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Announcements 2013

5th annual Accounting Golf Outing May 4

The fifth annual golf outing will begin with tee times at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Byron Hills Golf Course, 23316 94th Ave. North, Port Byron, Ill. (Map)

The event will be preferred ball, 18 holes. There will be a cookout afterward, with tee gifts and prizes. Cost is $37 (includes cart). Duffers are welcome.

Reservations are due by email to to John Delaney by April 25.

Directions to Byron Hills Golf Course:

From Interstate 88: Take Exit 10 (Hillsdale). At the stop sign turn towards the Shell station and take the next left towards Port Byron. Go 6 miles and Byron Hills is on the left.

From Interstate 80: Take Exit 1 in Illinois. At stop sign make a right turn. Go through Rapids City on Illinois 84 North. and as you enter Port Byron you will see a Caseys General Store on the right. Go past another half-mile and turn right on 94th Avenue North. There is a state sign that says "Golf Course" also. Go about two miles and you'll see Byron Hills on the right side.

From Illinois 84 River Road: From Ill. 84 which runs north and south through Port Byron. From the north: Turn left (east) on 94th Avenue;  there are state "Golf Course" signs posted. From the south, go past the Casey's general store about a half-mile and turn right (east) on 94th Avenue. Go about two miles and Byron Hills is on the right.

Druger wins Jaeke Award

Accounting Professor Pamela Druger was awarded the Harold and Violet Jaeke award for Outstanding Faculty member in September, 2012. The reward requires a nomination from other faculty and a peer review by a faculty panel.

2013 Student Awards

More than 40 students will graduate from Augustana with an accounting degree in 2013. Four of those majors were chosen for special recognition.

Outstanding Accounting Student: Benjamin J. Heaton

Students of Distinction in Accounting: Kimberly M. Olson, Dennis O’Flaherty, and Kevin G. Waibel.

Ten graduates from the Class of 2012 stayed at Augustana for an additional year to work towards completion of the 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam through our Accounting Certificate Program. Those students are: Ryan Bertram, Brittany Bowers, Dana Diedrick, Morgan Gale, Hilmir Kristinsson, Mark Krygeris, Greta Ollenburger, Travis Powley, Jessica Scott and Melissa VanLanen.

VITA Dinner

The VITA (Vountary Income Tax Assistance) Learning Community will have the final meeting on Sunday, April 21, from 5-6 p.m. in the Wilson Center. A discussion on reviewing the successes and planning for the future will be held with participants from the United Way and the community volunteers.

VITA Honors

Augustana College was informed that it has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of a commitment to service and civic engagement on campus and in our nation. The college has participated in the Vountary Income Tax Assistance program for more than three decades.