Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievement of Luther alumni in their vocation or avocation who have graduated in the last 15 years.

Criteria include early significant professional achievement, demonstrated leadership abilities, and distinctive service to Luther or society-at-large. These persons should have lives that exemplify the college mission statement.

Award nominations are received by the Alumni Office and the recipients are selected by the Alumni Council. The award is given at Commencement in the spring of each year. Nomination Deadline for Commencement 2018 is January 1, 2018.

Past recipients include:

2016 Dan Christenson '02

2015 Charles Leonard '00

2014 Eli Williamson '02

2013 Chingwell Mutombu '00

2012 Tory Hegrenes '01

2011 Elizabeth Grice '01

2010  Josh White '97

2009  George Kun '01

2008  Eric R. Cutler '99

2007  Amy Parker Fiebelkorn '97

2006  Sarah Lynn Tofte '99

2005  Heather Schacht Reisinger '96

2004  David M. Poetker '93

All nominations are confidential and award winners are selected by the Alumni Council. Nominees will only be notified only if they have been selected to receive the award.

Letters of nomination may be mailed to: Kirk Johnson, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Luther College Alumni Office, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA  52101 or email:

Fax#: 563.387.2195

Or you may complete the online Young Alumni Award Nomination Form.


Amy Parker Fiebelkorn '97 with village kids of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Josh White
Tory Hegrenes '01 receives the Young Alumni Award at Commencement in 2012.