Brandon Senior is Augustana Commencement Speaker
Thursday, May 21, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Sara Eiesland is the senior speaker for Augustana’s 149th Commencement Service on Sunday, May 24, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Eiesland, majoring in English and Journalism with a minor in Philosophy, is the daughter of Patty and Joel Eiesland of Brandon, S.D. The title of her talk is “Voice and Responsibility.”
The service begins at 2:00 p.m. with 306 students participating.
The commencement address will be given by Rev. Larry Peterson, who will also receive the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters. Rev. Peterson, who retired in 2008, is the founder and director of the Lutheran Retreat Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Faculty honors to be given during the service include the Vernon and Mildred Nieburh Faculty Excellence Award, the Jane and Charles Zaloudek Faculty Research Fellowship, and the Carol Bland Cultivating Faculty Excellence Endowment.