Chicago Area Celebration

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Together we will welcome President Ward and introduce her to members of the Luther College community from the Chicago area. Please join us for this special gathering to celebrate Luther's 11th presidency.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - POSTPONED

03/11/2020: Luther has made the difficult decision to postpone the Presidential Welcome Tour that was scheduled to take place with events in Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines. The college is taking this precautionary measure because of the rapidly evolving situation related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and our deep concern for the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and the communities we were so looking forward to visiting as part of this program.

It is our hope to reschedule these events sometime in the next academic year.

For more information on Luther's Novel Coronavirus preparations, please visit our health advisories website.


The Morton Arboretum
Thornhill Education Center - Arbor Room
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Illinois

  • 6:00 p.m. Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

$25.00 per person, Registration Required


Special thanks to our hosts:

Wendy (Jaycox) '92 and Thor Davidson '93
Willie '84 and Denise Davismckennie '82
Greg '77 and Vickie Fields
Marlon '15 and Emily (Alcock) Henriquez '17
David '66 and Carole Hoyem
Corey '98 and Tonya (Schwers) Schmidt '97
Bruce '82 and Kari (Nottleson) Shatzer '82
John and Rachel Vanderploeg
Perran Wetzel '79 and Loretta Dooley Wetzel '80


Questions can be directed to: Sharon Frana at (563) 387-1525 or [email protected]