Principal, Lutheran High School West
2006 Graduate of Valparaiso University
“In the fall of 2002 I started my collegiate career at Valparaiso University and then graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics, Classical Language, and Theology. My time spent as an undergraduate student at Valparaiso University would not have been possible without the support of Dr. Ervin Pierstorf, his family, and his generous contributions toward my education.
Dr. Pierstorf’s foundation, now the Pierstorf College Fund, provided our family with interest free loans so that I could attend college and complete my education in four years. Further, his foundation allowed me the flexibility in my undergraduate course load to major in multiple subject areas which prepared me for my career as an educator. Since those college years, I have had the opportunity to serve Lutheran schools for 15 years as a teacher, administrator, and now Principal. I currently serve as the Principal of Lutheran High School West in Rocky River, OH, an institution with which Dr. Pierstorf communicated and supported on many occasions. Personally, I worshipped with Dr. Pierstorf on countless occasions and I am so thankful to support his family’s legacy of helping college students achieve their career goals by attending and graduating from college.”