Sperling Named Recipient of 2014 Covenant Award for Community

Senior Elise Sperling, a native of Moorhead, Minn., was recognized for her commitment to Augustana’s core value of Community during Thursday’s segment of Verdier 2014, the annual campus celebration of the College's core values. 

A significant tradition at Augustana, the Covenant Awards are named in honor of each of the College’s five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service. A committee of faculty and staff review nominations from the entire campus community.

Nominees for the Covenant Award for Community are described as those who have demonstrated and fostered respect for others; who act as a leader, earning the respect of others; have left a mark on the campus and broader communities; and whose commitment to community has shaped their plans for the future.

In receiving this award, Sperling, a government, social studies teaching and secondary education major, was described by her nominators as someone who inspires belief in the spirit of community.

Sperling is active in the Augustana International Club and Campus Ministry; is a member of the Augustana Orchestra and Civitas, and works at the Elmen Center.

She is the daughter of Steve and Deanne Sperling.

Learn about the nominees for the 2014 Covenant Awards.

Verdier 2014 concludes on Friday, April 4, with a celebration of Augustana's dedication to Service. The campus community is invited to the Madsen & GSC Rotundas from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to dip dog bones for the Sioux Falls Humane Society followed by the presentation of the Covenant Award for Service at 3 p.m. in the Siverson Lounge.