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Maren Gabor '21
Learn about biology major, Maren Gabor, and how she managed a full course load and averaged about a 25 hours of service per week.
Madilyn Heinke '20
Meet Madilyn Heinke '20 and discover how her experience in Art and Physics crafted her professional skills.
Jackson Churchill '20
Learn why Jackson Churchill values the performances, ensemble tours, and the liberal arts education he received at Luther.
Mimi Armatas ‘19
Learn how a liberal arts education has helped Mimi Armatas in her role at American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio.
Philip Bagnoli '19
Learn about Philip Bagnoli's experiences as a nursing major and how it prepared him for his job in the neuro/trauma ICU.
Italee Castellon '19
Learn how Italee Castellon overcame a personal tragedy while helping others.
Ismail Hamid '19
Learn how leadership roles help empower Ismail Hamid to be a future changemaker.
Claire Hamilton '19
Discover how Claire Hamilton learned how to build community through service and nature.
Janet Irankunda '19
Learn how Janet Irankunda came from place of struggle yet emerged as a campus leader.
Marta Williams '19
Learn about Marta Williams and how she's using her education to investigate a possible future treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Emily Dirks '18
Meet Emily Dirks and learn how her music career brought her full circle through a teaching job at Luther.
Katie Koenning '18
Meet Katie Koenning '18 and learn how high standards and opportunities to participate made her choose Luther's music program.
Tapiwa Manjengwa ’18
Meet Tapiwa Manjengwa and learn how his accounting major gives him the platform to go beyond the numbers.
Laila Sahir '18
Read about Laila'a experiences at Luther and the challenges she faced that helped her grow.
Abigail Suhr '18
Read about Abby's experiences with the Luther dance program and her first year after graduation.
Kyla Grau '17
Meet Kyla Grau '17 and learn how her research and courses at Luther helped her become an effective French teacher.
Marlene Jones '17
Learn how Marlene Jones '17 uses her French major to teach English grammar and conversational lab at Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.
Sidney Larsen '17
Learn about Sidney Larsen '17 and why her travel to and ability to communicate in French-speaking countries has been a highlight for her.
Cecilia Douma '16
Meet Cecilia Douma '16 and learn why it was important for her to continue playing soccer while studying chemistry.
James Mueller '16
Read about James' experiences with dance Professor Jane Hawley and how her influence has lead him to his successful career in dance.
Catherine Lewis '16
Read about Catherine's experience connecting her dance and psychology majors in her career as an occupational therapist.
McKenna Campbell-Potter '16
Discover why McKenna believes that Luther prepared her well for life as a medical student and physician.
Ryan Goos '16
Learn how Ryan Goos '16 uses his background in Spanish, international studies, and linguistics in his career.
Miriam Harries '16
Meet Miriam Harries '16 and learn how Luther allowed her to combine her love of theatre, statistics, and computer science.
William Hatungimana '16
Read about William's experiences abroad, and on campus learning about politics and international relations.
Emily Holm '16
Read about Emily Holm '16 and learn how her major, work-study experiences, and time abroad helped prepare her for her career.
Alanna Spencer '16
Read about Alanna Spencer '16, her experiences at Luther, and how they influenced the first step in her career.
Emily Betts '15
Learn about Emily Betts '15 and how her multiple experiences at Luther led to her current position as a project manager.
Anna Dieter '15
Discover why Anna Dieter '15 chose Luther as the best place to pursue her desire to teach middle school math.
Carly Ellefsen '15
Learn about Carly's love of art and communication studies, and how Luther allowed her to pursue her passions.
Flint Angeroth Franks '15
Read how Flint established tools for career readiness and a network of support by the time he graduated from Luther.
Hanna Knutson '15
Read about Hanna Knutson '15 and discover how Luther faculty facilitated ways to expose her to areas of design she wanted to know more about.
Sam Olson '15
Meet Sam Olson '15 and learn how his first career moves have aligned with his passions for French and business.
Cole Puffer '15
Read about Cole Puffer and learn how, along with his scientific education, he appreciated learning about philosophy, religion, and the arts.
Emily Sena '15
Learn more about Emily Sena '15 and Luther opened her eyes to the possibilities around her.
Krista Wahlstrom '15
Meet Krista Wahlstrom '15 and learn why she thinks her biology degree provided a perfect path to pursue neuroscience.
Cate Anderson '14
Learn about Cate Anderson '14 and how her studies in French and History sparked an interest in peacemaking and led her to work with refugee populations.
Madeline Davidson '14
Meet Madeline Davidson '14 and learn how Luther fostered her interest in acoustics and music and helped prepare her for graduate school.
Catherine (Gehlsen) Hillestad '14
Get to know Catherine (Gehlsen) Hillestad '14 and how her studies in biology and French led her to pursue graduate studies in healthcare administration.
Victoria Ewald ’14
Learn how Victoria Ewald '14 discovered her interest in neuroscience and why she believes Luther chose her.
Willy Leafblad '14
Read about Willy Leafblad '14 and learn why he thinks his involvement in music helps him be a more effective music educator.
Delaney McMullan '14
Learn how Delaney McMullan '14 has realized that the skills she acquired from her liberal arts education have proven to be very useful at law school.
Maggie Pierson '14
Learn more about Maggie Pierson '14, whose academics, work-study, and co-curriculars led her to pursue a master of arts in theology at Yale University
Jamie Stallman '14
Meet Jamie Stallman '14 and learn how his undergraduate interests in religion and the environment have led him to Union Theological Seminary.
Matt Yan ’14
See how the opportunities at Luther helped Matt Yan '14 develop the skills necessary to pursue his love for literature and writing.
Nick Andresen '13
Read about the important skills Nick Andresen '13 acquired during his time at Luther and his path to medical school after graduation.
Stephen Dahle '13
Meet Stephen Dahle and learn how his education and performance opportunities provided him with marketable skills for his career.
Laura Harney '13
Learn about Laura Harney '13, the extracurricular activities she participated in, her relationships with faculty, and her opportunity to study abroad.
Angela Kratchmer '13
Read about Angela Kratchmer '13 and how her liberal arts education from Luther College influenced her future.
Hannah Myott '13
Meet Hannah Myott '13, whose German and anthropology majors led her to travel the world as a freelance writer and German translator.
Denise Richter '13
Meet Denise Richter '13 and learn how the liberal arts helped her discover her interest in accounting and land a job at John Deere.
Kimmy Rooney '13
Read about Kimmy Rooney '13 and learn how her courses and experiences at Luther inspired her to become a professor at the collegiate level.
Lindsay Sheridan '13
Meet Lindsay Sheriday '13 and learn how how mentors in Luther's music department still influence her today.
Sam Simataa '13
Meet Sam Simataa '13 and learn how he uses his education in his current role as an IT Business Analyst.
Emily Voss '13
View the Luther profile for Emily Voss '13, photographer/owner, VOSStudios, Wausau, Wisconsin. Emily's majors were Art and Spanish.
Bailey Cahlander '12
Meet Bailey Cahlander '12 and learn how her art major and work-study gave her the experience and training she needed to excel in her career today.
Katie Carnes '12
Check out the Luther profile for Katie Carnes '12. Katie was a communications studies major and works as a trainer at Epic Systems, Verona, Wisconsin.
Anna (Looft) Fett ’12
See the Luther profile for Anna (Looft) Fett '12. Anna earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University.
Ashley (Matthys) Gibson '12
Learn more about Ashley (Matthys) Gibson '12 and how her experiences at Luther made her more well-rounded and contributed to her success today.
Peter Graffy '12
Meet Peter Graffy '12 and learn how his coursework at Luther made his post-graduation plans possible.
Jasper Kange '12
Meet Jasper Kange and learn about the impact his art major has made on his career.
Erin Spanczak '12
Learn how an internship helped Erin Spanczak '12 find her first professional job opportunity in the accounting field.
Benell Weatherspoon ’12
See the Luther profile for Benell Weatherspoon '12. She is a registered nurse on the Behavioral Health Unit at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
Jake Wittman '12
Read about Jake Wittman '12 and how experiences after graduation and Luther connections affected his career choices.
Dallas Wulf '12
Find out why Dallas Wulf '12 appreciates his liberal arts education and how it helped prepare him for graduate school and his doctorate program.
Rachel Barclay '11
Learn more about Rachel Barclay '11 and how being on Luther's campus made her excited to learn and take advantage of the study abroad opportunities.
Kim Horner '11
Meet Kim Horner '11 and learn why the opportunities she had to engage with students and communities outside of the classroom were valuable to her at Luther.
Elise Sinnwell '11
Meet Elise Sinnwell and learn how her coursework in biology helped her prepare for a physician assistant graduate program.
Jake '10 and Kelsey (Vaaler) Vaith '11
Read about Jake '10 and Kelsey (Vaaler) Vaith '11 and learn what they've been doing since graduating from Luther.
Kelsey (Wauters) Swanson '11
Read how Kelsey Wauters' career path in the accounting field has taken shape since graduation.
Jake and Whitney (Keltner) Wessels '11
Check out the Luther profiles for Jake and Whitney (Keltner) Wessels '11. Jake had majors in chemistry and biology and Whitney was a psychology major.
Mike Byrd '10
Learn more about Mike Byrd '10, a student at New York University School of Law, his experiences since graduation, and his advice for first-year students and new grads.
Josh Gerber '10
Learn about Josh Gerber '10. See how Luther connections helped him make his first business decisions and grow his company.
Sarah Lilly ’10
Read about Sarah Lilly '10. She is currently a kindergarten teacher at Agamim Classical Academy.
Katie Prichard '10
Discover how co-curriculars, work study, and an internship provided lasting benefits for the museum career for Katie Prichard '10.
Tiffany Choi '09
Learn about the steps Tiffany Choi '09 has taken since graduation to build her career as a high school French teacher in Denver, Colorado.
Bailey Miller '09
Learn about Bailey Miller '09 and what she loved about her study abroad trips and how her experiences helped her prepare a strong resume for her career.
Sarah Carnes '08
Learn how Luther connections helped Sarah land an internship, her first professional job, and current position as Chief Operating Officer at 9 Clouds.
Matt Cox '08
Discover how Matt Cox '08 uses his major and minor every day in his work at the Minnesota Children's Museum.
Melissa Hunter '08
See how an internship helped Melissa Hunter '08 make an early career decision and how the Luther swim team has provided her with lifelong friendships.
John Meyer '08
Meet John Meyer '08 and learn how his experiences at Luther helped shape his career choices and how he became a successful entrepreneur.
Thomas Sines '08
Learn about Thomas Sines '08 and how his study abroad experience in Argentina helped prepare him for his career.
Reverend Nathaniel Anderson '07
Learn how diverse experiences at Luther helped Nathaniel Anderson '07 become a more well-rounded pastor and global citizen.
Karin Maxey '07
Learn about Karin Maxey '07, and how Luther's supportive community prepared her for a career in academia.
Kendra Swanson '07
Find out how Kendra created her own major to explore her unique interests through the Individualized Interdisciplinary Major.
Katie Woodzick '07
Learn how Luther College's Theatre and Dance programs "perfectly" prepared Katie to pursue an MFA a Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Todd Brown '06
Learn how Todd Brown's degree and experience at Luther prepared him for his job as a Guidance and Control Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Jasmine (High) Heckman '06
Discover how Jasmine (High) Heckman's '06 experiences and education spurred her interest in museum studies and helped her land her first jobs.
Rachel (Bails) Jeffrey '06
Meet Rachel (Bails) Jeffrey '06, a middle school teacher in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She majored in history and had a minor in secondary education.
Megan Clark '05
Learn about Megan Clark's '05 experiences with study abroad and work study and how they helped her discover her passion for anthropology.
Maggie Gill '05
Read about Maggie Gill '05 and learn why she's amazed by neuroscience.
Erik Fern '04
Meet Erik Fern' '04 and learn how his political science courses generated his interest in law.
Jen Gipp '04
Learn how Luther helped Jen Gipp '04 prepare for her career, expand her interests in the larger world, and establish lifelong friendships.
Anthony Nunez '04
Learn more about Anthony Nunez '04, whose liberal arts education led him to make a difference in children's lives at Jacob E. Manch Elementary School.
Jennifer Tomscha '04
Learn about Jennifer Tomscha '04, how she arrived at her current occupation, and her definition of a "global citizen."
Michael Toso '04
Read about Micheal Toso '04 and learn how international experiences shaped his career.
Em Dreiling '03
Learn how Luther allowed Em to pursue her two passions: theatre and psychology, and how that influenced her career.
Anne-Marie Hanson '03
Meet Anne-Marie Hanson and learn how her anthropology courses and experiences studying abroad inspired her career.
Janelle Olson '03
Meet Janelle Olson '03 and learn how her chemistry and biology majors helped her find a role she loves at Be the Match.
Molly Goodwin '02
Read about Molly Goodwin '02 and how her experiences at Luther prepared her for a career as a professional stage manager.
Ross Larson '02
Discover why Ross Larson '02 thinks learning another language helps him better understand himself and the events in the country where he lives.
Eli Williamson '02
Learn about the nonprofit organization Eli co-founded and how his career took shape.
Katie Sopoci Drake ’01
Meet Katie Sopoci Drake '01, and learn about how Luther College music and dance have influenced her career as a performer and choreographer.
Heather Morris '01
Meet Heather Morris '01 and learn how her work-study experience and major provided the knowledge and skills she needed in her career.
Mark Robinson '01
Learn about Mark Robinson '01 and how liberal arts began his journey from performer, technical theatre designer, to teacher.
Sarah O'Banion '99
See how Sarah O'Banion's experience in choir led her to change her major, and how this decision affected her career path and opportunities after graduation.
Heather Schacht Reisinger ’96
Meet Heather Schacht Reisinger ’96 and learn why a major in anthropology proved to be a good fit for her.
Karla (Sylling) Bloem '94
Learn how Karla (Sylling) Bloem's '94 interests and unique experiences at Luther helped her build the International Owl Center.
Mitra Sadeghpour '94
Meet Mitra Sadeghpour '94 and learn more about her goal to expand the opera repertoire and her time working with Mackenzie Zenk ’21.
Carol (Edwards) Denekas '91
Read about Carol (Edwards) Denekas '91, and learn how her interactions with professors and experiences on campus prepared her for life after Luther.
Patrick Strain '91
Learn how Luther nurtured Patrick Strain '91 as a theatre artist and a Christian.
Jodi Evans '84
Discover how an elective course influenced a career decision for Jodi Evans '84.
Arne Sorenson '80
Read about Arne Sorenson '80 and how his firsthand exposure to other cultures helped him gain a deeper knowledge of global issues.