Luther alumna Vicar Amalia Vagts named a candidate for word and sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church
Vicar Amalia Vagts, a 1995 Luther graduate, is a candidate for word and sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church in America (ELCA.) All candidates studying to become pastors in the ELCA complete a year of pastoral internship. Vagts’ internship is a collaboration between the Luther College student congregation with supervisor Pastor Anne Edison-Albright and two area congregations: Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa and Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa with supervisor Pastor Susan Friedrich.
Luther College announces the induction of 36 seniors into the Luther chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society.
Luther College has awarded Cynthia Kamikazi the Young Alumni Award recipient for 2018. The Young Alumni Award recognizes Luther alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years who have rendered notable services to their profession and society in their vocation or avocation.
Luther College students Samuel Camacho, Joy Hundorf and Elayna Kiehne have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
Luther College’s Janet Irankunda of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, received the college’s Jenson Medal during the Commencement ceremonies for the Luther class of 2019.
Luther College named 2016 Hiden Gem college in Iowa.
Luther College junior Anne Wilson of Zumbrota, Minnesota, is the 2019 recipient of the $1,250 Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Award for Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance.
Luther College senior Joram Mutenge was announced the winner of the Erdman Prize for Entrepreneurship after “Pitch Off” competition Friday, May 10, in Marty’s, located in Luther’s Dahl Centennial Union.
Luther College professor of religion, Guy Nave, has been selected from a national pool of nominees to participate in a week-long faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar will take place June 16-20 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Five Luther College students have each received a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Recipients of the scholarship were announced during the Luther College TRIO Celebration Banquet on April 10. Recipients include Emmy Buntrock, Taehjona Hodges, Julia Lieb, Viola Niyizigama and Grace Weinrich.
The Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides “holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students’ academic success, personal development and sense of community.” The federally funded program has been sponsored by Luther for over 45 years and serves approximately 185 students annually.