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Alumni careers

What can you do with a liberal arts education and an Augustana degree?

Anna Brahmstedt ’98 Akerlund

Areas of study: Art, biology, environmental studies, geology
Career: Maternity photographer and co-founder of the American People Project
Related links: American People ProjectNels Akerlund Photography blog

Ken Anderson '71

Area of study: Mathematics
Career:
 NFL quarterback
Related links: New York TimesNFL video2012 convocation address

Brenda Barnes '75

Areas of study: Business administration, economics
Career:
 CEO, PepsiCo North America, Sara Lee
Related links: USA TodayForbes most powerful womenAugustana Magazine

Gabriel Caceres '08

Areas of study: Philosophy, physics
Career: Astrophysicist
Related links: Project prizeinternational conference reportdark matter report

Rebecca Caliendo ’05, Molly Clodius ’08, Jennifer Lazarz ’04

Areas of study: Music performance
Career: Opera singers
Related links: Augustana MagazineClodius profile; Lazarz bio

Tiffany Chezum ’08

Areas of study: Classics, French
Post-grad: Fulbright Scholar in archaeology at Oxford University
Related links: Quad-Cities OnlineAugustana Magazine

Jennifer Carnithan ’96 Choi

Areas of study: Asian studies, French, economics, political science
Career: Research director for Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
Related links: Proparco bioGlobal PE Conference profile

John Doonan ’92

Areas of study: Business administration, marketing, Spanish
Career: Director of Mazda Motorsports
Related link: Autoweek article

Lydia Ruelas Durán '05

Areas of study: Anthropology, sociology, Spanish, women's & gender studies
Career: Associate Director, Field Operations, National Hispanic Institute; seventh-grade English teacher
Related link: Great Debate coverage

Estlin Feigley ’93

Area of study: Theatre arts
Career: Founder and Creative Director, Dreaming Tree independent film company
Related links: Boys & Girls Clubs project

Murry Gerber '75

Area of study: Geology
Career: CEO, EQT Corporation
Related links: USA TodayBloomberg profile

Tiffany Hanssen ’91

Areas of study: French, music
Career: Senior producer at NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”
Related links: PHC bio; Augustana profile

Ann Hutchinson '73

Area of study: Psychology
Career: Mayor of Bettendorf
Related links: Campaign bio; Women in politics; Five questions

Dr. Timothy Johnson '58

Area of study: History
Career: ABC News Medical Editor and ordained minister
Related links: ABC TV bio; Beliefnet profile

Aaron Kennedy and Tom Weigand ’85

Areas of study: Business, marketing, journalism; geography
Career: Noodles & Company restaurant founders
Related links: Quad-City Times article; entrepreneurial video

Woody Loverude ’04

Areas of study: Creative writing, English
Career: Independent education management professional and poet
Related links: Anti-Poetry poem; Clementine Magazine essay

Kiersten Madden ’02

Areas of study: Biology, environmental studies
Career: Seal researcher at National Estuarine Research Reserve
Related links: GulfBase.org profile; Whooping Crane Festival bio

Lindsay McGreevy ’93

Areas of study: Asian studies, geography
Career: Director of Enterprise Solutions, GIS technology, Skygone Inc.
Related links: Skygone profile; Imagery video

Philip McKinley '73

Areas of study: Communication, theatre arts
Career: Broadway theatre director and producer
Related links: Saving Spiderman; alumni profile

Kent Olson '61

Areas of study: Philosophy, political science
Career: Attorney and Native American art collector
Related link: Augustana Magazine

Florian Reyda ’95

Areas of study: Biology, pre-med
Career: Parasitologist, professor and discoverer of new species
Related link: Parasitic discovery

Mark Schwiebert ’72

Area of study: History
Career: Mayor of Rock Island
Related link: Rotary Club profile

Donald K. Sundquist ’57

Area of study: Business administration
Career: Governor of Tennessee; U.S. congressional representative
Related links: University of Tennessee bioNew York Times archives

Daniel Tsui ’61

Area of study: Mathematics
Career: Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Related links: Nobel autobiographyPrinceton faculty profile

Frank Wright ’53

Area of study: English
Career: Journalist, foreign correspondent and associate editor of Minneapolis Star Tribune
Related links: Autobiography