Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Commencement Ceremony for the 177th Academic Year


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Event Date

May 19, 2023

Event Time

4:00 p.m.
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Join us as we gather for the 177th Academic Year Commencement Ceremony on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, May 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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Event Location

Address: Concordia Theological Seminary 6600 N. Clinton St Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

Event Information

Come join us in celebrating Concordia Theological Seminary’s 177th Commencement in Kramer Chapel on the campus of CTSFW Friday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m.

The Commencement speaker is Dr. Leo S. Mackay Jr., senior vice president of Ethics and Enterprise Assurance for Lockheed Martin Corporation and vice chair of the CTSFW Board of Regents. Mackay is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Midshipman Graduate, an honor that recognizes midshipmen who demonstrate the highest standards of leadership, scholarship, and military performance. A graduate of the Navy’s “Topgun” Fighter Weapons School, Mackay served three years flying the F-14 fighter jet. He is a veteran of Operation Earnest Will, the American military protection of Kuwaiti-owned oil tankers during the Iraq-Iran War of the late 1980s. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in public policy from Harvard University and was a Kennedy Fellow, Harvard MacArthur Scholar, Graduate Prize Fellow, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs.

Mackay, along with several others, will also be honored at Commencement. 2023 honorees include:

  • Mr. Walter C. Dissen, Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa 
  • Dr. Leo S. Mackay Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
  • Rev. Daniel E. Conrad (CTSFW 1984), Alumnus of the Year
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ford, Miles Christi Award (Soldier of Christ)
  • Mr. Dwight and Mrs. Sherry Puls, Miles Christi Award (Soldier of Christ)

Other Commencement Day Events:

Baccalaureate Service for the 177th Academic Year

Commencement Day Organ Recital

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CTSFW Contact

Phone: (260) 452-2100
Email: info@ctsfw.edu
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