Star Tribune tells story of Hagfors Center through leadership of Regent Emeritus Mike Good ’71

MikeGood-StarTribuneThe Star Tribune’s Neal St. Anthony on Sunday, September 27, wrote a profile about Augsburg College Regent Emeritus Mike Good ’71 and his exemplary leadership as chair of the College’s successful capital campaign for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.

St. Anthony reported that Good retired early in 2012 to “take on for Augsburg’s Board of Regents what Good considers a challenged that transcended his athletic and business career.” Under Good’s leadership, the capital campaign met its goal by exceeding $50 million.

Read “St. Anthony: Retired CEO Mike Good was the All American behind Augsburg’s business building.”

Star Tribune writes about completion of CSBR campaign

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Star Tribune’s Neal St. Anthony wrote about the College hitting it’s campaign goal for the new Center for Science, Business, and Religion. The story discusses key next steps in the process for the building, including that the Board of Regents resolved to proceed with architectural and construction design plans for the signature, interdisciplinary academic building. St. Anthony also took time to acknowledge the College as one of the most racially diverse in Minnesota. Read “Augsburg College hits $50M campaign goal a year early.”

Augsburg College hits $50 million campaign goal for new, signature academic building

Center for Science, Business, and Religion reaches goal a year ahead of schedule

Members of the Board of Regents, students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrate the successful campaign for the new Center for Science, Business and Religion.
Members of the Board of Regents, students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate the successful campaign for the new Center for Science, Business, and Religion at Augsburg College.
The Center for Science, Business and Religion will transform the campus.
The Center for Science, Business, and Religion will transform the campus.

(MINNEAPOLIS/Updated 4:06 p.m.) – Augsburg College today announced the successful completion of a $50 million capital campaign for a unique, interdisciplinary academic building that brings together science, business, and religion. The campaign, the largest in the College’s history, met its goal a year in advance of the original schedule.

“Succeeding in today’s world requires an ability to thrive in a world that no longer has fixed boundaries,” said Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. “That is why Augsburg College is building the Center for Science, Business, and Religion—a place that will support every student in their journey of vocational discernment and pursuit of careers in teaching, civic leadership, service to the church, scientific research, law, medicine, privately owned startup companies, and large corporations.” Continue reading “Augsburg College hits $50 million campaign goal for new, signature academic building”

Mike Good ’71 featured by Echo Press

Mike-Good-headshotMike Good ’71, was featured by Echo Press, a newspaper based in Alexandria, Minn., as the speaker for the Unity Foundation’s monthly Faith at Work Lunch.

Good, who was the former chair of the Board of Regents, is the current chair for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion campaign at Augsburg College.

To read “Faith at work event features Mike Good,” visit the Echo Press news site.

Swenson, Good honored by National Wrestling Hall of Fame

wrestlinghofAugsburg alumni Jeff Swenson ’79 and Mike Good ’71 will be honored for their lifetime contributions to wrestling with honors from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in April.

Swenson, who served as the Auggies’ head coach for 25 seasons (1980-84, 1986-2007) and is currently Augsburg’s Athletic Director, will be one of five recipients of the chapter’s Lifetime Service Award. Good, a two-time All-American who served as Augsburg’s head coach in the 1971-72 season and now serves as chairman of the Augsburg Board of Regents, will receive the chapter’s Outstanding American Award. Continue reading “Swenson, Good honored by National Wrestling Hall of Fame”