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Savannah Hartman, Luther College senior, at her summer internship with the Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging.

Luther senior Hartman hosted sessions on financial exploitation of the elderly through internship

Savannah Hartman, Luther College senior, worked for the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo, Iowa, for her summer internship. Specifically, she worked in the Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention program. The daughter of Jeff and Jen Hartman of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Hartman graduated from Cedar Falls High School. She plans to graduate from Luther in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in social work.

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Halina Pyzdrowski

Luther senior Pyzdrowski selected to research flood resilience during summer

Over the course of the last 10 years, Decorah and other communities across northeastern Iowa have experienced multiple floods characterized as 100-year floods. As the effects of climate change intensify, events like these are only expected to increase. Halina Pyzdrowski, Luther College senior of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is researching flood resilience in the Upper Iowa Watershed for her summer research project at the college.

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2017 Social Work Seniors

Iowa Rep. Mark Smith Calls for Social Workers to Stand Up

Iowa representative Mark Smith gave the keynote talk of the Don Kemp Memorial Lecture, titled “Social Workers Stand Up” on May 2. His talk focused on the history of social work and how social workers can use the past to inspire their work in the future.

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Sheldon Smith

Sheldon Smith ('16) Connects His Love for Sports with Social Work

Social Work Major Sheldon Smith ('16) loved being part of the wrestling team at Luther, even working summers at Luther's wrestling camps for middle and high school students. It was his involvement in camps like these that made Smith decide to pursue a career working with teenagers.

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JD Davis '15

JD Davis ('15) Studies the Norwegian Philosophy of Incarceration

Social Work Major JD Davis ('15) got the opportunity to travel to Norway through the Imagine Fellowship program in June 2014. Greatly interested by the U.S. prison system, he used his month to travel abroad to Norway to compare Norway's incarceration system to that of the United States. 

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