Academy for Seniors 2011-2012 Series

Augustana Academy for Seniors

The Augustana Academy for Seniors organized a successful 2011-2012 year.

Fall 2011 Series: Where Tax Money Comes From and Where It Goes Our Schools, Our State & Our Health

September 21 • WEDNESDAY

“School Funding Facts and Figures"

Todd Vik
Todd Vik Business Manager
Sioux Falls School District

audio of Todd Vik presentation (20 Mb)



October 12 • WEDNESDAY

“Where Does Government Money Come From andWhere Does it Go?”

Jame Fry '70, Director of Legislative Research Council

James Fry ’70
Legislative Research Council
Pierre, SD

audio of Jim Fry presentation (20 Mb)



November 16 • WEDNESDAY

“Nursing Home Present and Future Reimbursements”

Tom Syverson

Tom Syverson ’87
VP for Operations
Good Samaritan Society
audio of Good Sam presentation (24 Mb)
 PowerPoint  presentation (6 MB)

Dan Fosness

Dan Fosness
Director of Operations for SD and IL
Good Samaritan Society

audio of Good Sam presentation (24 Mb)  (same as above)
 PowerPoint  presentation (6 MB)


February 15 • WEDNESDAY

"Little Business on the Prairie: Exploring How Entrepreneurs Keep South Dakota's Economy Vibrant"

Robert E Wright
Dr. Robert Wright
Nef Family Chair of Political Economy,
Augustana College

 Text of presentation

 audio of Robert Wright presntation (21 Mb)




March 14 • WEDNESDAY

"God's Gift to Man, a South Dakota Enterprise"

Jim and Nancy Schade, founders of
Schade Vineyard & Winery

 audio of Jim and Nancy Schade presentation (20 Mb)





April 18 • WEDNESDAY

"Today's Agriculture - Safer and More Efficient Than Ever"

Brian Hefty and Darren Hefty -  Lifelong farmers,
entrepreneurs, and hosts of the national TV show AG PhD

audio of Brian Hefty and Darren Hefty (24 Mb)






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