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Augustana launches state's first ‘Second Chance Pell Experimental Site’

Students enrolled in the Augustana Prison Education Program are the first in Illinois to draw upon the new Second Chance Pell awards from the U.S. Department of Education.

U.S. News again ranks Augustana among top liberal arts colleges

Augustana College continued its long-standing tradition of ranking in the top 100 for national liberal arts colleges and made big gains in the category of social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings.

Quad Cities College Career Fair in-person Sept. 28

The Quad Cities College Career Fair will be held in person from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the PepsiCo Center on the Augustana College campus.

Cecilia Vogel and James van Howe

Faculty move quantum science forward in research and classroom

Augustana physics faculty are finding ways to involve students in quantum research and discovery, while moving ahead with their own research.

Ella Aldridge

Aldridge’s ‘amazing’ internship leads to top prize

What did Ella Aldridge '23 do this summer? Intern at one of the top cancer centers in the world and win the Best Speech competition related to her research — the first Augustana student to bring home this prize.

College to host high school robotics kickoff

Augustana College will host the FIRST Tech Challenge Kick-off for Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa Sept. 10.

Class Notes

Weddings, births, promotions — alumni share their news and photos!

Andrea Kathryn Talentino

Inauguration ceremony, special events Oct. 14-16

Augustana College will inaugurate its ninth president, Andrea Kathryn Talentino, in an outdoor ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, on the campus Quad.

Walton '98 leads U.S. campaign against malaria

Dr. David Walton '98, who first saw disparities in health care during an Augustana study abroad trip, now will lead the U.S. fight against malaria around the world.


Students discover new perspectives, friends and adventures on travels abroad

Dozens of Augustana students experienced a new culture during the 2022 spring semester and earlier this summer. Find out which Italian sandwich shop now displays an Augustana pennant.

Legacy students

Class of 2026's top majors? Computer science, business, biology

Meet the Class of 2026: most popular names, most popular home states and countries — and how many have parents (Augustana grads) who work on campus.

aerial view of campus

College sets fundraising record; endowment passes $200M

Augustana College alumni, parents and friends set a fundraising record in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, topping the previous record by about $2 million. 

Members of the Augustana Physics and Engineering Society

Augustana recognized for STEM program by INSIGHT Into Diversity 

An Augustana College mentoring program that partners junior and senior STEM majors with younger classmates from underrepresented groups has won a national award.

anderson pavilion

College invites community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 25

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 26 with music at the Anderson Pavilion.

Robert Latt

How to go from Augustana to Wall Street to your startup

A Midwesterner from Myanmar, 2014 graduate Khant (Robert) Latt has taken a career path of twists and turns to find his American dream.

Career outcomesstats

Of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at Augustana; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana

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