Alumni Council

Fostering Pride and Enhancing Commitment Among Alumni and Friends of Augustana

The Alumni Council is the official voice of the Augustana College Alumni Association, representing more than 20,000 alumni from around the nation and world.

Council members provide regular advice and support to the professional staff of the Office of Alumni Relations and other departments as requested. The Council strives to encourage alumni participation in the life of Augustana through event attendance, communication with class agents, and financial support. Members provide leadership for alumni programs on campus and in their respective hometown areas.

New members for the Alumni Council are needed each year. Learn more about serving on the Alumni Council by contacting a current member or the Alumni Office. Applications, due each year by March 15, are reviewed by the Council at the spring meeting. Submit an Interest Form for the Alumni Council.


President Suzie O'Meara Hernes '97  
Sioux Falls, SD
Vice-President Marty Moore '94
Alexandria, VA
Secretary Shannon Loveland Gustafson ’04  
Sioux Falls, SD

Council Members

Sonja Dethlefs Anderson ’69 Sioux Falls, SD
David Bak '61
Irene, SD
Dennis Bly '94
Austin, TX
Nick Bryant '08
Minneapolis, MN
Megan Colon '01
Washington, D.C.
Michelle Wolthoff Connor '87
LeMars, IA
Lacey Horkey Dixon ’06 Hudsonville, MI
Tracey Fredrick '06
Saint Paul, MN
Corey Halstenson '96
Sioux Falls, SD
Liz Davis Hultgren '08
Sioux Falls, SD
Maria Harman ’99 Denton, TX
Crystal Petersen Johnson ’02 Omaha, NE
David Lerseth '64
Minneapolis, MN
Pamela Cragoe Miller '94
Sioux Falls, SD
Courtland Nelson ’72 Forest Lake, MN
Jeffrey Oakland '02
Sioux Falls, SD
Stacie Schubert '93 Littleton, CO
Kevin Veldhuisen '99
Vernon, FL
Gina Verdoorn '05
West Des Moines, IA
Michael Williams '77
Moorestown, NJ

Advisor: Mary Toso ’90, Director of Alumni Relations