Current Christensen Scholars

Katherine Braffordkatherine-brafford

Class of 2017

Hometown: Hornbrook, Cal.
Major: Biology, Medieval Studies
Minor: Religion, German


Cynthia Del Villarcynthia-del-villar

Class of 2015

Hometown: Lakeville ,Minn.
Major: Business Administration, Economics
Minor: Criminal Justice

My favorite thing about Augsburg is the welcoming atmosphere and attentive teaching. Augsburg has opened my mind in terms of education and the way I see the world. It has helped me accept myself as a person and my culture.


Simone Fullersimone-fuller

Class of 2015

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Major: Spanish, Social Work, Cross-Cultural Studies

My proudest academic achievement is making the Dean’s list. Outside of classes I like to volunteer and work with individuals who have different capabilities. For example, I tutor kindergarteners at Prodeo Academy, a Minneapolis charter school.


Ken Johnsonken-johnson

Class of 2015

Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math

Augsburg has shaped me by teaching me good study habits. I value the ability to develop relationships with professors. In fact, I worked with faculty as a research assistant for electromagnetic field data acquisition in the Arctic and Antarctic.


Joe Kempfjoe-kempf

Class of 2016

Hometown: Mazeppa, Minn.
Major: Chemistry

I have found that the greatest learning opportunities present themselves in small, focused discussions. Augsburg engages the city to ask questions of social value. While the issues often make myself and others uncomfortable, I admire the college for asking them.


J.D. Mechelkejd-mechelke

Class of 2016

Hometown: Stillwater, Minn.
Major: Youth and Family Ministry
Minor: Philospohy

Augsburg has helped me to develop a concern for social justice and to connect faith to social issues. After graduation I plan to attend seminary to become an ELCA pastor. I hope my education will enable me to live out my vocation.


Tyler Sanfordtyler-sanford

Class of 2016

Hometown: Chanhassen, Minn.
Major: Youth and Family Ministry

Augsburg has given me a second chance when I needed it most.


Boo Segersinboo-segersin

Class of 2015

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Major: Theatre: Performance, Theatre: Directing/Dramaturgy/Playwriting
Minor: Norwegian, Musical Theatre

Augsburg has helped me connect to the Twin Cities theater community and I consider the Theatre Department like a family. I love it! After graduation I plan to audition, audition, audition.