The Augustana Admission staff looks forward to assisting you in your college search. Contact your admission counselor at their email address (below), email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800.727.2844, or fax 605.274.5518.
International student inquiries should be directed to Wade Gemar (email@example.com).
Transfer students should contact Adam Heinitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nancy attended Hamlin High School in South Dakota and is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, where she studied business administration and management. She has been on the admission staff since 1990.
Amazing colleagues and Augustana’s great professors and students make this her dream job. She loves to spend time outside, especially running or walking. At the base of her food pyramid are chocolate and coffee. Among her most memorable Augustana experiences: traveling to Germany in 2000 and India in 2008 with Augustana's Distinguished Scholars, celebrating her goddaughter's graduation from Augustana in 2014, and her fairy goddaughter's graduation in 2018.
Territory/Responsibility: Transfer students
Adam attended Brandon Valley (South Dakota) High School and graduated with honors from Augustana in 1999. He taught fifth grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Fargo for one year and joined the staff in 2000. In 2004, he completed an M.A. in educational leadership at the University of Sioux Falls.
Adam and his wife, Sandra '97, are the proud parents of Ella, Maya, Jake and Drew. A former Augustana football player, Adam is a sports enthusiast and especially enjoys watching the Augustana Vikings in action on Saturdays. In his very limited free time, he also likes to hit the road for a run. Augustana has taken Adam many places, including China, Germany, Great Britain, and Ireland.
Territory/Responsibility: Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls CTE, Brandon Valley, Colorado, Nebraska, AK, AZ, HI, ID, NV, NM, UT
Madeleine graduated from Gonzaga University in 2013 with degrees in biology and environmental studies. During her time at Gonzaga, Madeleine enjoyed dancing on the University’s hip-hop crew and serving as an Ambassador in the Admission Office.
Before arriving at Augustana, Madeleine completed an internship at “The Happiest Place on Earth” (besides Augustana): Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She enjoys being a part of the Augustana Admission Staff and looks forward to working with you!
Territory/Responsibility: Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Harrisburg, Southeast South Dakota, South Central South Dakota, Western South Dakota, MT, WY
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Max has called Augustana home both as a student and now as a member of the admission team. Along with studying accounting and communication studies/business, Max served as an Augustana Student Ambassador for four years. Additionally, Max served as Co-President of the student engagement organization SKOL, Co-Governor of the Augustana Union Board of Governors, and holds a variety of Intramural Championships. Max plans on completing his Master's in Professional Accountancy at AU in the spring.
Chances are you'll find Max either watching or attempting to play a handful of sports he enjoys including basketball and volleyball. Max also loves getting to know people, listening to music, and telling people about his Augustana Experience.
Territory/Responsibility: Sioux Falls Christian, Greater Minnesota, CA, OR, WA, US citizens living abroad
A South Dakota native, Amanda grew up in Sioux Falls before moving to Michigan for college. She attended Hope College for two years and then transferred to Kuyper College where she graduated in 2014 with a degree in social work. During her time at Kuyper, Amanda traveled to Ecuador for 6 months where she volunteered with the local community and area schools.
Her love for adventure and new cultures has also taken her to Zambia, Israel, and Haiti. In her free time, you can find Amanda outdoors (hiking, camping, kayaking, biking), reading, playing volleyball, or hanging out with her family. Amanda is excited to be a part of the AU community!
Territory/Responsibility: Sioux Falls New Technology, Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls, northeast South Dakota, North Dakota, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, WV
Thomas graduated from Augustana University in 2016 with a major in Communication Studies/Business. As a student, Thomas was actively involved across campus, including providing valuable leadership as the Vice President of the Augustana Student Association. He served as an Augustana Ambassador in both the Office of Admission and the Office of Advancement. One of his favorite memories as a student was watching his peers win an NCAA Division II National Championship in men's basketball.
Thomas invested the past year gaining valuable experience working for a full-service marketing firm in Sioux Falls. While he loved his position, he is excited to be back at AU as a member of the admission team serving prospective students and their families as they navigate their college search.
Territory/Responsibility: Twin Cities Area - MN, AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, SC, VA, WI
Territory/Responsibility: Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Iowa, KS, OK, TX
Territory/Responsibility: Twin Cities Area Private Schools - MN
Serving as our Twin Cities based admission representative, Carrie lives in White Bear Lake, MN with her husband, Pete, two daughters and two dogs. She has her BA from Hamline University and an MA in Leadership from Augsburg University. While at Hamline, Carrie was very involved in student government and worked in the admission office all four years! Carrie had the chance to study abroad in Nicaragua during her masters program.
Carrie has over 20 years of experience in higher education. Prior to coming to Augustana, Carrie worked at College Possible, Luther Seminary and Augsburg. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cuddling with her dogs, reading and hanging out at her family’s Airstream.
Territory/Responsibility: International Students
Originally from Scotland, South Dakota, Wade graduated from Augustana in 2008 with a major in business administration. As a student, Wade was actively involved as a member of the Augustana Choir, intramural athlete, Viking Varieties emcee, and New Student Orientation (NSO) leader. Finding himself inspired to explore the world, Wade studied abroad for a semester in Prague, Czech Republic. He also traveled to Tanzania as a member of the Augustana Choir.
After graduating, Wade worked for the Center for New Americans in Sioux Falls as a case coordinator and employment specialist. His love of travel and culture has taken him to 15 countries -- including extended stays in Tanzania and Kenya -- and 33 US states. In his spare time, Wade enjoys reading, making music, cycling, watching and playing sports of all kinds and spending time with friends and family. #YouAreWelcomeHere