Each year, Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to Augustana University alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor, communities and/or churches. The Horizon Award recognizes young alumni who have graduated within the last 15 years and quickly demonstrated outstanding vocational achievement and provided faithful service to their community and/or church. Recipients of both awards must exemplify one of the shared core values of the university: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community or service.
Augustana University News
Beyond the Books at AU: Accounting and Finance Major Finds ‘Perfect Match’ With Internship at Northrop Grumman
Augustana University student Emily Grein ‘24, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is a double major in accounting and finance. This summer, she traveled back to her roots in Minnesota for an internship at Northrop Gruman in Plymouth.
Augustana Research Institute Seeking Applications to Help More Organizations Gain Access to Research
The Augustana Research Institute (ARI) is seeking applications from eligible organizations to partner with the Beacom Research Fellows Program in the fall of 2022, with the deadline to apply on Sept. 1. The program provides organizations with limited resources access to research, analytics and field-specific expertise in operations and data management.
Augie Access provides young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program designed to increase career employment, social, academic and independent living outcomes — the only post-secondary comprehensive transition program in South Dakota. Augie Access Program student John James wanted the “full college experience,” and now, entering his second year of the program at Augustana University, his wish has come true.
Beyond the Books at AU: Triple Major, MPA Program Student Building Professional Network Through Ernst & Young Internship
Meghan Harold ‘22, of Parker, South Dakota, is triple majoring in accounting, business and finance, and plans to graduate from the Augustana Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) Program in December. In part due to connections at Augustana University, the Air Force veteran was able to land an internship at Ernst & Young, LLP this summer in Cleveland, Ohio.
Beyond the Books at AU: Student Combines Communication and Business With Internship at Great Plains Zoo
Augustana student Mariya Mamman ‘25 is a communication studies/business and economics double major from Jos, Plateau, Nigeria. She is interning this summer at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, gaining experience as a social media & events intern.
Beyond the Books at AU: Biology Major Gains Food-to-Table Experience Working Alongside Professor at Good Life Farms
Augustana University student Lara Matuck ‘25, of São Paulo, Brazil, is a biology major with a pre-veterinarian concentration and psychology minor. She is interning this summer at Good Life Farms in Canton, South Dakota, which is owned and operated by AU faculty.
The Viking Men's Hockey Program has accomplished three major goals, including finalizing the design of Midco Arena, hiring a head coach and finding a conference home.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University is proudly showing the “Augustana Student Summer Invitational,” which is on view from through Friday, Sept. 2.
Augustana University student Vedant Thakkar ‘24, of Vadodara, India, is majoring in biology — with concentrations in cell & molecular biology — as well as minoring in chemistry. This summer, Thakkar is interning with Avera Health at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls.