Candidates chosen for Viking Days King and Queen

SIOUX FALLS – Ten Augustana seniors have been nominated to serve as King and Queen for Viking Days 2009.

The final voting by students is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, with coronation set for 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, in the Elmen Center.

“There’s No Place Like Home” is the theme for Viking Days 2009, October 16-18. In a departure from the past, most events will be held on campus this year, including the homecoming parade.

For more information about Viking Days 2009, visit or contact the Augustana Office of Alumni.

The King and Queen will be chosen from the following candidates:

Mark Buboltz David Foster Philip Mulder Blake Thompson Bob Wendland
Mark Buboltz
Redwood Falls, MN
David Foster
Big Timber, MT
Philip Mulder
Volga, SD
Blake Thompson
Sioux Falls
Bob Wendland
Arlington, SD
Kelsey Acers Melissa Austad Kayla Graber Marie Halvorson Megan Hasche
Kelsey Acers
Sioux Falls
Melissa Austad
Sioux Falls
Kayla Graber
Hurley, SD
Marie Halvorson
Wells, MN
Megan Hasche
Sioux Falls

Mark Buboltz is majoring in biology, He is the son of Patricia and Roger Buboltz.

David Foster is majoring in exercise science and fitness management. He is the son of Nancy and Brent Foster.

Philip Mulder is majoring in government/international affairs and psychology. He is the son of Trudy and Richard Mulder.

Blake Thompson is majoring in business administration. He is the son of Jana and Vance Thompson.

Bob Wendland is majoring in theatre and communication studies. He is the son of Rebecca and Keith Wendland.

Kelsey Acers is majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Becky and Terry Acers.

Melissa Austad is majoring in English and secondary education. She is the daughter of Denise and David Austad.

Kayla Graber is majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Linda and Calvin Graber.

Marie Halvorson is a communication/business major. She is the daughter of Nancy and Randolph Halverson.

Megan Hasche is majoring in French and journalism. She is the daughter of Wendy and Bruce Hasche. 

Bruce Conley
Director, News Information
Phone: 605.274.5526
Fax: 605.274.4903