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Augustana 2016 Graduates Make Plans for the Future
These new college graduates from the Class of 2016 have big plans. See our photo gallery to find out what our graduates have planned for the future.
McKeown Named New Alumni Association Director
Adrienne (Hoverstadt) McKeown, class of 2000, has been chosen to lead the Augustana University Alumni Association as its new director.
Commencement Speaker: Dr. M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad '58
Dr. M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Augustana Class of 1958 and distinguished university professor at Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the Commencement Address at the ceremony recognizing the Augustana Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Continuing Education Opportunities at Augustana
From our new Faculty Forums to the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy to innovative workshops and summer courses, Augustana University offers many opportunities for life-long learning.
Augustana's CJ Ham Signs Free Agent Contract with Minnesota Vikings
Augustana University senior CJ Ham agreed to a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings, the National Football League club announced May 10.
From the Newsroom: Augustana Grad Takes New Role at The Washington Post
Kaeti Hinck '07 leads the data team within the graphics department at The Washington Post. We caught up with Hinck to learn more about her career and her Augustana experiences.

Law in the Capitol: Tyler Coverdale '12
Meet Tyler Coverdale '12, clerk for the South Dakota Supreme Court. We caught up with Coverdale to learn more about his position and his Augustana experiences.
Helping to Build Community in NYC: Tricia Halling ’02
Meet Tricia Halling ’02, assistant general counsel at the New York City Housing Development Corporation.
A Voice to Serve: Jen Buyske ‘07
Holding the title of U.S. Navy JAG officer has given Jen Buyske ‘07 the opportunity to serve and advocate for many people all over the world.
The Advocate: Scott Peters '77
On April 20, 1993, Scott Peters ‘77 and his colleague presented their case, Austin v. United States, to the United States Supreme Court and came out after the argument believing they had lost.
A Life of Meaning Abroad: Erik Jensen '77
Meet Erik Jensen, Augustana class of 1977. He’s lived and worked in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Pakistan and the United States.
Helping Families Find a Fresh Start: JoMarie Alexander '83
She’s spent her career in family law. Meet JoMarie Alexander, Augustana class of 1983.
In the News: Forbes Features Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Augustana
A new report by Forbes features the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Augustana University, an initiative designed to dramatically increase the impact of charitable organizations in the U.S.
Fans Share #AugieMadness in Images, Tweets
Follow the Augustana men's basketball team and fans worldwide from the Elite Eight to the NCAA Division II national championship, as told through the best of your social media posts.
Augustana Choir Members to Perform With Music Icon Barry Manilow in Concert
Members of The Augustana Choir will perform with music icon Barry Manilow during the superstar's upcoming concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.
#AugieMadness Videos
Congratulations to the Augustana men's basketball team on winning the NCAA DII National Championship for the first time in program history! Watch videos from the road to the championship.
'96 Alumna to Give Keynote at Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium
The 2016 Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium will feature a keynote by alumna Dr. Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman '96 on "Analyzing Myths and Realities of the Contemporary U.S. Immigration Debate."
Augustana Announces Details for New Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Augustana announced details for its new Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy, an eight-week program designed to help participants think like entrepreneurs.
Augustana Choir Prepares for Spring Break Tour
The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, will perform in Iowa, Missouri, and Texas, March 17-23. A home concert is also planned for Sunday, April 3, at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.
Discovering 'Salem': A Q&A with the Playwrights
Bob Wendland '10 and Luke Tatge '09, with the help of fellow alumni, friends, current students and professors, presented a staged reading of selections from their original musical "Salem" Feb. 26 at Augustana.
Following News of Scalia’s Death, University Officials Issue Statement on Boe Forum
In the wake of today’s news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, Augustana University officials have announced that the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, originally planned for Wednesday, March 9, has been canceled. Justice Scalia was to have been the featured speaker at the 20th Boe Forum.
Recent Grad Co-Creates New Theatre Company
A new theatre company is joining the Sioux Falls arts scene, and its first production, opening this week, stars a recent Augustana graduate: Executive Director Matthew Stoffel '15, co-founder of Monstrous Little Theatre Company.
Alumni Share #AugieJTerm Memories in Images, Tweets
Some took January to study abroad. Others took required courses and electives only available during Interim. All the alumni who looked back on #AugieJTerm with us had fond memories to share on social media.
Augustana Alumna Competes on 'Wheel of Fortune'
High school English teacher Kelsey (Aakre) Buchholz '08 said she had the "quintessential Wheel experience" as a contestant on the nationally televised game show "Wheel of Fortune."
Boyens Named as Head of World Clinics at Sanford
Dr. Scott Boyens '90, a family medicine physician in Sioux Falls, is the new leader of a local health system's global initiative to develop clinics in areas lacking adequate primary care services.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Speak at 2016 Boe Forum
Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the United States Supreme Court, will speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required.
Alumna Research Paper Honored With National Award
Recent graduate Carolyn Johnson '15 has been honored with a national award for her paper "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front."
In the News: 2012 Grad Going on Tour with Lorie Line
Augustana Choir alumnus Tyler Wasberg '12 is the featured bass singer with Lorie Line's "Christmas in the City" tour. See him Friday, Nov. 27, in Duluth at our pre-concert alumni event. Read the full story.
In the News: Research by Augustana Students, Faculty Examines Millennial Health Care
Research by Augustana Assistant Professor Jaciel Keltgen and recent grads of her "Health Care Marketing" class is featured in a story examining the way millennials are shifting health care delivery.
In the News: Alumnus Named SD Young Music Educator of the Year
Chris Borchardt '12, band director at Brandon Valley High School, was honored as South Dakota's Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year at a concert Saturday in Rapid City.
In the News: Alumna Works with Local Students on Art Project
Bridget Beck '00, a professional artist and community collaborator, worked with area students on an art project this week to coincide with the opening of her exhibit in Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
NBA, Toronto Raptors Tap Augustana Alumna for Leadership Role
Teresa Resch '04 has been named vice president for basketball operations and player development for the Toronto Raptors.
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