Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement Mary Laurel True and Board of Regents member Wayne Jorgenson ’71 believe Augsburg fosters a spirit of service by encouraging students to engage and serve in the local community. Likewise, Augsburg alumni recognize the generosity that made their educational experience possible and give back in order to allow future students to experience the same quality education at Augsburg.
Greetings and thanks for taking time for some Good News!
As Augsburg welcomes its largest freshman class in its history, I am remembering what helped me decide to become a student at Augsburg and the ways my experiences on campus turned me in a direction that shaped the rest of my life. It’s a decision I know was right for me.
Now, these many years later, I have had a chance to embrace my student experiences, understand how they led me to a career that took me to places I had only imagined, and offered me the opportunity to come full circle so I can give back to the place that gave me so much.
I invite you to take a few minutes to hear a bit more of that story by watching a short video. It will show you what happens when you focus on a goal, let yourself detach from the outcome, and believe. You will see, while some things are not always clear, when you allow yourself to listen and connect to what really matters to you, the answers are right there all along.
After you hear my story, please remember my ever present request—that you join me in the great work of bringing the Center for Science, Business and Religion to the heart of the Augsburg campus. Join me and help move Augsburg forward.
Mike Good ’71
Senior Director of Student Financial Services Paul Terrio ’87 and Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Maureen Reed discuss the call to enhance the breadth of the academic experience necessary for today’s students to excel after college. As a part of their liberal arts education, Augsburg students take classes in all content areas, positioning them for professional and personal success.
Professor and Martin Sabo Chair for Citizenship and Learning Gary Hesser and Professor and Chair of the History Department and Director of Medieval Studies Phillip Adamo believe in the interdisciplinary model of learning. Interdisciplinary learning is a centuries-old practice which has yielded countless accomplishments and advances. For decades, Augsburg has been integrating subject areas like science, business, and religion as a means to carry out its mission to prepare global citizens.
Alumni Board member Chris Hallin ’88, Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Underhill, and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79 describe the impact the CSBR will have in recruiting and retaining students, allowing Augsburg’s unique mission to continue to shape and prepare students for generations to come.
Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Science Division Suzanne Doree and Chair of the Biology Department Dale Pederson ’70 believe the CSBR will offer countless opportunities for faculty and students from all disciplines — not limited to science, business, and religion — to collaborate, create and prepare for future endeavors.
Augsburg’s Chair of the Business Department and Associate Professor Magdalena Palenczny-Zapp and Assistant Director of Annual Giving Ben Krouse-Gagne ’11 discuss how visionary philanthropy can transform education and inspire others.