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Jamie Horter Receives Covenant Award for Liberal Arts

SIOUX FALLS – Jamie Horter, a senior from Bristol, SD, is the recipient of the Augustana Covenant Award for Liberal Arts. She received the award Monday night at the Boe Forum on Public Affairs.

Among those offering congratulations was the Boe Forum featured speaker, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Horter, the daughter of Bonnie and Randy Horter, is majoring in chemistry and art with a minor in biology. She is the president of Augie Green, a student organization dedicated to protecting the environment.

Earlier this fall, Augie Green earned runner-up honors in the Do You Dream in Green competition at the 2008 Plain Green Conference held at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Entered in the Plain Action category, Augie Green won $300 for its submission titled “The Green Initiative.” Augie Green will implement the program by visiting schools in Sioux Falls and discussing environmental awareness and sustainability practices with students.

Augie Green also introduced the new Green bike program on campus for 2008-2009.

The program is designed to provide an alternative, green form of transportation for students, faculty, and staff at their convenience. Everyone in the Augustana community now has the opportunity to use one of 10 new bikes available on campus through a check out system.

The Augustana Covenant Awards were established to reward students who exhibit the College’s five core values – Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, Service. Recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff.

Other students nominated for Liberal Arts were Lisa Bengtson (Alta, IA), Jennifer Falkenstein (Carver, MN), Nick Gjorvad (Marshall, MN), Megan Hasche (Sioux Falls), Marit Karbowski (Shoreview, MN), Kara Kingma (Hawarden, IA), Justine Lueth (Madison, SD), Sophia Nabizada (Sioux Falls), Jacinta Sutphin (Worden, MT) and Collin Taphorn (Storm Lake, IA).