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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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