Academy for Seniors

Academy for Seniors with presenter Thayne Munce

Fall 2016 Series

We welcome you to Year 14 of the Augustana Academy for Seniors.

This fall's Academy for Seniors' speakers are from Sioux Falls School District, South Dakota Magazine and Sanford Health.

September Schedule

  • 10 - 10:20 a.m. Chapel
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 3-in-1 Room Commons
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Lunch (provided) and Discussion at Table Groups

October and November Schedule

  • 10 - 10:30 a.m. Chapel
  • 10:40 a.m.  - 12.05 p.m. Lecture: 3-in-1 Room Commons
  • 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch (provided) and Discussion at Table Groups


Cost is $15 for the upcoming date ($40 for the semester), which includes lunch. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, please contact the Advancement office at 605.274.5521 or Checks may be mailed to: Augustana University, Advancement Office, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Upcoming Fall Speakers

Brian MaherWednesday, Sept. 21: Dr. Brian Maher became superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District in July 2015. This year, the Sioux Falls School District is welcoming 161 new teachers.

audio of presentation of Brian Maher

Bernie HunhoffWednesday, Oct. 19: Bernie Hunhoff is founder and editor-at-large of South Dakota Magazine and a senator in the South Dakota legislature, representing District 18 (Yankton). Bernie started the magazine in 1985, after working in the newspaper business in South Dakota.

audio of presentation of Bernie Hunhoff

Dr. Gene HoymeWednesday, Nov. 16: Dr. Gene Hoyme '72, is chief of genetics and genomic medicine for Sanford Health. Internationally known for his work in pediatrics and medical genetics, Hoyme is the recipient of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’s Excellence Award. Earlier this year, Hoyme received the David W. Smith Award for Excellence in Genetics and Birth Defects Education, an honor bestowed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

audio of presentation of Dr. Gene Hoyme

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