GOLD Advisory Council

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The voice of Augustana's young alumni. The Augustana GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Advisory Council exists to advise and support Augustana on ways to encourage, develop, grow, and sustain involvement and participation from young alumni.

Council members advise the Augustana Office of Alumni Relations on event, promotional and philanthropic ideas, as well as other areas that are of concern to their peers. GOLD hosts social, networking and community service events throughout the year.

The GOLD Advisory Council consists of graduates from the last 10 years and meets on campus twice a year, usually in April and October. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about the council, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 605.274.4404, or fill out a GOLD Interest Form.

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Alumni Team Up for Children’s Cancer Research
For four years, a young Augustana alumnus has been fulfilling one of his brother’s last requests: to take his nurses out to dinner. March 21 marked the Fourth Annual Nurses Dinner benefiting the JY6 Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity founded by Dane Yde '08 and his family.
Young Augie Alumna Featured in 'Women in Foreign Policy'
The website Women in Foreign Policy recently interviewed independent foreign policy analyst Elise (Rahn) Reifschneider '08. She talks about her Augustana experience, current work and career tips.
Financial Aid: Beware of Debt Consolidation Scams
Beware of offers that 1) promote loan consolidation, 2) offer to lower your payments, 3) promise loan forgiveness or 4) sound too good to be true. Follow these rules to safeguard your information and your money.
In the News: Alumni Father-Daughter Connection
Jeremy Aylward '07 has a special reason to increase heart health awareness: He shares a heart defect with his baby girl. He shared their story with Keloland News.
Augustana Couple: Campus is 'Most Significant Place in Our Relationship'
For Augustana alumni Adam and Sanna (Horsley) Strenge, Augie's 100-acre campus is a special place — they met and got married here. In honor of Valentine's Day, we caught up with them to learn more about their #AugieSweethearts story.