• Sam Simataa, IT Business Analyst

    "I discovered that being in the Luther environment evoked even more interests that I didn't even know I had. Some of these activities included having a role in an original play production and becoming a management information systems major, just to name a few."

Sam Simataa '13

Expanding His Interests

“With an interest in music theory, I found Luther's music program intriguing and inviting,” Sam says. “However, I discovered that being in the Luther environment evoked even more interests that I didn't even know I had. Some of these activities included having a role in an original play production and becoming a management information systems major, just to name a few.”

Well Prepared for His Career

“As an IT Business Analyst, I use the technical and problem-solving skills I acquired through my major every day in my work,” Sam says.

He also appreciates that Luther’s diverse student population exposed him to a variety of cultures. “My experiences have shaped my ability to effectively interact with people from various backgrounds, which I’ve discovered is one of my biggest assets in my line of work.”

Still Involved at Luther

Sam currently serves as director of Luther’s Gospel Choir. “It’s a non-audition choir sponsored by College Ministries and the Diversity Center,” Sam says. “It’s open to students, staff, faculty, and community members who like to sing traditional and contemporary gospel music, freedom songs, and songs of praise from South Africa and other African cultures. The choir performs in worship services during the school year.”

The Luther College Gospel Choir was started and student-led by Sylvia Gift Nabukeera ’10, a Ugandan, who unfortunately passed away in 2011. As director, I hope to keep her legacy alive as long as I can.

—Sam Simataa '13

Co-curriculars

“All of these experiences gave me great insight into leadership and organizational skills, as well as networking around campus,” Sam says.