Spring, 2008


Classmates, Waldorf Class of 1961


It is that time again when we have a chance to share information.


Additional classmate information is available to you on our class web site.   www.waldorclasso61,com 


I would guess your life is a lot like mine, busy in many different family, employment, retirement, and community activities.  I would like to encourage those of you who are not included in our e-mail list to send your e-mail address to me so you can be added to our mailing list.  This is a way we can share information with each other on a regular basis.  E-mail your information and request to be added to our mailing list, dan@boku.net.


One of our classmates, Oscar Lenning, continues to make the news.



Jan. 31, 2007

Thiel College President Dr. Lance Masters announced today the appointment of Dr. Oscar T. Lenning as the director of the new Title III grant-funded Center for Learning and Advising.


“The Center for Learning and Advising director is an extremely important position to the growth and development of our students and our fine college,” said Masters. “We are very fortunate to have attracted Dr. Lenning, someone who has an extensive background with Title III projects, as well as passion for guiding students to success.”
Currently Lenning is the director of Lenning Consulting Services, and has led Title III projects at three institutions of higher education throughout his career, including Waldorf College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Bacone College. 
In 1981 as academic vice president and dean at Roberts Wesleyan College, Lenning led the faculty in a Title III grant writing process which resulted in a $1.5 million grant.   Lenning led Waldorf College to receive a $600,000 Title III grant in 1988.  While serving as a visiting professor at Iowa State University in 1996, Lenning was approached by Bacone College to provide consultation on applying for a $1.8 million Title III grant.  After the grant was funded, Lenning was named Bacone College’s special assistant to the president/Title III coordinator.
From 2001 to 2005, Lenning served as director of assessment and program development at Bridgepoint Education in San Diego.
Lenning holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology/college student personnel administration/higher education/statistics from the University of Iowa, as well as master’s and bachelor of science degrees. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wartburg College and an associate’s degree from Waldorf College.
He has authored more than 130 professional publications and has served as a consulting editor and reviewer for higher education journals.  He is a member of the Ashford University Board of Trustees.

Read the entire article by going to: http://www.thiel.edu/News/news_releases/2007/January/31b.htm


If you have not signed up for the monthly Alumni e-Newsletter, this would be a good time to go to http://www.waldorf.edu/alumni/ and get your monthly update directly from Waldorf.

You can view our class news letters by going to a couple different Web addresses.  You can find them on our classmate web site, www.waldorfclassof61.com  in the directory click on “Class Letters”, or by going to the Waldorf site at, www.waldor.edu/alumni/classletters.htm.

Almost 47 years ago, graduation Waldorf class of 1961, can you believe it?  2011 it will be our 50th year.  I hope we are all making plans to be at that reunion.  I have found going to Homecoming at Waldorf any year is enjoyable and there are always some of our classmates present.   

Peace and Love,

Dan Eisch