Past Alumni Award Recipients

Since 1952, Augustana University has Awarded the Alumni Achievement Award to distinguished alumni who have excelled in their careers and who embody the five core values of the University: Christian, Excellence, Liberal Arts, Community and Service.

The Horizon Award is given to recognize young alumni who have graduated from Augustana within the last 15 years, excel in their careers, and exemplify the values of the University.

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Horizon Award Recipients 

2017 | Dr. Sam Milanovich ’02
2016 | John Peterson '03 
2015 | Ashley Ballou-Bonnema '09 
2015 | Nick Jackson '08 
2014 | David Wolter '04 
2013 | Nate White '00 
2012 | Julie Clark '00 
2011 | John Berdahl '99
2010 | Jonathan Woodward '98 
2009 | Sayra Siverson Salter '94 
2008 | Kyle Pederson '93 
2007 | Michael Lehmkuhl '97 
2006 | Jarret Brachman '00 
2005 | Monique Schmidt '98 
2004 | Deanna Armbruster Asmar '92 
2003 | Carrie Grev '93 
2002 | John Sundby '90 
2001 | Sara Bakken Lee '92 
2000 | Thomas Syverson '87 
1999 | Bryan Schwartz '95 
1995 | Ben Stone '82 
1994 | Scott Van Hove '79 
1992 | Patrick Casey '78 
1991 | Laurel Prieb '77 
1990 | Lynn Dykema Sprayberry '76 
1989 | Lori Forman '79 
1988 | Randall L. Knoll '73 
1987 | Carol Rae Hansen '75 
1986 | Paul Chow '75 
1985 | Donita Pederson Martin '71 
1984 | Mary Harum Hart '72 

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 2010s

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 2000s

2009

2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
  • Margot Mervine Nelson '67 
  • Arlin Ness '64 
  • Glen Peterson '54 
  • Joy Buswell Zedler '64 
2003
  • Delores Wennblom Andersen '53 
  • Austin Kilian '42 
  • John Knudson '54 
  • Cheryl Andersen Leuning '72 
2002
2001
  • Joseph Leean '64 
  • Carol Jertson Riddlesperger '40 
  • William Rossing Sr. '56 
  • Bonnie Svarstad '64 
2000
  • Arlen Foss '56 
  • Warren Hanson '71 
  • Elaine Nelson McIntosh '45 
  • Thomas Walsh Sr. '72 

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 1990s
1999

1998

  • Pearl Selvig Boe '32 
  • Marilyn Iverson Hudson '76 
  • Donald Jones '57 

1997

  • Alvin Bergh '55 
  • Carole Martin Bland '68 
  • Carolyn Beth Mazzella '71 
  • Obed Nelson '64 
  • Lowell Noteboom '64 

1996

  • Steven Archer '75 
  • Lorraine Norman '46 
  • Norman Eitrheim '51 
  • Mary Beth Wait Blegen '65 

1995

1994

  • Lester Axdahl '44 
  • James A. Ode '57 
  • Ann Stalheim-Smith '58 

1993

  • Robert Berdahl '59 
  • Judy Gaalswyk '71 
  • Robert Nervig '52 
  • Patty Jarratt Peters '76 

1992

  • Dean  Hofstad '44 
  • Dennis Knight '59 
  • Wayne S. Knutson '50 
  • Milo Winter '56 

1991

  • Stanley L. Brue '67 
  • Roger Kasa 1957 '91
  • Delores Jerde Keahey '55 
  • Melford B. Lyso '44 

1990

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 1980s
1989
  • Paul K. Aspaas '43 
  • Leland Johnson '59 
  • Signie Johnson '37 
  • Larry Tieszen '61 

1988

  • Joseph Fenstermacher '56 
  • Dean A. Peterson '61 
  • Robert T. Wagner '54 
  • Anna Seim White '56 

1987

  • Kenneth Storsteen '42 
  • Ernest Svenson '48 
  • Darrell D. Moseson '50 
  • Norris L. Einertson '58 

1986

  • Bernice Jensen Bragstad '41 
  • J.S. Devick '42 
  • Mae Arlene Rogness Solem '42 

1985

1984

  • Marion “Mike” Brinegar '39 
  • Daryl A. Ferguson '60 
  • Joe H. Floyd Jr. '58 
  • Jean Sunde Peterson '62 

1983

  • Anna Haugen Berdahl '28 
  • Myron G. Domsitz '33 
  • Roy E. Dybvig '18
  • Ralph M. Roberts '45 

1982

  • Elizabeth Lokken Branstad '32 
  • Robert S. Flom '47 
  • Dagny Paulson Hinderaker '10 
  • Wilfred L. Larson '39 
  • Charles D. Wright '52 

1981

  • Edith Okerlund Moris '29 
  • Paul K. Odland '44 
  • Paul B. Olson '44 
  • Herman S. Solem '41 

1980

  • J. Elmo Agrimson '42 
  • Sigurd O. Aske '48 
  • Charles L. Balcer Faculty ’65-’80 
  • Merl C. Hokenstad Jr. '58 
  • Ralph Iverson '27 
  • Ardis Swanson '48

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 1970s

1979

  • Kenneth Holum Sr. '36 
  • Joane WIlliams McKay '61 
  • Nicholas Petrakis '44 

1978

  • Charles Frasier Jr. '64 
  • Charles Lein '63 
  • Eudroa Johnson Zellers '47 

1977

  • Robert Aldern '51 
  • Kenneth Raschke '41 
  • Doris Shay Serstock '47 

1976

  • Phil Bruns '53 
  • Bruce Cole '41 
  • Merle Loken '46 

1975

  • Odell Hanson '37 
  • Lois Boe Hyslop '30 

1974

  • Russell A. Pohl '49 
  • Tom Kilian '49 

1973

  • Gertrude Rogness Jensen '43 
  • Zachary Pitts '38 

1972

  • Arthur C. Berdahl '27 

1971

  • C. Richard Youngdahl '37 

1970

  • Richard Bowen '57 
  • Robert Mandsager '48 
  • Wilhelm Solheim '20 

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 1960s

1969

1968

  • Lester Josephson '64 
  • Arlette Pederson Villaume '48 

1967

  • H.M. “Pat” Blegen Faculty ’29-’68 
  • Myron Floren '42 

1966

1965

  • Lyle Gilbertson '25 
  • L.M. Stavig Faculty ’43-’65 

1964

  • Arndt Halvorson '36 
  • Clifford Olson '26 

1963

  • George Evenson '34 

1962

1961

  • Oliver Bergeland '29 
  • Glenn H. Beyer '35 
  • Richard B. Hervig '39 
  • Edward W. Nervig '38 
  • Lester N. Johnson '28 
  • Evans Nord '39 
  • Alvin Rogness '27 
  • Jay L. Roney '36
  • Kenneth Thompson '43 

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Alumni Achevements Award Recipients of the 1950s

1959

  • Joseph Saetveit '34 

1958

  • Oscar C. Hanson '29 

1957

  • Osmund Fundingsland '35 

1956

  • Alvin Rogness '27 

1955

  • Helmer Myklebust '33 

1954

  • Sigfred Mickelson '34 

1953

  • Raymond Olson '34 

1952

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