Meet Mason VanEssen, ASA Treasurer

Meet Mason VanEssen. Our ASA Treasurer is a Biology and Business double major that comes from Tracy, Minnesota. One thing that you may not know about Mason is that he has a 16-gallon aquarium with eight fish and a lobster named Rocky. As Treasurer, Mason’s main goal is to budget the money we have responsibly and effectively in order to maximize the budget to do … Continue reading Meet Mason VanEssen, ASA Treasurer


Meet Thomas Elness, ASA Vice President

Meet Thomas Elness. Your ASA Vice President Thomas grew up in small town Windom, MN before he began exploring many opportunities in leadership at Augustana. In May, he will be finishing up school with a degree in Business Administration and Communication studies. An interesting fact about Thomas is that he shares his birthday with his dad and his grandpa! Thomas utilizes his role as Vice … Continue reading Meet Thomas Elness, ASA Vice President


5 Things You May Not Have Known About SAM

SAM who? No, we’re talking about the Sioux Area Metro, SAM. Here’s some helpful pointers to know before hopping on the bus. Timing is Key – You don’t want to be that person that misses the bus. Check out the schedule online or at the bus stop. You may feel like you are in a bigger city than you actually are- Seriously, you’re still in Sioux Falls. … Continue reading 5 Things You May Not Have Known About SAM


Meet Paige Schwitters, ASA President

Meet Paige Schwitters. Your ASA president Paige definitely takes advantage of the opportunities she’s been given in her four years at Augustana. Originally from Clara City, Paige is working toward a degree in Business Administration/Communication Studies major with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Spanish (wow!). Paige feels very honored and humbled to serve the Augustana campus throughout her senior year. In her … Continue reading Meet Paige Schwitters, ASA President


It’s A Great Day To Be A Viking

As the year is winding down, ASA is welcoming in new leadership. On Monday, our new Senate, President, and Vice President were formally inaugurated. Brittany Dardis and Elliot Blue have big plans for ASA this coming year and we are excited to welcome them as our new leaders. The team is already off to a great start working to organize POD summer storage and plan for the coming … Continue reading It’s A Great Day To Be A Viking


A Year In Review

Having spent many hours working in collaboration with this year’s ASA President and Vice President, I felt it was only fitting to invite them to speak about their year working alongside the Senate, faculty, and administration at Augustana College. Matt Anderson and Krista Youngberg are two of the most dedicated and hard working individuals I have had the chance to work alongside. ASA made huge strides this … Continue reading A Year In Review


Meet Your Co-Curriculum Committee Chair!

Meet senior Biology major and Psychology minor from Windom, MN, Emily Grandprey. Besides her involvement on ASA as a Senator and Co-Curriculum Committee Chair, Emily was the Viking Days Co-Chair with Shelby Kontz. She is also in Tri-Beta, Augustana’s Biology Honors Society, Angelus, one of the Augustana choirs, and works at the Elmen Center for Recreational Services. What does the Co-Curriculum Committee do? Emily: The Co-Curriculum … Continue reading Meet Your Co-Curriculum Committee Chair!


Meet Your Curriculum Committee Chair

Meet Kat Van Gerpen, your Curriculum Committee Chair! Kat is a sophomore Nursing major from Pierre, SD. In addition to participating in ASA, Kat is a PA in Solberg and a member of the Viking Ultimate Club. She also enjoys intramurals and  helping out at chapel. What is the Curriculum Committee?  Kat: The Curriculum’s Committee’s mission is to better the academic lives of students by … Continue reading Meet Your Curriculum Committee Chair


Meet Matt Bell, Your Personnel and Development Chair

So now that you’ve met our four officers, it’s time to meet the committee chair for Personnel and Development. Matt Bell, a sophomore Biology major from Sioux Falls is in charge of this committee. In addition to his ASA Senatorial duties, Matt is involved in the Bio and Pre Med clubs. So what exactly is P&D? Matt was happy to share his thoughts on his … Continue reading Meet Matt Bell, Your Personnel and Development Chair