Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Please join us for this great opportunity to network and socialize with others in the Des Moines area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Work of Three Luther Alumni: Giving Hope and Fostering Resilience for our Community's most Vulnerable Children and Youth
Please join us for this panel discussion led by Gladys Noll Alvarez '80, Trauma Informed Care Project Coordinator for Orchard Place-Child Guidance Center; Toby O'Berry '97, Director at Iowa Homeless Youth Centers; and Amy Ostrander Croll '97, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Community Youth Concepts. The panel will be facilitated by Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, President of Mid-Iowa Health Foundation.

Orchard Place is the oldest locally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental health treatment and expertise for Iowa's children, including residential, outpatient, in-home and care coordination programs. Iowa Homeless Youth Centers works to eliminate homelessness among children, youth and young mothers by helping participants set and achieve goals in the areas of education, employment, safe housing, life skills and positive community engagement. The mission of Community Youth Concepts is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth development programming and to provide coaching, training and technical assistance in best practices to youth-serving non-profits.

Event Information

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Program
1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online.

Windsor Heights Community Center
6900 School Street, Colby Park
Windsor Heights, Iowa

The dates for the academic year 20152016 are:

Friday, September 11, 2015 — Dr. Paula J. Carlson, President, Luther College
Friday, November 20, 2015 — Aaron Hafner, Head Football Coach, Luther College
Friday, February 12, 2016 — Gladys Noll Alvarez '80, Toby O'Berry '97, Amy Ostrander Croll '97
Friday, April 15, 2016 — Joseph Giunta, Music Director of the Des Moines Symphony

Planning Committee:
Eric Carlson '89, Shannon (Miller) Duval '95, Kris Gregersen '82, Jerry Jaeger '09, Cara Kennedy-Ode '94, John Kenworthy '88, Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, Becky (Linnevold) Shaw, '71, Anjie Shutts '93