Concordia Nebraska employee Marcile Brehmer retires after more than 53 years at the university

Published by Amy Crawford 1 month ago on Mon, Jan 29, 2024 1:54 PM

Concordia University, Nebraska today announced that employee Marcile Brehmer has retired following more than 53 years and seven months of service to the university. 

“Marcile has faithfully served Concordia for over five decades, and while her wealth of experience and wisdom will be greatly missed, we thank God for her faithful serve to the mission of Concordia, seeing this community through countless challenges, joys, and changes,” said Concordia University President Dr. Bernard Bull. 

Brehmer began her work for the university shortly after finishing high school and has served as admissions secretary (1970-1973), admissions secretary and word processing center (1973-1976), word processing clerk secretary (1976-1981), assistant secretary to the registrar and word processing (1981-1984), development secretary and word processing (1984), data processing supervisor (1984-1989), and as operations manager of the computing center (1989-2010). Currently, she works as the computing services operations manager, a position she has served in since 2010. She retired from full time work at the university on January 12 and will work part time at the university for a period of time as she transitions out of her role. 

“My time at Concordia Nebraska has connected me with Christ-centered people and allowed me to build priceless friendships,” she said.  “It has been an honor to work with the faculty, staff, and students of Concordia for the past 53 years.  I have been blessed to work with many who live their Christian faith daily. It has been a privilege to meet and serve students and their families from all over the world.” 

Following high school graduation, Brehmer said she originally intended to work at the university for just a few years and move on to other opportunities. She quickly discovered she had no desire to work elsewhere, and Concordia Nebraska became her second home.    

“I enjoyed getting to know the students while they were on campus.  And it was always fun when they returned to campus and stopped by my office and introduced me to their family, updated me on where they were currently living and what kind of work they were doing. Some of the alumni would stop by to introduce me to their son or daughter who was planning to join our campus community after their high school graduation,” she said.  “I will treasure all the friendships and memories that I take with me as I retire.”  

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