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Written by Keri Rursch   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:39

ROCK ISLAND, IL (04/18/2012)(readMedia)-- Augustana College, in Rock Island, Ill., announced the 2012 recipients of business administration awards, scholarships and honors. Thirty-three business majors were honored for their academic achievements.

Jacob O'Rourke, a senior from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in business administration-finance, accounting, and economics, received the Thomas C. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship.

Anthony Ash, a senior from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in business administration-finance and accounting, received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Michael Kautz, a junior from East Moline, Ill., majoring in business administration-finance and accounting, received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Kelsey Lovaas, a junior from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in business administration-management and accounting, received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Chelsea Vikerman, a junior from Silvis, Ill., majoring in business administration-finance, received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Tyler Cowherd, a sophomore from Bettendorf, Iowa, majoring in business administration-advising, received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Anna Rusch, a sophomore from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in business administration-advising, received the Honorary Endowed Scholarship.

The announcement of the awards coincides with Augustana College's 36th annual Business Day. According to Karen M. Petersen, Business Day coordinator and director of business internships at Augustana, Business Day is "a premier job-shadowing event exclusively for Augustana students."

At this year's Business Day, on Friday, April 20, students and business professionals will hear a keynote address from Augustana alumnus and NFL legend Ken Anderson. After the breakfast event, students will spend the day shadowing business executives to learn how their academic paths connect with the professional world.


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