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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Augustana College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Augustana College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Augustana College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Augustana College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Augustana College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Augustana College.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Ken Anderson and Mary Hart.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Augustana College?” and “Which celebrities are Augustana College alumni?”

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Brenda Barnes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Brenda Barnes Businessperson Brenda Barnes serves as the current president, chairman and chief executive of Sara Lee Corporation. Barnes is a BA in Economics graduate of Augustana College and was awarded an honorary doctor ...more

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Mary Hart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Mary Hart Radio producer, Journalist, Model Mary Hart is an American television personality and was the long-running host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 1982 to 2011, which is the ...more

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John Hamre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
John Hamre Political scientist John J. Hamre is a specialist in international studies, a former Washington government official and President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a position he has ...more

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David Hultgren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
David Hultgren Judge, Politician, Lawyer David Rodger Hultgren is a former politician and judge in Illinois. In 1986 he successfully ran for the Illinois House of Representatives, winning the 94th District seat. After serving three ...more

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Daniel C. Tsui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Daniel C. Tsui Physicist, Scientist Daniel Chee Tsui is a Chinese-born American physicist whose areas of research included electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of semiconductors and solid-state physics. He was ...more

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Kevin Kaesviharn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Kevin Kaesviharn American football player Kevin Robert Kaesviharn is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Iowa Barnstormers as a street free agent in 1998. He played college football at Augustana. Kaesviharn was also ...more

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Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Ken Anderson Coach, American football player Kenneth Allan "Ken" Anderson is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a ...more

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Lane Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Lane Evans Politician, Lawyer Lane Allen Evans was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 until 2007, representing the 17th District of Illinois. Evans announced that he would not seek ...more

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Don Sundquist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Don Sundquist Politician Donald Kenneth Sundquist is an American businessman and politician who served as the 47th Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. Prior to that, he represented Tennessee's 7th congressional ...more

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Les Josephson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Les Josephson Actor, American football player Les Josephson is a former National Football League running back who played eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football Augustana College

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Corbin Lacina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Corbin Lacina American football player Corbin Lacina is a former American football offensive lineman who played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings. He played high school ...more

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Timothy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Timothy Johnson Journalist, Physician, Pastor G. Timothy Johnson is an American academic, pastor, physician, television journalist and writer who, as "Dr. Tim Johnson", is best known to television viewers as the longtime chief ...more

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Aaron L. Wetzel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Aaron L. Wetzel Aaron L. Wetzel is Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Planning in South America, a position he has held since April 2007. In his role, he is responsible for all agricultural marketing and ...more

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Joe Foss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Joe Foss Joseph Jacob "Joe" Foss was the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II and a 1943 recipient of the Medal of Honor, recognizing his role in the air ...more

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Lynn Wardlow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Lynn Wardlow Politician, Military Officer, Legislator Lynn D. Wardlow is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he represented District 38B from 2003-2009. The district includes over half of the city of Eagan in Dakota ...more

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Mark Schwiebert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Mark Schwiebert Politician, Attorney at law Mark William Schwiebert was Mayor of the City of Rock Island, Illinois from May 1989 until May 2009. Prior to his election as Rock Island Mayor, Schwiebert served the people of his City as an ...more

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Troy Westwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Troy Westwood Musician, Footballer Little Hawk is a Juno Award nominated musical artist.

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Linda E. Newborn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Linda E. Newborn Linda Newborn is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Deere Company.

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Robert M. Berdahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Robert M. Berdahl Historian Robert M. "Bob" Berdahl is a retired administrator.

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James R. Peterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
James R. Peterson Farmer James R. "Jim" Peterson is a Democratic member of the South Dakota Senate, representing the 4th district since 2005. He is currently Minority Whip. Earlier he was a member of the South ...more

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Lynn Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Lynn Thomsen Lynn Thomsen was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Jenifer Loon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Jenifer Loon Legislator Jenifer W. Loon is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 48B, which lies primarily ...more

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Robert Walter Rolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Robert Walter Rolf Robert Walter Rolf was an American Naval officer. He attended Augustana College in his hometown before enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Chicago, Illinois, 5 August 1941.

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Carl Ed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Carl Ed Carl Frank Ludwig Ed was a comic strip artist best known as the creator of Harold Teen. His name is pronounced eed. Born in Moline, Illinois, Ed graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, ...more

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Myron Floren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Myron Floren Myron Floren was an American musician best known as the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1980. Floren came to prominence primarily from his regular appearances on the ...more

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Kevin Burns is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Kevin Burns Kevin Burns born August 26, 1964 in Arlington Heights, Illinois is the current mayor of Geneva, Illinois.

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Bryan Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Bryan Schwartz Bryan Schwartz is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Craig Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Craig Blomberg Writer Craig L. Blomberg is a New Testament scholar. He is a Distinguished Professor of the New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado where he has been since 1986. "Areas of Academic Interest ...more

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Daniel Ahlers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Daniel Ahlers Daniel Paul "Dan" Ahlers is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 25 since 2007.

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Allan C. Carlson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Allan C. Carlson Allan C. Carlson is a scholar and professor of history at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He is the president of the Howard Center, a director of the Family in America Studies Center, ...more

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Nils Hasselmo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Nils Hasselmo Nils Hasselmo was the thirteenth president of the University of Minnesota, serving from 1988 to 1997. He went on to become the president of the Association of American Universities from 1998 to

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Charlotte Erickson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Charlotte Erickson Historian Charlotte J. Erickson was an American historian.

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Fritiof Fryxell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Fritiof Fryxell Geologist Fritiof M. Fryxell, was an American geologist and mountain climber, best known for his research and writing on the Teton Range of Wyoming. Upon the establishment of Grand Teton National Park in ...more

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Dan Duffy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Dan Duffy Dan Duffy is a Republican member of the Illinois Senate. He represents constituents in the 26th district including sections of Lake, McHenry and Cook counties.

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H. E. Hoyme is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
H. E. Hoyme Professor is at Stanford University.

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Sue Rezin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Sue Rezin Sue Rezin is a Republican member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 38th district since her appointment in December 2010.

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Diane Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Diane Griffin Diane Edmund Griffin is the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She ...more

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Robert J. Swieringa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Robert J. Swieringa Educator Dr. Swieringa taught accounting at Stanfords Graduate School of Business and at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University before serving as a member of the Financial ...more

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Greg LaFollette is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Greg LaFollette Greg LaFollette is a CPA, CGMA, and an AICPA credentialed CITP in Sioux Falls, SD., the president and CEO of LaFollette Consulting LLC. He travels nationally as a consultant and conference ...more

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Kris Hansen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Kris Hansen Kris Hansen is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. She was elected to House District 33 which represents the Havre and Western Hill County area. She is a veteran of the Iraq war.

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Linda Avey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Augustana College Alumni
Linda Avey Linda has over 20 years of sales and business development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. Prior to starting 23andMe, she ...more