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Famous Augustana College Alumni

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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



    Brenda Czajka Barnes (November 11, 1953 – January 17, 2017) was an American businesswoman who served as president, chairman and chief executive of Sara Lee, and was the first female CEO at PepsiCo....  more
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    Mary Hart

    Radio producer, Journalist


    BirthplaceMadison, South Dakota, USA

    Mary Hart (born Mary Johanna Harum; November 8, 1950) is an American television personality and was the long-running host (1982–2011) of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program...  more

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  • 3

    John Hamre

    Political scientist


    BirthplaceWatertown, South Dakota, United States of America

    John J. Hamre (born July 3, 1950 in Watertown, South Dakota) is a specialist in international studies, a former Washington government official and President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and...  more
  • 4

    David Hultgren

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceGeneseo, Illinois

    David Rodger Hultgren (born April 30, 1951) 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...  more
  • 5

    Daniel C. Tsui

    Physicist, Scientist


    BirthplaceHenan, China

    Daniel Chee Tsui (Chinese: 崔琦; pinyin: Cuī Qí, born February 28, 1939) is a Chinese-born American physicist whose areas of research included electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of...  more
  • 6

    Kevin Kaesviharn

    American football player


    BirthplaceParamount, California

    Kevin Robert Kaesviharn (born August 29, 1976) 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...  more
  • 7

    Ken Anderson

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceBatavia, Illinois

    Kenneth Allan Anderson (born February 15, 1949) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League...  more

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  • 8

    Lane Evans

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Lane Allen Evans (August 4, 1951 – November 5, 2014) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 until 2007, representing the 17th District of Illinois. Evans...  more
  • 9

    Don Sundquist



    BirthplaceMoline, Illinois, United States of America

    Donald Kenneth Sundquist (born March 15, 1936) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 47th Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. Prior to his governorship, he represented...  more
  • 10

    Les Josephson

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Minneota

    Les Josephson (born July 29, 1942) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at Augustana College....  more
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    Corbin Lacina

    American football player


    BirthplaceMankato, Minnesota

    Corbin Lacina (born November 2, 1970) is a former American football offensive lineman and Midwest Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster who played eleven seasons in the National Football League,...  more
  • 12

    Timothy Johnson

    Journalist, Physician


    G. Timothy Johnson (born July 9, 1936) is an American academic, a pastor, a physician, a television journalist, and a writer who, as "Dr. Tim Johnson", is known to television viewers as the longtime...  more
  • 13
    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 sales in...  more
  • 14
    Joseph Jacob Foss (April 17, 1915 – January 1, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps major and the leading Marine fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his...  more
  • 15

    Lynn Wardlow

    Politician, Military Officer


    BirthplaceSpencer, Iowa

    Lynn D. Wardlow (born November 11, 1943) 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...  more
  • 16

    Mark Schwiebert

    Politician, Attorney at law


    Mark William Schwiebert (born August 2, 1950) 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...  more
  • 17

    Troy Westwood

    Musician, Footballer


    BirthplaceGilbert Plains, Canada

    Troy Westwood (born March 21, 1967) is a former professional Canadian football place kicker and punter who played 18 years for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was...  more
  • 18

    Linda E. Newborn

    Linda Newborn is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Deere Company....
  • 19

    Robert M. Berdahl



    BirthplaceSioux Falls, South Dakota

    Robert Max Berdahl (born March 15, 1937) is a retired American college and university administrator....  more
  • 20


    BirthplaceRevillo, South Dakota, United States of America

    James R. 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 Dakota House of...  more
  • 21

    Lynn Thomsen

    Lynn Thomsen (born September 12, 1964) is a former American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997....  more
  • 22

    Jenifer Loon



    BirthplaceSouth Dakota

    Jenifer W. Loon (born September 17, 1963) is an American politician who was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she...  more
  • 23

    Robert Walter Rolf

    Robert Walter Rolf (born 26 August 1914 in Rock Island, Illinois) was an American Naval officer. He attended Augustana College in his hometown before enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Chicago,...  more
  • 24

    Carl Ed

    Carl Frank Ludwig Ed (July 16, 1890 – October 10, 1959) 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...  more
  • 25
    Myron Floren (November 5, 1919 – July 23, 2005) 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...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Augustana College and be of some renown.