The Young Alumni Council was formed to specifically represent the interests of young alumni in service of Augsburg University’s mission and goals. Each council member helps connect and engage young alumni by planning and executing networking, fundraising, social, and volunteer events and programs. Click here for more information about requirements and qualifications.
As part of one of our series, we will be profiling members of the Augsburg Young Alumni Council (or YAC). This week, we spoke to Lauren (Grafelman) Lesser ’12, who is currently the YAC Vice-President.
Name and Graduation Year?
Lauren (Grafelman) Lesser ’12
Time spent as a YAC council member?
2 years .
What made you want to be a part of the YAC?
I enjoyed my time at Augsburg and I wanted to find a way to stay connected to the community. Additionally, I want to help others get re-connected with the Augsburg Community.
What is your favorite YAC memory or event?
My favorite event was the brewery tour. It was so fun to see so many familiar and new faces. Everyone really enjoyed hanging out as a group and it was a beautiful day!
Favorite memory from studying at Augsburg?
The summer after my freshman year, the band went on a trip to Romania. It was an amazing 10 day experience filled with new cultures, new foods, and new friends!
Why should other young alumni join the YAC?
People should join YAC to help their classmates re-connect to Augsburg and to help plan fun events that bring people together.
Interesting random fact about you?
I have lived in 7 states and went to 3 different high schools.