel Gebru
    Born in
    Sudan Flag Sudan
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Samuel Gebru is an Ethiopian American activist.

  23. Gabriel Hauge

    Gabriel Hauge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1981 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    bankereconomist
    Biography

    Gabriel Hauge was a prominent American bank executive and economist. Hauge served as assistant to the president for economic affairs during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  24. Alan Bjerga

    Alan Bjerga
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Alan Bjerga is an American journalist, author of the book Endless Appetites: How the Commodities Casino Creates Hunger and Unrest. He also covers global food policy for Bloomberg News and is a journalism instructor at Georgetown University, where in 2016 he received a department award for dedication to student learning. In 2010 he served as president of the National Press Club and was president of the North American Agricultural Journalists in 2010-2011. He has been recognized for his work with awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the New York Press Club, the Kansas Press Association, the North American Agricultural Journalists, and the Overseas Press Club. He has commented on food and agriculture for Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, the BBC and PBS Newshour, among other programs. Bjerga won the NAAJ's top writing award in 2005 while working for the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, where as a Midwest correspondent also covered foreign policy issues including defense contracting and intelligence related to the Iraq war.

  25. Olaf Storaasli

    Olaf Storaasli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Olaf O. Storaasli, Synective Labs VP, was a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and USEC following his NASA career. He led the hardware, software and applications teams' successful development of one of NASA's 1st parallel computers, the Finite element machine and developed rapid matrix equation algorithms tailored to high-performance computers (even harnessing FPGA accelerators) to solve science and engineering applications. He was PhD advisor and graduate instructor at UT, GWU and CNU and mentored 25 NHGS students. He is recognized by American Men and Women of Science, Marquis Who's Who, and NASA, Cray, Intel and Concordia College awards. NASA Awards include Viking Mars Lander design and Engineering Analysis (IPAD, RIM, HPC, FPGA, SPAR, FEM, Space Shuttle SRB and NASA Software-of-the-year).

  26. Sidney Rand

    Sidney Rand
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2003 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sidney Anders Rand was an American Lutheran minister, educator and college president. He served under the Carter administration as United States Ambassador to Norway from 1980 to 1981.

  27. Frank Felice

    Frank Felice
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Frank Felice is an American composer of contemporary classical music and associate professor of composition, theory, and electronic music in the Jordan College of Arts at Butler University.