The Augustana Academy

Canton in 1910

Academy Days Reunion Schedule July 24-26, 2015

2015 Reunion Information

Each summer since 1975, Augustana College has hosted an all-school reunion for alumni and friends of Augustana Academy, the former Lutheran high school in Canton, S.D. The 2015 Academy Days Reunion will be held July 24-26, 2015, on Augustana's campus. The classes ending in 5 and 0 will celebrate reunions. View the schedule of events for Academy Days. Close to 200 alumni and friends of Augustana Academy come each summer to Augustana’s campus for a reunion weekend.


Online Registration
  See who's coming
Printable Registration Form

  Reunion Bio Questionnaire

Please print and mail registration forms to:
Augustana College, Alumni Office
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Class Letters: 1950 | 1955 | 1960 | 1965     Newsletter

  Time and Place
  RSVP info
  Classmates are invited to attend the Academy Banquet on Saturday   Complete the registration form
  Classmates are invited to attend the Academy Banquet on Saturday

Complete the registration form
  6 p.m., Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Friendship Room
  5:30 p.m., Augustana Center for Visual Arts   Charles:
  6:30 p.m., Eloise (Spilde) and Ron Hefty's home   Eloise:


  6 p.m., The Country Club of Sioux Falls, 3400 W. 22nd St., Sioux Falls
  Karen Mullen,

Augustana Academy Commemorative Endowed Scholarship

Each year at the Reunion worship service, the offering supports the Augustana Academy Commemorative Endowed Scholarship. This fund allows Augustana College to award several scholarships each year to descendants of Academy alumni. Make your gift in memory or honor of a faculty member or classmate to express your gratitude for your Academy experience.

Alumni and Friends Council

Several members of the Augustana Academy family serve on the Council. These individuals are instrumental in choosing award winners, helping plan the reunion weekend, fundraising efforts and many other tasks.

  • Lyle Eidsness '59, President
  • Alan Berdahl ’67
  • Dr W. Allan Boade ’55
  • Jean Sorteberg Eidsness ’59
  • Phyllis Bolstad Hanson '52
  • Boyd Hopkins ’62
  • Rev. David Johnson ’52
  • Karen Kvistero Moe ’67
  • Alice Hofstad Loddigs ’69
  • Obed Nelson ’60
  • Dr. Glen Peterson, former faculty

We are always seeking new members to the Council. Meetings occur several times during the year on the Augustana Campus. Contact us if you are interested in serving on the Council or want more information.

The Augustana Album Continues the Academy Legacy

Digital versions of the Academy's student newspaper, yearbook and alumni publications are now available through the Augustana website. This digital archive, known as the Augustana Album, allows all Academy alumni easy access to the history of the Academy, previously only available by physically visiting the archives of the Center for Western Studies.

Click here to view the Augustana Album.

Academy Alumni—Update your Information

To ensure that you receive information about the reunion in a timely manner, please continue to update us with your information by contacting the Alumni Office.

Alumni and Friends Awards

During each reunion at the Alumni and Friends Banquet, awards are given to recognize alumni and friends of the Academy.

  • The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is given to an Academy graduate who has excelled in his/her field and who has been involved in his/her church and community.
  • The Friend of Augustana Academy Award is given to a former member of the faculty or staff, friend, or someone with a close connection to the Academy.

If you would like to nominate someone for either of these awards, please send a letter to the Alumni Office by Feb. 1 of each year.