May 10, 2019 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINN:This year, for the first time, Augsburg’s commencement ceremony was held at US Bank Stadium and our undergraduate, degree completion, and graduate students received their diplomas. The official first possible date to officially graduate in the 2018-2019 school year was September 28, 2018, since then, we are thrilled to have awarded 339 undergraduate students in professional programs their diplomas! 296 Master’s students were hooded by Program Directors and 16 Doctoral students were hooded by the Nursing chair and Program Director. It was a great honor and privilege to recognize these significant accomplishments. Thank you to everyone who works to make this possible.
May 10, 2019 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINN: Two faculty members retire this spring following years of dedicated service to Augsburg University. Augsburg is grateful for their commitment to advancing the university’s mission and supporting student learning within and beyond the classroom. We would like to thank the following faculty for their service to Augsburg University. We wish you all the best in retirement!
ROBERTA KAGIN Professor, Department of Music—joined Augsburg in 1974
DAVID CONRAD Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration—joined Augsburg in 2000
May 10, 2019 – ROCHESTER, MINN: Jessica McAlpine, a recent graduate of Augsburg University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Transcultural Nursing (TCN) program, is the daughter of Debra Perry (Deb), also a recent graduate of Augsburg University’s DNP-TCN program. This mother-daughter duo recently walked together in Augsburg’s 2019 commencement ceremony, a unique, deeply meaningful life event for the two of them.
April 24, 2019 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINN: Dralandra Larkins, a senior social work major, just received the Lead for America National Fellowship, along with 59 other fellows who will join her cohort out of 681 national applicants. Dralandra currently holds two internships, one at Hennepin County as a case manager and a second at the Metropolitan Council as a housing assistant. As a Lead for America fellow, Dralandra will spend 5 weeks this summer at Harvard University with a cohort of passionate and informed leaders engaged in public administration and leadership development training. Following training, Dralandra will spend the next two years working full time with local government at the Metropolitan Council advancing economic security and housing opportunities for marginalized populations. During her two years as a fellow, Dralandra will receive ongoing training opportunities and attend fellow retreats in Washington D.C, where she will hear from prominent national, local and global leaders about significant challenges facing the 21st century society. Benefits from the fellowship program include a $12,000 graduate educational award, supportive mentorships, professional development and the summer institute training, health insurance as well as her internship salary.