Young Alumni

AU GOLD Graduates of the Last Decade

If you're a graduate of the last decade, you're in GOLD, Augustana University's young alumni group. We host events designed exclusively for you and your needs during your first years after Augustana, led by a team of your peers known as the GOLD Advisory Council.

Young Alumni Leadership

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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Young Alumni Events

Watch your email and follow us on social media for more GOLD events.

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
If you have some spare time in February, join us for GOLD Afterhours at Empire Bowl where we'll strike up some fun with Augie young alumni! Bowlers of all skill levels are welcome.
Date: February 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Join other young alumni at a community service event Feb. 20 and brighten a senior citizen's day. We will host BINGO where residents will have the chance to win some Augie prizes.
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Go speed dating with professional twist. Alumni in career fields varying from health care to finance will interact with Augustana students during short “speed networking” intervals.
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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."
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.
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