Covenant Award Information
The Five Covenant Awards are presented every academic year, one award for each of our University's five shared core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service. The Augustana Covenant Awards were created by students to more clearly define these shared values to ensure that past recipients, students, and nominated students have an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that accompany membership in the Augustana University community. The recipients are selected by a committee of faculty and staff that seeks nominations from all members of the Augustana University community. Covenant Awardees receive a cast bronze medallion as recognition for this distinction. Graduating recipients will wear the medallion as part of their academic attire during their Commencement Weekend festivities.
I recognize that dialogue centered on the Christian faith is essential to an Augustana education. We encourage the search for religious faith by learning through open dialogue within our own faith and with those of other faiths. We understand the importance of relating Christian virtue and ethics to every facet of life. Nominees for the 2020 Christian Faith Covenant Award are: Madison Feist, Feven Minaleshewa, Maggie O'berg, Jenna Spellerberg, Tyler Van Voorst and Taylor Vaughn.
I recognize the critical importance of an education of enduring worth. We are responsible for our own growth as individuals. We value the development of broad knowledge and skills crucial in a changing world. We affirm a passion for learning as a lifelong process that leads to a rich understanding of people and their interactions. Nominees for the 2020 Liberal Arts Covenant Award are: Derek Hamre, Nathan Johnson, Frank Kelly, Anna Kramer Steinwand, Sara Telahun Birhe, Rebekah Tuchscherer, Jimmy Uthe and Katie Wright.
I recognize that I have a responsibility to commit myself to high standards and integrity. We acknowledge the necessity of nurturing potential and recognizing achievement as key to the continuous pursuit of excellence in a challenging intellectual environment. We seek to act ethically as we honor our values and commitments in our private as well as our public behavior. Nominees for the 2020 Excellence Covenant Award are: Bammi Abate, Audrey Cope, Claire Fanta, Lindsey Grassmid, Morgan Kneip, Dana LeVan, Madigan Moore, Lindsey Nielsen, Katherine Orton, Matthew Schwenk, Rebekah Tuchscherer, Chloe VanGerpen and Sarah Westerman.
I recognize that I am part of a community that benefits when every individual respects one another and works for the common good. We aim to cultivate a diverse community of individuals respectful of and empowered by one another. We commit ourselves to the preservation of an environment that fosters learning and growth. We realize that our actions can affect every member of the community. Nominees for the 2020 Community Covenant Award are: Bammi Abate, Chofian (JuJu) Abobakr, Manaal Ali, Luca Amayo, Sophie Drotzmann, Camille Gaede, Amy Hurley, Hailey Nold, Najma Siyad and Chloe VanGerpen.
I recognize that every learner benefits from a devotion to service at Augustana and in the larger community. We aspire to give of ourselves by accepting the call to servanthood. We reach outward in agreeing to serve God and society by integrating academic study, career, and service. Nominees for the 2020 Service Covenant Award are: Manaal Ali, Zach Buchholtz, Feven Minaleshewa, Peter Sanchez, Jillian Stamp and Mia Werger.