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Alumni Association Awards

2021 alumni awards

Some of the 2021 Alumni Award winners: front, from left, Ryan McCallum, Darrell Owens and Steve Bahls, and back row, Ascentra Credit Union President Linda Andry, Nelly Cheboi and Jane Bahls. Read about all of the 2021 winners.

Each year, the Board's Nominations and Awards Committee solicits nominations and recommends candidates to receive Alumni Association awards. Each of five types of awards may be presented to one or more alumni.

Nominations must be submitted by March 30 to be considered for the awards program in October; however, nominations are accepted at all times and remain active for future consideration.

Nomination form

Outstanding Achievement: recognizes the recipient's achievement in his or her vocation.

"Finest Under Forty" Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award: recognizes the recipient's achievement in his or her vocation, contribution to Augustana through service to the college, or contribution to society through exceptional community service.

Honorary Alumnus/a: recognizes significant contribution to Augustana by a friend of the college.

Richard A. Swanson Humanitarian Award: recognizes the recipient's service to the Church, to Augustana or involvement with social issues on a local, state or national level.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: recognizes an individual or organization that works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Augustana College and/or through their contributions to society.

Viking Vocation Award: recognizes individuals, businesses, and/or other organizations who support, contribute to, and advance the career success of past, present, or future students of Augustana College.