Distinguished Service Award

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."

The nomination deadline for Homecoming 2021 has been extended to Monday, March 1, 2021.

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 Kirk Johnson, Office of Alumni Relations, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101or sent by email to [email protected].

You may also complete the online Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form.

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