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

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Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Get into the holiday spirit with your GOLD alumni friends at our Christmas edition of GOLD Afterhours! Wear your favorite ugly sweater and hop on a luxury coach ride through local Christmas lights.
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See the Best #AugieMoveIn Images, Tweets
Augustana University welcomed the Class of 2020 to campus on Saturday, Aug. 27, in person and on social media while alumni of all ages shared photos and memories of their own Move-In Day.
2016 Grad Named National Journalism Fellow
Matthew Housiaux, a 2016 Augustana graduate who majored in journalism and history, has been named a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow by the National Press Foundation.
In the News: Augustana Pairs Students with Alumni
Last spring, Augustana initiated a pilot alumni mentoring program with 10 alumni and student pairs. This year, Augustana is expanding this program to include more student/alumni pairings.
In the News: CrossFit Games Feature Football Alumnus
Zak Carchedi '15 is competing in the world championship for CrossFit, the CrossFit Games, July 19-24 in California. He spoke with the Argus Leader about what led him to the fitness program's highest level.
2015 Grad Reflects on Teaching Abroad
Last summer,  Leah Hiller '15 flew to the Island of Tobal – a tropical place with no running water, no plumbing and solar-powered electricity – teaching second through eighth graders through an organization called WorldTeach.
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