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More Than I Imagined Seniors reflect on accomplishments and look ahead

Isabella Koutsopanagos

Graduation year: 2021

High school: Boylan Catholic High School

Hometown: Rockford, Ill.

Majors: Pre-medicine, Classical studies in the focus of Greek

Activities: Delta Chi Theta sorority, TriBeta Sigma Gamma (biology)

Post-grad plans: Attend medical school

Why Augustana?

I chose Augustana because it allowed me to have one-on-one time with my teachers, which would be harder to have at a bigger school.

Are you where you thought you'd be when you first came to campus?

No. I have grown so much and am so proud of the woman I’ve become!

Who helped you get to where you are now?

My professors, sorority sisters, best friends and family!

Peak experience?

My peak experience at Augustana was my study abroad program to Costa Rica.

What surprised you?

I was surprised by how friendly and welcoming everyone was when I arrived.

How did you use your Augie Choice?

I used my Augie Choice for my Costa Rica study abroad trip.

What will you miss the most?

I will miss my professors, my sorority and mostly living with my best friends!

Advice for the Class of 2025?

Get involved in as much as you can as soon as you can! Connections are super important for post-college life.

"I have worked closely with Isabella from the beginning of her first year and throughout her four years at the college, as both her teacher in many classes (including her full year of Beginning Greek) and her academic advisor. With her focus on Classics and pre-med, Isabella has been the paragon of a liberal arts education. When I think back on our time together, the word that comes to mind is 'serious.' As her last name suggests, Isabella is of Greek heritage, and she has certainly lived up to her Spartan ancestors!"

– Dr. Emil Kramer, professor, Classics