ALUMNI

Connect with us. Wartburg alumni, parents, and friends live all over the world, but our “orange connection” keeps us connected. The resources on this page will help you stay involved with the “college of your brightest days”! You’ll find information about events in your area; alumni awards; ways to participate, promote, and provide in the life of the college; and links to news and feature stories, plus much more. Explore below, and contact the Alumni and Parent Programs Office at alumni@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8491 with your questions. Once a Knight, always a Knight!

We are always amazed at all the wonderful things that are happening in the lives of our alumni. We publish some of these accolades in our Wartburg Magazine twice a year but can’t include all accomplishments. We invite you to join us on social media to share your news and stay connected to Wartburg. It’s a great way to share photos of your Wartburg friends, fun events, and exciting life experiences!

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With Wartburg students starting an unprecedented school year, we’re asking alumni to show their support in these special ways:
• Write a note of encouragement
 for students at this link as classes start the last week of August. You can see all the well-wishes from your fellow Knights here.
Sponsor a Wartburg Care Package for a student, to give them some cheer and goodies during the week that would have been Fall Break. Cost is just $5 each, and you can sponsor as many as you wish. The Alumni Office will deliver the care packages to students the week of Oct. 26. (Fall Break has been canceled to help adjust the Fall Term schedule.)

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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2020 has been canceled for Oct. 15-18 and all upcoming Wartburg events and programs have been canceled or postponed due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Watch your emails and Wartburg social media for details and updates. Please click here to see the email sent out to the Wartburg community on July 30 about Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 7-10, 2021, to return to campus for all of your favorite Homecoming & Family Weekend events and traditions!

FEATURED PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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KNIGHTS IN ACTION
Check out the stories of Knights who are serving their communities in the midst of the pandemic. Submit your own story or info about other Knights!

Sir Victor's 185.2 Shuffle

VIRTUAL RUN/WALK
Join Knights from all over in Wartburg’s first virtual run/walk! The goal is 185.2 miles before Oct. 15, and proceeds benefit student scholarships.

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ONLINE BOOK CLUB
Here’s a great way to connect with other Knights through discussion and a virtual meeting at the end of each month. Check out what we’re reading and join in! 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES
This fall, our Keep on Learning series is virtual and free to anyone who wants to join! In September, learn about history through significant foods. 

MISSION STATEMENT: Wartburg College has traditionally encouraged its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to serve others in response to God’s grace. Alumni awards have been established to recognize alumni and friends of Wartburg College for their special achievements and contributions to the college, the church, their community, and the workplace. By recognizing these special achievements, we give living testimony to the goals and ideals of Wartburg College. 

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Contact your government representatives about the importance of private colleges and tell your Wartburg story to everyone you can. Please remember to keep Wartburg in your thoughts and prayers.

Be sure you are subscribed to the monthly Knightline e-newsletter. Click here to view previous issues of Knightline.

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Our alumni are our best ambassadors! It’s easy to refer a student through the Alumni Referral Award program:

  • 1. Fill out the referral form.
  • 2. The student successfully applies to Wartburg.
  • 3. The student receives $1,000 annually in financial aid in YOUR name when they enroll!

The deadline to refer a student graduating from high school in 2021 is Nov. 1, 2020Click here to refer a student and see details about the new program. 

Alumni Resources
These commonly used resources are a great way to stay connected with Wartburg.

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LEADERSHIP

Renee Clark Voves '04

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement - Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Giving

Hope Elbert

Office Coordinator, Alumni & Parent Relations

Dani Gordon '17

Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Relations

Katie Kreis '19

Alumni & Development Communications Associate

Rob Ruchotzke

Director of Annual Giving

Tiffany Stouffer

Annual Giving Project Manager