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More Than I Imagined Seniors reflect on accomplishments and look ahead

Courtney Jungnickel

Graduation year: 2011

Major: Business administration-finance and management

Minor: Communication studies

Activities: Volleyball

Post-grad plans: Work for a company called Alliance Plastics

Are you where you thought you’d be four years ago?

No. I feel so much more prepared for the real world. Being a part of volleyball and going to Augustana helped me toward my career.

What was a peak experience while you were here? 

Participating in volleyball and eventually becoming best friends with all of my teammates.

What did you learn about yourself in these past four years that surprised you?

The more life throws at you, the more you are able to handle.

Who helped you get to where you are now? 

A lot of my help came from my professors. Everyone is willing to take extra time to help you out. I also received a lot of help from my boss, Dave Wrath. He provided me with a great on-campus job and became like a second father to me.

What would you like to add that we didn’t ask about?

Augustana truly becomes a family. With everything I dealt with in my life over the past four years, I have no idea how I would have made it if I didn’t have support from my bosses, coaches, professors and friends.

Advice for this fall's incoming class (Class of 2015)?

Enjoy building relationships here at Augustana because they will be with people who you will remain close with the rest of your life.

"Courtney is a dependable, focused, loyal and strong young woman. She has gone above and beyond for her teammates and this volleyball program. She is relentless in her dedication to her family and future career, and always strives for more than what is present. No matter what lies ahead for her future, I know she will be a tremendous asset to any organization that she is a part of."

- Jamie Walters, Head Volleyball Coach