Golden Valley Lutheran College/LBI-Minneapolis
serving students through 1985
Welcome to our website!
Golden Valley Lutheran College
Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis
Please join us for the
5TH ANNUAL ALL SCHOOL REUNION
Saturday, August 12, 2017
CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN
bring a dish to share ~ registration begins at 11:30 AM
$12.00 donation to help with expenses
Proposed Schedule (forthcoming)
Preliminaries of Legacy Planning
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, four Steering Committee Members attended a luncheon meeting at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge with the following Staff persons: Barry Haglund, VP of Strategic Parterships, Rich Scherber, Executive Director, and Mary Kay Benson, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Grants (in addition to two persons in their program: Brandon and Derrick). The result of the discussion and sharing was that we all recognized that the "S/spirit" of LBI continues to eminate in and from the building at 1619 Portland Ave S. Watch for more particulars as we hammer out a GVLC-LBI Legacy Program for the future.
Alice (Hofstad) Loddigs, Jan (Opsal) Frederickson, Ingrid Johnson, Larry Boatman, Rich Scherber
Group in attendance at the Semi-Annual All-School Reunion held September 16 - 18, 2016 at Thunder Valley Inn, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Back Row: Anita Christopherson Nelson *; Cherrie ‘58 (Nelson) & Jim Mathieson, MN; George & Nova ‘59 (Johnson, Larson) Quigley, IL;
Seated in Front: Barb & Ken Loberg, WI; Edie ‘59 (Paulson) Syftestad, WI; Carol Johnson ‘59, IA.
* Thunder Valley Inn Owner
Other photos can be seen on the "Reunion Photos" Page Link (Left-Hand Panel above)
For those Alumni visiting the site throughout the year, we will be attempting to add a new item on a monthly basis. So, stop back for a visit on an (at least) monthly basis:
A little late with this one, but Karla Bakko Reichel (Class of 1984) has been putting quite a few photos out on the GVLC College Alum's Facebook page. Here's one for the ages:
One of our other projects is attempting to put all of the annuals from 1950 on up on the web site. Due to a request from an alum, the first one to appear is this month's addition - the 1970 - 71 Reflector (which one reviewer considers to be the most beautiful yearbook ever put together by yearbook student staffers). It is currently located on an external site and is a 92.4 MB .pdf download:
Monthly updates for October through December are now located on the "Monthly Additions" Page link in the left-hand panel
(Check it out)
Walk around the Pond
This is an all-school website, serving the alumni of Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis and Golden Valley Lutheran College. This site is maintained by volunteers who depend on you for information about your class activities. Please encourage your classmates to update their profile and become involved!
Steering Committee (Left to Right):
Gloria (Anderson) McNelis (class of 1969)
Alice (Hofstad) Loddigs (class of 1971)
Larry Boatman (class of 1965)
Ingrid Johnson (class of 1954)
Jan (Opsal) Frederickson (class of 1969)
Nancy (Bay) Rudquist (class of 1969)
If you would like to serve on the steering committee or represent your graduating class, please contact us at GVLC.LBI@gmail.com Your support is important and most welcome; your help is needed!
We will gladly help you facilitate and publicize your reunion events. it is easy to learn and use.
Your support will help keep this website active.
During this initial stage, the steering committee members have underwritten the cost of maintaining a website. But your gift will help insure this communication tool will be available for future use. We are not supported through any official alumni office. If you would like to contribute, please contact GVLC.LBI@gmail.com
We are working to improve and your ideas and insights will help us serve you more effectively.
We will look for your suggestions!
A CD with 19 pieces of music by various GVLC-LBI Choirs is available for purchase. The price for a CD is $20.00 (which includes shipping and handling) with all proceeds going to the GVLC-LBI Alumni Association to help offset the cost of the reunion (the CD is discounted 50% at the reunion).
If you would like a CD of the songs sung while you were in the choir (or in attendance at LBI / GVLC), then download the spreadsheet file of the entire playlist here and use the "Contact Us" link in the left-hand column to let us know of your request.
In addition to the CDs, the DVD of the "To Reach Out" film is also available for purchase. Same price as a CD (discounted 50% at the reunion). Again, with all proceeds going to the GVLC-LBI Alumni Association to help offset the cost of the reunion.
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