$10 million gift to Augsburg College will launch new academic building

Gift from 1965 Augsburg College alumnus is largest in College’s history

BOR 05_06_11.inddAugsburg College is honored to announce that it has received an unrestricted $10 million philanthropic gift from a 1965 alumnus.

The donor’s generous contribution will support a new academic building that will house a number of the College’s academic programs including biology, business, chemistry, computer science, math, physics, psychology, and religion.

“This tremendous gift will make possible our continued commitment to academic excellence, to the hands-on learning that is one of the hallmarks of the College, and to the continued best-use of our 23-acre campus,” said Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. “Augsburg is a 143-year-old anchor institution in the heart of Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. This gift puts Augsburg on the path of being a college for the 21st century, and one that continues to deliver academic excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies.” Continue reading “$10 million gift to Augsburg College will launch new academic building”

Wehrenberg named to Augsburg College Board of Regents

Steve_WehrenbergMINNEAPOLIS — Steve Wehrenberg, chief executive officer of Campbell Mithun, was elected this fall to serve a four-year term as a member of the Augsburg College Board of Regents.

Wehrenberg ’78 holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Augsburg College and is a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry. He became Campbell Mithun’s CEO in 2007 and since has provided expert leadership for many of the company’s most successful and award-winning campaigns. Continue reading “Wehrenberg named to Augsburg College Board of Regents”

New Augsburg College Regents named

This fall the Augsburg Corporation named four new members to the Board of Regents. Newly elected members include Jennie Carlson, Pam Moksnes ’79, Curt Sampson, and Steve Wehrenberg ’78. Each person was elected to serve a four-year term.

In addition to new member appointments, this year the Board of Regents welcomed Jodi Harpstead, chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, as its new chair. Harpstead was named chair after serving on the Board of Regents since 2005. She will play a key leadership role in Augsburg’s planning and fundraising initiatives. Continue reading “New Augsburg College Regents named”

Strommen speaker series features Steve Wehrenberg ’78 of Campbell Mithun

strommen_wehrenbergThis Thursday, Augsburg welcomes Steve Wehrenberg ’78, CEO of the Minneapolis-based ad agency, Campbell Mithun. His lecture on finding truth in advertising, which will begin at 5 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel in Foss Center, is part of the Strommen Speaker Series.

Wehrenberg graduated magna cum laude from Augsburg with a bachelor’s degree in English and communication studies. While at Augsburg, he was editor of the Echo and the Murphy Square literary magazine. Continue reading “Strommen speaker series features Steve Wehrenberg ’78 of Campbell Mithun”