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.
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 2020, for example, Luther is seeking nominees from classes ending in a "0" or "5."
Nomination deadline for Homecoming 2021 is January 15, 2021.
All nominations are confidential and will be acted upon by the Faculty Honorary Degrees Committee. Nominees will only be notified only if they have been selected to receive the award.
Letters of nomination may be mailed to: Office of the President, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101
Or you may complete the online Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form.