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Sophomore Jesus Murillo in front of the You Belong Here Lounge mural

Sophomore Jesus Murillo, a biology and public health double major, admires the mural created at the You Belong Here Lounge. Painted by artist Sarah Robb, the mural was created through gifts from the Class of 2023. 

Class of 2023 gift creates You Belong Here Lounge mural

Augustana College’s Class of 2023 raised more than $620 to benefit the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity. The Senior Class Gift Committee directed funds to create a mural in the You Belong Here Lounge of the Gerber Center for Student Life. 

Fifty-seven students from the class of 2023 contributed funds. In addition, Lady T Catering donated $90 and a portion of sales from a campus Diversity Week event. 

The class gift committee asked graduates to make a gift of $20.23, or other amount, in honor of their graduation year. All funds raised were used to make the You Belong Here Lounge a more vibrant, affirming place that reinforces the class’ commitment to inclusion and belonging.

Sarah Robb, who grew up in Davenport, is the mural artist.

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