Dear Classmates of 1974,
Homecoming was near perfect as in a ten. Ten was the lucky number, as on 10/10 Luther inaugurated its 10th president and first female president, Dr. Paula J. Carlson. It was a joyous celebration shared by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college. Dr. Carlson spoke eloquently. “Joining the Luther College community with its rich and nourishing life of faith and learning together is like being welcomed to this great feast, to an abundant, life-giving offering of knowledge and wisdom shared in a community of faith.” Her talk was dotted with “we” and “us,” indicative of her inclusive nature. No doubt she will continue on in the tradition of extraordinary presidents of Luther College. Her entire address can be read on the Luther website at https://www.luther.edu/inauguration/speech/. Dr. Carlson is definitely a ten.