Loen graduates from Augustana A total of 295 students participated in Augustana College's 139th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23, in the Sioux Falls Arena.
Degrees awarded included Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. Augustana President Ralph Wagoner conferred the degrees.
The speaker and honorary degree recipient was Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense. Hamre graduated from Augustana in 1972. He is currently serving on Augustana College's Board of Regents. Augustana is a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Local graduates include Stacy Loen of Wakonda, who received a bachelor of arts degree in nursing.