The Augustana Academy

Canton in 1910

Academy Days Reunion Schedule July 22-24, 2016

2016 Reunion Information

Each summer since 1975, Augustana University has hosted an all-school reunion for alumni and friends of Augustana Academy, the former Lutheran high school in Canton, S.D. The 2016 Academy Days Reunion will be held July 22-24, 2016, on Augustana's campus. The classes ending in 1 and 6 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
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  Paper Registration


Reunion Bio Questionnaire: HandwrittenFill in

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

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  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

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  6:30 p.m., Royal Fork, 4610 W Empire Pl, Sioux Falls
  Jean Bauge: 650.334.3833
  6 p.m., CJ Callaways, 500 E 69th St, Sioux Falls   Margaret Krause:
  6:30 p.m., Donegal Pointe Community Room, 5109 S Rolling Green Ave, Sioux Falls   Anita:


  5:30 p.m., Bracco, 5001 S Western, Sioux Falls
  Rich Akland,


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 University 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.


2016 Academy Days dates set for July 22-24

Make plans now to join your Academy friends at the 2016 summer reunion taking place Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24. Classes ending in 6 and 1 will celebrate reunions. Look for registration materials in the mail in June. 2016 Academy reunion schedule.

Augustana Academy Days Reunions to take place through 2019

In 2015, the Academy Alumni and Friends Council announced a five year plan to continue celebrating Academy Day reunions through the year 2019. At the final Academy Days reunion, the classes that end in years 4 and 9 will be recognized, but ALL Academy classes will be encouraged to host a reunion. If you have any ideas on how to make the final Academy Day reunion a truly memorable event, please bring them forward to Council President Lyle Eidsness.

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
  • Richard Akland '66
  • Alan Berdahl ’67
  • Jean Sorteberg Eidsness ’59
  • Phyllis Bolstad Hanson '52
  • Rev. David Johnson ’52
  • Karen Kvistero Moe ’67
  • Alice Hofstad Loddigs ’69
  • Obed Nelson ’60
  • John Paulson '68

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.