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Alumni Association Awards

2022 alumni winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Alumni Award winners – first row, from the left: Dr. Elizabeth Narske ’92; Viking Vocation Award; Charlene Quint ’85, Richard A. Swanson Humanitarian Award; Melissa Flowers ’09 Pepper, Finest Under Forty. Second row, from the left, Leo Nguyen ’18, Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Dr. Jennifer Orlet ’91 Fisher, Outstanding Achievement Award; Dr. Louis Katz, Honorary Alumnus Award. Read about the 2022 winners.

Each year, the Board's Nominations and Awards Committee solicits nominations and recommends candidates to receive Alumni Association awards. Each of five types of awards may be presented to one or more alumni.

Nominations must be submitted by March 30 to be considered for the awards program in October; however, nominations are accepted at all times and remain active for future consideration.

Nomination form

Outstanding Achievement: recognizes the recipient's achievement in his or her vocation.

"Finest Under Forty" Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award: recognizes the recipient's achievement in his or her vocation, contribution to Augustana through service to the college, or contribution to society through exceptional community service.

Honorary Alumnus/a: recognizes significant contribution to Augustana by a friend of the college.

Richard A. Swanson Humanitarian Award: recognizes the recipient's service to the Church, to Augustana or involvement with social issues on a local, state or national level.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: recognizes an individual or organization that works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Augustana College and/or through their contributions to society.

Viking Vocation Award: recognizes individuals, businesses, and/or other organizations who support, contribute to, and advance the career success of past, present, or future students of Augustana College.

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