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Alumni and Friends Newsletter

alumni newsletter may 2015

May 15, 2015

Dear alumni and friends,

Becky Hinrichs '84 Glimco, Jake Glimco '10 and John Glimco '83 at commencement in 2010.

On May 2, I had the pleasure of presiding over the Alumni Board of Directors’ annual Celebration of Alumni Dinner where we recognized eight outstanding alumni and friends of Augustana College.

This annual celebration is such a meaningful time as we recall our own fond memories of Augustana and the impact our experiences have had on our lives.

I encourage you to reflect on your time on campus and on your classmates who have made a difference in the Augustana community, their own community and in our broader world.

I invite you to nominate one of your classmates to be recognized next year.

John Glimco ’83
President, Augustana Alumni Board of Directors


Video: Everything Augustana in one minute

Take a look at campus life at Augustana today, where students work, play, study, create, research and travel to discover who they are and what they want to do.


Gerbers recognized for philanthropic support

Augustana named its Center for Student Life in honor of Murry and Cindy Gerber in a ceremony May 14. The building will be called The Gerber Center in honor of their philanthropic support. They have donated $9.8 million to Augustana.

Seniors inspired to write children’s book with Braille

Two seniors who spent a week with visually impaired students at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind have written a children’s bookwith Braille and embossed pictures.


Photo gallery: Tallitsch, Fenwick, Schultz share Last Lecture honors

Seniors chose Dr. Robert (Bob) Tallitsch, Dr. S.A. (Fen) Fenwick and Dr. Jessica Schultz to speak at Last Lecture, an Augustana tradition at the end of each academic year.


‘don’t be nervous. it’s just a race.’

A member of the women’s track & field team, Kayla Bushey ’16 designed a poster for her graphic design class that caught the eye of coaches, professors and administrators. A banner with her design now hangs at Augustana’s Paul V. Olsen Track.


Photo gallery: Where has your “A” taken you?

If you haven’t requested your Augustana “A” yet, here’s how to get yours. Consider taking your “A” photo while vacationing with your family this summer!


Video: Quick look at student research posters

Nearly 100 students presented at two poster sessions at the Celebration of Learning in May. This daylong event gains more momentum each year, giving students and faculty the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative work with campus.


Photo gallery: Alumni share career tips with students

We thank the dozens of alumni who returned to campus for our annual Alumni-Student Speed Networking event, which connects students with alumni in their fields.


Julie Hamann ’82 offers $10,000 challenge

Julie K. Hamann ’82, a member of the Augustana Board of Trustees, has generously offered a $10,000 Augustana Fund Challenge. She will match dollar-for-dollar any new or increased gift to the Augustana Fund (up to $10,000) made by June 30, 2015. Take advantage of this opportunity and make a gift to the Augustana Fund today!

Save the date:

May 24  155th Commencement
Aug. 11 Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field


Sept. 11-13 Family Weekend
Oct. 16-18   Homecoming

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