The Reporter Web site periodically lists those who have received honorary degrees and awards from colleges, universities and seminaries of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church–Canada.
Individuals who have received such honors so far this year, most of them at spring graduation exercises, are:
CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Rev. V’yacheslav Horpynchuk, Kiev, Ukraine, Doctor of Divinity
Erwin F. Branahl, St. Louis, Christus Vivit Award; Rev. Robert P. Hoehner, West Bend, Wis., Distinguished Alumni Award; Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto, Washington, D.C., Doctor of Letters; Dr. Thomas Yu, Hsin Chu, Taiwan, Doctor of Divinity
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Richard and Nancy Challis, Oviedo, Fla., Christus Primus Award; Dr. Elizabeth Birr Moje, Ann Arbor, Distinguished Alumna Award; Rev. John Nunes, Dallas, Texas, Doctor of Letters; Rev. Robert Roegner, St. Louis, Doctor of Laws
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY AT AUSTIN
Curtis and Marilyn Mickan, Georgetown, Texas, Christo et Ecclesiae Award
CONCORDIA COLLEGE NEW YORK
Dr. Chester M. Edelmann Jr., Bronxville, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Marlene Lund, New York, Servant of Christ Award
Dr. Elmer Reimnitz, Simi Valley, Calif., Doctor of Divinity; Dr. Marlin Schulz, Mission Viejo, Calif., Christus Mundo Award; Rep. John Shimkus, Collinsville, Ill., Doctor of Laws; CH (COL) Rodger R. Venzke, USA, Ret., St. Louis, Great Commission Award; Dr. Carlos Winterle, Canela, Brazil, Doctor of Divinity; Rev. Allan Yung, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Doctor of Divinity
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN
President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Doctor of Laws; Terry Donovan, Duluth, Ga., Lux Mundo Award; Dr. Leah Dvorak, Cedarburg, Wis., Ronald L. Berg Faculty Leaureate; Dr. Hilbert Riemer, Oakdale, Minn., Christo in Mundo Award; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Ret., Garrison, Minn., Regents Award
River Forest, Ill.
Leonard Berghaus, Medina, ill., Alumnus of the Year; Rev. David A. Paap, Ballwin, Mo., Doctor of Letters
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY NEBRASKA
Merle and Phyllis Beckler, Seward, Distinguished Service Award; Ruth Dede, Tucson, Ariz., Crest of Christ Award; R. Robert Huckfeldt, Sacramento, Calif., Doctor of Letters; Brent Kilback, Wabag, Enga province, Papua New Guinea, Doctor of Laws; Nancy Litzer, Midwest City, Okla., Honorary Lutheran Teacher Diploma (posthumous); Joann Mirly, St. Louis, Crest of Christ Award; Helena Pasiakova, Tisovec, Slovakia, Master Educator Award; Andrew J. Smith, Dallas, Texas, Doctor of Laws
St. Paul, Minn.
W. Toni Carter, St. Paul, Doctor of Humane Letters; Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger, Washington, Mo., Doctor of Letters; Rev. Paul G. Sieveking, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Paul A Verret, St. Paul, Doctor of Humane Letters
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ALBERTA
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
John A. Daniels, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Christo et Ecclesiae Award; Eddie Dean Kolausok, Yellowknife, Nothwest Territories, Distinguished Alumni Award; Rev. Howard E. Ulmer, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Distinguished Service Award
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SEMINARY
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
William and Delores Gehrke, Naples, Fla., Friend of the Seminary Award
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Alan and Carol Schmitt, London, Ontario, Delta Chi Medal
Posted June 7, 2004