R.E. “Ed” Fuglestad joined the staff of Concordia’s biology department in 1927. He retired in 1970, completing an outstanding 43-year teaching career.
In addition to his many other duties, Fuglestad was the advisor to premedical students. Upon retirement, he could boast that 187 of his students had entered medical school. Throughout the years he maintained a keen interest in all of his former students and kept in touch through correspondence and in his travels across the country.
Fuglestad died in 1981 at the age of 80. The following year, the R.E. Fuglestad Lectureship was established with funds given in his memory.
See the list of speakers for the R. E. Fuglestad Lecture