Brent Peroutka ’02 appears in Faribault Daily News

54fdccabcd876.imageBrent Peroutka ’02 was featured in the Faribault Daily News due to his career in finance and community achievements.

Peroutka, who is a financial advisor at Comprehensive Wealth Solutions in Faribault, says the best part of his day is helping his clients achieve their goals.

“We can make a difference each and every day, whether it’s at home, at work, or in the community,” Peroutka said.

Peroutka holds a business administration/finance degree from Augsburg College and a master of business administration from St. Thomas University.

To read the article, visit the Faribault Daily News site.

Mai Vang ’14 interviewed by Pioneer Press

logo-smallMai Vang ’14 appeared in a Pioneer Press article about the increase in socio-economic achievements for those in the Hmong community in the Twin Cities.

Vang, who’s family settled here in the 1970s, said hard work and determination has brought increased success for herself and others in the Hmong community in recent years.

Her parents, Vang said, motivated her to “…go to school and be successful.”

Vang holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Augsburg College.

To read the article, visit the Pioneer Press news site.

Imam, Pastor share story about transition from enemies to friends

Rev. Mark Hanson, left, moderates a panel at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum with Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye.
Rev. Mark Hanson, left, moderates a panel at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum with Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye.

Minnesota Public Radio last week interviewed Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye about their journey from mortal enemies to dear friends. The two men, each who headed religious militia in Nigeria, shared their story of reconciliation and forgiveness at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. “The same energy that we use to promote division we are using it now constructively,” Wuye said in the interview with MPR’s Tom Crann. Listen to the interview, “Enemies to Peacemakers.”

Sabrina Fiester ’15 takes part in MHTA legislative reception

Sabrina Fiester ’15 was mentioned in a Minnesota High Tech Association article that described her role in a legislative reception held by the Twin Cities-based organization.

Fiester interns through the SciTechsperience Internship Program, which connects college students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with paid internships. She met with others in the science and technology community to discuss scientific innovation at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

To read the article and learn more about the Minnesota High Tech Association, visit the MHTA site.

Augsburg grads part of promising employment statistics

wall-street-journal-logo-vectorAugsburg College was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article on new data that shows a rise in employment rates for recent college graduates.

With more than 67,000 participants in the nationwide First Destination Survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, results show that more than half of 2014 graduates found employment within six months of graduation.

To read the article, visit the Wall Street Journal site.

Jared Trost ’00 presents at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

sc_Trost-300x270Jared Trost ’00 was featured in an article by Isanti County News.

Trost, who is a hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Minnesota Water Science Center, will present at Anoka-Ramsey Community College as part of the college’s annual Science Night, “Minnesotans and Water: Insights into This Essential Relationship.”

Trost obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Augsburg College and holds a masters of science degree from the University of Minnesota.

To read the article, visit the Isanti County News site.

NPPF #PeaceItForward campaign featured by Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneYemi Melka ’15 appeared in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the #PeaceItForward campaign linked to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum held a professional photo shoot at Augsburg College as part of the national social media campaign. Students, faculty, and staff stopped by throughout the day to take photos with hand-written signs displaying how they help to build peace. The participants’ photos will be shown as part of a video at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, sponsored by Augsburg College and other organizations, will feature former President Jimmy Carter as an honored laureate speaker. On the docket for President Carter is a moderated discussion titled, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.”

To read more on the #PeaceItForward campaign, visit the Star Tribune news site. To learn about the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, visit the NPPF site.

Leif Sverdrup featured by The Foreigner

Leif Sverdrup, an Augsburg College alumnus from 1918, was featured by The Foreigner, a Norwegian newspaper.

Sverdrup, who attended Augsburg College after serving in World War I with the U.S. Army, was born in Norway but moved with his family to Minnesota at the age of 17. He received a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.

To read the story, visit The Foreigner’s news site.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum named in MinnPost

MinnPostThe Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted by Augsburg College, was mentioned in a MinnPost article that named events of distinction occurring in and around the Twin Cities area.

The 2015 forum, which boasts former president Jimmy Carter as a featured speaker, will focus on human rights, disarmament, inclusivity, and various other peace-related issues.

To read the article and learn more about the NPPF, visit the MinnPost news site.

Dave Conrad discusses when to let an employee go

PostBulletinDave Conrad, assistant director of the Rochester MBA program, wrote in his latest column for the Rochester Post-Bulletin about the ins and outs of firing an employee.

Conrad suggests a checklist, of sorts, to weigh the options when deciding whether or not to dismiss an employee.

“Because terminating someone is such a big decision, it helps to have an unemotional and objective way to measure the impact of the decision,” Conrad said.

To read the article, visit the Post-Bulletin news site.