- Augsburg University Alumni is defined as all those who have attended Augsburg, so the awards are open not only to graduates but to anyone who has been a student for at least one semester.
- Current members of the faculty (excluding faculty in phased retirement), staff, Board of Regents, Alumni Board and Young Alumni Council members are not eligible to receive an Alumni award.
- Friends of the University, as well as alumni, are eligible for the Spirit of Augsburg award.
- Only graduates within the past 10 years may be nominated for the First Decade award.
- Any award may be given posthumously.
How do I nominate someone?
When will I hear about the nomination?
Nominees for the Distinguished Alumni award and the Spirit of Augsburg award will be reviewed by and voted on by the Augsburg University Alumni Board. The First Decade award nominees will be reviewed and voted on by the Augsburg University Young Alumni Council. Persons selected to receive the award will be contacted by the Office of the President. Information about the recipients of the awards will not be shared with nominators or the Augsburg community until all contact has been made by the Office of the President.
How will Augsburgs Sesquicentennial effect the awards program?
In 2019 and 2020 as Augsburg Celebrates its 150th-year Awards might not be given in the same manner as previous years. Preference will be given to alumni in reunion years (class of 2009, 2010, 1994, 1995, 1979, 1980, 1969, 1970). You are welcome to submit a nomination for people not in one of the listed reunion years but their nomination will be held until Homecoming 2021.
You may fill out a nomination form online by using the below link, all additional materials can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
Augsburg University Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations
Campus Box 146
2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Please don’t hesitate to contact Katie Code ’01, Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations with any questions or clarifications at email@example.com or 612-330-1178
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