As part of the Homecoming 2018 festivities, Gregory and Victoria Fields will receive the Spirit of Luther Award at the Alumni Dinner on Friday, Oct. 26.
President Paula Carlson will recognize the couple and present the award.
"Greg and Vickie Fields have been extraordinarily generous in sharing their time and resources as ambassadors and volunteers on behalf of Luther College. Together they embody what the Spirit of Luther Award is all about," President Carlson said.
The Fields of South Holland, Illinois, have been enthusiastic supporters of Luther College in the Chicagoland area for decades. Greg is an alumnus of the class of 1977 and a regent emeritus, having served on the Luther College Board of Regents from 2005 to 2017. He is currently a human resources analyst at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Prior to her retirement, Vickie served as a vice president at Bank of America. They are the proud parents of two sons— Isaiah and Brandon, class of 2004, married to Kirsten Madsen, class of 2006, and a granddaughter Skylar.
Over the years the Fields have co-hosted and attended numerous Luther events and gatherings in their area for the admissions, alumni and development departments and served on several Luther committees including Presidentsråd, a presidential advisory group. Recruiting prospective students to come to Luther and encouraging alumni of all ages to support their alma mater have been the consistent focus of their efforts. As an alumnus, Greg provided key leadership in developing a Luther College black alumni organization, and he was instrumental in planning, organizing and hosting Luther's black alumni reunions, the first of which was held on campus in 2003. The Fields' passion, generosity and dedication toward Luther's mission in higher education is being celebrated by this award.
The Spirit of Luther Award recognizes individuals or couples who have provided significant sustained service to the college. This award recognizes persons who have demonstrated a personal commitment to Luther's mission, quality and character. Recipients are endorsed by the Faculty Honorary Degrees Committee and chosen by the president of Luther College.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.