Forward Under 40

It's our pleasure to introduce you to some of Augustana's most amazing young alumni.

They are innovative thinkers, ambitious entrepreneurs, creative masterminds, compassionate healers, and service-minded men and women whose ideas are building stronger communities here and around the globe.

And they're only just getting started.

Rhea Staniszewski '04
Director, Child Advocacy Center, Howell, Michigan
— social work, psychology & Spanish major
Steve Horn '98
Realtor and team leader, the Steve Horn Team of Keller Williams Realtor, Phoenix, Arizona
— history major
Lacey (Horkey) Dixon '06
Director of member & industry relations, American Coalition for Ethanol, Hudsonville, Michigan
— English and journalism major
Kristin (Oakland) Canfield '99
Nurse anesthetist, Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls
— biology major
Kristine (Kopperud) Jepsen '00
Chief technician / writer & editor, Grass Run Farms, Dorchester, Iowa
— English major
Savannah Curtin '03
Global Diversity and Inclusion manager, U.S. Bank, Minneapolis
— business administration major
Dr. Jeff Oakland '02
Optometrist, Dakota Vision Center, Sioux Falls
— biology major
Matt McAreavey '01
Battalion chief, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
— business administration major
Lindsey (Hibma) Wyatt '04
Behavior Support Teacher at Wasilla High School, Wasilla, Alaska
— special education & Spanish major
Carrie Ammermann '04
Creative director, San Francisco area
— art major
Daniel Fry '13
Senior research assistant, MIT International Center for Air Transportation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
— economics and mathematics major
Nick Jackson '08
Teacher, Girls Athletic Leadership School, Denver, Colorado
— elementary education major
Adam Broin '10
Supply chain manager, Environmental Tillage Systems, Faribault, Minnesota
— physics major
Rob Green '11
Worldwide adventure seeker, chief instructor, medical volunteer, guide, expedition outreach manager, expedition medic, Sioux Falls
— English, journalism & philosophy major
Robyn (Clemensen) Green '11
Worldwide adventure seeker, independent researcher, Costa Rica guide, patient care assistant, Sioux Falls
— biology major
Alyssa (Nance) Toepfer '08
Opera singer and voice teacher, Topeka, Kansas
— music major
Becky Wiswall Carmody '06
Co-owner & manager at Posh Boutique, Sioux Falls
— professional accountancy & business administration major
Eigil Ramstad '99
Journalist & editor, Øyene newspaper, Norway
— journalism major
Megan Erspamer '12
Buying coordinator for the Men’s Athletic Training Division, Nike, Portland, Oregon
— business administration major
Joe Clark '10
Business analyst, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
— business administration major
Steven Tims '11
Director of information technology, Raven Industries, Sioux Falls
— business administration & computer information systems major
Thayne Munce '98
Associate research director, Sanford Sports Science Institute and associate scientist, Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Research, Sioux Falls
— biology major
Vince Roche '00
Partner at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, Sioux Falls
— English and gov't & int'l affairs major
Ben Iverson '04
Director of international admission & advising, Augustana College, Sioux Falls
— Spanish & international studies major
Lindsay (Voss) Wilber '03
Head volleyball coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota
— elementary education major, with a coaching endorsement
Matt Wilber '03
Head men’s basketball coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota
— physical education major
Andrew Mohr '98
Trooper, Nebraska State Patrol, Genoa, Nebraska
— interdepartmental studies major
Todd Van Kekerix '04
Director of enrichment programs at The New School for Music Study, Princeton, New Jersey
— music & business administration major
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema '09
Musician, teacher, blogger, student, Sioux Falls
— music & French major
Rev. Kara Wiechmann '07
Assistant pastor of Tri-County Ministry, North Dakota
— religion major
Margaret Koenig '12
Associate project director of school board elections for with the Lucy Burns Institute
— philosophy major
Kelly Nyberg '09
Actress, Los Angeles, California area
— communication studies & business major
Dr. Kristen (Thomas) Zeller '97
Assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
— English major
Chase Kramer '08
Architectural graduate, TSP, Sioux Falls
— art major
Kelli (Johnson) Cloutier '07
Senior audit manager, CBIZ MHM, LLC, Minneapolis
— accounting & business administration major
Jack Jacobson '00
Legislative analyst and Washington, D.C., State Board of Education president
 — gov't & int'l affairs/political science major
Dan Breuer '04
Principal at the Netherlands Reformed Christian School, Rock Valley, Iowa
— secondary education & social studies teaching major
Brendon Plack '03
Staff director, Senate Republican Conference and the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. John Thune
— economics & business administration major
Adam Weber '04
Lead pastor at Embrace Church, Sioux Falls
— business administration major
Cody Henriksen '07
Dentist, Dental Comfort Center, Sioux Falls
— biology and philosophy major
Dr. Mike Wiisanen '02
Assistant professor & co-program director, department of anesthesia, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago
— biology major
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