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Chrishawn Orange
More Than I Imagined Seniors reflect on accomplishments and look ahead

Chrishawn Orange

Graduation year: 2019

Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.

Majors: Business administration-marketing, business administration-management, communication studies

Activities: Varsity basketball (NCAA Division III All-American; played in more winning basketball games at Augustana than anyone in school history)

Internship: Marketing internship at Paragon

Post-grad plans: Play professional basketball

Why Augustana?

I attended Augie because of the community support that the college gets and students who have gone here.

Are you where you thought you’d be when you first came to campus?

Yes, I am. I knew I was going to be a business major, but I didn’t know I would major in communications as well.

Who helped you get to where you are now?

My coaches helped me through my journey here at Augustana, and my friends…having a group of guys around me who support and encourage me to be the best person I can be.

Peak experience?

My trip I took with the basketball team to Spain and Italy. We all enjoyed seeing amazing buildings and learning about different cultures.

What surprised you?

I learned that I can do anything I put my mind to. At first, I knew I was going to major in business marketing and management, but never thought I would be a double major.

How did you use Augie Choice?

I used my Augie Choice to go to Spain and Italy with the basketball team.

What will you miss the most?

I will miss the people I have made long-lasting connections with.

Advice for the Class of 2023?

Enjoy your time here and never doubt yourself.

"It was so fun to watch Chrishawn’s intellectual, social and personal growth over his undergraduate career. He works extremely hard, is a great classroom citizen and has an impressive academic record. Not only does Chrishawn ask insightful, important questions, but he does so with integrity and tact. He doesn't just participate in discussions; he helps lead them. I have no doubt he will share these leadership skills not only with future teammates as he pursues an international pro basketball career, but with anyone who gets to know him during his professional, civic and personal endeavors."


– Dr. Meg Kunde, assistant professor, communication studies