Luther Haave

CLC '64

Retired Broadcasting Executive

Luther Haave attended Camrose Lutheran College (CLC) for his Grade 12 and first year of university before later graduating with a bachelor of science from the University of Alberta in 1973. He married his wife, Bonnie Haave (Erickson), in 1967. Their two children both attended the U of A, with his son, Kristoffer, graduating from Augustana University College (AUC).

In his career, Luther spent 40 years in broadcasting, holding positions from technician to president, at CBC Television, CFRN TV and CITV (Allarcom Ltd.) Western International Communications (WIC), later owning and operating his own consulting company. During his career, he was able to speak at various international conferences, present to the Parliamentary committees, host a luncheon meeting of Members of Parliament and Senators and much more.

Luther is a previous member of the Augustana Board of Regents, a current member of the Camrose Lutheran College Corporation and a recipient of Augustana’s Lois Aspenes Award.

Q: What is your favourite memory from your time at Camrose Lutheran College (CLC)?

A: Working in the kitchen washing dishes.


Q: Why did you choose to study at CLC?

A: My parents chose—but I am glad they did!


Q: Who was your favourite instructor and what do you remember about them?

A: It is hard to pick just one, but I really enjoyed working as a chemistry lab assistant for professor Don Lee.


Q: How did your time at CLC influence the person you are today?

A: Although my primary interests at the time were science and math, I now recognize the value of being introduced to philosophy courses—and even English courses.


Q: What advice would you give to current students? 

A: In today's "employment world"—which requires so much specialized and concentrated knowledge—a "liberal arts education" is of even more importance than it was 60 years ago.