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Sept. 29, 2014

Dear alumni, parents and friends,

Julie Crockett

In June 2014, I joined Augustana College, and it is an honor and privilege to serve the college’s students and graduates. It is an exciting time for all of us as we embrace Augustana 2020, the college’s strategic plan. This plan provides the perfect opportunity to take Augie to the next level of alumni engagement and academic excellence, and I look forward to partnering with you to advance the college.

This coming year we will engage our alumni, parents and friends in conversation about the strategic plan, improve how we keep you informed about the college, and explore ways for you to be involved in helping to shape and support Augustana.

We extend a hearty “thank you” to everyone who has so generously supported our school this past year. Augustana remains strong and vibrant because of you. Your investment keeps the Augustana experience strong for this generation of Vikings and the generations to come.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to meeting you on campus or at a gathering around the country.

Warm regards,

Julie Crockett
Vice President of Advancement


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Register now for Homecoming Oct. 10-12

Re-connect with Augustana classmates during Homecoming 2014!

Enjoy scheduled events and explore what’s new on campus. Don’t miss the cardboard regatta, 5K Dome Dash, Viking Gala and more.

Register by Friday, Oct. 5.


Upcoming alumni tours

The Office of Alumni Relations will host the following trips in 2014-17 for alumni, parents and friends. For more information, call 309)-794-7474.

• Paris, Oct. 17-25, 2014    • Scandinavia, June 2015   • Montana, 2016   • Germany, 2017


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Class of 2018 gets off to a good start

What did the 700-plus first-year students do after saying good-bye to their parents? They teamed up to make their first “A” at Augustana!

Take a look at this profile of the Class of 2018.


College pours resources, new ideas into CORE

Augustana has tripled its number of career staffers and moved them to the heart of campus, bringing them together with experts in advising, research and related services as CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration).

Alumni are invited to connect with current students. An improved Augie Hub within CORE is the place to share a volunteer need, internship or job opportunity. For more information, contact Alex Washington, assistant director, career, community and connections, 309-794-7359.


Hannah Sundwall at Orioles Park.

Connecting in Baltimore

Hannah Sundwall '15 spent the summer as a public relations intern with the Baltimore Orioles. Her duties included research, compiling statistics and creating game summaries for the press.

With several baseball internships under her belt, Sundwall owes the opportunity in Baltimore to Michelle King '93.

Needing a place to live, Sundwall reached out to King, who graciously opened up her house. The two have spent the summer talking about careers, going on weekend trips and having a great time going out to eat in Baltimore's Little Italy.

The Augustana legacy continues...

Alumni and their sons and daughters who joined the Augustana family this fall gathered at the Dahl President’s Home during Family Weekend 2014.


Fellowship application deadline Oct. 14

Young alumni interested in using their talents and skills in public service are encouraged to apply for a 10-month Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship. These fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments.


A student will be calling!

Augustana’s annual phonathon is starting soon. Alumni will receive a phone call from an Augie Connect student to update them on campus news and ask for their support. Make a difference in the lives of Augustana students by answering the call!


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