I hope this letter finds you well and that you had a good summer season. The students are back at Luther and classes, football, and other activities are in full swing in the always beautiful Oneota Valley. The fall colors are out in full force, and on the first weekend of October, the campus was full of alumni who came back for Homecoming.
As most, if not all of you are aware, our class celebrated an important milestone with our 25-year Class Reunion October 4-6. The reunion committee worked hard to ensure a memorable weekend for everyone attending. There was a plethora of events including a Friday night gathering for our class at T-Bocks and a parade watch party Saturday morning. The reunion dinner and party was on Saturday evening, October 5, at the Oneota Golf and Country Club. The most important component was the opportunity to reconnect with our classmates and it was a great gathering. Be sure to watch for pictures on the Luther College Class of 1994 Facebook page!
As was also outlined in the reunion letter, we have established a Class of 1994 Endowed Scholarship. To that end, I encourage each of you to consider a contribution to the same. I, (as many of you also I am sure) benefited from the generosity of others and received funds from various scholarships while at Luther which assisted with tuition. We as a class have an opportunity to assist future Luther students with the same generosity. Please consider a gift to Luther in honor of our 25-year reunion and designate it to the Class of 1994 Scholarship. You may also pledge for up to a five year period and the same will be included in the total for the 25-year reunion campaign.
Finally, Kristin and I will be stepping down as class agents. We have served in the capacity for ten years and it has been a rewarding experience. It has been a pleasure serving with Kristin and we are hopeful another classmate or classmates will be able to pick up where we left off.
It was great to see so many of you in October.
1994 Class Agents:
2118 Inverness Lakes Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Kristin (Olson) Elerding
19851 Highway D15
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Serina Norvold Bentley is director of faith formation and minister of music at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls, Wis.
Andrea (Hanson) Carter lives in La Quinta, Calif., and recently celebrated 10 years of owning and operating her own marketing and PR firm, Andrea Carter & Associates. She is also the PR director for the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament and All-Star Rock Jam Session benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Kim Christianson is director of human resources and administration at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Kristin Hall earned a master of arts and specialist in education degrees from Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. She is curriculum specialist for the Elk River (Minn.) Area School District.
Jason Happel and his wife, Sheila, own and operate Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Truck fleet in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, Iowa, area. The company specializes in Iowa-made ice cream products.
Dongi (Holz) Huss is area manager at Arbonne International in Farmington, Minn.
Tim Knutson is director of planned giving at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.
Chad Martinson of Minneapolis is CEO at ACOVA Integrated Health.
Andy Mork teaches art at Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School in St. Paul, Minn.
Dawn Siu is music panel head at Ho Dao College in Hong Kong, China.