Luther Faculty pupils awarded Kuh and Krahn Spouse and children Awards

Jack Bell ’25 and Kaylee Martin ’23 have been awarded the Kuh Loved ones “Positively Luther” Award and the Krahn Household University student Life Support Award respectively for their contributions to the Luther community and participation in routines that embrace the spirit and mission of Luther College or university.


Kuh Household “Positively Luther” Award

Founded in 2015 by George D. Kuh ’68, Warren R. Kuh ’74, and Kristian R. Kuh ’97, the “Positively Luther” award is supplied each individual year to a university student whose character, leadership and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful things to do enhance the high quality of campus daily life. Jack Bell ’25 is obtaining this award for his commitment to uplifting some others though becoming a various activity athlete and excelling in his academics. He is also operating in the direction of enhancing mental overall health accessibility and consciousness on campus. 

Bell is a member of the men’s soccer group, the men’s swimming and diving team, and is a member of the American Rivers Convention University student Athlete Advisory Board. His swimming and diving mentor, Aaron Zander, encouraged Bell to implement for this award. 

“Jack is Luther, by means of and through. He is one particular of the most positive, outwardly passionate and caring individuals I have experienced the possibility to mentor,” says Zander. “He motivates his teammates and classmates in almost everything he’s a component of. Mix that with superior outcomes in the pool and the classroom – Jack exemplifies what Luther stands for.”

Bell, an physical exercise science significant with a leadership experiments minimal, suggests he is honored to be acquiring this award. Since his lecturers and athletics get most of his time, he appears for means to give back and really encourage other folks in his day-to-working day. 

“I established out to obtain approaches to be far better. I identified approaches to assist group chemistry and to do the job in the Decorah neighborhood with classes,” suggests Bell. “I’m seeking to find out from anyone I can, and I hope that sets an case in point for many others. Remaining awarded ‘Positively Luther’ following just one year listed here helps make me believe that my initiatives have been worthwhile. It’s reassuring to know the college I picked for college or university thinks in, recognizes and rewards lots of of my values.” 


Krahn Spouse and children University student Everyday living Service Award

The Krahn Spouse and children Scholar Existence Support Award was recognized in 2013 by Roger A. ’68 and Laurie Krahn and recognizes a student who helps make a beneficial impact on college student everyday living. Kaylee Martin ’23, a social get the job done major, was nominated by several college and staff members for her determination to aiding other people. 

“Kaylee is a decided, self-adequate person who actively contributes to the properly-being of some others. Her perform with people with disabilities and as a mentor with Serving to Expert services showcases the value she spots on serving many others in the group,” suggests Heather Cote, scholar accomplishment specialist. 

“Kaylee has amazed her social operate instructors by her enormous drive and deep dedication to social justice and to producing a campus that is risk-free for all and a area where by everyone can increase and prosper,” explained Andy Eastwood, assistant professor of social work. 

Martin is setting up an outstanding resume. On campus, she is the vice president of the Luther University Social Function Association, vice president of Unique Olympics at Luther University, vice-chair of Alpha Lambda Delta, and she is a peer leader for the TRIO Accomplishment Plan. She has also served on the honor council and was a person of the Pupil Senate variety associates for gender and sexuality. Exterior of Luther, Martin serves as a Mentor For A Working day by way of Supporting Products and services, she is a college student agent for the Countrywide Association of Social Employees Iowa Chapter, and she is a abilities coach at Prospect Residences Inc. in Decorah. 

“I am extremely grateful and appreciative to get this award. I do the job incredibly tough in extracurricular pursuits and acquiring this award helps make me really feel as however I am creating a variance by way of all of my commitments,” suggests Martin. “It is critical for me to lead to campus existence since I have been positively impacted by many others at Luther and my aim is to continue that pattern. Serving to the Luther School local community provides me a sense of pleasure.” 


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