Winter 2018. Super Bowl VII. Winter Olympics. We have witnessed various host cities putting forth their best effort to welcome visitors, competitors, and vendors into their “home” city, state, or country. The hometown people have extended their warmth through welcomings at the airport, downtown locations, sports venues, and even their personal homes. We have also witnessed competitors embrace each other after a game, match or event as they know everyone competing was doing their best, having trained just as hard as the next person, and having made personal sacrifices to get to the game. As fierce as the games are, the most memorable moments sometimes are those when we witness the winners crouched on the sidelines cheering on their competitors to cross the finish line as they want to see everyone make it. Talk about team spirit and competitive camaraderie!
I would like to think we had moments like this at Luther as well. Whether participating in the various sports, music activities, theatre productions, etc., hopefully the takeaway for all of us was the satisfaction of being part of a group that accomplished its goal. Does the end result necessarily need to be the award or grand prize? Or was the real reward the sense of accomplishment the group experienced as a whole while celebrating the individual achievements that made the group excel? I’d like to think that we had a greater community at Luther that shared these common moments.
We, as alumni, are the hometown people welcoming the new students into our Luther community. We want to see each person succeed in their dreams regardless of their chosen degree and career path. That’s why it is important for us to continually visit our “hometown” to ensure we are there to welcome and cheer on all of the students---help them get to the finish line.
Keep the hometown feeling alive by giving to Luther. Your participation helps keep those dreams alive as well as helping get everyone across that finish line. I elected the monthly payment plan, which automatically comes out of my bank account. You may use the attached form and the reusable envelope or visit givenow.luther.edu to donate today!
As always, we thank you for your continued support of our Alma Mater. Go Norse!
1985 Class Agent
1985 Class Agent
Ginger (Felland) Brudos is a clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Children’s Health in Palo Alto, Calif., and in private practice.
Kris (Thomas) Dreifuerst is tenured associate professor of nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and serves as President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
Brad Lewis of Las Vegas, was appointed executive director of the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.
Di (Reque) and Eric Storvick live in Mankato, Minn. Di is community liaison at Educare Foundation and Eric is a physician and department chair at Mankato Clinic.