Sioux Falls Senior Wins Covenant Award for Service

Kayla Rockwell, a senior Business Administration and Classics major from Sioux Falls, is the recipient of the Augustana Covenant Award for Service.

Named for one of Augustana’s core values, the award recognizes individuals who are committed to making the community a better place through a dedicated commitment to service on campus and in the broader area; whose work engages and inspires others to serve; who serves quietly without fanfare and with no desire to be recognized; and whose future plans have been shaped by service.

Rockwell was described by her nominators as someone with a keen sense of social justice “who is always thinking of others, who is always present and eager to help, and whose work goes unnoticed – and that’s the way she likes it.”

Following graduation later this month, Rockwell will continue on her path of service as a member of the Colorado-based Urban Servant Corps (USC). The USC is a one-year, full-time Lutheran volunteer and advocacy program that serves low-income and at-risk populations.

Rockwell is the daughter of Jeff and Carol Rockwell.

Presented five times each academic year, the Covenant Award is a notable and significant tradition at Augustana that honors each of the College’s five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, and Service.

Also nominated for the Service award were: Megan Brandsrud, a senior Communication Studies and Journalism major from Watertown, S.D.; Hannah Drewes, a senior Religion and Spanish major from Rock Rapids, Iowa; and Carli Ellwein, a senior English and Secondary Education major from Frederick, S.D.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations