Class of 1987 Spring 2017 Letter

Spring 2017                                

Dear Members of the Class of 1987,

Greetings from Luther and happy spring semester! As I write to you today in late March, Luther students are enjoying the last few days of spring break. Earlier this month, the Development Office participated in Luther’s second annual Giving Day on March 9, which proved to be a fun day of sharing Luther love all over social media and raising money for the Annual Fund. More than $500,000 was raised that day; thank you to all who made gifts!

You probably heard the news about our beloved Weston Noble ’43, who died Dec. 21, 2016.  A celebration of his life will be held on campus at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall.  More details about Weston’s life can be found in the Winter 2017 issue of the Luther Alumni Magazine and on Luther’s website.

While we’re on the subject of music, it was announced in January that Andrew Last ’97, assistant professor of music and conductor of Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen, has been appointed to the post of Nordic Choir conductor and director of choral activities at Luther. He will begin his new duties at the beginning of the 2017 fall semester.

You can read more about Andrew Last on Luther’s website, and you can find lots more as well, including students’ J-term course blogs and other course blogs, Alumni Office travel tours and events, links to alumni profiles, comparisons and rankings, life after Luther, etc. It’s easy to find web content that interests you at by clicking the search button next to the “info for” drop-down box at the top right of the page. Type in the word “news,” click on the search button, and you’ll get all of the Luther news, for your reading pleasure.

Attached to this letter is the list of all who made gifts to Luther in calendar year 2016. Thank you for your generosity! Did you know you can sign up for monthly giving to Luther? It’s a great way to ensure a gift is made each year. Those who make a gift at any level for three or more consecutive years become members of Luther’s Loyalty Society. Visit for more details. Regular giving to Luther is a great habit to cultivate!

Do you have memories of past Luther experiences you’d like to share? I’m sure our classmates would enjoy reading about them; send me your stories!

I’ll write again in the fall,

Dean Pribbenow
[email protected]  

PS. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Homecoming, Oct. 6-8, 2017. Class reunion information will be sent in the summer.


Kris (Wolander) Trecker of Plano, Tex., is educational vice president and human resources officer at Integer Holdings Corporation.

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Last year more than 10,000 alumni, family, and friends supported Luther’s Annual Fund with gifts from $5 to $100,000. Your gift makes a difference for each and every student at Luther, and we are grateful for your support.


This list includes all gifts received January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. Making a gift each and every year is an investment in the lives of Luther students and a show of support for the Luther College community. Thank you for your support of Luther College through your giving.

Melissa (Gibson) Adkins
Sarah (Wold) Allcock
Andrew Anderson
Arne Anderson
Jane Anderson
Connie (Huisinga) Barrett
Robert Barrett
Patricia Beech
Kristen Behm Gresl
Andrea Benson
Andrea Birkland
Erik Boe
Paul Braatz
Sue (Ericson) Bransky
Jonel (Saracoff) Brown
Todd Brown
Gina Brown Phearman
Nancy (Otteson) Buller
John Bunz
Kevin Carpenter
Dennis Clark
Anne (Dilley) Crecca
Renee (Sojka) Cunningham
Lisa (Palmquist) Dailey
Kristen Davidson
Bruce Dir
Dawn D'Ostilio
Gregory Eide
Christina (Heming) Eifert
Jonathan Eifert
Kristine Ellefsen
Kristin Elliott
Edward Erickson
Brice Evans
Shari Exo
Robert Fosburgh
Kris (Ellingson) Gasner
David Glesne
Kristin (Sprague) Glesne
Alf Halvorson
Daniel Hampton
Christopher Hamrick
Christopher Hansen
Karen Hansen
Peter Hanson
Denae (Erdman) Harder
Debra (Lietz) Hare
Ann Harrington
Diane (Gruenhaupt) Hedlund
Todd Heggen
Peter Hernes
Maria (Stillman) Hertel
John Hjelle
Laura (Kuehn) Hobart
Rona (Hagberg) Holcomb
Caryn Humble Peterson
Gary Hunt
Philip Iversen
Sarah (Henning) Iversen
Cathy (Kuehner) Iverson
Jennifer (Reisberg) Johnson
Jill Johnson-West
Sarah (Reppe) Jones
Sandra (Neitzel) Joppa
Kari (Larson) Kahl
Scott Kauls
Eric Kehrberg
James Kephart
Rhett Ketterling
Angela (Schroeder) Klomstad
Marshall Kottke
Karl Kovarik
Sarah (Kraabel) Kriewall
Michael Krull
Karen (Brugge) Kuhn
Mark Larson
Martha (Stadstad) Larson
Todd Letney
Larry Logeman
Jeffrey Mahnke
Lisa Manzey Adelmann
John Mattheis
Melissa (Mackey) McCormick
Staci (Bigelow) Mitchel
Phillip Moore
Karen Newcomer-Aney
Linnea (Nelson) Nicol
Timothy Oitzman
Julie (Anderson) Pickett
Lori (Phipps) Pierce
Timothy Pinnow
Kari (Rotto) Prestemon
Dean Pribbenow
Ann Rathe
Cheryl (Heimdal) Read
Robert Read
Mary (Vaaler) Reimann
Jeffrey Roberts
Jill (Shager) Ruffridge
Denise (Beeman) Sasiain
Susan Scheer Dhein
Daniel Scherf
Jeffrey Schmidt
Renea (Feddersen) Schoenfelder
T. Mark Seidelmann
Rich Smith
Christine (Klein) Stanton
Lisa (Schneider) Strube
Kristine Swenson
James Tegtmeier
Laura (Johnston) Tiebert
Rebecca (Morton) Vecchione
Michael Weis
Annette (Beatty) Wingfield
Theresa (Neill) Woods
Lori (Fretheim) Yunker

Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has been made, please accept our apology and contact the Luther Development Office at 800-225-8664, or email [email protected].

Purple flowers in Anderson Prairie