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Viking Connections

Alumni supporting students and each other

Viking Connections is Augustana College’s Career Alumni Connector Network to bring together accomplished alumni, current students and fellow alumni.  

Alumni Connectors are available to share advice on careers, industries, employment trends, and organizations within their areas of expertise. These mentoring relationships support and guide students and young alumni as they navigate their careers or consider graduate school.

The program is open to students and alumni from all class years and majors.  

How students can make a Connection

Learn about the Alumni Connectors and their fields in the list below. (If there is no Connector in your field, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.)

Get in touch with the Connector through the preferred contact information on their bio page, or Linkedin.

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Daniel Allen
Viking Connections: Daniel Allen
Career field: Human resources
Graduation year: 1987
Location: Coal Valley, Ill.
Zubair Ansari
Viking Connections: Zubair Ansari
Career field: Health care
Graduation year: 2000
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Sarah Bagley
Viking Connections: Sarah Bagley
Career field: Human resources
Graduation year: 2004
Location: Glenview, Illinois (Chicago area)
marlisa barrett
Viking Connections: Marlisa Barrett
Career field: Business administration
Graduation year: 2019
Location: Davenport, Iowa
augie a
Viking Connections: Alison Bjork-Pease
Career field: Veterinary medicine
Graduation year: 2013
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
brittany burk
Viking Connections: Brittany Burk
Career field: Communication sciences and disorders
Graduation year: 2015
Location: Champaign, Illinois
lindsey cannata
Viking Connections: Lindsey Cannata
Career field: Finance
Graduation year: 2013
Location: Itasca, Illinois
Leslie Carranza
Viking Connections: Leslie Carranza
Career field: Public relations
Graduation year: 2015
Location: Forest Park, Illinois
John Deixler
Viking Connections: John Dreixler
Career field: Biomedicine
Graduation year: 1983
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Dana Diedrick
Viking Connections: Dana Diedrick
Career field: Finance
Graduation year: 2012
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Julie Dreixler
Viking Connections: Julie Dreixler
Career field: Human resources
Graduation year: 1983
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Brent Ericson
Viking Connections: Brent Ericson
Career field: Higher education
Graduation year: 1996
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Zachary George
Viking Connections: Zachary George
Career field: Public relations
Graduation year: 2008
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Jake Glimco
Viking Connections: Jake Glimco
Career field: Business administration-marketing
Graduation year: 2010
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Shannon Greenlee
Viking Connections: Shannon Greenlee
Career field: Communication sciences and disorders
Graduation year: 2013
Location: North Liberty, Iowa
Travis Greenlee
Viking Connections: Travis Greenlee
Career field: Higher education
Graduation year: 2011
Location: North Liberty, Iowa
Mary Sophia Hawks
Viking Connections: Mary Sophia Hawks
Career field: Health care
Graduation year: 1984
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
augie a
Viking Connections: Natalie Hogan
Career field: Physical therapy
Graduation year: 2012
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
augie a
Viking Connections: Karalyn Horeled (Jevaney)
Career field: Social welfare
Graduation year: 2012
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Patrick Hunt
Viking Connections: Patrick Hunt
Career field: Business administration
Graduation year: 2002
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Emily Jacobs
Viking Connections: Emily Jacobs
Career field: Education
Graduation year: 2009
Location: Winfield, Illinois
Katelyn Kalck
Viking Connections: Katelyn Kalck
Career field: Human resources
Graduation year: 2012
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Paul Keser
Viking Connections: Paul Keser
Career field: Technology services
Graduation year: 1989
Location: San Rafael, California
Matthew Koch
Viking Connections: Matthew Koch
Career field: Health care
Graduation year: 2018
Location: Lake Bluff, Illinois

How to get involved

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