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Jett '87 named baskeball coach at Davenport Central High

On July 13, the Davenport (Iowa) School Board approved Rita Jett '87 as the new girls basketball coach at Central High School. Jett, a member of the Augustana Hall of Fame for basketball and track, has had two separate stints as an assistant girls basketball coach at Rock Island and most recently coached the Illinois Rage, an AAU program. A former point guard, she also played basketball in a summer professional league in California.

Wegley '88 takes reins at Glenview/Northbrook schools

On July 1, Brian Wegley '88 took over as the superintendent of Glenview/Northbrook schools in suburban Chicago. Wegley gained popularity in the district during his time as principal at Glenbroook South High School. Wegley played on three of Augustana's four straight Division III national football championships in the 1980s and still wears his '85 championship ring often.

Roll over Beethoven, share news of 3 B's of Q-C

Bill Bell '58 is one of the "the three B’s" of outstanding jazz performers and composers from the Quad-Cities. He is also known as the Jazz Professor. Now retired, this revered performer, composer and arranger had more than 30 years of university and college level teaching. Bell graduated from Augustana with a degree in music education and went on to receive the masters in music from the University of Iowa.

Dying wife's wish for husband: 'Keep dancing'

Before she died Ronda Armstrong extracted a promise from her husband Bill. Two simple words: "Keep dancing." And so he has. Bill Armstrong, Augustana Class of 1969, took formal dancing classes in junior high. He liked the elegance of it. Ronda did, too, and they danced as many days as they could for 33 years.

Dahl '92 named vice president at Brunswick

Brent Dahl '92 has been named vice president-audit at Brunswick Corporation. Before joining Brunswick in 2004, he worked for 10 years in public accounting at Arthur Andersen LLP, and is a CPA. The Brunswick Corporation has been involved in manufacturing a wide variety of products since 1845. Brunswick's global headquarters is in Lake Forest, Ill. At Augustana, Dahl majored in accounting, business and Asian studies.