When Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, offered faculty an opportunity to mentor athletic teams, Lake Lambert III was excited. As a tenured member of the religion and philosophy department and an ELCA diaconal minister, he had an inkling of the connections he could make if he met coaches and players on their turf. He didn’t expect the impact it would have on his work.
Beth Schaufenbuel (left) and Jacie Smith of the softball team enjoy a dinner with faculty mentor Ann Henninger, a biology professor, during Homecoming weekend. At Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, faculty assist students in their academic and athletic pursuits.
Lambert, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Waverly, went to football practices at least once per week, traveled to away games and attended home games with his family.
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