Dear Class of 1987 Alumni,
I happened to be in Decorah after a family reunion just before the students moved in this fall. The campus looked so ready for all the students to show up and make it the buzzing center of learning that it is. My family reunion had been for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of some of my Westby ancestors from Norway. We counted about 22 Luther grads present, but that didn’t take into account the dozens more Luther alums who had predeceased us. I know that a good portion of us had family connections that led us to Luther, but it is my understanding that “relatives who went there” isn’t the pull it once was. So, as ambassadors of the College, it is up to us to bring the college up in conversation with the high school students we interact with.