Murry Gerber '75 has made a $40 million commitment to provide financial aid and scholarships to high-achieving students from families with lower incomes, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college.
Andrea Talentino will be inaugurated as the next president of Augustana College on Saturday, Oct. 15, during Augustana’s Homecoming Weekend.
The Augustana College Board of Trustees unanimously has voted to rename Founders Hall as The Steve and Jane Bahls Campus Leadership Center.
• Message from the President: Augustana’s best days are ahead
It started with posters and the hope of sparking mental health conversations on Augustana’s campus. Today, chapters of Haley DeGreve’s The Gray Matters Collective are springing up at schools across the Quad Cities and into Iowa.
Cameron Onumah’s penchant for seeking leadership roles got its start during his student days at Augustana. Today he is a thriving young professional who remains steadfast in his passion to lead and his appreciation for Augustana.
Nelly Cheboi’s goal for her nonprofit TechLit Africa is simple: expand the digital literacy initiative to 100 more schools to reach a40,000 more kids in Kenya.
Violinist Kamneev Rai ’16 is in Ukraine to connect volunteers with suppliers. She's also giving free music lessons to refugees.
For the Leadership issue of Augustana Magazine Summer 2022, we asked several alumni to explain what makes a good leader. (Read their complete comments)
Lee Selander ’72, retired executive vice president, The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. "Great leaders are 'servant leaders.' The true organizational structure is exactly the inverse of the physical organizational chart ..."
Michelle King ’93 Mayer, federal executive, Baltimore. "Four core competencies make a good leader: being decisive, a good communicator, resilient and authentic ..."
Aaron Wetzel ‘90, vice president, Small Ag and Turf Production Systems, John Deere, Moline, Ill.: "Communication, innovation and empathy ..."
Dr. Darrin Good ’87, president, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb.: "Positivity, transparency and personal connections ..."
Robert Mitchum ’75, retired president and CEO, Network Services Company, Schaumburg, Ill.: "'Good to Great' by Jim Collins — still the best 'business book' ..."
Ask Dr. Robert Istad ’98, part of the group of musicians that won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. A lot happened after that.
Alumni, staff and friends of the college share memories of Dr. Thomas Tredway ’57, president emeritus, who died on April 10.
Before the digital age dawned, CoSIDA Hall of Famer Dave Wrath ’80 found ways to remain connected, even installing a fax machine at his home.
An expert in technologies that cleanly produce energy from organic material, Dr. Paul Anderson ’65 won two top prizes for his work.
• Triple Vikings: grads, employees and parents of first-year VIkings
Upcoming projects will include a $2.7 million update of Sorensen Hall, track and floor replacement in PepsiCo, new turf at Thorson-Lucken Field, and a new esports center space.
The college plans to add three new areas of study: a major in film and new media and two minors in integrative medicine and the humanities, and disability.
Augustana has named Dr. Dag Blanck ’78 an honorary professor of Swedish-American studies to formally acknowledge his contributions to the academic field and to Augustana College.
• Women claim first CCIW swimming/diving title since 1997
• Pole vaulter Kat Kresbasch '23 and Carson Eipers '23 in the weight throw because our newest New All-Americans.
• First-year women's water polo team goes to the nationals
• Baseball Vikings hold on for extra-inning wins in regionals
Augustana placed in the top 7% of 3,380 schools in the country for providing a high return on a college investment to Pell Grant-eligible students.
• Prison Education Program receives $70,900 in grants
Members of the Augustana Choir shared their love of music in Europe, performing six concerts during a post-graduation tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.
• Making music in new Bergendoff spaces
• First class of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology graduates
• Accounting’s Schwartz wins state teaching award
Every year, faculty nominate seniors who have taken advantage of the many opportunities Augustana offers for a series called “More Than I Imagined.”
The students reflect on who they’ve become in the past four years, as a result of their academics, extracurriculars and relationships with peers and faculty. They describe themselves as thinkers and doers eager and prepared for their next adventure.
Anna Triska’s story is like so many: "I am surprised by how much I have grown as a person these last four years. Through every course, professor and person I met at Augustana, I was challenged in some way and have become a more confident person and leader than I ever thought I could be."
• See all the More Than I Imagined students from 2022 and previous years