Luther senior Williams and alumnus Taylor receive the Fulbright Awards
Luther College senior Marta Williams of Woodbury, Minnesota, and alumnus Ethan Taylor ’16 of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, have been selected to receive Fulbright Awards for the 2019-20 academic year on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
Olga Rinco Michels, Luther College professor of chemistry, was awarded the Ashford Fellowship from the American Chemical Society’s Exam Institute to collaborate on organic chemistry pedagogical projects during her 2019-20 sabbatical.
Luther College junior Colin Weber of Rochester, Minnesota, has been awarded a $5,000 Rossing Physics Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The Rossing scholarship is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education.
Luther College has been selected as a one of 25 participants in The Council of Independent Colleges’ second Diversity, Civility and the Liberal Arts Institute, which will be held June 2-5, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Luther College senior Joseph Keeley has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Korean for eight weeks this summer at Pusan National University, one of 10 national universities in Korea.
Luther College junior Kristen Hansen and sophomore Piper Wood have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. The pair will spend six weeks studying peace and dialogue in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.
Luther College senior Tressa Forrest has received the Psi Chi Diversity Research Award from the Midwest Psychological Association for her paper titled, “A Test of the Factor Structure of the Multidimensional Sexuality Questionnaire.” She will present the paper at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association in Chicago on Thursday, April 11, where she will be recognized for her award.
Luther College Professor of Psychology Loren Toussaint received the “editor’s pick” 2018 Paper of the Year Award from the American Journal of Health Promotion for his recent publication: “Forgiveness Working: Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace.”
As a long-time friend, supporter, athlete and coach for Luther College, Bob Naslund received the Spirit of Luther Award at spring semester opening convocation. Luther President Paula Carlson recognized Naslund and presented him the award.
Luther College junior Michael Winkler was presented the 2018 Hemp Family Prize, at Luther’s Homecoming concert, Sunday, Oct. 28. The Hemp Family Prize was one of four awards announced during the concert.