ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 5, 2024) — Augustana College senior Alyssa Macias, a public health major from Davenport, IA (52806), was nominated to submit a 'More Than I Imagined' profile by Dr Lena Hann, associate professor of public health.

Annually, faculty nominate Augustana's seniors who have achieved remarkable academic or personal growth to appear in the college's 'More Than I Imagined' series. Read Macias' profile at More Than I Imagined.

Dr Hann said Macias is a shining example of how to combine academic interests with a passion for helping people.

"From interning at the Boys and Girls Club, to serving as president of Boundless Health and Wellness, to engaging with international health professionals while studying abroad, her ability to connect with communities in need is unmatched," Dr Hann said. "Alyssa's drive, insightfulness, and collaborative spirit have been assets at Augustana and in the community. We are excited to see where her next adventures lead. Congrats Alyssa!"

View all of this year's nominated students at More Than I Imagined 2024.

Augustana College is a vibrant, welcoming liberal-arts college located on a 115-acre campus in the Quad Cities (pop 400,000) along the Mississippi River. Augustana, a residential campus, has 100 majors and programs, 160 student organizations, and 28 varsity athletic teams.

The college enrolls 2,500 students in a metro area that provides access to many career-paths and hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, jobs, student teaching, and research sites.

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