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Marcia Mitschke Awarded Luther College Medal of Distinction

Marcia Mitschke (U’16) made the trek back to Saskatchewan from Ontario, where she is currently in her fourth year of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. Though she graduated at the Fall 2016 convocation with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry (Great Distinction, Co-operative Education), she returned to Regina to attend the Spring Convocation for a very special reason: she was awarded the Luther College Medal of Distinction Award.

The medal, historically presented at Spring Convocation, is typically awarded to one student selected from the Fall and Spring graduates. The qualifications that students must meet to be considered for the Medal are not modest – a superior academic record of 85% UGPA or higher and demonstrated leadership and service in the community, including faith community, Luther College, the University of Regina, and society at large. This is the second Luther medal that Marcia will add to her collection, as at the Fall 2016 Convocation, she received the prestigious President’s Medal.

As Marcia gathers with various LCUR staff for pictures which end up on her Instagram feed, it’s clear that Luther was more than simply an educational means-to-an-end for her. “It’s really hard to explain what Luther means to me, but I’ve always just felt really drawn to it. Coming back feels like coming home to me.” As a resident in the LCUR Residence, some time spent as Luther staff, a member of the Luther University Student Association, and a general volunteer for various college events, Marcia got to know Luther faculty and staff very well.

She gives a chuckle as she admits that while shopping around to see what University would be the right fit for her, LCUR wasn’t even on the table. “I didn’t even know it existed,” she says. “My friend said, “let’s go check out this Luther Information Night.’ I came [and] Mary Jesse was speaking. She talked about how it helped shape her and how it’s been such a huge part of her life. And it felt like a place that I just needed to be. And it has been such a huge part of my life.”

As everyone in the halls admires the stunning engagement ring that newly adorns her left hand, one is reminded just how big a role her time at Luther has played in shaping her future. It was in LCUR Residence that Marcia met her husband-to-be, Francois Boire, who is in Saskatoon, studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Living in different provinces makes things challenging, but they make it work and look forward to planning their wedding together.

It makes sense, then, that coming to Luther feels like coming back home, since so much of her life unfolded within its walls. As she looks at the medal, she reflects on its meaning out loud: “It’s an honour, really, to get this and to be recognized for the time that I spent here.”   

With her medal in hand, and a few more group photos, Marcia heads back to Waterloo where she will spend the summer and fall completing internship placements. She will return to the University of Waterloo one final time, in the winter semester, to finish up her program.

For a complete list of previous Luther College Medal of Distinction recipients, please visit https://www.luthercollege.edu/university/current-students/scholarships-bursaries/convocation-awards