50-Year Reunion

Congratulations, Class of 1974, on 50 years in Luther's alumni community!

We are excited to welcome you back to campus to celebrate your Luther College 50th reunion this fall during Homecoming: October 25-27, 2024.

The Class of 1974 Reunion Committee is hard at work to make your reunion events, from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, a fun and meaningful time to reconnect with each other and with Luther. Below are the details you need to know make the most of your time in Decorah this fall!

Registration will open this summer. Please stay tuned!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

CLASS RECEPTION 
3:00-5:00 P.M.
Oneota Market and Terrace, Dahl Centennial Union

Launch into the weekend by gathering informally with your classmates. This popular open house style event is a wonderful time to mingle and reconnect! There is no cost to attend.

CLASS KICK-OFF PARTY
Details pending. Please stay tuned!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

CLASS DISPLAYS
11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

CLASS REUNION RECEPTION AND LUNCHEON
11:00 A.M. Reception | 11:30 A.M. Luncheon and Program

Celebrate your 50-year reunion with a luncheon, and enjoy a program by the Class of 1974 50-year reunion committee. Of the two 50-year reunion programs, the luncheon tends to be more formal. During this program you will have a chance to honor distinguished classmates, present your class gift to the college, remember classmates who have passed away, and reflect on your connection to the college and each other.

FOOTBALL GAME WITH 1974 CLASS GIFT PRESENTATION AT HALFTIME
1:00 P.M. | Legacy Field, Carlson Stadium

All members of the Class of 1974 are welcome to join the Class Gift presentation at halftime of the football game.

CLASS REUNION RECEPTION AND DINNER
5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:30 P.M. Dinner
Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

Close out Homecoming weekend by spending a fun evening with your classmates! This event will be packed with entertainment including trivia, music, and more! Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Thanks to the generosity of your classmates, your gifts to the Luther Fund will go twice as far! Every gift from a member of the class of 1974 to the Luther Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $74,000. Both outright gifts and multi-year pledges (up to 5 years) given to the Luther Fund will activate matching funds.

Your gift will make an immediate difference on campus supporting students involved in meaningful research projects, life-changing study abroad programs, community-building student groups on campus, and so much more.

Give online today and note “1974 Match” in the comments.

Reunion matching challenge fund generously sponsored by Peggy (Hall) Beatty ’74, Janice (Knutson) Engebretson ’74 and Charles Engebretson ’73, Gary Gilderhus ’74, Ann (Dallman) Havey ’74, Leslie (Smith) Sand ’74 and Kevin Sand ’72, and Mike Voltmer ’74.

By making a gift in honor of your 50th reunion, you make a difference for today’s students seeking the same transformative experience you had.

What counts in my class gift?

  • Outright donations (online, cash, check, stock transfers)
  • New pledges (up to five years)
  • Pledge payments made on existing pledges
  • New planned gifts or increases on established planned gifts

How do I make a gift?

  • Give online
  • Give by mail: Loyalty Hall, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Give us a call! 563-387-1322 or 800-225-8664

Thank you for your support of Luther College!

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Special thanks to the Class of 1974 50-Year Reunion Committee:

  • Joy (Johnson) Bahnemann
  • Peg (Hall) Beatty
  • Cindee (Engquist) Beck
  • Jim Bies
  • Nancy (Stoneman) Berkas
  • Marilyn (Morse) Christiansen
  • Kathleen Gaare-Wiese
  • Sue (Ness) Johnson
  • Elea (Jensen) Jourdan
  • Judd Larson
  • Dennis Ohlrogge
  • Martha Preus
  • Leslie (Smith) Sand
  • Gregory Sumner
  • Mike Voltmer (Class Agent)
  • Julie Wall
  • Barb (Estenson) Westre (Class Agent)