Criteria to consider for Distinguished Service Award (DSA) candidates include meritorious service to society in areas such as education, government, the arts, business, church, labor, industry, agriculture, research, medicine, and community affairs; loyalty and service to Luther; fidelity to the ideals of Luther; and timeliness of the award.
Though individuals nominated for DSAs typically have a strong Luther connection, they do not have to be alumni.
Alumni recipients should have graduated at least 20 years ago; they typically receive the award at Homecoming during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2020, we are celebrating individuals from classes ending in "0" and "5."
Distinguished Service Award recipients are normally honored at Homecoming's Annual Alumni Dinner held on Friday evening of Homecoming weekend. This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual dinner has been cancelled. This year's honorees will be celebrated virtually this fall, and we plan to bring everyone back to campus at a later date to honor them in person.
Distinguished Service Award Recipients for 2020 are: