Lu Eckels Honored for Lifetime of Service


Lu Eckels, a former director of teacher education at Northland College, will be honored Sunday as the Northland College Alumni Office, colleagues and friends hold a celebration for her at the Ponzio Campus Center.

Eckels played a vital role in training many teachers that served this community and beyond. She has lived a life of giving back, having served on a number of educational boards and steering committees including the Lake Superior Association of Colleges and Universities and Wisconsin Public Radio. Eckels started the League of Women Voters in the region and is a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa-International Honorary Sorority of Woman Educators.

She recently turned 86, and Northland want to celebrate her work, her life, and the impact she had on improving education. As former Northland President Malcolm McLean once said, "Lu's contributions to Northland College are simply extraordinary; infinitely generous, and energetic contributions to the life of the college."

A catered lunch will be held in her honor from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and RSVPs can go to or by calling 715-682-1811.