Class Notes Honors
Norma (Berg) Vanderpan, Brookings, S.D., was profiled in the “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who of American Women” publications.
Bob Bain, Bismarck, N.D., received military honors, including the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and campaign medals, more than six decades after serving in World War II.
Ruth (Grefthen) ’52 and Phil Reitan, Decorah, Iowa, received a Spirit of Luther Award from Luther College.
John Ylvisaker, Waverly, Iowa, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wartburg College.
Douglas Johnson, Stillwater, Minn., received the Johnson Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, St. Paul.
Mark Ylvisaker, Schenectady, N.Y., was awarded the 2008 Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.
Randall Burns, Houlton, Maine, received a National Clergy Renewal Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
David Lloyd, Minnetonka, Minn., was named a Twin Cities 2009 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager for Best in Client Satisfaction.
Maret (Swick) Kashmark, Moorhead, was named the 2009 Teacher of the Year by Moorhead Public Schools.
Heidi Campbell-Beer, Moorhead, was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Minnesota State U Moorhead, where she is a graduate student.
Richard Larson, Sartell, Minn., received a Leadership in Educational Excellence Award from Resource Training & Solutions, St. Cloud.
Kristen Smith Knutson, Minneapolis, was co-recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Sarah Dixon, Fargo, N.D., received the Impact Speaker of the Year award from the United Way of Cass-Clay.
Shana Heinricy, New Orleans, was awarded a Faculty of Teaching Scholars grant at Xavier U of Louisiana from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Abigail Mayer, Minneapolis, received the Student Award of Merit from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn.
Andrea (Stebleton) Bourne, Seeley Lake, Mont., received a Graduate Student Excellence Award from the Association for Fire Ecology and an Award of Excellence from the Alumni Association of the U of Idaho, Moscow.
Courtney Zinter, Chaska, Minn., received the Chairman’s Award from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Minneapolis.
Jeffrey Klefstad, Harrisonburg, Va., was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda honor society; he was nominated by the music faculty at James Madison U.
Kirsten Kahler, Houston, received the Outstanding Dietetic Student award from the Texas Dietetic Association for her work as a dietetic intern at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.