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Decorah resident receives Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship from Luther College

Posted: Sun, May 3, 2020 8:59 AM
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Decorah resident Isabel de la Cruz Hexom is one of six Luther College students who have been awarded a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship from Luther College for the 202021 academic year.

The scholarship was established in 2001 by Lloyd and Kathy Anderson of Ames, in memory of their son, Pastor Steven Mark Anderson, who graduated from Luther in 1985.

The scholarship benefits Luther College students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides customized support and comprehensive programming that promotes student academic success, personal development and sense of community. The federally funded program has been sponsored by Luther for nearly 50 years and serves approximately 180 students annually.

Isabel is a sophomore majoring in social work with a minor in music. She attended Decorah High School and previously attended a private Catholic school in Spain. She plays in the Luther College Concert Band and Pep Band, and she serves as a tutor in Luther's Language Learning Center and as an outreach assistant for Counseling Service. Through Tau Delta Gamma sorority, she has volunteered for a local nursing home and the Humane Society and has assisted with highway cleanup. In January, she completed an internship with Helping Services for Youth and Families. She will graduate from Luther in 2022.