Join young alumni leaders in creating pathways for dynamic engagement opportunities that connect young alumni to one another and to Augsburg College
Are you looking to reconnect and network with fellow alumni and Augsburg College? Are you seeking an opportunity to serve on a leadership board and advance your skills and experience? Apply today to serve on the Young Alumni Council. To qualify, you must be within the last ten years of graduation.
The Young Alumni Council was formed to specifically represent the interests of young alumni in service of Augsburg College’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.
To apply, please complete the application by clicking here.
For more information, contact the Volunteer & Alumni Engagement Manager, Katie Radford, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1329.
Next Meeting: Saturday, March 25 at 10:00am at Whole Foods Community Room, 222 Hennepin Ave
Young Alumni Council Members
Rosine Johnson graduated in 2010 with a BA in Political Science with a Public Policy Concentration and minored in International Relations. After graduation, she chose to attend Minnesota State University Mankato to receive a Master’s in Public Administration degree, and graduated with high honors in December of 2012. She currently holds a few public sector administrative positions with Hennepin County and local city governments such as the City of Edina and Richfield. Rosine gives back to her community by working with youth ministries at Christ the King Lutheran Church and serves on the church council as well. She also volunteers at local charities and organizations. She loves to be with people, laugh, travel, be silly, cook, garden, ski, read, keep up with current events and politics, and attend Zumba and dance classes.
Evan Decker graduated in 2012 with a double major in MIS and Management. While at Augsburg he participated in several activities on campus, including football, the Augsburg Business Organization, and working in the IT department. After graduation, he pursued a career in information systems because it combined two of his passions: business and technology. He currently works as an IT project manager and does consulting projects on the side. Evan joined the council in 2015 because he wants to give back to the college and further develop his leadership skills. Outside of work he enjoys anything away from screens – lifting weights, reading, DIY home improvement projects, hanging out with his cats, and riding his motorcycle.
Dan Brandt (2011), is a Minneapolis native who graduated with a BA in Marketing and a Minor in MIS. Post-graduation, Dan held public relations positions with various Minnesota sports organizations and creative agencies such as the Minnesota Twins, PadillaCRT and Karwoski & Courage. Dan is currently employed at Best Buy where he is a category marketing lead in the mobile phones division. He joined the YAC in 2014 because he’s passionate about connecting the Augsburg community to help current Auggies succeed. Dan resides in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis and enjoys a good Juicy Lucy.
Jacquelyn Fritz (2011) graduated in 2011 with a BS in Biopsychology. During her time at Augsburg she was a student athletic trainer working with all of the sports teams. After graduation, she began working at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Edina with two sports medicine physicians where she is currently employed today. She joined YAC in 2015 because she enjoys being able to give back to Augsburg and to help keep alumni involved after graduation. In her free time she enjoys cheering on many of the MN sports teams and traveling. She currently lives in South Minneapolis and has plans to further her career in medicine as Physician’s Assistant.
Lauren Grafelman graduated in 2012 with a BA in Accounting and a minor in Spanish. While at Augsburg, she participated in the Augsburg College Band, Campus Ministries and the Honors Program. She joined the YAC to stay connected with the college and to help others stay engaged and involved in the Augsburg community. Lauren currently works as a Senior Cost Analyst at Prime Therapeutics. Prior to working at Prime, she spent nearly 5 years with Thomson Reuters holding various financial analyst roles. Lauren recently graduated from Hamline University with her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Outside of work, Lauren volunteers with Cross of Peace Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and leading the Finance team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family. Lauren currently resides in Eden Prairie.
Nik Linde graduated in 2015 with a degree in Communications and participated in many student clubs while a student at Augsburg, including the Mindfulness for Students (president), and regular member of Ultimate Frisbee. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis and works as a KIND bar ambassador. He also works within the Pharmacy at Lunds & Byerly’s Northeast. Nik is passionate about accessibility to college and continuing education, reflecting from his time spent studying at Minneapolis Community and Technical college before transferring to Augsburg college.
Chris McCollom graduated in 2013 with a degree in History and played football for 4 years while a student at Augsburg. Though he is originally from Rochester Minnesota, he now lives in Minneapolis and works in the Office of Development at Cretin-Derham Hall. Chris is passionate about making education affordable for students and hopes to further this mission by working at a college or university in the future.