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Alumni Association Board meeting April 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 — Gävle Room, Gerber Center

Attendees: Kristi Barrowclough, Bob Brockhouse, Tom Collins, Loryann Eis, Jake Glimco, John Glimco, Sheryl O’Bryan Johnson, Sarah Lickus (by phone), Dale Owen, Bruce Peterson, Michael Ricaurte, Karen Roloff, Angie Sharp, Jessica Waytenick

Administrative Staff: Kelly Noack

The Augustana College Alumni Association Board of Directors business meeting was called to order at 9:09 a.m. by President Bob Brockhouse. 

An Invocation was given by Kristi Barrowclough. 

President Brockhouse asked for any discussion on the minutes from the Fall 2017 meeting.  Hearing none, Sheryl O’Bryan Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes; the motion was seconded by Tom Collins, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

The Alumni Board Standards of Service were re-affirmed with a motion made by Michael Ricaurte; the motion was seconded by Angie Sharp, by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

Karen Dahlstrom, Executive Director of Admissions
Karen presented an update from the Admissions Office about the trends of college admissions overall and specific trends to Augustana, along with an update on the potential incoming students to Augustana.

Alumni Board Strategic Plan
John Glimco and Angie Sharp gave a presentation about the Alumni Board Strategic Plan.  The Alumni Board strategic plan connects to Augustana’s strategic plan.  They initially met with Kent Barnds to get the process started.  Before April 20, the sub-committee chairs had two conference calls to look over and discuss the initial draft of the strategic plan.  There were some revisions.  The revised version was sent to the full board before April 20 to review in advance.

It was recommended that the Alumni Board Strategic Plan is reviewed at every board meeting to make it is up to date and the committees are working toward their goals.

Strategic Plan Discussion
 

  • Idea – Mentorship between returning and new board members.
  • Goals can become more focused and still should reflect the college’s goals.
  • Include a when/time period in a goal when possible.
     
  • Strategic Direction No. 1
    • Develop the new award process to match the existing awards.
    • Career Sub-Committee and Nominations should work together on this.
  • Strategic Direction No. 2
    • Work on 1-2 signature student events that can grow.
    • New students, current students, and seniors.
    • Good gift for new students could be Augie scarves.
  • Strategic Direction No. 3
    • Change wording about working portfolios.
  • Strategic Direction No. 4
    • This one might be challenging to develop doable goals.

John Glimco made a motion that based on this discussion a revised version of the Strategic Plan will be sent to the board in May; the motion was seconded by Angie Sharp, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

Homecoming – October 5-7, 2018

  • It is being considered that the Alumni Awards will be given out at a new brunch event on Saturday morning during homecoming.
  • The next board meeting will be all day on Thursday, October 4.

Nominations

There are 8 returning board members for the next term.  10 board members are not returning. 

Outgoing Board Members: Ron Anderson, Kristi Barrowclough, Bob Brockhouse, John Glimco, Ross Johnson, Sheryl O’Bryan Johnson, Dale Owen, Bruce Peterson, Rich Shemitis, Jordan Voigt, Jessica Waytenick

Thank you for your service!

The Nominating Committee considered gender, geographical location, graduation year, and his/her application to get a good mix of people.

Names of recommended new member applicants:

Jane Baker - 1972 - Seneca, Illinois

Julie Dreixler -1983 - Chicago, Illinois

Brent Ericson - 1996 - Fairfax, Virginia

Greg Stopka - 2007 - Wheaton, Illinois

Kyle Nelson - 2011 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Melissa Shore - 2011 - Davenport, Iowa

Edward Latham - 2012 - Chicago, Illinois

Hannah Sundwall - 2015 - Westchester, Illinois

Darrien Marion-Burton - 2016 - Forest Park, Illinois

alternate:  Lindsey Cannata - 2013 - Roselle, Illinois

Jessica Waytenick made a motion to accept the presented recommended nominations; the motion was seconded by John Glimco, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

They will be contacted.

The Recommended Slate of Candidates for Executive Board was presented:

President – Angie Sharp

Vice President – Jake Glimco

Secretary – Karen Roloff

Tom Collins made a motion to accept the presented slate of candidates; the motion was seconded by Michael Ricaurte, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

There were 13 nominations for Alumni Awards this year.

The names of recommended award recipients:

Outstanding Achievement - Michael Gapen

Outstanding Service - Norm Moline

Swanson Humanitarian - Judy Peterson

Finest Under Forty - Eric Pease

Honorary Alumna - Vicki Wassenhowe

John Glimco made a motion to accept the presented recommended Alumni Awards; the motion was seconded by Bruce Peterson, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

The inaugural recipient of the diversity, et. al. award is recommended to be the BSU.

John Glimco made a motion to accept the recommendation that the new Diversity Award goes to the Black Student Union in honor of their 50th anniversary; the motion was seconded by Michael Ricaurte, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

They will be contacted.

Karen Roloff made a motion to have new criteria developed for the Diversity Alumni Award by fall; the motion was seconded by Jake Glimco, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

Karen Roloff made a motion to combine the similar Swanson Award and Outstanding Service Alumni Awards; the motion was seconded by Angie Sharp, and approved by voice vote by the Board with no objections.

Other Business

Michael Ricaurte was named the new Philanthropy Chair.  (Be sure to ask him what his mom was going to name him.)

John Glimco made a motion to adjourn; the motion was seconded by Kristi Barrowclough, and approved by the Board.  The meeting was adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jessica Waytenick ‘99

Alumni Board Secretary