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Alumni and Friends Newsletter

alumni newsletter may 2015

Oct. 29, 2015

Dear alumni, parents and friends,

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It’s unanimous... The Sporting News, Basketball Times and all have our Vikings ranked #1 in the nation going into this season! 

Last year we were the champions of the CCIW conference and tournament before advancing to the NCAA national championship game. So expectations this year are high, and our players have embraced those expectations. Seven key contributors and all five starters return — and a week into practice it’s clear that there will be some newcomers in the rotation as well.

Last year’s team played several games in the Roy J. Carver Center to standing-room-only crowds as our student body, the campus and Quad-Cities community identified and connected with this special group of young men. Be sure to arrive early again this season if you want a good seat — beginning with our home opener on Nov. 13. See you at the game…

Go Vikes!

Coach G.

Class of 1965 makes historic gift to Augustana

The Class of 1965 presented a record-breaking $4,279,416 check to the college at Homecoming. Ninety percent of the gift came through legacy gifts. For information on how to create a transformational and lasting legacy, email or see

jobs of the future  

Did your job even exist 10-15 years ago?

Let us know if your job didn’t exist 10-15 years ago. We’re interested to hear from those whose jobs are relatively new. The market is changing, and liberal arts graduates are taking advantage of these new opportunities. Email Debbie Blaylock.

kirk anderson

Anderson ’93 selected as new CFO, VP of finance

Kirk Anderson ’93, CPA, is the college’s new chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration. One of the most prolific scorers in the history of Vikings’ basketball, Anderson’s 35 three-pointers in six postseason games in 1993 still stand as an all-division record in a single NCAA Tournament.


"See First" on Facebook and don't miss out!

Facebook recently launched a new tool to allow users to control what people/pages appear at the top of their News Feeds. This is handy if you're missing posts you wanted to see. Be sure to “like” our pages first: AugustanaAugustana Alumni — and Augustana Athletics.


Voigts credit Augustana for career liftoff

Jordan Voigt ’99 and his twin sisters, Katherine and Emily of the Class of 2011, took advantage of opportunities while studying at Augustana. All of them are successful in the field of health care. Find out what each of the siblings is doing now.


Photo gallery: Football, friends and fall beauty

Alumni from more than 20 states and three countries celebrated Homecoming 2015 on a beautiful October weekend.


Video: Students help Clinton solve high-priority problems

Clinton, Iowa, is the first city to partner with Augustana’s Upper Mississippi Center in a partnership called the Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative. This video showcases a few of the 13 projects that students and city officials will tackle this academic year..


‘Christmas at Augustana’ tickets selling quickly

Three hundred student musicians take the stage for “Christmas at Augustana” for two performances on Saturday, Dec. 5. Reserve your seats early as tickets sell quickly!

New this year, fans may order a CD of the performance.

AugieConnect phonathon is in full swing

We hope you’ll answer the call so our students can update you on all the great things happening on campus. It’s also a good time to update your contact information. Our student callers look forward to sharing how you can make an impact on our students!


Save the date:

Nov. 11: Augustana Alumni Young Professionals Network event
Dec. 5: "Christmas at Augustana"
Dec. 12-13: "A Messiah Christmas"
Dec. 17: "Lessons and Carols"


Jan. 14: Winter in the Windy City
April 8: Alumni-student networking event
April 30: Celebration of Alumni dinner
May 26-June 12: Alumni trip to China
July 15-17: Choir reunion

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