Class of 1995 Spring 2017 Letter

Spring 2017                                

Dear Members of the Class of 1995,

Greetings from Luther and happy spring semester! As I write to you today in early March, Luther students are nearing the end of the first half of the current term and likely thinking about spring break and a well-deserved change in routine. The Development Office just celebrated Luther’s second Giving Day on March 9, which was a fun day of sharing Luther love all over social media and raising more than $500,000 for the Annual Fund.

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,

Joanna Foy
[email protected]


Nate Lindall is senior business development representative at Velocity Technology Solutions in Minneapolis.

Bo Nannestad is a global supply chain director at Resolux ApS in Orbaek, Denmark.

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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.

Brian Amundson
Catherine (Jorgensen) Anderson
Jennifer (Rovang) Anderson
Mark Beatty
Mary (Neumann) Beatty
Linnea (West) Benson
Lynde (Krull) Boettcher
William Bohmer
Robert Braksiek
Breta (Hanson) Brown
Daniel Cagley
Nicole (Halsne) Cagley
Susanne (Wickie) Cohen
Michael Danforth
Shannon (Miller) Duval
Julie Eddy-Boudet
Christine (Denehy) Enderle
Elizabeth (Bitner) Fitzgerald
Megan (Lind) Fox
Joanna Foy
Sara (Eckblad) Frick
Andrew Galuski
Andrea Gildseth
Matthew Gray
Douglas Grimm
Jana (Hovick) Grimm
Ross Hadley
Lisa (Kuennen) Hagen
Scott Hagen
Marc Hampl
Nancy (Larson) Hampl
Carla Hett Smith
Candice (Sanford) Hobbs
Ruth (Leet) Hoekstra
Jennifer (Jenkins) Hubbs
Jody Jackson
Kyle Jackson
Gayle (Gustafson) Jacobs
Brian Juchems
Kirsten (Hoffstedt) Keefe
Jeffrey Ketchum
Bethany (Bierman) Krepela
Dora (Harris) Kripapuri
Rebecca (Birkholz) Krogstad
Michael Lacey
Todd Lane
Amanda (Neal) Lawrence
Dale Lawrence
Scott Leake
James Lee
Jens Lee
Suzanne Lyndon
Christopher Marett
Stephanie (Emery) Marett
Mario Martinez
Christine Mattice
Gregory McGohan
La Donna (Hoornstra) McGohan
Maureen McGraw Duncklee
James Meehan
Joanna (Nelson) Meehan
Melissa (Schindler) Miroslavich
Alita Mishra
Suzanne (Lamberty) Moe
Christina (Rabe) Murphy
Jeremy Murphy
Kristine Mussell
Kirk Nauss
Jose Nazario
Jill Ness
Chandra (Philo) Nybroten
Dana (Svendsen) Ochocki
Andrew Olson
Matthew Oyen
Scott Pankow
Brenda (Leonhardi) Partlow
Jill (Beam) Prickett
Renee (Lysne) Rabe
Amanda Raddatz
Julie (Peterson) Robertson
Troy Rohne
Kristian Ronning
Melinda (Anderson) Rosenberger
Tanya Rosenkranz Malloy
Christian Rovn
Nancy Ruen
Christine (Haas) Ruth
Karen Ryberg
John Schild
David Schimberg
Jodi Schlender Dabrowski
Jennifer (Kornely) Schneider
Clint Schnekloth
Amy (Morse) Sears
Jeffrey Seidel
Jennifer (Naslund) Sime
Maria (Bringer) Smith
Steven Smith
Eric Solberg
Debbie (Smikrud) Stolz
David Storlie
Angela Strickert Vaaler
Rashed Sultan
Rebekah (Jorstad) Tarras
Herman Tiedeman
Christa (Gutenberger) Tollefson
Joshua Tomfohr
Karl Treiber
Kirsten (Pedersen) Treiber
Rachel (Deters) Udstuen
Nicole (Koenig) Unkrich
Amalia Vagts
Rachel Wangen-Hoch
Holly (Johnson) Wermager
Diann Weymiller
Jana Winch

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].