Distinguished Service Award Criteria and Nomination Form

2022 DSA Recipients

Criteria to consider for Distinguished Service Award (DSA) candidates include meritorious service to society in areas such as education, government, the arts, business, church, labor, industry, agriculture, research, medicine, and community affairs; loyalty and service to Luther; fidelity to the ideals of Luther; and timeliness of the award.

Though individuals nominated for DSAs typically have a strong Luther connection, they do not have to be alumni.

You may also complete the online form below.

Alumni recipients should have graduated at least 20 years ago; they typically receive the award at Homecoming during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2023, for example, Luther is seeking nominees from classes ending in a “3” or “8.”

The nomination deadline for Homecoming 2023 is January 15, 2023.

All nominations are confidential. Nominees will only be notified only if they have been selected to receive the award.

Letters of nomination may be mailed to:

Office of Alumni Relations
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Or sent by email to alumni@luther.edu

Or you may complete the nomination form below.

Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form

  • Nominee's Information

  • Starting with the Most Recent
  • Other information such as a nominee's resume or vita, or news articles about their accomplishments may be mailed to:

    Office of Alumni Relations
    Luther College
    700 College Drive
    Decorah, Iowa 52101

    Or emailed to alumni@luther.edu

  • Your Information