Alumni Achievement Awards

Alumni Achievement Awards are presented each year to Augustana alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor, their communities and/or their churches. Recipients must be graduates of Augustana, excel in their careers, and exemplify one of the values of the University: Christian Faith, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community or Service.

The Horizon Award is given to recognize young alumni who have quickly demonstrated outstanding vocational achievement and have provided faithful service to their community and/or church. The recipients must have graduated from Augustana within the last 15 years, excel in their careers, and exemplify one of the shared core values of the University: Christian Faith, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community or Service.

The Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame Awards are given to alumni for excellence and achievement in the performing and visual arts. Recipients must be graduates of Augustana and have exceled in their careers.


Nominations will be received by the Award Committee through Monday, April 1, for the awards that will be given this fall during Viking Days weekend

2018 Alumni Achievement Awards

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Robert McGaughey ’63
Ralph Boe ’65
the late Kayln Johnson ’68
Pamella Sonnichsen ’68
Michael Olson ’72

2018 Horizon Award

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Micah Aberson ’04

2018 Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame Awards

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Bruce Becker '74
Maria (Wong) Rantapaa '61
Samuel Wang '64
Nikki (Johannsen) Edwards '75
Janice Pohl '82