Dear Member of the Class of 2006,
Greetings from Luther and happy spring semester! As we write to you today in early March, Luther students are nearing the end of the first half of the current term and likely thinking about spring break and a well-deserved change in routine. The Development Office just finished Luther’s second Giving Day on March 9, which was another fun day of sharing Luther love all over social media while raising more than $500,000 for the Annual Fund! Many members of our class were a huge part of this success! Thank you!
You probably heard the news about our beloved Weston Noble ’43, who died Dec. 21, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held on campus at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall. More details about Weston’s life can be found in the Winter 2017 issue of the Luther Alumni Magazine and on Luther’s website.
While we’re on the subject of music, it was announced in January that Andrew Last ’97, assistant professor of music and conductor of Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen, has been appointed to the post of Nordic Choir conductor and director of choral activities at Luther. He will begin his new duties at the beginning of the 2017 fall semester.
You can read more about Andrew Last on Luther’s website, and you can find lots more as well, including students’ J-term course blogs and other course blogs, Alumni Office travel tours and events, links to alumni profiles, comparisons and rankings, life after Luther, etc. It’s easy to find web content that interests you at www.luther.edu by clicking the search button next to the “info for” drop-down box at the top right of the page. Type in the word “news,” click on the search button, and you’ll get all of the Luther news, for your reading pleasure.
Attached to this letter is the list of all who made gifts to Luther in calendar year 2016. Thank you for your generosity! Did you know you can sign up for monthly giving to Luther? It’s a great way to ensure a gift is made each year. Those who make a gift at any level for three or more consecutive years become members of Luther’s Loyalty Society. Visit www.luther.edu/giving/recognition/loyalty/ for more details. Regular giving to Luther is a great habit to cultivate!
Do you have memories of past Luther experiences you’d like to share? I’m sure our classmates would enjoy reading about them; send me your stories!
We will write again in the fall,
Chris Bellinder and Jamie Sue (Schultz) Knight
Ryan Hulshizer is a financial advisor at Farm Bureau Financial Services in Northwood, Iowa.
Courtney Kupfer is programming and student affairs director at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic in Minneapolis.
Alex Lass is a controller at Service Payment Plan, Inc., in Chicago.
Ashley (Meyer) Sires of Parkersburg, Iowa, is a special education consultant at AEA 267.
Veronica (Alzalde) Wells is associate professor, coordinator of library academic support services, and music librarian at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.
ADAM BOHACH and FLANNERY CERBIN ’09, Sept. 27, 2014
SETH KELLY and Erin Wright, July 23, 2016
KASSIE (PETERMANN) '07 and JEFF BECK welcomed a daughter, Ada Grace, in July 2016.
CRYSTAL (SCHMIERER) and Jeff HedmanJEFF HEDMAN welcomed a son, Henry Wallace, in June 2016.
JENNIFER (KNAPP) '01 and JOSHUA SEVERSON welcomed a daughter, Sloan Elly Freyja, in November 2015. Sloan joins brother Fletcher.
MAGGIE (JONES) and JAMES STANSFIELD '09 welcomed a son, Phillip Neale, in August 2016.
AMANDA (KAILHOFER) and JOE TIMMER welcomed a daughter, Amelia Kay, in December 2014.
BRIE (CORFMAN) and Nick TaralsonNICK TARALSON welcomed a daughter, Annabelle, in August 2016.
MARISA (RUEDA) and ADAM WILL welcomed a son, Jonas Alexander, in September 2015. Jonas joins brother James.
The Annual Fund – make your gift today:
Your gift. Put to work, right away, where it is needed most.
Last year more than 10,000 alumni, family, and friends supported Luther’s Annual Fund with gifts from $5 to $100,000. Your gift makes a difference for each and every student at Luther, and we are grateful for your support.
WITH SINCERE GRATITUDE
This list includes all gifts received January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. Making a gift each and every year is an investment in the lives of Luther students and a show of support for the Luther College community. Thank you for your support of Luther College through your giving.
Ashley (Koop) Bader
Erin (Gallagher) Bellinder
Jill (Dinkla) Borrall
Jennifer (Graupmann) Campbell
Kathryn (Recknagel) Cowdy
Sarah (Olson) Cutcliffe
Elisabeth (Zant) Daniels
Cynthia (Beier) Daubendiek
Sarah (Schultz) Doyle
Emily (Powers) Feldmann
Jane Ferrell Robey
Kirsten (Madsen) Fields
Jill (Knutson) Gierok
Marissa (Brengman) Hansen
Sarah (Thimjon) Hauge
Jasmine (High) Heckman
Erilynn (Russo) Heinrichsen
Amanda (Oelrich) Heller
Jocelyn (Jansen) Herby
Chelsey (Dempster) Holcomb
Andrea (Craven) Ingalsbe
Larissa (Curtis) Iverson
Megan (Thompson) Johnson
Kara (Kulzer) Jordahl
Molly (Berkas) Jubert
Lauren (Kraus) Keller
Kelli (Andre) Kellerhals
Megan (Finnegan) Kelley
Rachel (Kibler-Melby) Kibler
Jamie Sue (Schultz) Knight
Katherine (Young) Lane
Laura (Nicklay) Lemke
Laura (Gray) Mack
Sara (Barnes) Meisterling
Rachel (Swenson) Miller
Michelle Monson Klisanich
Amanda (Tryggestad) Nelson
Laura (Elliott) Nelson
Rachel (Miller) Palermo
Abby (Ballain) Polich
Kirsten (Boettner) Shanahan
Kelsey (Eisenmann) Shook
Margaret (Jones) Stansfield
Dana (Strandjord) Talsness
Brianne (Corfman) Taralson
Kelly (Schema) Thoreson
Amanda (Kailhofer) Timmer
Amy (Ettestad) Untiedt
Tony Vanden Heuvel
Veronica (Alzalde) Wells
Kirsten (Plahn) White
Heather (Buckner) Wilensky
Elissa (Wiger) Yaw
Jennifer (Moon) Zeuli
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has been made, please accept our apology and contact the Luther Development Office at 800-225-8664, or email [email protected].