Luther College recently received the Iowa Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.

Luther College alumni Kris '82 and Kathy '81 Gregersen accepted the award on behalf of Luther at a recent ceremony at the Wallace Building in Des Moines. Shown (left to right) Luther alumnus Chuck Gipp '70, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Kris and Kathy Gregersen, and Governor Terry Branstad. The Gregersens are co-presidents of the Alumni Council, and Torgerson asked them to represent Luther at the awards ceremony. The Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa's natural resources. The prestigious Environmental Excellence Award honors organizations with comprehensive environmental ethics and commitment, while special project awards recognize specific environmental improvements.