Alumna Christine Meling '10 awarded Clinton Global Initiative University grant
Luther alumna Christine Meling '10 has been awarded a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Outstanding Commitment Award grant for $5,000 to fund her commitment titled "Sewing for the Next Generation." Meling will oversee the production of school uniforms for families that can't afford them in the village of Yari, Boma, in southern Sudan. Read more about Christine's project.
Luther Social Work Grads Join Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Each year some of our Luther Social Work graduates choose to volunteer for a year or two before going on to graduate school or a paying job. Some of the more popular programs are AmeriCorps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, and the Peace Corps. Three alums from last spring's graduating class joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps including Abby Martin—Omaha, Sally Ea—Seattle, and Courtney Guntly—Wilmington.
Three Luther Social Work Alumni at Helping Services for Youth and Families
Laura Lehman '20 (at left, in photo) is currently a social work student who is completing her senior practicum at Helping Services for Youth and Families, serving northeast Iowa.
Three Luther Social Work alumni, Madi Brauer '19, Shelby Henkelman '16, Colinne McCann '15, are now employed at Helping Services, with two having the credentials AND work experience to provide supervision for practicum students.
(Photo caption: Laura Lehman '20, Madi Brauer '19, Shelby Henkelman '16, Colinne McCann '15 at Helping Services for Youth and Families.)