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From The Alumni Board President

Dear Alumni and friends,

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Nick Rathmann HeadshotAs always, the fall season at Augsburg was full of excitement. This past August, for only the second time, our community sent a group of Auggies to explore the Mississippi on a River Semester off-campus study experience. Over the course of the semester, these students will spend 100 days paddling down the river while learning about history, politics, and the environment, and having the adventure of a lifetime. Then, as the calendar turned to September, the community welcomed returning students to a new academic year and ushered in the first-year students who make up the class of 2022.

At Homecoming in October, we honored an accomplished group of Distinguished Alumni. We found inspiration in hearing their stories and learning about their achievements, and we were reminded of the talent and dedication that Augsburg alumni exhibit across a vast spectrum of vocations and commitments. Augsburg alumni are, indeed, remarkable professionals and amazing people.

This year, I’m especially excited to serve on the Augsburg Alumni Board as its members strive to increase the ways in which they give to the university. I have personally committed to giving 50 hours of my time to Augsburg. I plan to attend events, mentor a student, and help reconnect the Auggies in my social network with the university.

If, like me, you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of others in
our Augsburg community, you’ll find that there are many ways to connect with
Augsburg in support of students.

  • Consider attending the Auggie Networking Event coming up in February.
    This is an opportunity for alumni to help students practice valuable
    interpersonal skills that will benefit them in their future job searches
    and careers.
  • Join us for the 2018–19 Auggie Take Out student mentoring program.
  • Reconnect with Augsburg by volunteering with the Alumni Office or
    the Alumni Board. We’re always looking for people to join our
    leadership boards.
  • Volunteer to usher at Advent Vespers or to serve in another capacity.

In all of the ways that Augsburg has shown up for you, it is now the time to
show up for Augsburg. You can find information about these and other volunteer
opportunities at I hope you will consider sharing your time
and talents with the university this year.

Go Auggies!

Nick Rathmann ’03, Alumni Board President

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