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More Than I Imagined 2016

Every year, faculty nominate some of their best seniors to appear in Augustana's More Than I Imagined series of profiles. The series is so-named because students are asked what they have accomplished while at Augustana, and invariably, many will say "More than I imagined!"

Here are the More Than I Imagined 2016 students. 

Students by major and minor

Accounting

Mike Baugh
Andrew Beveroth
Jessica Campbell 
Justin Fox
Sarah Oberg
Jessica Zhou
Katy Ziegler

Africana studies

Mae Ruzek

Anthropology

Mae Ruzek

Art and graphic design

Emma Bowman
Becky Brosch
Jillian Jespersen
Danya Tazyeen

Art history

Ashley Newell

Biochemistry

Franki Compere
Rosa De La Torre
Mayu Oya
Kelsi Rogers
Ben Ryan 
Aaron Volk
Brandon Wills

Biology

Franki Compere
Cori Duncan
Analysia Gomez
Kelsi Rogers
Linnea Ritchie
Rosa De La Torre
Jillian Jespersen
Helen Offerman
Mayu Oya
Mae Ruzek
Carissa Thalmann
Brandon Wills

Business administration

Andrew Beveroth
Emma Bowman
Jessica Campbell (finance) 
Justin Fox
Jamie Hochmuth (management, marketing) 
Sarah Oberg (management)
Katy Ziegler (management)

Chemistry

Ben Ryan

Chinese

Kendall Maduro
Aubrey Waddick

Classics

Rachel Akmakjian
Bethany Hayenga
Leah Jo Shelton (Greek for New Testament studies)

Communication sciences and disorders

Mike Guidotti
Makenzie Logan
Leah Jo Shelton
Kristen Santoro
Natalie Tomerlin

Communication studies

Thanh Le
Catie Nelson
Austin Schoeck
Natalie Tomerlin
Jessica Zhou

Computer science

Nelly Cheboi
Jeff Prior
Danya Tazyeen

Creative writing

Allison Dzik
Jamie Hochmuth

Economics

Mike Baugh
Long Nguyen
Aubrey Waddick

Education

Kyle Cluver (secondary)
Michael Dimock (secondary, mathematics)
Somer Druszkowski
Allison Dzik (elementary)
Jenna Jensen (mathematics) 
Maddie Kerr (history, language arts) 
Urid Pacillas (history)
Keith Sands (mathematics)
Stephanie Sorrentino (elementary) 
Joey Strain (geography)
Becca Strandberg (elementary)

Engineering physics

Brandon Motzel
Jeff Prior
Luke Toppel

English

Ginny Aumann
Kaitlyn Lindgren
Helen Offerman

French

Ginny Aumann 
Urid Pacillas
Kelsi Rogers
Aubrey Waddick

German studies

Bethany Hayenga

History

Andrew Beveroth
Taylor McGinnis (teaching)
Urid Pacillas (teaching)
Bonnie Thornton (honors)

International business

Rachel Akmakjian
Kendall Maduro (marketing)

Japanese

Danya Tazyeen

Mathematics

Nelly Cheboi (applied mathematics)
Kyle Cluver
Michael Dimock
Jenna Jensen 
Andrea McNally (applied mathematics) 
Long Nguyen (applied mathematics)
Jeff Prior (applied mathematics)
Ben Ryan
Keith Sands
Luke Toppel
Dan Walls

Multimedia journalism and mass communication

Ryan Silvola

Music

Sarah Bromberger
Ellenelle Gilliam (vocal music education)
Becca Strandberg
Dan Walls (education)
John Whitson
Mineo Yasutake (instrumental, voice and composition)

Neuroscience

Ruchira Laroia 
Mayu Oya

Philosophy

Bethany Hayenga
Austin Schoeck

Political science

Mike Baugh
Becky Brosch
Austin Schoeck
Aubrey Waddick

Pre-medicine

Rosa De La Torre
Jillian Jespersen
Ruchira Laroia (pre-dentistry)
Brandon Motzel
Ben Ryan
Mayu Oya
Omar Rizvi 
Aaron Volk

Pre-nursing

Cori Duncan

Psychology

Cori Duncan
Suzie Geisler
Mike Guidotti
Thanh Le 
Makenzie Logan
Ashley Newell
Carissa Thalmann

Public health

Rosa De La Torre
Cori Duncan
Mae Ruzek

Religion

Vicky Gillon
Kaitlyn Lindgren
Catie Nelson
Omar Rizvi
Leah Jo Shelton

Sociology

Cori Duncan
Vicky Gillon
Ashley Newell
Eleanor Nolan

Spanish

Suzie Geisler
Linnea Ritchie
Kristen Santoro
Stephanie Sorrentino 
Bonnie Thornton
Aaron Volk (for professional use)

Women's and gender studies

Ginny Aumann 
Analysia Gomez
Eleanor Nolan 
Ryan Silvola

More Than I Imagined

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