Alexander Honored With Covenant Award for Liberal Arts
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thomas Alexander, a senior from Belview, Minn., is the recipient of the Augustana Covenant Award for Liberal Arts. The award was presented at the 2010 Boe Forum on Public Affairs, featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Alexander is the son of Paul and Kathy Alexander and is majoring in communications and physics.
During his time at Augustana, he has served as founding president of the newly formed Augustana Society of Physics Students (SPS) and as a member of Lamda Pi Eta. He has been a member of the Augustana Band since his freshmen year and is a member of Serving and Learning Together (SALT). He also serves as a peer advisor in Stavig Residence Hall
The Augustana Covenant Awards were established to reward students who exhibit the College’s five core values – Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, Service. Recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff.
The Covenant Award for Liberal Arts recognizes a student who has demonstrated a love of learning for its own sake; who has forged connections between academic disciplines; connected curricular and co-curricular interests; related his or her studies to important issues of human existence; and whose commitment to the liberal arts shapes his or her plans for the future.
Other students nominated for the Covenant Award for Liberal Arts were: Nate Baumann, Marshall, Minn.; Anna Isaacson, Vermillion, S.D.; Jorgen Lervick, Forest Lake, Minn.; Maren Peterson, Cannon Falls, Minn.; Matthew Tims, Worthington, Minn.; and Bekah Walker, Sioux Falls, S.D.